Historical Sites

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.

Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance

Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance

Kinsale Garden of Remembrance is dedicated to the memory of Fr. Mychal Judge, Chaplain in the New York Fire Department and to the 343 brave fire fighters, who so courageously lost their lives in New … [Read more...]


The Almshouse Historical Site Kinsale Cork Ireland

The Almshouses were built by Sir Robert Southwell (1635-1702). Sir Robert was born in the Kinsale area, and became one of the most famous and powerful men of his time. 1663 Elected to Parliament for … [Read more...]

The Courthouse & Regional Museum

Courthouse and Regional Museum kinsale cork ireland

Town Center, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland Tel: 021 477 7930 This interesting building was built about 1600, with additions in 1706 that included the frontage with the loggia on the ground … [Read more...]

Church of St John the Baptist

This church was built in 1839, and designed by Brother Michael Augustine who also built a number of the churches in Cork city. It had extensive work carried out in the past decade and has been … [Read more...]

St. Multose Church

St. Multose Church Historical Site Kinsale Cork Ireland

Built in 1190, this church has remained in continuous use to the present day. Some interesting features include an inscription in Norman French, the Easter sepulchre, the Baptismal font, the carved … [Read more...]

Desmond Castle & the International Museum of Wine

Desmond Castle International Wine Museum Kinsale Cork Ireland

Cork Street, Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland Tel: 021 477 4855 [email protected] http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/South-West/DesmondCastle/ Opening Hours: 21st April - 21st September: Daily 10.00 … [Read more...]

James Fort

James Fort Historical Site Kinsale Cork Ireland

James Fort holds a commanding position directly across the harbour mouth from Charles Fort. Together, these forts guarded the narrow harbour entrance. Work began on the construction of James Fort in … [Read more...]

Charles Fort

Charles Fort Historical Site in Kinsale Cork Ireland

Summercove, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland Tel: 021 477 2263 Fax: 021 477 4347 [email protected] www.opw.ie Open Year Round Regular guided tours are available Exhibition centre on … [Read more...]