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45 things to do in Cork City

Cork city is a wonderful place to spend a few days wandering around. It's a bustling little city, very compact, easy to walk and has something to suit most tastes. From the artsy type to the nature lover, adventure seeker to the sports enthusiasts, I'm sure there's something in Cork City that'll take your fancy. Read More »

The Battle of Kinsale

The Battle of Kinsale, in 1601, saw Irish and Spanish forces join forces against the eventual English victors.  You can read all about the battle of Kinsale here on Wikipedia. There is a pub in the town of Kinsale that was named in honor of the Spanish commander Don Juan d’Aquila.  The pub is known as “The Spaniard”.  Outside that ... Read More »

Blarney Castle and the Blarney Stone

Blarney is a small town just a few miles to the north of Cork City in the southern end or Ireland. Blarney is famously known across the globe for its castle, but probably more so for it’s world renowned Blarney Stone. Kissing the Blarney Stone will give you what is locally and affectionately known as the “gift of the gab”. Read More »

Sunset over the ocean at Charles Fort, Kinsale County Cork

I was quite thrilled to get this stunning sunset photograph at Charles Fort in Kinsale one February day a few years ago.  It’s pretty rare to have such a beautiful sky in Ireland in February, but I was lucky enough to be at Charles Fort for this one. Read More »