Originally a medieval fishing port, historic Kinsale (from the Irish word, Ceann tSaile meaning ‘Head of the Sea’) is one of the most picturesque, popular and fashionable towns on the south west coast of Ireland.
Only 18 miles from Cork City, Kinsale is the gateway to scenic West Cork and is the start or finish point of the "Wild Atlantic Way" the 1500-mile coastal journey from Kinsale, County Cork to Inishowen, County Donegal.
The town’s beautiful long waterfronts, yacht-filled harbors, narrow winding streets and brightly painted galleries, shops and houses captivate and attract visitors from all over the world.
Kinsale has been hailed ‘The Gourmet Capital of Ireland’ due to its number and quality of restaurants. There is no shortage of eateries and pubs suiting every taste and budget.