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Kinsale, Co. Cork

Kinsale, with its Georgian houses and gourmet restaurants, is a perfect example of how an Irish town can represent both historical and modern Ireland. In its chequered history it was invaded by both the Spanish and the British. In recent times it has become a magnet for tourists, but it has not surrendered its charm.

On this page you can see a map of Kinsale, see what's on in Kinsale, find out how to get to Kinsale, find things to see and do in Kinsale, visit local websites for Kinsale, find Hotels in Kinsale, find Guesthouses in Kinsale, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Kinsale, find Hostels in Kinsale, find Self-Catering Accommodation in Kinsale, browse restaurants in Kinsale.

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Bus to Kinsale

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 226:
      • Kent Station Cork - Kinsale (Pier Road Quayside)
      • Kinsale (Pier Road Amenity Area) - Kent Station Cork
    • 252:
      • Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place) - Kenmare (Main St Darcys Restaurant)
      • Kenmare (Main St Darcys Restaurant) - Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place)

Things to See and Do in Kinsale

Gallery 23 Gallery 23

No 1 Chairman's Lane, Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland
Gallery 23 is exclusive to the work of international contemporary artists. Philip French RCA - Painter. Kate French - Sculptor. It is situated in their own period listed building in the small quaint town of Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland.

Charles Fort Charles Fort

Summer Cove, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland
Constructed in the late 17th century on the site of an earlier coastal fortification, Charles Fort is a classic example of a star-shaped fort. William Robinson, architect of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin, and Superintendent of Fortifications, i

Desmond Castle Desmond Castle

Cork St., Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland
Built as a custom house by the Earl of Desmond c. AD 1500, Desmond Castle has a colourful history, ranging from Spanish occupation in 1601 to use as a prison for captured American sailors during the American War of Independence. Known locally as 'The Fren

Giles Norman Photography Gallery Kinsale

45 Main Street, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland

Kinsale Angling

Kinsale , Co cork, Ireland
Sea Angling boats and skippers, accommodation and a tackle Shop. e-mail contact included.

Kinsale Tourist Office

Tourist Office, Kinsale, Co. Cork

Sail Ireland Charters

Kinsale , Co cork, Ireland
Yacht charter, sailing holidays, coastal information. Irelands largest yacht charter company,based in Kinsale.

Saint Multose Church

Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland
One of the most important buildings in Kinsale, Co Cork. Built in 1190, although changed, many of the original features remain, including the black letter inscriptions in Norman French, the Easter sepulchre, the Baptismal font, carved memorials and the re

Sporting Tours Ireland Kinsale

Kinsale , Co cork, Ireland
Organizes sports tours to Ireland and manages self-catering accommodation in Kinsale.

Hotels in Kinsale

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Rathmore Road, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa is set in 90 acres of woodland and has views of Oysterhaven Bay. It offers an indoor swimming pool, a spa, a restaurant, free parking, and free high speed Wi-Fi throughout.

Actons Hotel Actons Hotel

Pier Road, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Actons Hotel is a period building filled set landscaped gardens overlooking the beautiful Kinsale Harbour. It offers en suite rooms, many with harbour views and a Health and Fitness Club with indoor pool, gym and sauna.

The Blue Haven Hotel The Blue Haven Hotel

The Blue Haven Hotel, 3 / 4 Pearse Street, Kinsale, Co. Cork
In Kinsale’s centre, this boutique hotel features free WiFi and a modern seafood restaurant. Cork Airport is a 25-minute drive away from The Blue Haven.

The K Kinsale The K Kinsale

The Rock, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Located in the sea side town of Kinsale, The K Kinsale offers elegant accommodation with free onsite parking. The property is just 2 minutes’ walk from local restaurants and shops. Free WiFi is available in all areas of the property.

The White Lady Hotel The White Lady Hotel

Lower O'Connel Street, Kinsale, Co. Cork
The White Lady is a boutique hotel located in Kinsale, 200 metres from the River Bandon. It offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi, an award-winning restaurant and a nightclub.

