Kinsale & Day Trips

Must See Places in Ireland: Clonakilty

Five and a half years ago we reinvented our lives by moving to Ireland from United States. Among the things we love about Ireland are its historic places, charming towns, friendly people, and relatively gentle way of life. We have a short term let accommodation (apartment available for a few days at a time) in Kinsale and frequently help our guests find the best places to go in Ireland. This series of "must see places in Ireland" covers day trips out of Kinsale and other important sites we believe everyone should see while traveling in Ireland. This article takes a traveler out of Kinsale towards West Cork and encourages them to spend a day in the charming market town of Clonakilty.

Must See Places in Ireland: Cobh

We love Ireland's history interwoven with the sheer beauty of the land as well. While Kinsale is our adopted home, it could have easily been Cobh (pronounced Cove), another seaside town and one filled with history as it was the last stop of the ill fated voyage of the Titanic. We reinvented our lives more than five years ago now, and we still delight in the short day trip out of Kinsale where we love to visit other historic views of Ireland. This article is one of a series on “must see places in Ireland” and is written for those staying in our short term let in Kinsale, or others considering accommodations in Kinsale or places to stay in Kinsale.

Must See Places in Ireland: Drombeg

Ever since we came to live in Ireland, over five years ago, reinventing our life from the United States to Europe we have enjoyed seeing the historic views of Ireland. Of all the places to go in Ireland, that or a day trip out of Kinsale we probably take people to Drombeg circle the most. This makes this stone circle one of our "must see places" in Ireland and one that we recommend to anyone who is traveling in Ireland.

Must See Places in Ireland: Cork City

We reinvented our life by moving to Ireland over five years ago. While we strategically plopped ourselves in the small charming town of Kinsale, we could not live here if we did not have the urban environment of Cork city so close by. The second-largest city in Ireland, Cork was voted one of the top 10 places to travel in the world by Lonely Planet in 2010. There are many things to see and do with Cork city and it is worth at least a day trip for any traveler staying in Kinsale. Cork city offers some interesting perspectives as well as historic views of Ireland, and therefore makes our "must see places" in Ireland list for all people traveling in Ireland.

Must See Places in Ireland: Kinsale

It's been over five years ago now that we reinvented our life by moving from Colorado in the United States to Kinsale,Co. Cork Ireland. While it's not easy to relocate halfway around the world, we believe it was the best possible thing we could have done for our lives. Like many ex-pats we are perhaps more in love with our adopted home than people would be who have grown up here. Ireland is full of historic sites, and Kinsale has several of them. While there are many places to go in Ireland, we believe Kinsale to have so many charming nuances that everyone should stay here, at least a few days. This article is a series about the "must see places in Ireland," and is meant for people traveling in Ireland, whether just visiting or those who have lived here a lifetime.