Kinsale,A Picturesque Harbor Town in Ireland's County Cork

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Kinsale is a beautiful little town in southern Ireland, clustered around a harbor. White sails still reflect the sun as small and medium sized sailboats come and go, some preparing for the many sailing competitions held here annually.

In the 17th & 18th centuries, Kinsale was an important naval center. All that remains of that history now is the Charles Fort, one of the finest remaining examples of star-shaped bastion forts common in that time.

In addition to its nautical roots, Kinsale is now also known for its food. In October each year, the town swells with throngs of people coming to town for the Gourmet Festival.  In 2013, the country’s longest running food festival will be held from October 11-13…. its 37th year. With the heaviest concentration of restaurants in all of Ireland, you can get just about any dish you want – from seafood to steak and... Continue

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