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... seal it off and attack from another point. It was used until 1922 and during WWI housed upwards of 5,000 British soldiers awaiting assignments along the hazardous Western Front. The fort is hilly inside, and the boys quickly immerse themselves in rolling down the hill and having a blast. We leave them to play and explore the fort. The dark stone rooms are dark and cavernous and smell of time, damp and moss. Various shades of lichen and moss from white ...
I decided to spend my day in Kinsale today and in hindsight I have to say that it was a very good decision.
When I got up at around 8 I immediately felt much better than the day before and way more ready to 'face the journey' so to speak. Amazing what sleep can do to a person, huh? After being way too loud in my hostel in the morning room while trying to locate all the stuff I needed for my morning routine, I left the Hostel ...
So today some friends and I were planning on going to the Drombeg Stone Circle, which is basically a mach Stonhenge and only an hour away from Cork City. We left Victoria Lodge at around 9:50 and started walking to the bus station. We were about half way there when we realized we were going to miss our bus, so we stopped to get breakfast at The Wholy Grain, which is kind of like Panera only with fresher ingredients ...
... and I love the gym so all I want to ever do is go to the gym. Ya I know its crazy lol. But today I was really into it. I was meeting Kayla about an hour after going since we were going into the city and since I ate a lot the past few days I wanted to get a really good work out in. So after several good workout songs later, and doing both the elliptical and the bike, it was already 4:40 which was when Kayla was supposed to be ...
... hungry/homesick for Kinsale!
The end of our journey was a bit of a surprise which consisted of a visit to Gary Lucas and Garretstown beaches and a drive through the Cork countryside. It was a beautiful Autumn day full of homegrown Cork produce (eg: pumpkins), sandy beaches, blue skies, rolling green hills! We made it back to Cork City in time for the last train to Dublin at 8:30 in the evening in an effort to soak up every last piece of Cork possible.
Other places to stay in Kinsale
Rathmore Road, Kinsale | 4 star hotelfrom $107
- Delighted Wedding Guest
- Lovely location, problems with dinner reservations
World's End, Kinsale | 4 star hotelfrom $128
- Still Excellent
- Very Welcoming
- Very Good
Pier Road, Kinsale | 4 star hotelfrom $131
- Very Disappointing
- Clean, comfortable rooms
- Felt like we'd been ripped off
3/4 Pearse Street, Kinsale | 3 star hotelfrom $95
- Perfect place in Kinsale
- Great Hotel
- Wonderful Hotel
11 Pearse Street, Kinsale | Hotelfrom $96
- 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 $142
Pearse Street and The Glen, Kinsale | Hotelfrom $155