Kinsale mixes history and cuteness better than any town on Ireland’s south coast. As Ireland’s self-proclaimed gourmet capital, Kinsale merges friendly old-fashioned Irish hospitality with quality restaurants. And for travelers, that means excellent guides — like Don Herlihy in Kinsale — are available in any historic town. They suddenly realized the significance of this perfect harbor of Kinsale on their doorstep. Star fort, state of the art, 17th century, huge.