Kinsale and Blarney Castle, Ireland

Cork was our first stop in Ireland. While it has interesting sights, we chose to do a bus excursion to Kinsale, one of the most colorful small towns anywhere, and to Blarney Castle. We chose not to stand in line for an hour or more to kiss the Blarney stone, but we had a fabulous time walking around the town and enjoying the surprisingly stunning grounds surrounding the castle. I won’t spend much time on captions, as the pictures pretty much tell it all.