Known for its friendly towns and villages, Ireland brims with markets, medieval churches, and cozy pubs. If you enjoy small fishing villages, imagine yourself walking through the narrow streets of Kinsale, just 19 miles south of Cork. Near the harbor is where you can spot houses adorned with green, blue, and orange facades. Kinsale is also home to several restaurants known for tasty dishes prepared using local produce. Bastion restaurant was even awarded the town’s first Michelin star in 2019.
For a visit steeped in history, we recommend Cobh, a small town in the southern part of the country that harbors the Titanic Experience, a museum dedicated to the famous ship. And with good reason: Cobh’s seaport is where the infamous Titanic made its last stopover in April 1912, before sinking in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
If you’re in County Limerick, don’t skip out on visiting Adare. Although equipped with a 12th-century castle, it is best known for its charming thatched houses and manicured flower gardens. Adare has also been hailed the most beautiful village on the island, so don't hesitate to plan a visit here thanks to the help of your local Evaneos agent.