Travel Blogs from Kinsale
... he made it interesting. We then walked back up the steep hill to the B&B to get another sweater, then walked out along the lower harbour street to a pub that serves tremendous food, before going to Charles Fort. We had fish chowder at the pub that was the best I have ever eaten. I asked the owner if I could get the recipe. He came back and said the cook didn't have time to write it out for me, but I could go back in the kitchen and get the ...
... needed to run the Rock. Apparently, vicars wanting to purchase extras for their own personal purposes, had extra seals made up which they used and handed out to friends and family for use. The seal was withdrawn once the fraud was discovered. "Cashel" means either castle, fortress or stone fort. During the Reformation, in 1540, King Henry VIII, abolished monasteries. Later, Queen Elizabeth I, gave the land to one of her cronies. In ...
... driving so we changed and I drove around the town. He really hates the small roads in the towns. That's OK, I kind of like the Mr. Toad's Wild Ride feel of driving. Tomorrow I get to drive to the Rock of Cashel and we're overnighting in Kilkenny.
Back to the star-shaped fort. This place was really remarkable. We bought what they call a Heritage Pass at the first museum we went to in Dublin (the castle) which allows us free entrance to the Irish Heritage ...
... the Chapel room – which was the scariest with hay on floor and shadows that just moved on the walls for no reason! I will let the pictures tell the story. If you want to know more about this place and ask yourself why in the world would we go here – check out the links below:
... out very well - we picked him up at a seminar he was teaching, and dropped him off in the heart of Dublin so he could catch his train back home - but in the meantime he took us to Phoenix Park (again on a beautiful spring day) where we walked around, had tea together, and talked about economics and the future of money. The next day, Richard and I left Dublin, drove back to Cork, and flew back to Liverpool.
Next: Richard and I part ways . . .
TripAdvisor Reviews Sovereign House Kinsale
Other places to stay in Kinsale
Rathmore Road, Kinsale | 4 star hotelfrom $95
- Delighted Wedding Guest
- Lovely location, problems with dinner reservations
World's End, Kinsale | 4 star hotelfrom $113
- Still Excellent
- Very Welcoming
- Very Good
Pier Road, Kinsale | 4 star hotelfrom $108
- Very Disappointing
- Clean, comfortable rooms
- Felt like we'd been ripped off
3/4 Pearse Street, Kinsale | 3 star hotelfrom $124
- Perfect place in Kinsale
- Great Hotel
- Wonderful Hotel
11 Pearse Street, Kinsale | Hotelfrom $103
- The Old Bank House- a gem!!
- Nice B&B, Get a room in back or plan on hearing the road!
- Loved the Old Bank Hotel
Lower O'Connell St., Kinsale | 2 star hotelfrom $127
Pearse Street and The Glen, Kinsale | Hotelfrom $131