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What’s on in Kinsale this Week!

Kinsale is buzzing, welcoming visitors from all over the world, as well as regulars from Ireland too! Hopefully you are enjoying the fine weather and the many activities, summer camps and courses on offer.

You may notice from posters around Kinsale that we have been shortlisted in the RAI ‘Top 10 Foodie Destinations’ in Ireland. Please vote for Kinsale by clicking this link – thank you !

This Sunday 30th July, there is an antiques fair at Actons Hotel from 11am-6pm and the Kinsale Harbour Cruises leave from Kinsale Pier on the hour from 12pm – see blackboard for details. Historical walking tours leave Kinsale Tourist Office at 9.15am, 10.30am and 11.15am or by appointment.  

Barry Moloney from Don & Barry’s Historical Walking Tour

Musical entertainment features weekly trad sessions at the Blue Haven from 8.30pm. Jack in the Box play Casey’s from 9pm followed by DJ Rory while The Pure Drop play the Armada at 8pm and the Americhanics play Sam’s Bar. King K play The Folkhouse at 9pm and Old No 7 with Clem Buckley and Ben Dillon play Hamlet’s from 6.30pm. Here is the August music line up for The Blue Haven.

Welcome to all writers, speakers, delegates and guests of the Abroad Writers Conference that takes place in Kinsale from 4th-11th August. Full details available by clicking this link – there are many interesting readings and special events taking place during the conference and some tickets are still available should you wish to attend.


Featured events are detailed on and of course the weekly update with The Kinsale Advertiser magazine and online. The offficial opening of the Kinsale Regatta takes place on Thursday 3rd August in Short Quay by Leo McMahon, with an action packed programme over the following 10 days including the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

Higlights include the RNLI Raft Race and Party on the Pier on Saturday 5th August followed by the RNLI Open Day and Monster fireworks on the Pier on Sunday 6th August and Water Carnival on Monday 7th August. See below for details of the children’s regatta and sailing regatta in Kinsale Yacht Club too! More details to follow this week. #KinsaleSummer #KinsaleRegatta


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