This property is Fáilte Ireland's Welcome Standard approved and approved accommodation located within the catchment of the Wild Atlantic Way.
“Exquisite Holiday Homes”
Marina views property description
This property can sleep 18 guests. It has recently been refurbished throughout.
Please enter the correct amount of guests staying when booking to get the correct price.
The extra single beds are only bought into the property when it’s booked for more than 12 guests.
The views from this property are spectacular , to the left you look up the Bandon river , to the right you look at Kinsale town and marina.
In the front garden you look out to the Atlantic Ocean.
The property is a 2 minute drive into town , just across the Kinsale bridge. There are 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
There is a beautiful gazebo in the back garden where you can sip wine and watch the activity on the river by day , or see Kinsale all lit up at night time, a truly amazing location.
There are many indoor and outdoor activities in the Cork area.
See www.cork.ie or http://www.discoverireland.ie/Places-To-Go/Cork
Local activities in the Kinsale area are listed alphabetically as per distance from Glendooneen.
See also http://www.kinsale.ie/category/things-to-do/ and http://www.kinsale.ie/events/
The Crawford Art Gallery
West Cork Literary Festival
Kinsale Pottery & Arts School
The Dock beach
Courses, Cruising and Yacht Charter
Families and over 18s
Sovereign Sailing, Kinsale
Tel: 087 617 2555
Courses and Cruising
Families and under 18s
Oysterhaven Centre - Spirit of Oysterhaven
Tel: 021 477 0738
Harbour Motor Boat Cruise, Kinsale
Cruise to the Outer Harbour and up the Bandon River
Tel: 021 477 8946 & 086 250 5456
Harbour Motorboat Hire
Small boats with outboard engines
Kinsale Boat Hire, Castlepark
Tel: 087 174 7585
Offshore Motor Boat Cruise
Atlantic Charters, Kinsale
Tel: 021 452 4451 & 087 257 5269
Fishing - Deep Sea
Kinsale Deep Sea Angling, Castlepark
38 ft Aquastar
Tel: 021 477 8054 & 086 103 6905
Kinsale Boat Hire as above
Fishing - River
Tel: 023 884 7279 & 086 236 0774
Tel: 025 36349
Brian Cross of Lakemount Gardens
Tel: 021 482 1052 & 086 811 0241
Kinsale Golf Club,
€25 - 40 per round
Tel: 021 477 4722
Old Head of Kinsale Golf Links Club
18 holes €160 - 230 per round
Tel: 021 477 8444
Follyfoot Riding Farm,
Tel: 021 477 1324 & 086 832 2795 (Mary)
Kinsale Equestrian Centre
Tel: 086 853 0894 (Zoe)
Tel: 021 477 852
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the above information is correct - please check with the operator to
Kinsale hosts an annual jazz festival, which takes place during the last weekend of October. Pubs and hotels in the town host concerts by jazz and blues groups throughout the weekend, including on the last Monday of October (which is a bank holiday in Ireland).
The monumental steel, originally unpainted, sculpture The Great Wall of Kinsale, by Eilis O'Connell and installed in 1988 to celebrate Kinsale's achievements in the Tidy Towns competition, stands by Pier Road and Town Park.
Bastion, a restaurant on Market/Main streets, received a Michelin Star in 2020. Chef Keith Floyd was previously a resident of Kinsale.
Kinsale is a holiday destination for both Irish and overseas tourists. Leisure activities include yachting, sea angling, and golf. The town also has several art galleries, and there is a large yachting marina close to the town centre.
The town is known for its restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Bastion restaurant, and holds a number of annual gourmet food festivals.
Historical buildings in the town include St. Multose's Church (Church of Ireland) of 1190, St. John the Baptist (Catholic) of 1839, the Market House of c. 1600, and the so-called French Prison (or Desmond Castle, associated with the Earls of Desmond) of c. 1500. Charles Fort, a partly restored star fort of 1677, is in nearby Summercove.
