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Kinsale - take one spectacular location,
season liberally with Norman, Spanish and English influence,
add one major battle and let it simmer for 400 years.
The result - Ireland’s fine food capital."

Peter Barry

The medieval town of Kinsale is not just about food. it’s also about traditional bars, beautiful buildings, narrow streets, shops and galleries and lots of activities on land and sea. You'll find Kinsale's not just a place - it's more a state of mind!

Where to Stay: Kinsale has an excellent range of all kinds of Irish Tourist Board registered and approved accommodation. This includes hotels and guesthouses, hostels, town and country homes, farmhouses and self-catering accommodation.

Where to Eat & Drink: The West Cork coast, with its many small harbours, is famous for fish and seafood, while the quality of the local meat, vegetables and dairy produce available is second to none. Kinsale chefs pride themselves on their reputation. When you have sampled our hospitality and food you will return time and time again.

What to Do: Kinsale is a top class centre for sailing and watersports activity. There are three golf courses including the world-famous Old Head course. Field sports are well-represented with horse riding, clay bird shooting and archery all available close to the town. For those who prefer a more leisurely pace, how about a sauna in the leisure centre, a historical walking tour, a pottery lesson, or a tour by taxi?

Historical Kinsale: 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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