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Kinsale General Information

A rare, venerable slice of fairy tale Emerald Isle charm, Kinsale is a gem of a town in County Cork, Ireland. The diminutive hamlet of less than 3,000 people parlays telltale picture-postcard scenery into a brisk and vibrant tourist trade. Indeed, come high season, otherwise sleepy Kinsale transforms into a dizzy dynamo and bustles with far more visitors than locals. Copious inns, hotels, shops, bars, pubs and restaurants provide throwback comfort and hospitality and numerous festivals and events entertain flocks of curious outsiders.

The fundamental basis of Kinsale’s inimitable allure is a colourful, tidy old townscape, full of furtive little nooks that almost feel torn from the pages of Swift and Joyce. Throw in a sumptuous culinary scene and handsome Celtic seascape and indeed, Kinsale encapsulates the face of Ireland starry-eyed international arrivals dream of. To boot, the town is a mere 30 km from the city of Cork and 20 km from Cork International Airport. Incredibly accessible then, amiable and affable, Kinsale is a superb county destination to explore. Solid points of interest to consider include the Kinsale Regional Museum, James Fort, Charles Fort, Church of Ireland Church and Tower House. Be sure to time your visit with events like the Kinsale Fringe Jazz Festival and Kinsale Gourmet Festival. Last but not least, a cruise on Kinsale Harbour is a must.

  • Kinsale Regional Museum
  • James Fort
  • Charles Fort
  • Church of Ireland Church
  • Tower House
  • Kinsale Fringe Jazz Festival
  • Kinsale Gourmet Festival
  • Golf
  • Historic Stroll in Old Kinsale
  • Kinsale Harbour Cruises
  • Fishy Fishy Cafe
  • Cucina
  • Dillons
  • The Little Skillet
  • Mother Hubbard’s
  • The Tap Tavern
  • An Seanachai
  • Bulman Bar
  • Spaniard Bar
  • Harbour Bar

Kinsale has a temperate maritime climate, with moderate to heavy rainfall and temperatures between 3°C and 18°C for the year.

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Hotels in Kinsale

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From US$170

1 Actons Hotel

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

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Full Irish Breakfast Included

Actons Hotel is a boutique-style retreat in the heart of the heritage-rich Kinsale. An ideal base for corporate and leisure travellers in this side of Ireland, this contemporary hotel features... More

From US$132

2 Trident Hotel Kinsale

4 stars
1.8 / 5

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Discover the most stylish accommodation blended with a warm hospitality and unsurpassed service at the Trident Hotel Kinsale. GeneralThe hotel offers excellent meeting rooms for business... More

From US$79

3 The Rochestown Park Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 9 reviews

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The stunning Rochestown Park Hotel Cork City is housed in one of Ireland's most notable historical houses dating back to the early 1900s. The property is excellently situated close to major road... More

From US$125

4 The River Lee Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 11 reviews

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Advance Purchase

The River Lee Hotel Cork makes for an ideal base for discovering the many charms of Cork with its deluxe accommodations, picturesque location and friendly attentive service. Guests at the chic... More

No water
It is a beautiful hotel in a great location. However on the day of check out there was no water in our room to shower, wash our teeth or use the toilet before we checked out. We didn't ring front...
23 Dec 2014
From US$99

5 Imperial Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 5 reviews

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Imperial Hotel Cork is a haven of tranquility located in the centre of Ireland's second city. Close to all shopping amenities and financial districts the hotel is an ideal place to relax after a... More

Ideal City Centre Hotel
Got the bus from the airport and walked around the corner from the bus station to the hotel, very easy checking it. No safe in the room which worried me. Room comfortable and clean, would stay...
1 Jul 2015
From US$84

6 Ambassador Hotel and Health Club

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

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Featuring luxurious accommodation and excellent facilities, Ambassador Hotel & Health Club Cork is a chic haven of peace, which offers the perfect blend of maximum comfort and immaculate service. ... More

Fantastic - an accomodation gem
Rooms and facilities were clean, comfortable - rather luxurious - staff friendly - very close (walking distance) to city - restaurant lovely too.
30 Jun 2015
From US$110

7 Clarion Hotel Cork

4 stars
4.6 / 5 17 reviews

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The award winning Clarion Hotel Cork occupies an enviable position in Ireland's second city, overlooking the River Lee, as well as sitting opposite the impressive City Hall. The largest hotel in... More

Brilliant
Right from the friendly staff at check in, to the high quailty food and drink. Everything was brilliant. Staff were amazing, happy and helpful. Residence bar is the one of the best I've been to in...
12 Sep 2014
From US$85

8 Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

4 stars
5.0 / 5 7 reviews

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The Silver Springs Moran Hotel is situated just five minutes from Cork City centre and within a few minutes' drive of Cork International airport. It is a renowned event and conference venue with... More

From US$71

9 BEST WESTERN Montenotte Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 15 reviews

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Whether for business or leisure, BEST WESTERN Montenotte Hotel offer guests a unique alternative for those looking for some extra space or may be a temporary home from home for their stay in Cork. ... More

fun holiday
Other than such a hard time finding this place it was a good trip but easy to get lost here.
23 Mar 2015
From US$89

10 The Metropole Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 5 reviews

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Charming, intimate and distinctive, The Gresham Metropole Hotel Cork prides itself on uncompromising levels of service. GeneralThe Gresham Metropole Hotel features 12 well-equipped meeting rooms... More

Business trio
This is a functional hotel which happens to be in an excellent city centre location - apart from that it just a place that you can use
10 Jul 2014
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