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The Trident Hotel is spectacularly set on the water's edge in Kinsale, in a prime location for you to enjoy the stunning views. Recently refurbished the Trident has 75 guestrooms including an executive wing comprising 30 rooms and penthouse floor of 11 luxury suites, all with breath-taking views of the harbour and enchanting town of Kinsale.

We are extremely passionate about serving each and every one of our guests, we focus our energies on anticipating your expectations and delighting you. We have built our reputation on delivering excellent and friendly service and that is why guests return again and again.

Kinsale is an award-winning and historic town nestled between rolling hills and one of the prettiest harbours in Europe and only a 30-minute drive south from Cork City and only 20 minutes from Cork Airport it is the scenic and culinary gateway to West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way.

For the energetic, some of the activities available locally include golf, horse riding walking tours, bike tours, foodie tours and of course all water sports. Yacht charter and sea angling are available from our private marina. Alternatively, take a wander through some of the narrow winding streets and discover galleries, museums, antique and craft shops in the historic town. Visit Charles Fort or take a trip further into beautiful West Cork with its deserted beaches and mountains.

Finish the day with a visit to one of the many colourful restaurants or lively pubs for which Kinsale is famous! Kinsale is renowned for good food and in our award-winning Wharf Tavern you may sample the delights of sea and land while enjoying superb views and attentive service. 


Kinsale voted Ireland’s Top Foodie Town 2018


Originally a medieval fishing port, historic Kinsale (from the Irish, Ceann tSaile – ‘Head of the Sea’) is one of the most picturesque, popular and historic towns on the south west coast of Ireland. Visitors to Kinsale are captivated by its beautiful setting; its long waterfront, yacht-filled harbour, narrow winding streets and brightly painted galleries, shops and houses. The impressive fortifications of Charles Fort and James Fort guard the narrow entrance from the sea – giving clues to its rich history.

Twinned with Antibes, South of France, Mumbles, Wales and Newport, Rhode Island, it is in good company and well placed to be referred to as ‘Ireland’s Riveria’!

Not only does Kinsale claim to be one of the most picturesque and oldest towns in Ireland, it is also internationally renowned for the number and quality of its restaurants. It has been hailed as ‘The Gourmet Capital of Ireland’, with no shortage of cafés, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste and budget.

However active or relaxed you wish to be on your holiday or mini-break, Kinsale not only offers you a world of choice but allows you to take things at your own pace. All that and easy to get to! Kinsale is 30 minutes south of Cork City and 20 minutes from Cork International Airport. The ideal base to explore the south-west and discover the drama of the Wild Atlantic Way! 

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