Friday, July 20, 2012

Out and About

Today we spent a few hours in the lovely town of Kinsale
 Co.Cork. It is a very colourful town with many homes and shopfronts painted in lovely pastel colours.Flowers are in plentiful supply over shops and homes and all add to the overall appeal of the town.Tourists always find their way here to drink and eat in the array of cafes/bistros/bars which are dotted all over town.

 A lovely vintage shop with a quirky name!
 Plenty of steps to keep you fit if you are so inclined!
 A timely reminder to late night revellers.
 A bicycle wheel lends an unusual shape to this street lamp.
 The tourist train winding its way through the narrow streets.
 A pit stop outside The Greyhound bar,complete with ornamental pump.
 Window boxes resembling boat shapes!

 The famous fishy fishy shop and cafe.Fishy Fishy restuarant is on the pier road fronting the harbour.

 Made our first visit to Desmond Castle which also incorporates a wine museum and french prison,at a very modest entrance fee of 3 euros per adult it is well worth a trip but no free samples at the end!

 Spires of the Carmelite Friary.
 Post box bearing the Royal insignia.

Just some more colourful homes!


  1. Those houses are indeed colourful. I'm not sure that I would be brave enough to paint mine purple or orange!

  2. Something new to catch the eye with each visit,Kinsale always looks good.

  3. The deep colours are interesting and I guess some people find fun but I prefer the muted and the pastels.


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