When you think of Kinsale, it's easy to think of bright, bustling streets filled with visitors from home and abroad on their summer breaks.
While the coastal Cork town has a justified reputation as one of Ireland's most scenic locations when the sun is out, there's a lot to be said for packing your bag full of woolies and heading down for a winter break.
The damp and dull weather which is synonymous with winter in Ireland is brightened up as soon as you start to stroll down the narrow, colourful streets of Kinsale.
The streets are lined with some of the cosiest cafés in Ireland..
Like, one is even called the 'Cosy Café'...
Actons by the harbour is one of the most Christmassy hotels in Ireland...
With standard rooms from €105. More information here.
The fresh sea air is perfect for shaking off the winter cobwebs..
The Steakhouse on Lower O'Connell Street has everything you need for dinner...
What are you waiting for?
Kinsale has a number of accommodation options with some gorgeous BnB's which can be viewed here.
Hotels are plentiful too...
The Blue Haven is located right in the heart of town and boasts live music in the bar every night.
No plans for New Year's Eve? Get booking!