Kinsale Arts Week

I spent a couple of days in the beautiful town of Kinsale, Co. Cork where the Kinsale Arts Week was running. The festival had some fantastic speakers, such as Joseph O’Connor, author of Star of the Sea and Lord David Puttnam, producer of The Killing Fields and Midnight Express.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to meet Lord Puttnam, as it was by invite only. But there was plenty other activities to keep us interested. I thought I’d post up some pics of Kinsale, for those of you who haven’t been to Ireland yet. It’s hard to do it justice, but I’ll do my best!

On another note, I’ve posted an interview with best-selling author and illustrator Oisin McGann over on my Hello! blog, so if you get a chance, go check it out:)

10 thoughts on “Kinsale Arts Week

  1. I love kinsale! We went down yesterday afternoon, but for a less lofty purpose – lunch in Fishy, Fishy and shopping. Lovely day – didn’t get any great pics though cause it was so overcast.

  2. @Niamh; Kinsale is so great isn’t it? When I visited it again, I thought it would be a great place to nurture the creative spirit. Only thing though, I would probably miss the city a little. Unfortunately my photography isn’t the best either, so I nicked these pics off the net :D

  3. Lua

    Oh I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland and Kinsale looks amazing! Thanks for posting the pictures Olive and I’m glad you had a good time :)

  4. Dan

    Do it justice! You sure did Olive! Wonderful pics. I only live across a bit of sea but have never visited Ireland – it’s certainly something I will do one of these days. It looks like a lovely little fishing village – it reminds me a bit of Abersoch in north Wales, with a little more personality.

  5. @Dan @Lua; If you guys do come to Ireland, particularly to the south, make sure to visit Kinsale. It’s the most beautiful town in Ireland, I think anyway:)

  6. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful, quaint place. I love the multi colored buildings right next to each other. Lovely.

  7. Beautiful pictures.

    I love Kinsale. We bumped into the town 11 years ago on the way to Cork. So lovely.

  8. Nice place! It looks like you had much fun. :)

  9. Róisín

    Kinsale is so pretty! Lovely pictures.

    I really enjoyed reading the interview with Oisin McGann – It’s really fascinating to hear an author talk about what lead them to write and what their daily routine is!

  10. Glen

    Hi Olive. I am from South Africa and have visited Ireland twice. I never did get as far as Kinsale-weather was bad the couple of days I spent in and around Cork. I love Ireland…great people and a beautiful country. Will be visiting next August and am planning to do Connemara, Co. Kerry and Kinsale.

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