About Kinsale Town


Kinsale (IrishCionn tSáile) is a beautiful and charming  fishing village in County Cork, Ireland. Located some 25 km south of Cork City on the coast near the Old Head of Kinsale, it sits at the mouth of the River Bandon and has a population of 2,257 which increases substantially during the summer months when the tourist season is at its peak and when the boating fraternity arrive in large numbers

Kinsale is a popular holiday resort for Irish and foreign tourists. Leisure activities include yachting, sea angling, and golf. The town also has several art galleries. The town is compact with a quaint air of antiquity in the narrow streets. There is a large yachting marina close to the town centre.

The town is known for its excellent fish  restaurants, and holds an annual “Gourmet Festival”.

Our business clients love to stay in the Trident Hotel   www.tridenthotel.com   with its warm welcome and wonderful sea-view rooms on the water’s edge.

Prominent buildings in the town include St. Multose’s church (Church of Ireland), St. John the Baptist (Catholic), the Market House and the so-called French Prison (or Desmond Castle).