We ventured from Kinsale one day to Barryscourt Castle in Carrigtwoohill, just east of Cork.
The castle was really lovely, but not open for tours. I liked the building next to it too...it reminded me of a building in Provence.
Another place that had great music was the Bar Cafe at the Blue Haven Hotel.
The first night we went there the band played mostly popular music, not traditional Irish, which was a change. There were 5 musicians, but I could only see 2 of them from our table.
Don't you just love a place that is this colorful?
Dalton's Bar also had traditional music one night, but we didn't get there.