A popular holiday resort for tourists both from Ireland and abroad is the fishing village Kinsale. Every year during the summer months, the town’s population increases substantially when boating people arrive in large numbers. With top leisure activities including yachting, golf and deep-sea angling, it is no wonder the village is so popular.
If golf is your game, then Kinsale is definitely worth checking out. Just outside of town is Kinsale Golf Club that offers an 18-hole championship-rated golf course. Another place that has become really popular amongst golfers is the 18-hole links course on the peninsula Old Head of Kinsale. Every hole has a stunning ocean view, almost giving you the feeling of playing on a course that is floating in the air.
Cork is a paradise for golfers, with over 20 golf courses within easy driving distance from the city. Central hotels in County Cork, such as the Radisson Blu Cork Hotel & Spa, Cork, make it easy to explore all of them.
Kinsale Gourmet and The Good Food Circle
Golf is not the only thing that makes Kinsale worth a visit. The town is known for its good restaurants and dining options, and the chefs here pride themselves on their reputation. Every year in October, there is a ‘Gourmet Festival’ where you can enjoy culinary delights that will not disappoint you. This ‘foodie’ highlight of the year is organised by The Good Food Circle, in which several of the town’s restaurants are members. If you are unable to visit during the festival period, there are still plenty of opportunities for great food experiences.
Kinsale is just 18 miles outside of Cork city, making it a little over 30 minutes to drive along the R600 to get there. Hailed as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland and with world-class golf courses, Kinsale will not leave you disappointed after a visit here.
There are also other coastal villages within driving distance from Cork that are worth visiting, such as Cobh, with its history from the time when it still was called Queenstown, or Ballycotton with the scenic cliff walk. With a room at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork, you have the whole county at your feet.