Kinsale is one of the most picturesque, popular and fashionable resorts of the south-west coast. Kinsale is a centre for yachting, sea angling, gourmet eating and golf. Restaurants in Kinsale pride themselves on their high reputation for culinary expertise, and work together through the town's Good Food Circle. It is one of Irelands oldest towns and has many small winding streets and historic buildings. There are museums, historic forts, art galleries, craft shops, over 40 bars and restaurants and a beautiful natural harbour.

Kinsale's history includes the Battle of Kinsale, fought in 1601 between a combined Spanish and Irish force and English Armies, which was a turning point in Irish History.


Kinsales events include:

  • Festival of fine food

  • Kinsale Vintage Car Club Rally

  • Sea Sunday and Mission to Seafarers

  • Kinsale Regatta

  • Kinsale Festival of Autumn Flowers

  • Kinsale Fringe Jazz Festival
Charles Fort Charles Fort

A Kinsale Street A harbourside walk A view of the Harbour A view of the Harbour A Kinsale Street