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Kinsale was the site of a battle in 1601 that was a turning point in Irish history. For over 300 years it was a garrison town and port of consequence, leaving a legacy of Georgian and Victorian architecture.

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Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance

Kinsale Garden of Remembrance is dedicated to the memory of Fr. Mychal Judge, Chaplain in the New York Fire Department and to the 343 brave fire fighters, who so courageously lost their lives in New York on September 11th 2001. The Kinsale Garden of Remembrance was initiated by Kathleen Murphy, …

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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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St. Multose Church

Built in 1190, this church has remained in continuous use to the present day. Some interesting features include an inscription in Norman French, the Easter sepulchre, the Baptismal font, the carved memorials, and the reredos from the Galway chapel as well as the wooden Coat of Arms. The Southwell Memorial …

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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: 21st April – 21st 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 …

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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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Charles Fort

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

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

FREE Admission 1st Wednesday of each month!

Perhaps the best-known historical attraction in Kinsale, Charles Fort, is on the road just beyond Summercove. …

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