Kinsale is a traditional commercial port with a long history. It has a splendid, virtually land-locked natural harbor on the estuary of the Bandon River, 11 nautical miles South West of Cork harbor entrance about eight kilometers north-northeast of the Old Head of Kinsale. Both the outer and inner harbors cover approximately five square kilometers, providing good shelter and anchorage.
As a commercial port, Kinsale caters for approximately 100 vessels per year. The majority of commercial shipping in involved in the importation of bulk animal foods. We are also engaged in the exportation of timber to the U.K. As a pleasure port, Kinsale boasts two fully serviced Marinas and is also home to a thriving fishing fleet