Kinsale is a historic medieval port and fishing town in County Cork in the South of Ireland. Few Irish destinations have had our dramatic, military and maritime links; links evidenced in our charming streetscapes and historic buildings. Events have generally centred around our three linked harbours described by the Earl of Orrery in 1666 as “one of the noble harbours of Europe”. Kinsale’s location on the far edge of Europe and its strategic military/naval and trading links over the centuries served to create a wealth, sophistication and cosmopolitanism unique in Ireland.
Nowadays Kinsale is more famous as a first-class, leisure destination with our beautiful views, yachts, marinas, gourmet restaurants, pubs, music, cultural and sporting activities and of course, being the first stop on the Wild Atlantic Way.