Failte go Ceann tSaile
Kinsale Heritage Walks provide the ideal way to explore this unique town which has been at the centre of Irish history since the first settlers came,-- the history of Kinsale is the History of Ireland. Celts, Vikings, Normans and English as well as settlers from mainland Europe and North America have made it a unique place. “ Walk on water “ to trace our maritime and military traditions. Admire the 800 year old Church of Saint Multose and learn of the unique star-shaped Charles Fort. Listen to the story of the 1601 Siege and Battle of Kinsale and walk in the footsteps of James II, Oliver Cromwell, William Penn and John Wesley. Enjoy the stories of the White lady, Pirates, Robinson Crusoe and Polar Explorers. Learn of the Wine Museum in the French prison, the Lusitania Inquest and the Great Famine and much much more.
Kinsale Heritage Walks will help you enjoy the Real Kinsale.
Kinsale Heritage Town Walks, illustrated with maps and 19th century photographs of the town, take about an hour ( Irish Time ! ), at 5 euro per adult, children free, with groups catered for on request, and leave from the Tourist Office daily at 10.30 a.m. and 4. 30 p.m.
Dermot Ryan, guiding in Kinsale for over thirty years, is founder, secretary and editor of the Kinsale History Society, Secretary of the Irish Federation of History Societies, and a regular contributor to local and national press He is an approved Failte Ireland Guide, member of the Heritage in Schools Scheme and the Kinsale Chamber of Tourism.
Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Kinsale Heritage Town Walks for directions and precise location prior to your visit.