Kinsale, County Cork is all about scenery, stories and surprises. let's start with the surprises, Kinsale is hopping like no place else in Ireland in the cool of an Irish spring. The town is busy with locals and tourists alike, with many French, recently arrived overnight from Roscoff giving a well dressed look, to an already well heeled and presented town. Steeped in stories, the defeat of the Irish in the Battle of Kinsale 1601 changed the course of Irish history forever with the Flight of the Earls (the old order of Irish chieftains) and the arrival of the British planters. But, long before even that event, it was an important trading port on the route to the new world. Landmark taverns and the Dutch style courthouse, where the inquest into the sinking of the Luistania in 1915 was held as well as medieval Desmond Castle still survive as do most of the other character houses in and around the narrow maze of streets that thankfully have not been demolished in the name of progress or greed....
Kinsale thrives on its waterfront location, the galleons which once sailed right up town have been replaced with leisure craft for both sailing and fishing. The Kinsale regatta is one of the longest running in Ireland and as popular as ever. Thirty years ago, Kinsale pioneered the Slow Food Movement with local artisan food producers getting together with chefs to produce the most wonderful food. In fact there seems to be more bars, restaurants and cafes per square mile here than in Dublin and as I say its busy, busy, busy. But the people are warm and friendly and for the most characters like Martin Shanahan who’s mad about fish and is leading a nationwide campaign to get us all back cooking and eating it. You will spoiled for choice restaurant wise and there is certainly somewhere to suit all tastes and pockets. A great weekend destination or starting point on a scenic road trip around West Cork....
10 Other Things To Do and See in and around Kinsale.....
1 First up Dermot Ryan’s walking tour of Kinsale is a must, tailor made, instantly, to suit the interests and nationalities of the various individuals who show up on the day. Warm, witty and informative, it’s the best €5 you will spend in Kinsale, tour departs daily at 10.30 from the Tourist Office on the quay and takes about an hour.
2 In these days of online everything is there anything better when on holidays than browsing a real bookshop rather than a virtual one and having a book talk to you or fall into your hands as well as a chat with the owner of the Kinsale Book Shop who’ll advise you on the latest arrivals re Irish interest or just a downright, good old-fashioned read, as well as the state of the industry!
3 Followed by coffee and the best lemon meringue pie in Ireland at the Lemon Leaf or a real hot chocolate in Jo’s. I must say I like this kind of niche marketing, it certainly adds to the relaxation element of a pleasant saturday morning shop when my stomach nods in agreement without even having to bother my mind.
4 The Boathouse Gallery with an electic selection of sea inspired images, I particularly liked but couldn’t afford, as usual, the Dee Pieters landscapes of West Cork with their mirror like water elements and bottomless lakes. With a warm Cork welcome from the owner, who knows well you are only browsing and unlikely to buy, well not this time perhaps, but maybe next time?
5 And then there are the stalwarts like Jim Edwards, the Blue Haven and the Spaniard out the road, that have been there forever. There’s a great line up of music most nights throughout the summer, good food and perfect pints all day and plenty of atmosphere all with walking distance of each other.
6 And no shortage of restaurants obviously in the Gourmet Capital of Ireland, cheap and cheerful Crackpots and Brunos to more expensive Finns Table and Fishy Fishy with the Black Pig doing tapas but my absolute favourite is up next?
7 Bulman Pub, Summercove, never was a place more aptly named, location? tick! sunset, if you are lucky? tick! atmosphere? most definitely! great pints, cold beer or glass of wine? for sure! And the best oysters, lobster and seafood you will eat anywhere in Ireland.
8 Charles Fort, after the defeat of the Irish in 1601 the English built this French style star shaped fort at the mouth of the harbour and installed a garrison of over 1000 troops which remained in Kinsale for over 400 years until we got our independence in1922. You can visit by car or on foot, a nice walk out via Scilly, take a Harbour Cruise or Hire a Boat during the summer.
9 Old Head, Kinsale, known as the 'Edge of the World’ at the time, it still looks like that, a rugged peninsula, jutting out 3 miles out into the Atlantic with its famous lighthouse and Celtic marriage stone. It now belongs to private consortium who have developed a world class links and exclusive golf club which is on every golfers bucket list of courses to play before they die
All guests are advised to take out travel insurance , incase you need to cancel your booking for unseen reasons , or for damages done at the property during your stay , this is optional of course and is down to the person making the booking.