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Kinsale, County Cork, is a popular tourist destination offering an excellent range of bed and breakfast (B&B), guesthouse and hotel accommodation for the holiday visitor on vacation in Ireland.

In the shops are Irish crafts, lead cut crystal, Irish linen, Irish foods and other locally produced items. Local activities and interests include sailing, golf and fine dining in award winning restaurants and pubs.

Modern day Kinsale is a pretty seaside town, steeped in the history of bygone eras and well worth a visit. The town is some 16 miles south of Cork City, located on the estuary of the Bandon river. It nestles in a valley below picturesque rolling countryside, and boasts a natural harbour and substantial marina complex.

Tourism is today’s largest industry, though a broad range of light manufacturing and agriculture based businesses flourish here.

Leisure and tourism are, however, the main thrust of modern day Kinsale, with a vast array of activities available to provide something for all ages and all pockets throughout the year.

Kinsale was the first winner in 1995 of the prestigious European prize for tourism and the environment.

Accommodation in Kinsale is as varied as the choice of activities, ranging from Dempseys Hostel (353) (0)21 4772124 to the five star Perryville House Hotel (353) (0)21 4772731, with prices ranging from under €15 per night to well over €100 per night.

A huge selection of pubs and restaurants is available to locals and visitors to Kinsale, offering a complete spectrum of dining experiences from fish and chips on the quayside to five course gourmet dinners. Not surprisingly, Kinsale has the enviable reputation as the “Gourmet Capital of Ireland”.

For more information on Kinsale, try the Kinsale Chamber of Tourism web site.

Some Activities available in the area
Ballinadee Pony Trekking tel: (353) (0)21 4778152
Claybird Shooting tel: (353) (0)21 4887149
Farrangalway Golf Club tel: (353) (0)21 4773258
Ringenane Golf Club tel: (353) (0)21 4772197
Old Head Golf Links tel: (353) (0)21 4778444
Roadrunner Sightseeing Tours tel: (353) (0)21 4773423
Seafishing tel: (353) (0)21 4778969
Yacht Charter tel: (353) (0)21 4772927

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