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Kinsale welcomes Oppy Munsters to KYC this Weekend!

Kinsale Yacht Club welcomes the Davy Optimist Munster Championships this weekend with 142 entries pre-registered across 3 fleets. Good luck to all competitors, race officers and volunteers as a huge amount of support is required on and off the water for so many junior sailors.

Hopefully our accommodation providers, restaurants and cafes will all be busy this weekend as we welcome all participants and their families to Kinsale. See for information on Kinsale Chamber of Tourism & Business member listings, dining and shopping options and additional activities for supporters.


Tonight Thursday 11th May, there is Traditional Irish Music with Arundo at 9.30pm at The Blue Haven and Darren Grimley plays Sam’s Bar. Also, there is a Teaching Demonstration with Una Fleming AOIFE, at St. Multose Hall at 8pm with Kinsale Garden & Flower Club and a recruitment evening at Kinsale RNLI from 7-9pm – All welcome.

Keep an eye out for the daily Historical Walks, Kinsale Harbour Cruises and the Ghost Tour too from the Tap Tavern at 9pm!

This weekend, there is a Fundraising Table Quiz at The Lord Kingsale on Friday 12th May at 8pm for the new ‘Words by Water’ Kinsale Literary Festival. All welcome!

Also, Kinsale College Presents Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass from 8pm at the Circus Tent, Kinsale Kinsale College. There is also a matinee on Sunday 14th May at 2.30pm.

There is plenty of Live music On Friday, 12th May, The Frets play the Folkhouse at 10.30pm and Sound Dog plays Sam’s Bar. On Saturday 13th May, Roy Dolan plays the Armada Bar while Billy Crosbie has a gig at the Blue Haven at 10pm. Linda and the JC Swingers play the Folkhouse from 10pm. Tim O’Riordan plays the Trident Hotel and Blue Steel play the White House from 10.30pm. Resident DJs are at Hamlet’s and The Bacchus too!

Don’t forget the Trad Sessions at The Blue Haven at 8.30pm on Sunday 14th May and King K play the Folkhouse at 9pm.

Save the dates! Friday 26th May Kinsale GAA Annual Golf Classic at Kinsale Golf Club, Farrangalway and Saturday 27th May and Sunday 28th May, the Old Head Lighthouse Open Days.

Also, the Annual Kinsale Point to Point Festival over the June Bank Holiday Weekend – Saturday 3rd June from 5pm and Sunday 4th June from 3pm. There is an action packed racing festival with best dressed competitions, family fun and entertainment and Bagatelle in concert too! See for more details and booking information.



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