Trident Hotel Trident Hotel

World's End, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Spectacularly located on the waterfront in the historic town of Kinsale. The hotel is privately owned with a friendly, yet professional atmosphere.

Guesthouses in Kinsale

Long Quay House Long Quay House

long Quay, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Long Quay House offers accommodation in Kinsale. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Some rooms include a seating area where you can relax. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Perryville House Perryville House

Long Quay, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Poised in the centre of this medieval fishing port overlooking the marina and the colourful streets. Perryville House combines the grandeur of the past with the luxuries and convenience of today.

The Old Bank Town House The Old Bank Town House

10 / 11 Pearse Street, Kinsale, Co. Cork
In Kinsale’s centre, this award-winning Georgian townhouse offers individually decorated rooms, a gourmet food store, and a stylish café. Free Wi-Fi and buffet breakfasts are available.

The White House The White House

Pearse Street, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Situated in the centre of Kinsale, this stylish Georgian building is a 4-star family run guest house offering boutique-style rooms. There is free Wi-Fi, a bar/bistro and an AA Rosette award-winning restaurant.

Tierneys Guesthouse on Main Street Tierneys Guesthouse on Main Street

Main Street, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Situated in the heart of the harbour town Kinsale, on Main Street, Tierneys Guesthouse offers free WiFi, and features the Lemon Leaf Cafe on the ground floor.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Kinsale

Blue Horizon B&B Blue Horizon B&B

Garretstown, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Blue Horizon B&B is 7 miles from Kinsale, set on a hilltop with panoramic ocean views. With free private parking, it is just 4 miles from Old Head Golf Links.

Danabel B&B Danabel B&B

Featherbedlane, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Only 3 minutes’ walk from Kinsale town centre, Danabel B&B offers rooms with orthopaedic beds and hearty breakfasts. Kinsale Marina is 6 minutes’ walk away, and free Wi-Fi is available.

Harbour Hill Farm B&B Harbour Hill Farm B&B

Knockduff, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Set a 5-minute drive from Kinsale, County Cork, Harbour Hill Farm B&B is a working dairy and poultry farm overlooking Charles Fort and with views of the Atlantic Ocean. Wi-Fi is free at the property.

Joys Accommodation Joys Accommodation

21 Cork Street, Kinsale, County Cork., Kinsale, Co. Cork
Joys Accommodation is situated on a residential street 5 minutes' walk from Kinsale town centre. The property was once the residence for officers of the Cork Garrison. Free WiFi access is available.

Rivermount House Rivermount House

Barrells Cross, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Rivermount House is a boutique-style guest house overlooking the Bandon River outside Kinsale town. In peaceful surroundings, spacious bedrooms have countryside views, bathtubs and satellite TVs.

Rocklands House Bed and Breakfast Rocklands House Bed and Breakfast

Compass Hill Rocklands House, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Rocklands House Bed and Breakfast offers accommodation in Kinsale. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Every room comes with a TV. Some units have a seating area for your convenience.

Seafield Farmhouse Seafield Farmhouse

Glaunavaud, Kilbrittain, Co. Cork
Offering spectacular views of Courtmacsherry Bay, the beach, and the countryside, this family-run working farm is 12 km from Kinsale in Ireland. There is free Wi-Fi throughout and free private parking on site.

Hostels in Kinsale

Dempseys Hostel Dempseys Hostel

Dempseys Hostel, Eastern Road, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Dempseys Hostel is just 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of Kinsale and its seafront. The hostel offers free WiFi, a garden and dorms. All accommodation at Dempseys Hostel has simple design and includes access to a shared bathroom.

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Pubs & Nightlife

Kinsale Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours and Bus Tours: Take a bus tour around Kinsale, or an overnight tour visiting various sights in Kinsale and the surrounding regions.

Map of Kinsale