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Kinsale Mead Co Tours

Kinsale Mead Co in 2016 rediscover the ancient art of mead making, creating world-class range of delicious, refreshing meads. Learn how to make mead, about its rich and diverse history, the wonderful world of honey and bees and sample some of our award-winning meads.


The Old Head Of Kinsale Lighthouse

Bring your binoculars and see one of the world’s oldest and most-remote lighthouses, that has braved the wild Atlantic ocean for centuries.

Lusitania Memorial, Old Head Of Kinsale

Lusitania memorial – Old Head of Kinsale: Remembering the 1198 civilians lost when the Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine on 7th May 1915.

James Fort

James Fort holds a commanding position directly across the harbour mouth from Charles Fort. Together, these forts guarded the narrow harbour entrance.

Church Of St. John The Baptist

This Catholic church was built in 1839, and designed by Brother Michael Augustine who also built a number of the churches in Cork city.

Kinsale Maritime Walks

Kinsale Maritime Walks are coastal nature walks. Duration is approx. 3 Hours. The walk requires a moderate level of fitness plus suitable clothing and water.


Don & Barry’s Historic Stroll

The acclaimed and fun insight into the extraordinary harbour fortifications and medieval walled town of Kinsale. Highly recommended by Rick Steves, Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, Irish Times, Tripadvisor.

Charles Fort

Perhaps the best-known historical attraction in Kinsale, Charles Fort, is on the road just beyond Summercove. It is open all year, and regular guided tours are available.

Battle Of Kinsale

The first Barony of Kinsale was created in 1223, when Milo de Cogan gave a large tract of land (from the Bandon River to the sea) to his daughter as a dowry on her marriage to Myles De Courcey.

The Lusitania

See where the first major civilian atrocity of World War 1 took place just off the coast of Kinsale and see how this terrible tragedy is respectfully marked by locals.

The Dock Beach

Small and safe beach that is very popular with the locals. Located on other side of the Bandon river next to Castlepark Marina.

Oysterhaven Holiday & Activity Centre

Close to the town, a wide range of facilities are available at the Oysterhaven Activity Centre , Ireland’s leading windsurfing centre.

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