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.


Dermot Ryan’s Heritage Town Walks

Kinsale Heritage Town Walks provide the ideal way to explore this unique town which has been at the centre of Irish history since the first settlers came.


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.

History Kinsale

Battle Of Kinsale

The Battle of Kinsale is one of Ireland’s most famous battles. The Spanish sailed to try to free Ireland from the British on September 2, 1601, 33 ships sailed from Lisbon to Ireland.

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.


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.