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Kinsale Gourmet Festival Promises A Sparkling Weekend

The 38th Kinsale Gourmet Festival guarantees a sparkle in Cork’s leading food lovers’ destination from 10-12 October 2014, offering a weekend of fun, conviviality, fine food and wines. Saturday and Sunday’s events, hosted by Kinsale’s ten Good Food Circle restaurants, with sponsorship from Cork County Council, are already booked out, …

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Top Tourism Towns Named

Fáilte Ireland has confirmed the shortlist of ten top tourism towns from across the country which have been selected for their 2014 Tourism Towns Award. The shortlist was announced at the National Tidy Towns Awards in The Helix, Dublin.

Two overall winners will ultimately share the ultimate accolade of Ireland’s …

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Look Out For The Kinsale Ambassadors!

A group of volunteers has come together to act as ‘Ambassadors’ for the town, helping tourists on the street with various enquiries and maximising their experience in Kinsale. This initiative is supported by Kinsale Chamber of Tourism & Business.

Philomena Coughlan (left) and a group of volunteer Kinsale Ambassadors in …

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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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