The South West corner of Ireland is known for it's beauty
and dramatic coastline. There are many places of interest
to visit and only a few are mentioned here.
Cork City is within 30 minutes drive of Kinsale and is a
thriving, vibrant place. Standing on the banks of the River
Lee it is the second largest City in Southern Ireland and
owes it's origins to St. Finbarr who founded a monastry there
in the 6th Century.
Clonakilty (home of the famous black and white pudding),
Skibbereen, Glengarriff, Killarney, Bantry and Blarney are
all within sightseeing distance of Kinsale. As is the Ring
of Kerry, including the beautiful lakes, Gap of Dunloe etc.
Cobh, the last port of call of the Titanic, is well worth
a visit. The Heritage
Centre tells the story of emigration from Cobh in the
period of the famine in 1845 up to the era of the great Liners
in the 1950s. The historical role which Cobh harbour has played
as a port is also illustrated.