Enjoy a relaxing break and watch the leaves turn.
As the balmy evenings of Summer come to an end, the crispness of Autumn descends upon us. The pace of life slows down as we take the time for life's simple pleasures. The autumn colors come alive with the vibrant oranges and reds that typify the season, Kinsale hosts its annual International Gourmet Festival that runs each year in early October. Visitors follow Alice, the Mad Hatter, March Hare, and the Fieldmouse as they wind their way through town sampling the best of each of the Kinsale Good Food Circle restaurants. Others enjoy strolling along Scilly Walk that leads from the edge of Kinsale at the water's edge most of the way to Charles Fort and it's a reminder of Kinsale's history as a bastion for English troops for hundreds of years. A bit of history, great exercise, warm and wonderful people and great food -- should definitely be on your to-do list!
"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all."
- Stanley Horowitz