10 Things To Do In Kinsale

Never a dull moment in Kinsale

Kinsale is a vibrant and popular harbour town. As such, it’s packed to the gills with exciting things to do. Being located in the heart of the town, means that the majority of the many fantastic attractions are situated just a short distance from the door of the hotel. 

With so many sites to see, activities to try and mouth-watering food to write home about, our front desk team are the best people to help you plan your adventure. Not only do they know the most popular places to visit, they also know how to get to the ones nobody else knows about. As such, we’ve asked them to list their top 10 places to visit in Kinsale, during your time with us.

Charlesfort
Perhaps the best-known historical attraction in Kinsale, Charles Fort, is a classic example of a late 17th century star-shaped fort. It is open all year, and regular guided tours are available.
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Old Head Signal Tower
The Tower was built in 1805 as a response to the threat of invasion from Napoleonic France.
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Garden of Remembrance
The Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance here in Kinsale looks beautiful this weekend in preparation for the US Memorial Day holiday.
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James Fort
James Fort holds a commanding position directly across the harbour mouth from Charles Fort. Together, these forts guarded the narrow harbour entrance.
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Kinsale Mead
Spend an hour on an entertaining, fun experience learning all about Mead. Mead is known as the honeymoon drink, fermented from honey.
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Sailing
Feel the excitement and power of the wind in the sails while you steer a sailing yacht past some of Ireland’s spectacular coastal views.
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History Tours
Originally a medieval fishing port, historic Kinsale is one of the most picturesque, popular and historic towns on the south west coast of Ireland.
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Beaches
Kinsale is surrounded by the most untouched, beautiful beaches. All driving distance from Kinsale and all as beautiful as each other.
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Kinsale Food Tours
Kinsale Food Tours are walking daytime food tours which explore the tantalising treats and fascinating food history of Kinsale.
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Footgolf
FootGolf is the game that blends football and golf into one great sport.
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