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Kinsale stay for 6 days in June!

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Kinsale stay for 6 days in June!

We are a family of 5 adults so excited for our Ireland trip. We arrive in Dublin on 20June and Aircoach to Cork then bus to Kinsale. We rented a house in Kinsale for 6 days. We want to use public or private transportation while here. We hope to see some of the country like ROK, maybe Blarney Mill but would love some recommendations of what is possible without a car. We are average hikers, enjoy less crowded/tourist sites and are interested in going to an island. We also hope to find a sport event to attend but not sure what might be options? We are watching for The Gathering happenings around the area as we really want to be part of the culture as much as possible! Any suggestions would be great. We head back to Dublin on 25June for 6 more days and will post in Dublin forum as we have the same wants and recommendations request for the great folks from Ireland on Tripadvisor!

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21. Re: Kinsale stay for 6 days in June!

Hello! I'm new to this thread and am thrilled to find it. We too (two adult couples from Canada) will be spending a week in Kinsale this year (May 25 - June 1) and have both a car and a self-catering cottage rented.

We plan a combination of day trips and touring around Kinsale and relaxing (maybe golf?) Thanks Jamie for all the great driving suggestions, we will have a gps - and also to dermotryankinsale for terrific suggestions for Kinsale. We chose it for the location and the recommendation about the food!

Will be driving from Doolin and wonder about suggestions for stopping along the way south.

Thanks for any suggestions, can't be much more excited for our first Ireland visit.

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22. Re: Kinsale stay for 6 days in June!

Bunratty castle and Folk park, on the Doolin side of Limerick city are well worth a visit if you are interested in history / heritage. Close by is Craggenowen, a reconstructed ring fort with the boat sailed from Ireland to the US in 1977 to prove that the Irish, Saint Brendan, was the first European to reach America, long before Columbus,...bet you didnt know that!

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23. Re: Kinsale stay for 6 days in June!

You are going to have a great time this summer in Ireland, but you will need a car to get out there a see west Cork. Take a few days R&R in Kinsale after your long trip, then explore the amazing coastal villages for walks, lunchs and back to Kinsale for dinner.

Driving is fine but roads a bit narrower then you would be used to, well more then a bit!

If you want to see the ROK you should consider driving back to Dublin as there is an new motorway and ROK is 1hr 15mins from Kinsale, with Dublin 3 hrs, fuel up before you go on the motorway, just makes life handy, enjoy.

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You all are so wonderful and we are so much looking forward to our visit IN 30 DAYS!!! In continuation of the great information you have all shared on routes and driving I have an additional question.

What kind of driving tools do you recommend to us, i.e., GPS? Road Atlas or Map? Should we bring a map we find of Ireland in the States or should we wait and purchase one in Ireland? Can we find a good map in Kinsale? Thanks so much in advance for all of your help. Again, for anyone who may have overlook earlier postings, their is a driving route from Jamie. It is an incredible gift to us visiting travelers. We can't wait to try it!

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25. Re: Kinsale stay for 6 days in June!

have you arrived???

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26. Re: Kinsale stay for 6 days in June!

No, but oh how I wish!! We arrive in Kinsale on 20June!

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27. Re: Kinsale stay for 6 days in June!

Should we have flags flying ????

We dont have a band!

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LOL!! Do you have a suggestion for us to do once we arrive in Kinsale? It will be a long day for us as we are coming in to Dublin from Oregon and then busing 4 hours to Cork, THEN bus to Kinsale. Not expecting to arrive until after 17:00. We will be sleep deprived but needing to stay up for a while longer! There looks like there are some good walking trails around Kinsale. And we will need a pub of course!! Any suggestions would be great!

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29. Re: Kinsale stay for 6 days in June!

I would skip RofK and do Beara instead, especially if Glengariff is already on your list. I did both and appreciated Beara far more.

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30. Re: Kinsale stay for 6 days in June!

Advice on what to do on arrival depends on where you are staying

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