The medieval town of Kinsale in County Cork is one of the top tourist destinations in Ireland. It’s blessed with a spectacular coastal location, historical and cultural attractions, winding cobbled streets full of quirky shops and traditional pubs and of course, tonnes of activities. Here we take a glimpse of what activities you can enjoy while in Kinsale.
Whale of A Time
What better way to explore the stunning Kinsale coastline than by boat! With Whale of A Time you can enjoy coastal adventure boating, coastal excursions, whale and dolphin watching or simply sit back and admire the views. Take a boat trip from Kinsale to Cork city or vice versa.
For more info check out the Whale Of A Time website
Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre
The Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre is the perfect destination for you if you’re seeking some adrenaline pumping adventure while in Kinsale. Activities to choose from include sailing, kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling, body boarding, archery, orienteering, zip lining and much more. KOEC have been established for over 20 years so they are well renowned for adventure activities.
For more info check out the Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre website
At Nohoval Claybird visitors can enjoy Clay Shooting, Falconry Hunting Treks, Archery and even ferret racing! All these activities can be enjoyed against a backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and rugged coastline. Nohoval can be found just 11km from Kinsale town so if you’re looking for a fun day out head here.
For more information check out the Claybird website
The International Museum of Wine
The International Museum of Wine is housed in Desmond Castle. Here you’ll see a comprehensive exhibition, which tells the story of Ireland’s wine links with the rest of the world. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Kinsale was an important Irish wine port so it’s no wonder today that Kinsale has become synonymous with good food and wine!
Visit the Winegeese website to learn more
Historical Stroll in Kinsale
What better way to get to know the historical town of Kinsale than by taking a guided walking tour. Your tour guides Don & Barry will take you on an intriguing, fun and educational walking tour of the town, which lasts approx 90 minutes. You can avail of this fascination tour from March to Mid November and it leaves the Tourist Office daily at 11.15am.
For more info check out the Historical Stroll in Kinsale website
These are just some of the activities for you to enjoy while in Kinsale. If you have enjoyed any of the above why not drop us a line and let us know! You can also add more activities in the comment box below.
Need accommodation for your stay in Kinsale then visit our Kinsale hotels page.