Kinsale is an ancient town and one that’s popular with tourists today. It’s located on the bottom edge of Ireland, on a place where a wide river meets the ocean. It’s famous for its excellent restaurants. It’s filled with pubs, B&Bs and shops yet it doesn’t feel “touristy” because its historical buildings are still working hard, hosting the town’s 21st century businesses. The weather this week is a perfect 75 degrees (fahrenheit) and the sun is going to smile on Ireland all week. I’ve definitely seen all four seasons during the seven weeks I’ve been in Ireland but this week is the best!
Kinsale is the beginning point of the “Wild Atlantic Way,” a 2500-kilometer route that stretches from West Cork to Donegal. Lined with cliffs, lighthouses, ancient villages and much more, this is the route for exploring western Ireland by car, bike or on foot. Learn much more by clicking on the blue link above.
Here are a few images of Kinsale that I captured this morning. I hope they will give you a “taste” of this charming old town.