Kinsale is a small town located in County Cork in the South West of Ireland and is a foodies paradise. It is approximately 18 miles from Cork City and 20 minutes from Cork Airport.
It has a small harbour that looks out to the Atlantic Ocean, it is mesmerising.
I have been to Kinsale many times as a child and with family members. I organised a family reunion and hired an entire holiday village for 50 or so of us which was great fun. If you need some information, please contact me!
There are plenty of hotels, self-catering properties and bed and breakfasts to choose from.
There is plenty to see and do, you can take a boat trip, visit the Charles fort and there are a plethora of outdoor activties to do such as: kayaking and golfing.
I enjoyed Charles Fort, you can walk around it and read about the history and look at the beautiful views.
Kinsale is a beautiful town, it has a laid-back feel to it and has bright coloured buildings. There are twisty lanes and fabulous hotels, restaurants, pubs and cafes to explore. You must try the seafood chowder, the mussels and oysters as well as a pint of Guinness.
Here are some recommendations:
The Greyhound is one of Kinsale’s oldest pubs, it can be located at Market Square, Kinsale, Ireland. It is quiet and has plenty of character.
The Spaniard is a great place to go with a crowd, we sat out in the sunshine enjoying the atmosphere http://www.thespaniard.ie
Man Friday : http://www.manfridaykinsale.ie, I have been here many times and the food is exquisite. Also it’s a short walk from the centre of Kinsale to the restaurant and you can see the marina and pier.
The Bulman Bar, http://www.thebulman.ie, this is an authentic Irish pub with a warm welcome and food to die for
You can get go on a boat trip across the harbour, which I thoroughly recommend. Have a look at: http://kinsaleharbourcruises.com for more information.
I can’t wait to go back again, meet friendly locals, listen to traditional Irish music and enjoy the wonderful quality of the food and the fresh air!