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

Lakemount Garden - Glanmire County Cork Ireland
Lakemount Garden.
Glanmire, Co. Cork
One of Ireland’s flagship gardens created by garden designer Brian Cross this like a very delicious box of chocolates, so full of different treats that it is hard to know which one to pick first. You could, for instance, be torn between th ...

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

Kinsale Farmers Market - County Cork - Tuesdays
Kinsale Farmers Market

Short Quay, (in front of Jim Edwards restaurant), Kinsale, County Cork

Tuesdays, 9am - 3pm (closed in January)

Contact: Miles Cattell, milesc ...

Tourist Attractions

Jameson Experience Midleton - Midleton Distillery - Midleton County Cork Ireland
Jameson Experience Midleton
Midleton, Co. Cork
The Old Midleton Distillery is a fascinating place to visit. Dating back to 1795, a tour of the old distillery is worthwhile; you can, among many other interesting things, see the world’s biggest pot still, take part in a whiskey tasting - ...

Wedding Venues

Wedding
Toddies Restaurant
Kinsale, Co. Cork
TODDIES HAS MOVED TO THE NEARBY BULMAN PUB - NEW NARRATIVE TO FOLLOW Pearse and Mary O’Sullivan’s buzzy downtown restaurant is above the Kinsale micro-brewery, who pump their Kinsale lager, wheat beer and stout directly up to Toddi ...
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