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Desmond Castle, Kinsale

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  • I had a look from the outside as in March the castle isnt open. It has a Wine Museum here too but this also was not open. This castle was used as an arms store by the Spanish during the siege of 1601....  more »
  • We were in town to explore and were walking around when we came across this small castle-like building on Cork Street not far from the police (garda) station. It is a tower house that was originally b...  more »
  • I came to Kinsale to visit this castle. The information center was closed and although I found a map I needed to ask directions three times, I found it worth climbing the hill to visit. I love castle ...  more »
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  • Interesting history of the castle. Located in the heart of the town. You shouldnt miss this one if you are in Kinsale.
  • Built about 1500 as a customs house this wonderful building has had a part in every major part of Kinsale's history. Now houses an excellent International Museum of Wine. The museum documents the surprising story of Ireland's long standing wine links with Europe and further afield.
  • It wasn't what I was expecting unfortunately I paid a ticket which I think was decently priced but the actual castle and Exhibits itself was not to standard. You can pretty much get most of the Desmond Castle Story and history through the poster board outside of the castle
  • who else but desmondo himself