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Lots happening in Kinsale over the coming weeks!

We have been lucky with the weather this week in Kinsale – bright blue skies and less wind! This makes for greater opportunity to get out walking and enjoy the various activities Kinsale has to offer, such as a historical walking tour with Don & Barry or Dermot Ryan. See their websites for details of daily walking tours and meet at Kinsale Tourist Office.

Lovely to see Jerome Lordan of Kinsale Harbour Cruises has launched ‘The Spirit of Kinsale’, ready for the season ahead. Check out his website for further information as the cruises will start again in March.

Also, contact Daragh Keating at for details of Kinsale Boat Hire – you can hire a boat for a couple of hours to go fishing or just exploring Kinsale Harbour.

Award winning restaurant Bastion re-opened for the season yesterday and The Shack re-opens tonight, 25th February 2016. Also, Kinsale Lions Club Annual Quiz takes place at The Trident Hotel, tonight 25th February, that is a popular local event.

Ireland are playing England in the 6 nations rugby international on Saturday, so many of Kinsale’s bars will be showing the big match and offering great lunch specials too.

There are some tickets remaining for the Wild Design Fashion Showcase with special guest, Sonya Lennon on Sunday 28th February 2016 from 3.30-5.30pm at Aperitif. Tickets €45 available from The Blue Haven or call (089) 4389844.


Looking ahead, there will be a fashion show at Actons Hotel on Friday 4th March at 8pm in aid of the Carmelite Friary Restoration Fund. Tickets €15. Also on 4th March 2015, Paddy Casey plays The Blue Haven at 8pm (Tickets €20) and King K play the Folkhouse from 10.30pm.

Don’t forget Mother’s Day on Sunday 6th March 2016! Kinsale hotels and restaurants are preparing lovely Sunday lunch and evening menus for this special day.

St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated in style in Kinsale with the legendary Maritime Parade on 16th March 2016, followed by music and craic in Kinsale Yacht Club – all welcome. This is followed by our fantastic street parade and festival on 17th March 2016- a great event for all the family.


Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre’s Easter MultiActivity Camp schedule for  on with 3 day camps for €85 during the school Easter Holidays.

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Have you registered for the De Courcey Woods Duathalon on Sunday 28th March 2016?


Finally, it’s time to get in training for the Kinsale Pink Ribbon sponsored 10k Walk/Run on Sunday 17th April 2016 at 12 noon. See for information and registration.



See events calendar for updates of all events and the Kinsale Advertiser ‘What’s On’ link here.

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