Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland

Kinsale is situated in the estuary of the river Bandon, nestling among hills that hide it from the open sea. Because of its situation, Kinsale is a historic port and is still a very popular destination with pleasure sailors and anglers.

Two forts guard the approach to the harbour and one of the most significant battles in Irish History was fought here. The battle was in 1601 and was fought when an Irish army had traveled from the north of Ireland to relieve an English siege on the town that was held by the Spanish. Against the odds the Irish lost the battle, and this defeat marked the end of the ancient Gaelic aristocracy in Ireland.


As a result of this rich history, and coupled with its beautiful location, Kinsale has developed in to one of the most popular places to visit in Ireland.

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