This picture-perfect harbor town in the south of Ireland is perfect for a relaxing getaway.
Most people come here to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, which is supposed to impart the gift of gab.
Blarney Castle, Blarney, Ireland
The picturesque village of Kenmare links 2 legendary roadways in southern Ireland, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara, and is a nice spot to stretch the legs and do a little shopping.
If you're driving along the Ring of Beara, stop at Gleninchaquin Park, a private estate with hiking and waterfalls in the beautiful Gleninchaquin Valley.
The Sheen Falls Lodge
Considered by many to be the top hotel in Ireland, this privately owned country house sits on a 300-acre estate in Kenmare.
The English Market
The 18th-century English Market in Cork City is an indoor market where you'll find local produce and items unique to the region, like buttered eggs and black-and-white pudding.
Cork is an enjoyable city, especially if you've been traveling through the Irish countryside and are in need of some urban energy and action.