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Ireland

The Kinsale Historical Walks

The Kinsale Heritage Walk in Kinsale, brings entertaining and informative insight into the history and heritage of Kinsale, a town that mirrors the history of Ireland. Kinsale is a town on the southern coast of Ireland, in County Cork. Two 17th-century fortresses overlook the River Bandon: the vast, star-shaped Charles Fort to the southeast, and the smaller James Fort on the river’s opposite bank mark the town. The 16th-century courthouse building houses the Kinsale Regional Museum, with a variety of displays on local history and information about the 1915 sinking of the RMS Lusitania are all walkable from the town center, and each with a rich history of their own.

One wishing to view these sites will find no one more knowledgeable than the award-winning guide Dermot Ryan, who has been guiding visitors and locals alike through Kinsale since 1966. Dermot works with Discover Ireland to bring the town to life.

The Kinsale Heritage Walk takes you on a journey through the beautiful town of Kinsale, County Cork. Dermot’s deep knowledge and entertaining stories will captivate you and bring the past to life. A native of Kinsale, he has been guiding since 1966. He uses a selection of unique photographs and old maps to reveal the hidden layers of Kinsale’s 800-year history. Dermot’s speciality is in finding connections to Kinsale; wherever you hail from, he will find a Kinsale connection.

The Kinsale Heritage Town Walk takes place daily at 10:30am from the Tourist Office, or by appointment.

Learn more about the town of Kinsale by visiting ​​https://www.kinsale.ie/.

Read what others share about their experience

  • The Romanian Guy
    3 months ago
    Kinsale, Ireland, is a picturesque seaside town that captures the essence of Irish charm and beauty....
  • Bhaven Thacker
    3 months ago
    Kinsale Town, A Hamlet in Cork County! Which So Colourful, Beautiful and Picturesque ! Must visit...
  • Akshay K
    8 months ago
    Wonderful walk, if the weather is good then you must visit and walk around the city
  • Dimple Shah
    10 months ago
    Amazing tour with Adrian, who was helping Dermot out while he was sick. Very informative about the...
  • Bridie Hanafin
    5 years ago
    Dermot Voted Best guide in Ireland.I wholeheartedly agree. If you are visiting Kinsale I cannot...

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