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Kinsale Arts Festival : 2014 Programme Announced

Ten oak letters ignite the night sky, as a fleet of boats take to the water. On 19 September 2014, a fiery international premiere will announce the opening of the tenth Kinsale Arts Festival in spectacular fashion. Running for an extended 10 days to mark this special anniversary year, it’s …

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Kinsale Harbour: A History by John Thuillier

Nestling on the River Bandon, Kinsale emerged as a settlement in the sixth century and has seen many changes. Its deep, secure harbour provided a safe anchorage and prospered during the seventeenth century’s ‘golden age of sail’, victualling ships bound for the West Indies and the American colonies, and facilitating …

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Competition well underway for 2014 Top Tourism Towns

Fáilte Ireland today published the shortlist of 15 towns and villages from across the country that are being considered for the 2014 Tourism Towns Awards.  The competition, now in its third year, is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages where the local community goes the extra mile to enhance …

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Foodie town street party

Sunshine in Short Quay, Kinsale

Kinsale celebrated being one of the 10 finalists in the Restaurants Association of Ireland’s Foodie Town campaign as it welcomed the judges to the town this afternoon. Following a tour of restaurants, cafes, shops and businesses in beautiful sunshine, judges were treated to a Street Party in Short Quay whereby …

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