What a transformation.
Kinsale’s Blue Haven Hotel has rolled out the green carpet for guests and diners, creating an adorable new outdoor seating area on a cordoned-off section of the road outside.
Wooden tables, brightly coloured umbrellas and fresh hanging baskets complete the temporary garden in the middle of town.
Revealing the finished project on social media, the hotel management thanked Cork County Council for green-lighting the use of the street to help provide a safe outdoor space for customers to eat while social distancing.
Outdoor street garden complete 😎Thank you @Corkcoco for the use of the space and help us provide a safe outdoor space for our customers #purecork #alfrescodining #streetdining #safehaven #kinsale pic.twitter.com/o9uwjvPQPW
— Blue Haven Kinsale, Boutique Hotel (@Bluehavenkinsal) July 16, 2020
Cork County Council is also trialling the closure of Short Quay and the Sunday closure of Main Street, Kinsale. The decision follows extensive consultation under Project ACT, the Council’s countywide programme to support businesses and communities impacted by COVID-19.
Kinsale was identified as one of the towns in the county that could suffer most from the social distancing restrictions brought on by Covid-19.
“If the temporary closures of Short Quay and Main Street are successful, then other times and locations may be considered in the future.” said a County Council spokesperson.