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Kinsale has so many things to do, on and off the water. From historical walking tours, ghost tours, castles, forts, galleries and shops, arts & crafts, horse riding, golf and the recently launched Kinsale Gourmet Academy – you’ll never be bored in Kinsale! With three marinas, a yacht club, two outdoor activity centres, boat and yacht hire, harbour cruises, beaches, sailing, kayaking, fishing and scuba diving there is so much to see and do in this busy harbour town.

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Almshouse

The Almshouses were built by Sir Robert Southwell (1635-1702). Sir Robert was born in the Kinsale area, and became one of the most famous and powerful men of his time. 1663 Elected to Parliament for the Cornish Borough of Penryn 1664 Appointed to Secretaryship of Prizes 1665 Married Elizabeth Dering. …

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Charles Fort, Kinsale. Courtesy of AirCam Aerial Photography http://www.aircamireland.ie/

Charles Fort

Summercove, Kinsale, Co. Cork, P17 AY18 Ireland Tel: 021 477 2263 Fax: 021 477 4347 [email protected] www.heritageireland.ie

Open Year Round Regular guided tours are available Exhibition facilities on site

Tearooms open daily from May to September from 10:00am to 6:00pm Tearooms open weekends only: April and October from 10:00am to …

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Church of St. John the Baptist

Friars Street Kinsale Co. Cork P17 KF30

This Catholic church was built in 1839, and designed by Brother Michael Augustine who also built a number of the churches in Cork city. It had extensive work carried out in the past decade and has been returned to its original glory. Mass

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Dermot Ryan’s Heritage Town Walks

Departs from the Tourist Office Tel: 021 4772729 Mob: 086 8267656 [email protected] www.kinsaleheritage.com

Dermot Ryan, rated the  number one attraction on Tripadvisor, and guiding in Kinsale for over forty years, provides a unique stroll through the past, illustrated with photographs and maps of the way we were. He shows how …

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Desmond Castle & the International Museum of Wine

Desmond Castle & the International Museum of Wine

Cork Street, Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland Tel: 021 477 4855 [email protected] http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/South-West/DesmondCastle/

Opening Hours  : April – September: Daily 10.00 – 18.00.

Free Admission on 1st Wednesday of each month

Built as an urban tower house by the Earl of Desmond c. 1500, Desmond Castle has served as Customs House, …

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Don & Barry’s Historic Stroll

Departs from the Tourist Office, Kinsale, Co. Cork Tel: 021 477 2873 Mob: 087 2500731 Email: [email protected] Web: www.historicstrollkinsale.com | Facebook Page ‘The original and best daily walking tour – Number 1 on Tripadvisor!’

On Rick Steves’ YouTube Channel: Kinsale, Ireland: History at Charles Fort

The acclaimed and fun insight …

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James Fort

James Fort holds a commanding position directly across the harbour mouth from Charles Fort. Together, these forts guarded the narrow harbour entrance. Work began on the construction of James Fort in 1602. It was completed in 1607 and was captured in 1690 by Williamite forces. It has undergone much alteration …

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Kinsale Ghost Tours

Departs from The Tap Tavern, Kinsale, Co. Cork, P17 D981 Tel: 021 477 2240 or for groups Tel: 021 477 2263 Mobile No: 087 948 0910 [email protected]

Brian O’Neill offers an exciting crazy Ghost Tour of fun and excitement for all during the summer starting from the Tap Tavern at …

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Kinsale Maritime Walks

Paul McGovern Tel: 087 6417068 [email protected] http://www.kinsalemaritimewalks.com

5 Ringcurran Rise Ardbrack Kinsale Co Cork

Kinsale Maritime Walks are coastal nature walks.

Duration is approx. 3 Hours. The walk requires a moderate level of fitness plus suitable clothing and water. Starting point: Car Park at the Bulman Pub in Summercove Contact …

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