Situated only 20 minutes from Cork city and on a direct road from the airport, Kinsale is the gateway to West Cork. This delightful harbour town with its narrow winding streets, colourful quaint houses and rich history and culture proves very popular with tourists on vacation in Ireland. Nestled in West Cork, Kinsale is known as the gourmet capital of Ireland and has some of the premier eateries and gourmet festivals in Ireland.
This rich gourmet tradition features largely in the latest renewal of Kinsale’s celebrated Kinsale Arts Week with a number of food-related events being added to a wide programme of arts events. This 9 day festival which runs from 7-15th July has quickly become one of the biggest festivals of its kind in Munster attracting a wide range of leading artists of all disciplines. The theme for this year’s event will be “Vice and Virtue” will all events drawing on or representing some manifestation of the subject.
Covering the full range of the arts from theatre, to visual art exhibits to music, dance, drama and a host of family centric pieces, it promises as always to be an entertaining and enlightening nine days.
So whether on vacation, a local to the area or a native of Ireland in the area for the festival, there is no better time to head down to this vibrant coastal town that has many of the country’s best restaurants and hotels situated on its doorstep, take in the scenery, the food and all the action and spectacle of the Kinsale arts week festival this July.