Cork, Kinsale, and Blarney

Ireland is great. Dublin is very cool, but a city is pretty much a city. And since I like cities, I am enjoying myself here. But this past weekend I had the opportunity to explore Ireland a bit further, which was amazing. We got on a bus and drove 4 hours to southwest Ireland to a city called Cork. It was a lot like Dublin, but with a little more charm and a younger nightlife crowd. On Saturday we took a bus trip to Kinsale, which is a small fishing town southwest of Cork. We got there and the weather was horrible. Raining sideways. But after some grub at Salvi’s Den, the skies cleared and the sun came out and stayed until we were leaving Kinsale. I don’t know if it was the miraculous change in weather or what, but I loved Kinsale. It was a quaint town with great hills and rivers. It was what I had imagined Ireland to be. Here are a few images from the town:
A fishy fishy shop

A fishy fishy shop

A view from a neighborhood on a hill

A view from a neighborhood on a hill

Sunset over Kinsale

Sunset over Kinsale

The harbor

The harbor

Kinsale houses

Kinsale houses

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~ by Peyton Lea on January 20, 2009.

One Response to “Cork, Kinsale, and Blarney”

  1. Peyton, Southwest Ireland is wonderful, and Kinsale was my favorite! Have a great sememster!

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