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Kinsale has so many things to do, on and off the water. From historical walking tours, ghost tours, castles, forts, galleries and shops, arts & crafts, horse riding, golf and the recently launched Kinsale Gourmet Academy – you’ll never be bored in Kinsale! With three marinas, a yacht club, two outdoor activity centres, boat and yacht hire, harbour cruises, beaches, sailing, kayaking, fishing and scuba diving there is so much to see and do in this busy harbour town.

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Church of St. John the Baptist

Friars Street Kinsale Co. Cork P17 KF30

This Catholic church was built in 1839, and designed by Brother Michael Augustine who also built a number of the churches in Cork city. It had extensive work carried out in the past decade and has been returned to its original glory. Mass

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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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Don & Barry’s Historic Stroll

Departs from the Tourist Office, Kinsale, Co. Cork Tel: 021 477 2873 Mob: 087 2500731 Email: [email protected] Web: www.historicstrollkinsale.com | Facebook Page ‘The original and best daily walking tour – Number 1 on Tripadvisor!’

On Rick Steves’ YouTube Channel: Kinsale, Ireland: History at Charles Fort

The acclaimed and fun insight …

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Garrestown-Beach

Garretstown Beach

Garretstown is a sandy beach. It is located on the R604 and adjacent to Kilcolman Marsh and The Old Head of Kinsale and within a short distance of Ballinspittle village by car. Public car parking, toilet facilities and lifebuoys are provided at the beach. Life guards are on duty during …

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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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