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Kinsale was the site of a battle in 1601 that was a turning point in Irish history. For over 300 years it was a garrison town and port of consequence, leaving a legacy of Georgian and Victorian architecture.

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Lusitania Centenary 2015

The sinking of the Lusitania off the Old Head of Kinsale on May 7th 1915, has been described as the first major civilian atrocity of W.W.W.1 and part of the reason why President Wilson eventually abandoned the U.S. policy of neutrality in April 1917. At the beginning of the war …

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The Stone of Destiny (2001)

SatNav: 51.7185943,-8.5604317.  Intersection of the R605 and L7244

An Irish chieftain’s stone chair bearing the legend ‘Briseadh Ceann tSaile’ ‘The Battle of Kinsale’ stands at Millwater crossroads, once a strategic ford crossing at a mill complex on the road to Bandon about two miles from Kinsale.

Here on 3rd January …

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