Kinsale, Co. Cork

Kinsale (Irish: Cionn tSáile) is a town in County Cork located some 25 km south of Cork City on the coast near the Old Head of Kinsale, sits at the mouth of the River Bandon.

Kinsale is a popular holiday resort for Irish and foreign tourists which is known for its many gourmet restaurants and excellent leisure activities including yachting, sea angling, and golf. The town is also rich in culture with its art galleries and first class school of English.

One of Ireland’s prettiest towns, Kinsale has the old-world charm of narrow winding streets and medieval ruins tucked in around Georgian terraces - all contrasting with the busy fishing harbour and marina of today.

It was known several decades ago as the ‘gourmet capital of Ireland’ and, while that claim would now be hotly disputed by several other contenders, it is on the up and up again, offering a remarkable variety of good restaurants and and an exceptionally active programme of culinary activities- and, less widely recognised but of equal interest to the visitor, some of the best accommodation in the country.

Gardens

Fota Arboretum & Gardens - Fota Island County Cork Ireland
Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens
Cobh, Co. Cork
These pleasure grounds, set in a 780 acre estate on Fota Island, are proof of the T and M principle in gardening. Time and money can achieve wonderful results, and the Smith-Barry family had both. In 1820, John Smith-Barry had father and son Rich ...

Golf

Blarney Golf Club - Blarney County Cork Ireland
Blarney Golf Resort
Blarney, Co. Cork
Course Type: Parkland
Blarney Golf Resort was co-designed by one of the games most colourful and best-loved characters, two time Major winner and infamous 'big hitter' John Daly, you can be sure there will be some unique holes to play along the way. Take the 601 yard ...

Self Catering

Selfcatering
Farran House
Farran, Co. Cork
Set in 12 acres of mature beech woodland and rhododendron gardens in the rolling hills of the Lee Valley, Patricia Wiese and John Kehely's impressive house was built in the mid-18th century, although its present elegant Italianate style only date ...

What's On

Bishopstown Farmers Market - Co Cork - Thursdays
Bishopstown Farmers Market - Thursday 10am-2pm

Location: Dunnes Stores Bishopstown Court, Cork

Contact: Stephen Joyce Tel: 086 253 8372

Tourist Attractions

Desmond Castle - Kinsale County Cork Ireland
Desmond Castle
Kinsale, Co. Cork
Desmond Castle was built by the Earl of Desmond c. 1500 as a Customs House and was used for this purpose until 1641 when it was converted into a naval prison, following the construction of a new Customs House. The prisoners kept in the Castle wer ...

Wedding Venues

Ballinacurra House - Kinsale County Cork Ireland - Private Wedding Venue
Ballinacurra House
Kinsale, Co. Cork
Ireland’s Premier Private Estate for Exclusive Hire Just a couple of miles west of Kinsale, this luxurious private residence is set in 40 acres of wooded grounds with landscaped gardens, and this wedding venues available for exclusive ...
  • Blue Haven - Golf, Dine & Stay…

    With its name emblazoned in blue and white stained glass above the entrance and flags hanging from poles, giving it a cosmopolitan look. Since 2004 this landmark hotel has been in the caring ownership of the proprietor, Ciaran Fitzgerald, who continues to do everything possible to build on and develop its reputation as a premier destination in this historic town.
  • Treat yourself to a Gourmet Break in Kinsale

    Treat yourself to a Gourmet Break in Kinsale
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