Photographer's Note

A walk through the narrow streets of Kinsale is a lovely way to spend the late afternoon. This shot was taken in Main Street which at this time of day was almost deserted, the day trippers had all gone home!

Originally a medieval fishing port, historic Kinsale (from the Irish, Ceann tSaile - 'Head of the Sea') is one of the most picturesque, popular and historic towns on the south west coast of Ireland. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Kinsale was an important English naval base and a Garrison town until the early 20th century leaving a legacy of Victorian and Georgian architecture.

The beginning of the 20th century heralded Kinsale’s economic decline and many of the town’s fine houses and buildings became derelict. The 1960’s saw the transformation of Kinsale from a rundown and jaded town, into the charming, lively and prosperous one it is today. Through the establishment of the ‘Good Food Circle’- a co-operation which first started with just two restaurants determined to produce a great food and run an annual Gourmet Festival led to Kinsale becoming known as ‘the Gourmet Capital of Ireland. Following the success of the restaurants came the revival of Kinsale’s history in the arts and crafts guilds. Pottery, silver, gold, candles, glassware are all manufactured in the town, while the other artistic fields of sculpture, painting in all mediums, ceramics and photography are well represented by inspired local artists.

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  • Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2818 W: 85 N: 6957] (31629)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-09-06
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/20.0, 1/40 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-15 3:34
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