Kinsale Town

Kinsale Town

 

Kinsale is one of the most picturesque and interesting towns on the south-west coast of Ireland. Famous for it’s beautiful harbour location, Kinsale County Cork has a deep and fascinating history, a wide range of activities, dozens of great restaurants and 2 superb golf courses.

Just 20 minutes drive from Cork Airport, Kinsale nestles between the hills and the shoreline, a maze of narrow streets, never far from the water and little changed in many hundreds of years.

There are examples of medieval, 16th and 17th century architecture in the form of Saint Multose Church, Desmond Castle, and James and Charles Forts. Despite changes throughout the years many of the original features of the buildings are still intact as a result of a dedicated commitment to continually maintain and restore these sites.

Famous for its yachting, sea angling, gourmet restaurants and golf. Kinsale can easily claim its place amongst Ireland’s most historic locations for it has been a centre of population, commerce, trade and fishing far beyond memory and record. In its earliest days the estuary of the Bandon River gave it great importance as the river is tidal as far as Innishannon and water transport was dominant until the 18th Century.  The estuary also provided excellent anchorage for ancient shipping which went in peril of the vagaries of the weather.
The Town nestles between the hills and the shoreline, a maze of narrow streets, never far from the water and little changed in many hundreds of years. Amongst buildings of later periods are those of another age with historical links to the French, Spanish, British and Americans.