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A rare gem

All the sweets of my youth ready & waiting, clove drops, satin cushions, butter nuggets to name but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jacqueline R
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Cork, Cork, Ireland
Trip down memory lane

We visited Shannon Sweets recently and were charmed by its old-fashioned appeal. While nobody was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sassypat
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london
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1 week ago
“A rare gem”
2 weeks ago
“Trip down memory lane”
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Reviewed 1 week ago

All the sweets of my youth ready & waiting, clove drops, satin cushions, butter nuggets to name but a few. Tiny little operation producing delicious goodies. Wonderful to see the old skills still relevant.

Thank Jacqueline R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Shannon Sweets recently and were charmed by its old-fashioned appeal. While nobody was making sweets during our visit, the work space is clearly visible from the tiny, but well stocked shop area. My children are still talking about the sweets we purchased which...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Went into Shandon Sweets by chance. I could smell the place before I could see it. It was an amazing experience to see candy being made in front of me. We were greeted by Tony and Danny were a joy to speak to. I would...More

Thank BoweBright
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Wonderful traditional candy from the third generation of candy makers. We had a lovely time visiting with Dan Linehan, the owner. Couldn't decide which flavors to try so we bought 10; at 1 Euro a package, this was a real bargain! And delicious. Don't miss...More

1  Thank CaliforniaFoodie
Reviewed 2 June 2018

While in Cork our tour guide made a stop at Shandon Sweets. The shop is on a narrow street in an interesting neighborhood, and is quite small. When you go inside there are bins of handmade sweets, several of which I hadn’t heard of. Everything...More

Thank Bluindallas
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

So sweet, absolute dote of a place! Sweets are great, but more than that it's the atmosphere of the place, and the smell of the sweets that really does it! Highly recommend for tourists who can pop by on their way to Shandon bells and...More

1  Thank bipbipbipbopbop
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Traditional sweet factory / shop the owner was very friendly. My children especially the youngest aged 10 enjoyed the visit. The sweets are delicious too and reminded me of my child hood when visiting Cork to see my nan.

Thank Rosiegains
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is a small family business that's been around for many decades. Small entry area with a variety of candies made on site. We purchased a few different kinds but my favorite are the white bon bons. White little balls that hide toffee centers. Delicious!...More

Thank Lynda T
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Very friendly owner, let us in to have a closer look at the sweets. Posed for photo with my gf, and generally a very friendly and cordial nature.

2  Thank EuroAsiaflyer
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

We visited here in February while visiting Cork. We were able to go in & see how some of the traditional boiled sweets are made. My two children were fascinated with everything there. Well worth a visit!!

5  Thank mmod13
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