All About Kinsale Town

Kinsale is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Located 25 km south of Cork City on the south coast near the Old Head of Kinsale and at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way. Kinsale is one of the most picturesque, popular and fashionable resorts on the southwest coast of Ireland and is famous for its yachting, sea angling, Dolphin & Whale Watching Trips, award-winning gourmet restaurants, golf and art galleries.

Kinsale is a holiday resort for Irish and foreign tourists. The town is compact with a quaint air of antiquity in the narrow intersecting streets. There is a large yachting marina close to the Town Centre which attracts sailing enthusiasts. A number of hotels cater for tourists.

Kinsale is situated just 20 km from Cork International Airports.

Kinsale town is famous for its colourful streetscapes, rich history and stunning boutique stores, cute and creative design shops and endless galleries and bookstores.

Kinsale has the positive aspect of being a small town with everything you need for a pleasant stay.

Kinsale’s accessibility to the water makes it a popular marine activities hub with sailing, scuba diving, boat hire, fishing, kayaking, climbing and abseiling.

Families and corporate groups all make their way here to embrace the many exciting and relaxing options. There’s fun for everyone here!

Despite its small size, Kinsale is Ireland’s culinary capital and every weekend you can find something to do: from the literary festival to the weekend street food.

Prominent buildings in the town include St. Multose's church (Church of Ireland), St. John the Baptist (Roman Catholic), the Market House and the French Prison (Desmond Castle).

Kinsale offers you a world of choice and allows you to take things at your own pace, everything an adult or teenager would wish for.