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Kinsale is both a beautiful and interesting harbour town on the south coast of Ireland. It has a long and eventful history and, as a result, there are several books written about important events such as the Battle of Kinsale (1601) or the sinking of the Lusitania (1915).

However there are also some fiction and non-fiction books that are popular with visitors and locals alike. Here is a selection of some of the more recent publications, available at Kinsale Bookshop and other bookshops nationwide. Please contact the publisher for more information. Happy reading!

Are we missing any?  Please send any suggestions for our list to [email protected]

 

Ireland 1518, Archduke Ferdinand’s visit to Kinsale and the Dürer Connection

Ireland 1518, Archduke Ferdinand’s visit to Kinsale and the Dürer Connection by Laurent Vital

 

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The Kinsale Record Volumes 1-23

 

Sinking the Lusitani, Shadows of Doubt By Rod Hunt and Eugene Gillan

Sinking the Lusitania, Shadows of Doubt” By Rod Hunt and Eugene Gillan

 

Their Bones are Scattered A History of the Old Head of Kinsale and Surrounding Area

Their Bones are Scattered: A History of the Old Head of Kinsale and Surrounding Area by Raymond White

 

Ballinspittle & De Courcey Country, author Derry O'Donovan.

Ballinspittle & De Courcey Country author Derry O’Donovan

 

A History of Kinsale, author Florence O'Sullivan

A History of Kinsale, author Florence O’Sullivan (Out of Print)

 

Kinsale Harbour, author John Thuillier.

Kinsale Harbour, author John Thuillier

 

The Last Armada Siege of 100 Days Kinsale 1601 by Des Ekin

The Last Armada: Siege of 100 Days: Kinsale 1601, by Des Ekin

 

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No Flowers on a Sailor’s Grave, author Jerome Lordan

 

Walks in and Around Kinsale

Walks in and around Kinsale, author Damien Enright

 

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Ireland – Timeless Images, by Giles Norman

 

History of Kinsale, author John Thuillier.

History of Kinsale, author John Thuillier

 

Eating Scenery West Cork, The People and the Place

Eating Scenery: West Cork, The People and the Place, author Alannah Hopkins

 

West Cork and Kerry for Kids Cammy Harley

West Cork and Kerry for Kids, by Cammy Harley

 

Kinsale Historical Journal. No. 2

Kinsale Historical Journal, by Nora Hickey.

 

Kinsale The Spanish Intervention in Ireland at the End of the Elizabethan Wars

Kinsale: The Spanish Intervention in Ireland at the End of the Elizabethan Wars, by John J. Silke (Out of Print)

 

Sailing for Home A Voyage from Antigua to Kinsale

Sailing for Home: A Voyage from Antigua to Kinsale, by Theo Dorgan

 

Where To Eat and Stay on the Wild Atlantic Way

Where To Eat and Stay on the Wild Atlantic Way

 

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Girl Descending: Irish Hospital Romance Book Two by Jenny O’Brien

 

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The battle of Kinsale (Kinsale historical series), by Nora Hickey

 

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Kinsale: Glimpses of a town through the years, by Nora Hickey

 

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Kinsale then and now, by Terry Connolly

 

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Kinsale then and now again, by Terry Connolly


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Kinsale now and then arís, by Terry Connolly


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Round and about Kinsale and the Courcies, by Eugene Gillan and Frank Hurley (Out of Print)

 

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Kinsale: Glimpses of the town through the years, by Nora Hickey

 

Please send any suggestions for our list to [email protected].


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