Manning's Emporium, Ballylickey

A unique taste of West Cork

Manning’s Emporium has been in the Manning Family for over 70 years and has evolved in that time from post office and convenience store to what it is today, a gourmet shop renowned for its high quality local produce, fine wines and excellent service.

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Opening Hours July

Daily 9am to 8pm

Friday & Saturday 9pm

Last food orders one hour before closing.

Latest News & Events

Sherry Tasting Sunday 8th June

In celebration of World Sherry week we are hosting a Sherry tasting with Mary Pawle on Sunday 8th June at 2pm. With artisan wood fired Pizza's by Pizzabase and Music by Ikarumba.


Sunday 25th May we are teaming up with Wokabout for Thai style Mussels from 2pm to 5pm at Manning's Emporium.

From May 23-25th, visitors are being invited to ‘Eat Mussels the Sheep’s Head Way’ in an event that will celebrate Bantry Bay’s iconic seafood, and the quality of cooking along the famous West Cork walking route. Bantry is, of course, famous the world over for its mussels which are produced in the bay’s pure waters, overlooked by the Sheep’s Head and Beara peninsulas on either side.

Over the May weekend, restaurants along the Sheep’s Head Way will be showing how they’re inspired by local mussels.  Each foodie team along the walking route - which runs from Bantry town to the end of the Sheep’s Head peninsula, and from Gougane Barra to Ballylickey - will be interpreting this classic ingredient in a way that showcases its own skills and styles.

Visitors will have the chance to attend cookery demonstrations, and sample mussel dishes prepared in the distinctive style of local restaurants, and there’s a packed menu of places to eat over the weekend:

  • Visit The Good Things Café for a cooking demonstration followed by a mussel-themed dinner at the wonderful Blairscove House & Restaurant. [Booking Essential]
  • Taste mussels with samphire, or mussels with West Cork whiskey and honey sauce, at O’Connor’s Seafood Restaurant.
  • Tuck in to moules frites and stout at The Fish Kitchen.
  • Savour mussels in garlic & cream sauce served with home-made chips at Arundel’s  by the Pier in Ahakista.
  • Head to Whiddy Island to try smoked mussels with home-made brown bread at the Bank House.
  • Spice things up with coriander, mango, lime and chilli mussels at The Brick Oven.
  • Sample free mussels with any pint at The Quays over the weekend.
  • Try mussel mulligatawny soup with home-made brown bread at The Stuffed Olive on Friday and Saturday.
  • Eat mussels in the cosy setting of Bantry’s much-loved Snug.
  • Taste mussels tapas-style at Bantry’s seafood café Trawl and Trend.
  • Watch Murphy's Seafood wok-toss mussels at Bantry’s Friday market.
  • Enjoy mussels Thai-style on Sunday as Manning’s Emporium teams up with Wokabout from 2pm to 5pm.

The mussel-focused weekend will launch the ‘Eat the Sheep’s Head Way’ event series, and each event in the programme will see chefs and locals showcasing the wonderful ingredients produced along the Sheep’s Head Way walking route.

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Artisan Pizza afternoon

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Jun 3 2014

Sherry Tasting

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Nov 1 2013

Christmas Food & Wine Tasting

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Oct 17 2013

Cheese tasting event

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