Ireland is home to many small fishing towns. John and I were fortunate to be able to check out Kinsale in County Cork during our week long trip through the beautiful country. Our trip through Kinsale started with a quick drive through the town on our way to The Old Head of Kinsale.
The cliffs surrounding this elite golf course are massive drop-offs that chop and break the water every few seconds. When you go to see the cliffs, you arrive at an old beaten down tower, and take a path towards the edge. John and I were intrigued to explore the edges of these walls, but the wind too blustery, and we deemed it best to stay back from the edge.
We then drove up the hill a short distance and crossed through a patch of thick grass to the next walking path. This on led us to greater views of an entire side of the cliffs in all their glory. After several pictures and cautious steps, we headed back to the car to go back into the town.
Kinsale was pretty much shut down for New Years Eve except for a few restaurants and pubs. Myself, John, and our two hosts wandered around the town looking at the brightly colored houses and window displays. I wish we had been able to have some local fish n’ chips, but we saved it for our next visit!