Things To Do in Kinsale

Near Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Ten Things To Do In Kinsale While The Sun Is Shining

Charles Fort:
A star shaped military fortress completed in 1682 during the reign of Charles II, has been associated with some of the most momentous events in Irish history. You can also enjoy free entry to Charles Fort on the first Wednesday of every month.

The Kinsale 9/11 Garden of Remembrance:
Established by Kathleen Murphy, who worked as a nurse for over 30 years in New York City. Shocked by the deaths of 343 firemen in the 9/11 attacks, Kathleen dedicated a plot of land in Kinsale and planted a tree for each of the fallen firemen – as well as a tree for their Chaplain Father Michael Judge.

Garretstown Beach:
Awarded the Blue Flag in 2018, is a stunning sandy beach with outstanding views of The Old Head of Kinsale – and is a fantastic spot for taking the family for a spot of walking and swimming!

Walking Tours:
Walking tours are a great way to learn some fun facts about the area with our fantastic, award-winning local guides, make sure to bring a camera along as you pass by the stunning sights Kinsale has to offer.

Kinsale Harbour Cruise:
Hop aboard the “Spirit of Kinsale” for a spectacular Kinsale Harbour Cruise, giving you a very different view of Kinsale and its beautiful natural harbour.

Ghost Tour:
Join Brian for an exciting alternative Ghost Tour of Kinsale, full of fun and excitement, and guaranteed to have you laughing for days to come.

Rumleys Open Farm:
Located a short 20-minute drive from Kinsale, Rumleys Open Farm provides a wide range of activities for children of all ages, giving you an up-close experience of a range of exotic and domestic animals.

Enjoy a game of footgolf only minutes from our hotel. Located on the outskirts of Kinsale, Footgolf combines the fun of football with the precision of golf and is a great day out for the whole family.

Old Head Golf Links:
Built on a 220-acre diamond of land jutting out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean, the Old Head Golf Links provide a golfing experience like no other.

Kinsale Golf Club:
Kinsale Golf Club offers two golf courses to savour, the rolling fairways of Farrangalway, and the slopes running into the water at Ringenane.


Ten Things To Do In Kinsale On A Rainy Afternoon


Lusitania Memorial:

The Lusitania Memorial at Old Head pays tribute to the 1,198 passengers lost after a German U-boat torpedoed RMS Lusitania on May 7 1915. A trip to their museum is perfect for a bright or rainy day.

Kinsale Mead Co.:
Join Kate and Denis for a tour of Kinsale Mead Company and learn about the history of mead – and while completing the tour in the production area you can even sample this tasty drink to quench your thirst.

Spa Day:
In the soothing world of the Spa in Kinsale Hotel & Spa, relax with a choice of luxury treatments and therapies, where you can indulge in a choice of feel-good massages, facials and manicures, and unwind in the relaxation room.

Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre:
Whether the sun is shining or the rain falling, Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre offers you and your family a perfect opportunity to get out and active during your stay in Kinsale with various land and sea-based activities.

Kinsale Food Tours:
Join the daytime walking food tour of Kinsale where you will enjoy stops at some of the top Kinsale foodie destinations to grasp why Kinsale has been dubbed Ireland’s gourmet capital.

Kinsale Pottery & Arts School:
This privately-run arts centre provides craft courses for adults, children and larger corporate groups. Leaving their students with a knowledge of pottery, glass fusing, stained glass, jewellery making and mosaic work.

Blacks Brewery and Distillery:
Founded in Kinsale in 2013 by Sam & Maud Black, Blacks Brewery offer guided tours along with tastings sessions in their custom-built tap room to try their extensive range of products.

Atlantic Offshore Adventures:
Tailoring a day to meet with your needs, Atlantic Offshore Adventures cater for all abilities and strive to deliver a unique experience with over 20 years of experience.

The Courthouse & Regional Museum: 
Built in the 1600’s the Courthouse was a key element in the sinking of the Lusitania inquest. Housing a large number of local artefacts relating to Kinsale’s maritime, military and secular history from the Battle of Kinsale to the Kinsale Giant, the Kinsale Regional Museum is certainly worth a visit.

The Gallery Kinsale:
For an artistic visit to Kinsale, make sure to pop by to The Gallery Kinsale, where you will find an assortment of art from both National and International artists.

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