Kinsale and other beautiful colorful villages near Cork in Ireland

Colorful houses in Kinsale near Cork in Ireland

If there is something that caught my attention in my first trip to Ireland, where I toured a section of the Atlantic Coastal Route To the west of the island were the towns with houses whose facades were decorated with striking colors.

In that area near Galway where are the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, I was enchanted with the charm of towns like Clifden or Westport.

Now on the recent trip to the south of said tourist route, in the Cork CountyWe have visited other beautiful villages to which the succession of colored houses gives them a special charm.

In this regard, the most prominent is Kinsale, a coastal town that you find just 25 kilometers from Cork.

This city is the second most populous in Ireland, which you arrive in summer on direct flights from Spain, and now also with a new ferry line from Santander.

Kinsale It is one of the most picturesque villages on the southern coast of Ireland, which in medieval times was a small fishing village.

From Kinsale in the west direction the region known as West cork, where on our trip we visit interesting places like Bantry or the natural places of the Sheep's Head Peninsula.

And also this place is the beginning or end in this area of ​​the aforementioned Atlantic Coastal Route, Wild atlantic way, tourist route that extends along the Atlantic coast to northern Ireland.

Colorful houses in Kinsale near Cork in Ireland

What to see in Kinsale

When you arrive in Kinsale you will find a small town located on the shore of a bay where a leisure craft port is located.

Next to the sea you have a large parking lot where you can leave your car and where there is a large booth that houses the tourist office.

From there your visit will focus on walking through the main town square and the narrow adjacent streets, where you will discover beautiful corners with houses whose facades are decorated with striking colors.

If you are fond of photography I anticipate that you will enjoy a lot framing the most beautiful facades.

Classic car rally in Kinsale near Cork in Ireland

On your walk you will also see shops with beautiful shop windows, cozy cafes and tea houses, and also some art gallery.

In the case of our visit we agreed with a rally of classic cars, which gave much more colorful and splendor to it, with the charming contrast between the colors of the houses and those of historic cars.

I tell you that in this area of Cork surroundings You can also visit other villages that stand out for their houses with colored facades.

Cobh and Eyeries

Without doubt the most prominent corner is Cobh, specifically for the charming image of its beautiful fishing port, with a row of buildings in front of it with striking colorful houses.

Cobh near Cork in Ireland

Above them stands the neo-Gothic building of the late nineteenth century known as Cobh Cathedral. setting up one of the most beautiful scenes of this region of the southern Irish.

And if you like this type of town and you are traveling west on the aforementioned Atlantic route, you have an appointment with Eyeries,

It is a small corner of the Beara Peninsula in the region of West cork, already 130 kilometers from the city of Cork, where tourists are going to photograph their houses.

There you will find a long street that crosses the town where all its buildings are decorated with facades with the most strident colors, and atmosphere that is maintained on the facades of its shops and bars.

Eyeries in County Cork in Ireland

Video: Kinsale, Ireland and the Rock of Cashel (November 2019).