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Kinsale or Cobh?

Which would be a better half day trip from Cork, Kinsale or Cobh? for a 60, 35 and 6 yr old, we will there in 2 weeks.

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I enjoyed Kinsale. Of course there is Kinsale Crystal and Kinsale silver for earrings. It is a small town and easy to walk around. I'd choose Kinsale.

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Cobh has a wonderful museum called The Queenstown Story which is all about Cobh's history as a sailing port (including last port of call for the Titanic). The displays give a real sense of what it was like to cross the Atlantic in a famine ship. Cobh's cathedral is a don't-miss, as well.

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Keith, Actually you can't go wrong with either one. It is a win-win situation. Cobh may have a few more places to visit but Kinsale is nice also.

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Actually, Kinsale & Cobh are so close together you should just pencil in a whole day - travel down from Cork to Cobh and then cross ferry toward Kisale and then back up again to Cork. It can be done. Have fun!

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Kinsale is an interesting place. Bulman's or the Spinaker are nice for meals. We stayed at Acton's and it was ok, but somewhat run down. Good crack in the pubs, a touristy shop in the middle of town - can't recall the name - had the best prices for shirts hats etc, to bring home. Go to the old fort and take the tour. Wear comfortable shoes. The castle is not a big deal but has an interesting past. Kinsale ale isn;t have bad. There's a pub on the back street that is staffed with kids from the US for some reason. All and all either is a nice spot