Kinsale Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Cork
Town and Country Homes are pleased to offer a selection of quality Bed and Breakfasts located in Kinsale, County Cork. Our B&B accommodation providers are all Tourist Board Approved and we can assure you of a warm welcome and kind hospitality in any of our bed and breakfasts. Whatever your requirements we have a B&B to suit you in Kinsale and indeed in all of County Cork.
Kinsale, County Cork
Kinsale in County Cork is one of the most scenic and popular resorts of the south of Ireland. Famous for its wonderful yachting, sea angeling, Dolphin and Whale watching trips, quality resturants and Golf. Kinsale is home to the excellent Kinsale school of English and has a selection of Art Galleries.
Kinsale is one of Ireland's most historical locations for this has been a centre of population, commerce, trade and fishing for hundreds of years. In its infancy the estuary of the Bandon River gave it great importance as the river is tidal as far as Innishannon and water transport was an important means of trade and travel until the 18th Century. The estuary also provided excellent anchorage for ancient shipping which went search of refuge during storms.
The Town nestles between the hills and the shoreline, a muriad of streets never far from the water and much the same in many hundreds of years. Amongst buildings of later periods are those of another age with historical links to the French, Spanish, British and Americans.
The Battle of Kinsale, fought in 1601 between a combined Spanish, an Irish force and English armies, was a turning point in Irish history. The harbour is guarded by two very fine star-shaped fortresses built in the 17th century: Charles Fort is well worth a visit (guided tours). See also the old Courthouse, now a museum; St Multose Church, built in the 13th century and still in use, and 'French Prison', the 16th century Desmond Castle. There is a signposted tourist trail to this fascinating town with a guide booklet. Take a trip too to the Old Head of Kinsale for magnificent cliff scenery. It was off here that the Lusitania was sunk in 1915 with a loss of over 1,500 lives.
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