Unmissable tourist sites
Kinsale Travel guide
Kinsale : Michelin's recommendations
With its narrow streets and slate-roofed houses overlooking the wide Brandon Estuary, Kinsale is a charming and attractive town. But with its many excellent restaurants the town is also renowned as the gastronomic capital of Ireland; a gourmet festival is held here every year in October. The town also boasts an extremely rich history.
Tourist attractions Kinsale : Things to see and do
Market Sq. IRL - Kinsale
The Regional Museum is located in what was the town hall. The building was constructed in the late-17C and is surmounted with distinctive Dutch gables. Several royal charters are displayed among the exhibits as reminders of the city's past. In the lo..
Church St. IRL - Kinsale
The original church, built around 1190, was dedicated to Kinsale's patron saint, St Multose (also known as Eltin), who lived during the 6C. The tower doorway is in 12C Irish Romanesque style. The west door, above which a statue of Saint Multose stand..
The Square IRL - Kinsale
This three storey castle was built between the 15C and early 16C. It was intended as the custom-house for the Earls of Desmond on a site which was near the port at the time. During the siege of Kinsale it was used as a warehouse for arms and supplies..
Pier Road IRL - Kinsale .
Actons Hotel is a period building filled set landscaped gardens overlooking the beautiful Kinsale Harbour. It offers en suite rooms, many with harbour views and a Health and Fitness Club with indoor pool, gym and sauna. Rooms at the hotel are indivi..
World's End IRL - Kinsale .
Prix Prices from : 80 €
Spectacularly located on the waterfront in the historic town of Kinsale. The hotel is privately owned with a friendly, yet professional atmosphere. Kinsale is one of Ireland's most picturesque towns; it is steeped in history and has a charming old ..
Kinsale IRL - Cork CO.CORK
Prix Prices from : 301 €
"Originally a medieval fishing port, historic Kinsale (from the Irish, Ceann tSáile - Head of the Sea) is now the Gourmet Capital of Ireland. Its narrow streets and quays provide the picturesque location for Perryville House. Stylishly refurbish..
3-4 Pearse St IRL - Cionn tSáile
Informal restaurant located in small, well-run hotel in the town centre. Original artwork hangs on the walls. Seafood-orientated menu specialises in fresh fish and shellfish from local waters.
Pier Rd IRL - Cionn tSáile
Friendly informal restaurant that's a local institution. Dine at the bar and watch the kitchen shuck oysters, in the main room amongst 'fishy' memorabilia or alfresco on the lovely terrace. Concise, all-day menus offer well-prepared, good value seafo..
48 Main St. IRL - Cionn tSáile
Intimate restaurant on quaint main street; well-known by locals. Simple yet smart interior with polished floor and part-panelled walls. Unfussy, classical seafood menu offers good choice, try the 'Fresh Catches'. Efficient, engaging team.
3-4 Pearse St IRL - Cionn tSáile
Summercove IRL - Kinsale
Rustic pub with nautical theme and views over Kinsale and the bay. Lunch, served in the bar, offers simple pub classics; dinner, in the more formal restaurant, presents carefully prepared, globally influenced dishes.