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Desmond Castle & the International Museum of Wine

Desmond Castle & the International Museum of Wine (Closed for Renovations)

Cork Street, Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland Tel: 021 477 4855 [email protected] http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/South-West/DesmondCastle/

Desmond Castle is currently closed for important renovations.

Built as an urban tower house by the Earl of Desmond c. 1500, Desmond Castle has served as Customs House, Prison, Ordnance store and a Workhouse. The Museum details the …

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James Fort

James Fort holds a commanding position directly across the harbour mouth from Charles Fort. Together, these forts guarded the narrow harbour entrance. Work began on the construction of James Fort in 1602. It was completed in 1607 and was captured in 1690 by Williamite forces. It has undergone much alteration …

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