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The K Kinslare Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to The K Kinsale

This Kinsale elegant Boutique accommodation, is situated in Kinsale town, an ancient sea-faring town on the Atlantic coast. It is just minutes walk from the many famous gourmet restaurants, elegant shops, and exciting galleries.

Kinsale itself is a delight to explore with its narrow meandering streets packed full of unique shops & galleries catering for all tastes. Known as the gourmet capital of Ireland, Kinsale boasts a mouth watering array of award winning Cafés & Restaurants for you to chose from. Not forgetting our extensive selection of quality pubs in Kinsale that also serve delicious food and provide live entertainment 7 nights a week.

Kinsale is steeped in a fishing tradition with one of the most beautiful harbours in Ireland, a boat trip or boat hire & fishing can be arranged at the local pier. Our town is historically very significant in the history of Ireland with the “Battle of Kinsale” in 1601 having a major influence on Irish history right up to the present day. There are many links to these former times still to be seen in the town with Charles Fort and James Fort overlooking either side of the harbour a must see for all visitors. For scenic walks, horse riding, water sports & cycling enthusiasts among others, Kinsale has to be first on your list of destinations in Ireland. It is also an ideal base to tour and enjoy the beauty of Cork County.

Contact Us:

The K Kinsale
Mobile: +353 (0)87 1548153

This eye-catching house, on the Rock, Kinsale, is built on the site of the former Kinsale Beacon, which in times past guided ships as they made their way into Kinsale Harbour. Local folklore has it that the Friars of the nearby Friary tended to the beacon and kept its lamp supplied with oil. The Friary in question was that of the Carmelite Order. The Carmelites have been in Kinsale since the early fourteenth century, and they have continued ever since, through good times and not so good times, to minister to the needs of the local people – for all of 673 years. History records that circa 1334 a Norman Knight, Robert Fitzrichard Balrain, happened to meet a group of Carmelite Hermits who had fled from Mount Carmel in the Holy Land during the Saracen invasion. He built St. Mary’s Abbey in Kinsale and gave it to the Hermits, together with several acres of land. That land included the present site of the K Kinsale.

Local Activities:
Within easy reach of the spectacular Old Head Golf Links. Tee times and transport arranged on request.
Kinsale Harbour Boat Cruise.

How to get here:
Please type in our Eircode/Zipcode – P17 DE27 into your phone/GPS this will guide you very easily to the house. Please be aware that we are located on a steep street so bear this in mind if you have mobility issues. There is off-street parking for 4 cars in front of the house and parking is on a first come-first serve basis, however additional free parking is available close the house. We are 250m (4 minutes’ walk) to the town centre.

The K Kinsale  is on the right. The K Kinsale is a great location for  touring Cork And  Kerry or  the Wild Atlantic Way which stretches from our Doorstep all the way North to Donegal.

Sunday Times, Susan d’Arcy – “run by the colourful
Carmel Kelly-O’Gorman, which is all four poster beds and eccentric touches”

Sunday Times

Sunday Telegraph, Allan Bestic – ” It beats most five star hotels out of sight”

Sunday Telegraph

Sunday Express, Kevin Wilson – ” Fantastic establishment owned by the highly entertaining

Sunday Express, Kevin Wilson

Harpers and Queen, Charles Glass
“A charming place to stay in Kinsale “

Harpers and Queen, Charles Glass

Cork Examiner Maureen Fox, –
“Not just a place to sleep it really is an experience”

Cork Examiner Maureen Fox