I passed Linehans handmade sweets on my way to and from St. Anne’s Shandon Tower. This little sweet shop is just around the corner from the church.
I grew up living on these sweets, and yes, I still have all my teeth 🙂 but I never knew they came from just across the river, where they have been made since 1928!
Dan Linehan, and his son Tony, make the sweets these days, and it was Dan’s father who started the business nearly 85 years ago. Roger, who writes the Cork food blog CorkFood.ie, did a wonderful job of photo-documenting, and telling the story of how the sweets are made. Stop by his blog to see the fascinating pictures of the sweet making process, taken inside this old Cork City building.