Old Head Golf Links, Downmacpatrick, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
Old Head Golf Course
The Old Head of Kinsale is home to one of the most prestigious and spectacular golf links in Ireland. Located five miles from Kinsale, this 18-hole course offers breath-taking panoramic views of the lighthouse and Atlantic Ocean.
66b Lower O'Connell Street, County Cork, Ireland
Black Pig Wine Bar
The Black Pig’s extensive wine list is unrivaled in Kinsale – you’ll be spoiled for choice. And their tapas-style menu, sourced from local suppliers, never disappoints. The Black Pig recently won 'Best for Wine Lovers' award at the 2019 Food and Wine Ireland awards. (photo credit: @imenmcdonnell)
Dock beach, Castlepark Village, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
The Dock beach features stunning views of Charles Fort. This beach is part of a beautiful loop walk featuring the historical James Fort.
Charles Fort, Summercove, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
Charles Fort is Kinsale’s most impressive historic attraction. Constructed in the 17 th century, during
the reign of King Charles II, this star-shaped fort was garrisoned by the British army until 1922.
Charles Fort offers breath-taking panoramic views of Kinsale town and harbour, and looks out onto
the Old Head of Kinsale. Standing on the banks of Charles Fort you can see James Fort across the
bay; together these two forts served as guardians to Kinsale’s harbour.
Tearooms open daily from May to September from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tearooms open weekends only: April and October from 10:00am to 6:00pm
26 Lower O'Connell Street, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
Kinsale Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
Ballinacurra House, Kinsale, Ballinacurra, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
Exclusive Wedding Venue
Man Friday, Scilly, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
The Man Friday is the perfect spot for meat lovers with a traditional menu featuring a herb-crusted rack of lamb, roasted duck with nectarine and brandy sauce, and slow-cooked pork belly. And if you’re looking to indulge in surf rather than turf, they serve a tasty crab au gratin and grilled black sole on the bone. Man Friday’s interior decor has a warm chalet vibe, spread over four levels, one of which looks out onto Kinsale’s inner harbour.
Kinsale Tourist Information Office, Pier Road, Sleveen, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
Don & Barry’s Historic Stroll
Stroll and sit with two budding historians, Don Herlihy and Barry Moloney, to enjoy a colourful story of Kinsale down through the ages.
Kinsale Golf Club, Farrangalway, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
Kinsale Golf Club
The 18-hole Kinsale Golf Club is home to an attractive parkland course, with a few water features to test all standards of golfer.
Pier Road, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
Kinsale Harbour Cruises
Enjoy panoramic views of Charles Fort, James Fort and other Kinsale sites aboard the ‘Spirit of Kinsale’ harbour tour. The schedule is displayed on the harbour-cruise sign, located both at the tourist office and the departure point along the pier.
The Bulman Bar & Toddies Restaurant Kinsale, Summercove, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
The Bulman hosts a warm rustic pub downstairs and a Bridgestone-awarded restaurant, Toddies, upstairs.
Fishy Fishy Kinsale, Town-Plots, Kinsale, IE, Ireland
Fishy Fishy’s reputation speaks for itself with accolades from Michelin and the Seafood Circle. Open for lunch and dinner, Fishy Fishy serves the best seafood chowder in town. Signature dishes include their warm salad of chilli seafood and their wholesome fish pie. And if you find yourself alone in a party of fish lovers, fear not, a pan-roasted sirloin steak makes a welcomed appearance on their fish-dominated menu.
The Grey Hound, Market Square, Sleveen, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
The Greyhound is another well-established pub in Kinsale, dating back to the 1600s. Locals flock to this pub on a sunny day for its outdoor seating in the Market Square – a great spot for people watching. And you'll find nice snugs and a roaring turf fire inside on those chilly days.
Garretstown Beach, County Cork, Ireland
Garretstown is a stunning sandy beach located 20-minutes’ drive from Kinsale and is a popular spot for surfers.
Finns' Table, Main Street, Sleveen, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
This restaurant is the perfect mix of fine dining in a warm and intimate atmosphere.
The Spaniard Inn, Scilly, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
The Spaniard bar is also a favourite amongst locals. It has a real traditional feel with sawdust-sprinkled floors and no shortage of nautical memorabilia lining its walls. Having previously won the ‘Traditional Irish Music Pub of the Year’, live music is a weekly event at The Spaniard. With outdoor seating, it’s a great place to enjoy a pint in the sun.
Trident Hotel Kinsale, Scilly, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
Explore the stunning coastline surrounding Kinsale aboard Sovereign Sailing’s yachts. No sailing experience needed to join Sovereign Sailing for either a day or half-day sailing trip. Your professional skipper will encourage you to get involved in sailing the yacht or alternatively you can sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery.
2 Main Street, Sleveen, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland
The Supper Club has a warm atmosphere, with a great bar that you can dine at whilst sampling their signature cocktails. They have lovely booths upstairs for groups, and serve up a delicious, casual menu.