Kinsale, County Cork
Kinsale (Irish: Cionn tSáile) is a town 25km south of Cork city, on the coast near the Old Head of Kinsale, at the mouth of the River Bandon. Kinsale is a popular holiday resort for Irish and international tourists and its population increases substantially during the summer months when the tourist season is at its peak.
Kinsale is best known for its many gourmet restaurants and leisure activities - including yachting, sea angling, and golf. Kinsale boasts a large yachting marina close to the town centre which attracts sailing and boating enthusiasts in large numbers.
The town is very cosmopolitan yet has a quaint air of antiquity in the narrow intersecting streets, where the visitor will find several art galleries and places of cultural interest.
When visiting Kinsale there are many sights to see and things to do amongst which are sailing, watersports, golf courses, horse riding, clay bird shooting and archery - all available close to the town.
Thousands of visitors enjoy the dining experience of Kinsale with its famous fish and seafood, quality local meat, vegetables and dairy produce. Kinsale chefs pride themselves on their reputation. When you have sampled Kinsale hospitality and food you will return time and time again.
Each year in Kinsale there are major events like the Kinsale Gourmet Festival, Kinsale Fringe Jazz Festival and the Kinsale Point to Point.
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