Kinsale

Located just 12 kilometres from Innishannon House is the well-known fishing village of Kinsale.

Originally a medieval fishing port, Kinsale is one of the most picturesque, popular and historic towns on the south west coast of Ireland, a region renowned for its rugged coastline.

Kinsale is the starting point of the “Wild Atlantic Way" and it is the gateway to west cork. The colourful winding streets of Kinsale has a wide selection of shops for gifts, crafts, paintings, locally designed fashions, art galleries and books. Enjoy one of the guided historical walking tours or the hilarious ghost tour or simply explore one of the sign posted walks along the coastal paths. Visit the historial forts of Jamesfort and Charlesfort, both just a short drive from Kinsale town.

Kinsale has earned the reputation of "Gourmet Capital of Ireland" with no shortage of cafes, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste and budget.