Situated at the mouth of the River Bandon, Kinsale is a town 25km south of Cork city. Kinsale is a popular holiday resort near the Old Head of Kinsale, probably best known for its many gourmet restaurants and international cuisine. People from every corner of the globe 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.
Kinsale boasts a large yachting marina close to the town centre which attracts sailing and boating enthusiasts in large numbers.
For the visitor Kinsale has many other activities amongst which are golf courses, horse riding, clay bird shooting and archery - all available close to the town.
Coupled with its quaint air of antiquity in the narrow intersecting streets, Kinsale is also a very cosmopolitan town where there are several art galleries and places of cultural interest.
Major events in Kinsale each year include the Kinsale Gourmet Festival, Kinsale Fringe Jazz Festival and the Kinsale Point to Point.
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