Many people know Kinsale as the starting point of the Wild Atlantic Way, but there is more to this seaside town than meets the eye. The roots of the Irish Republic were nurtured here, from the Irish alliance`s all-or-nothing battle against the English in 1601 all the way up to the 20th century and the rise of celebrated revolutionary Michael Collins. Tourists can learn about Kinsale and its role in military history by visiting Charles Fort, one of the best-preserved examples of a pentagonal fortress in Ireland. On top of it all, Kinsale is considered an up-and-coming `gourmet food capital`, an innovator in farm-to-table cuisine, and boasts a high number of Michelin-starred restaurants in proportion to its size.
This is the perfect vacation package to introduce first time visitors to beautiful Ireland. Cover the highlights of this stunning country and stay in beautiful manor houses along the way. Begin your adventure in Dublin (with rich literary history, modern conveniences and authentic pubs), then travel in your rental car to see the splendor of the country. Galway and its surrounding area are full of unforgettable sights from rolling hills dotted with sheep to colorful towns, then on to Kerry with its famous countryside and the Ring of Kerry. See quaint towns, ring forts, and castles on route through Dingle Peninsula and Limerick. Return to Dublin for your last night!
This is a pre-set, independent, SELF DRIVE package. You may choose to visit any, all, or none of the suggested sites.
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