Choral music or rugby?

The next major event in Cork’s musical and cultural calender is the Cork International Choral Festival or if you’re a rugby fanatic then the Kinsale sevens might be more your scene. If either take your fancy we still have limited availability in Gabriel House over the bank holiday weekend so get in touch with us soon on +353 21 4500333
WWW.corkchoral.com
www.kinsalesevens.com

Work in progress

Gabriel House is undergoing some minor renovations to improve our main entrance and reception area before the forthcoming season.
We intend to complete the work as soon as possible so be careful as you arrive and please bear with us while we are not at our best visually.

Romance is in the air

Christmas seems like a distant memory as Valentines Day approaches. February 14th falls on a tuesday so you could get ahead of the crowd by booking your room with us the weekend before or avoid the crowds and wait until the weekend after. Either way we are happy to help with your plans and arrange whatever chocolates / restaurant bookings/ entertainment tickets / treats or flowers necessary to score some brownie points with your loved one. Take a lead from our loved up runner ducks Lizzie and Francis who never leave each others side as they wander through the gardens of Gabriel House together…happiness is 🙂

Traditional Baked Apples with Mincemeat

picture of apples stuffed with mincemeat
Baked apples and mincemeat

Here’s a lovely, simple recipe  from the Gabriel House Kitchen that’s perfect for those cold winter days:

You can alter the filling to suit the season. Nowadays roast or baked apples are often stuffed with various mixtures, which may include dried fruit, lemon rind, nuts or spices. While this is nice occasionally, my favorite is the following recipe from granny Maher:

Ingredients:
4 Bramley Apples
1/2 cup prepared mincemeat
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup  cider (Bulmers is especially good)

Method:
Preheat the oven to 190 C
1. Core the apples
2. Peel one-quarter inch of apple skin from the upper half of each apple to prevent splitting
3. Place each apple upright in an 8-inch baking dish
4. Fill the apple cavities with mincemeat and dot with butter
5. Pour the apple cider around the apples and bake, basting with the pan juices several times during the cooking, until the apples are tender – about 30 to 40 minutes.

Would you like to sample of Gabriel House’s home baking?

Just book a room and you’ll get to sample our wonderful breakfasts and get a relaxing night’s sleep in one of our tastefully appointed rooms

We’re Open for Christmas!

Image of Christmas Market in Cork
Cork is a winter wonderland this Christmas

Gabriel House is open all through the holiday period.

Whether, you’re visiting Cork to do some last-minute shopping at one of the fabulous Christmas markets or visiting relatives in the city; we’re here to offer you the best of Cork hospitality.

Enjoy one of our superbly appointed rooms and avail of our fabulous breakfast – Our home baking and wonderful cooked breakfast should give you enough energy to face the Christmas shopping hordes!

In addition, we have ample parking so that will be one less Christmas headache.

Availability is limited so give us a call on 021 4500333 or book online.

We look forward to seeing you over the festive period.

Nollaig shona dhaoibh go léir!

City alive with music food and cultural events

Thsoe of you lucky enough to be in Cork this weekend are spoiled for choice with regard to entertainment…Live at the Marquee, Midsummer Festival, Taste Fest Cork and live music in a variety of pubs so get out there and take part but more to the point enjoy !

Queen Elizabeth visits Cork

While on a state visit to Ireland the Queen will be in Cork this week. We still have some availability for those of you wishing to catch a glimpse of HRH in the cultural capital.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtLC5nxWA1U

Easter madness

Schools are on Easter holidays so what better time to educate your children culturally by visting Cork’s many attractions. The Triskel is one of the new attractions in the city. Gabriel House is only a few minutes walk from the main street.. give us a call we have some rooms.

Laughter fest

Today is noticably warmer but the sun is still struggling to shine in Cork. It’s going to be a laughter filled weekend with events at the City Limits Comedy club  and the Camden Palace both are only a short walk from Gabriel House bed and breakfast where we still have limited accomodation.