Oceanaddicts

Oceanaddicts are a proud PADI 5* resort, which means we thrive on providing a quality service, highest safety standard and of course a lot of fun! Based in Kinsale, on the South Coast of Ireland, Oceanaddicts has over 30 years of diving experience. If…

Ceramic & Mosaic Art Classes

Adult & Children Classes. Make your own tiles.  Learn how to mosaic.  Make your hand prints in glass and many more interesting projects. Contact Natalie Allen -  mosaic artist Tel:  021 4778060  …

Swimming Pools

We have negotiated special rates for our residents at these fine hotels. Carlton Hotel Kinsale Guests of Castle Quay Holiday Homes, can use the Leisure Facilities at the Carlton Kinsale Hotel.  (This must be booked in advance – Vouchers…
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James Fort Kinsale

James fort was built on the site of an earlier fortification.   Designed by Paul Ive and begun in 1601 after the Battle of Kinsale, it was finished in 1607. It is a pentagonal Fort with Spear shaped earthen Bastions at the corners. …

Kilgobbin Castle

Kilgobbin Castle is a well preserved tower house on the west bank of the river Bandon, a few miles from Kinsale.  The dwelling houses beside the castle was abandoned in the 1960's. The tower is said to have been built by the MacCarthy Reaghs.…

The moving statue of Ballinspittle grotto

In July 1985, in the little town of Ballinspittle, Cork, Ireland a bizarre event gripped the town as people saw the grotto statue of the Virgin Mary come alive. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZjM83wZmWw

Ballinadee

Ballinadee is a small traditional country village serving the surrounding farming community. Situated on an inlet of the Bandon River estuary it is a quiet peaceful place visitors may relax on the seating provided near the banks of the…
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Blue Flag Beaches

Sea and sand, clean and unspoilt is the appeal of these two beaches, paradise for kids and adults alike.   Lying just a few miles west of Kinsale  two of the finest beaches in Co Cork. Both beaches Garrettstown and Garrylucas   have…
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Gtown Surf School

Gtown Surf School is a fully approved Irish Surfing Association Surf School, we take great pride in offering our customers a great surfing experience both on and off the water. Every customer is important to us no matter what their surfing…
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Gravity Mountain Biking

Gravity Mountain Biking has just opened in 2010 but its owner Jon Hynes has a long career in the sport.  Our newly purpose built Mountain Bike trail is just ten minutes drive from Garrettstown Beach and is perfect for beginners and improvers.…
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H2O Sea Kayaking

H2O Sea Kayaking offers half & ful day as well as weekend options on guided sea kayak tours along this beautiful section of coastline.  We take full advantage of sheltered waters for beginners and rugged coastline full of wonderful…
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Old Head Golf Course

Old Head is a remarkably dramatic piece of Ireland, protruding over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean.  The Old Head of Kinsale is home to a World-Class Golf Course and Luxury Members’ Accommodation located in County Cork on the Southwest…
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Kinsale Harbour Cruises

The cruise aboard the ‘Spirit of Kinsale’ takes approximately 50 minutes, departing from the slipway near Actons Hotel. It is a very therapeutic way of getting to see Kinsale Harbour from a maritime perspective. The commentary is historic,…
Ballinadee Stables

Ballinadee Stables

A great way to enjoy nature! Prices range from 15 – 30 euro. Special family rates   Fine selection of friendly horses and ponies with accomplished guides to lead you. Rolling farmland, beautiful countryside overlooking the Bandon River.…

Ballinspittle Woods

Ballinspittle Wood is located adjacent to Ballinspittle village, 10 km west of Kinsale on R600.

Fishing in the South West

The South West coastline varies from magnificent sweeping bays to rugged inlets to wide estuaries and sandy beaches .