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Kinsale

4.2
Historic Sites · Nightlife · Golf Courses

Popular things to do in Kinsale

Charles Fort ©
Historic Site
Charles Fort
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Old Head Golf Links ©
Golf Course
Old Head Golf Links
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
History Museum
Kinsale Regional Museum
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Kinsale Silver ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kinsale Silver
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea. Two forts once protected the town's harbor against enemy invasion, and today they count among the country's best-preserved examples of coastal military defenses. Beyond the harbor area, Kinsale features a network of narrow streets flanked by small shops, fine restaurants, and cozy pubs known for their warm atmosphere and live-music nights. To get the feel of the place, take a stroll through the winding alleyways of the compact city center. Plan your visit to Kinsale and other destinations in Ireland using our Ireland trip planner.

Side trips from Kinsale

Fota Wildlife Park ©
Zoo
Fota Wildlife Park Carrigtwohill
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Specialty Museum
Titanic Experience Cobh Cobh
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Distillery
Jameson Distillery Midleton Midleton
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cobh Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Cobh Cathedral Cobh
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Kinsale

Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance ©
Garden
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Kinsale Nature and Maritime Walking Tour
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Kinsale Nature and Maritime Walking Tour
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
James Fort ©
Historic Site
James Fort
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
The Boathouse Gallery ©
Art Gallery
The Boathouse Gallery
5.0
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Kinsale

Irish Veterans Museum ©
Military Museum
Irish Veterans Museum
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre
Art Gallery
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum ©
History Museum
Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Rohan Reilly Photography ©
Art Gallery
Rohan Reilly Photography
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Kinsale

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Granny's Bottom Drawer ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Granny's Bottom Drawer
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Canvas Works ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
The Canvas Works
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Giles Norman Photography Gallery ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Giles Norman Photography Gallery
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Kinsale

Ballinspittle ©
Religious Site
Ballinspittle
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
St Multose Church
Religious Site
St Multose Church
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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