A taste of Ireland has come to Carlisle.

The cafe on Lowther Street - called Penylins - is run by Lynn and Terry Robinson.

Their children work in the cafe.

It serves a traditional Ulster fry up, soda bread, potato bread and Ireland’s famous Tayto crisps.

Lynn's daughter Emma, who is 25 and works in the cafe, said: “It was my mum’s idea. She’s from County Down originally. We moved to Cumbria about 17 years ago when mum fell in love with the place.

“My mum was a nurse but she’s given that up to open the cafe.”

The cafe, which employs nine people, is situated above Simons Hair Shop and was previously home to the Bakehouse.

It takes its name from Lynn who is often nicknamed Penylin.

Emma said: “We’re open seven-days-a-week and we employ about nine people.

“The food is home cooked and the Ulster fry up is popular because we serve proper Irish sausages.

“We also sell Tayto crisps which are really popular in Ireland. Everyone who leaves Ireland misses Tayto crisps. They’re a real taste of home. “We sell them in a variety of different flavours.”

The city centre location provides the ideal location for the cafe.

Emma, who studied at Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton, said: “There aren’t many Irish cafes in the UK.

“My mum did her research before she opened and the people she rents the cafe off really appreciate what she’s trying to do.

“We open at 7.30am Monday to Saturday until 6pm and then from 10am to 4pm on a Sunday.

"We don’t get back to Ireland very much as we go travelling elsewhere.

“My mum volunteers a lot in Nairobi in Kenya and is a big supporter of Kenyan coffee which we’re selling in the cafe."

The cafe was previously home to the Bakehouse, run by Lisa Wheatcroft. It has since closed.