Delighted to hear you will be visiting Ireland shortly. I live in Cork and can recommend
Quay Co-Op , 24 Sullivan's Quay, (Located close to the Cork City Library just across the little foot bridge) it is a vegetarian restaurant but they have vegan too. When I returned from the Irish retreat one of the other attendees came to Cork to visit and we went there for lunch, They were very eager to accommodate us. We gave them our OMS card which Nicola Corbett had made up for us, listing what we can eat ( with permission from OMS UK) so we handed in our card and they said it was very helpful and suggested some delicious vegan dishes. They asked to keep the card for future OMS visitors!!!!!
Another lovely restaurant in Cork is Market Lane, Oliver Plunkett Street, while it is a lovely restaurant, not strictly vegan, they made up a delicious butternut squash vegan salad for me.
Another one is CafÃ© Paradiso, Lancaster Quay, Cork opposite the River Lee Hotel, a vegetarian restaurant and they do vegan too.
If you need any advice on places to see or things to do feel free to send me a PM,
We have been having brilliant weather this week, lots of sun so out everyday. Much better than the last three months of summer. You will really enjoy your holiday here.
There is a fab restaurant called "The Happy Pear" in Greystones, Co. Wicklow a train ride from Dublin City Centre. I have it on my wish list and hope to visit soon. A three and a half hour journey for me but will be well worth it.
All the best,