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Kinsale: Area Guide

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There are 3 golf courses located in the Kinsale area.
Ringenane, two miles from Kinsale off the Cork road, operated by Kinsale Golf Club, is a 9-hole course.
Green fees £10 per round, club hire £7.50, caddie cars £2. Telephone 021 4772197.
Farrangalway, home of Kinsale Golf Club, is an 18-hole parkland course. Lessons are available from a pofessional. Telephone to check availability especially at weekends.
Telephone 021 4774722.
Old Head Golf Links is in a spectacular location on the cliffs edge. This is an 18 hole golf course. 5 miles from Kinsale. It is essential to make arrangements in advance. Full bar and restaurant facilities, extensive professionals shop. Essential to make advance booking.
Telephone 021 4778444.

A range of watersports can be availed of in the Kinsale area.
Sailing trips can be organised by Sail Ireland on a Day, half day or evening basis with Skipper for groups and individuals. From £15 per person or £80 per yacht for a half day sailing. also bareboat, weekly and weekends. Luxury yachts can also be chartered for trips around Oysterhaven Bay or sail out to the famous Old Head of Kinsale.
Scuba DivingA Padi Dive Centre operates from Castlepark Marine Centre. The centre operates from a new, purpose-built 43ft Aquastar dive boat and has a 7.5m RIB with all diving instrumentation.
An Activity Centrealso offers sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and many more activities.


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Jean-marc's Chow House, Pearse Street()
Jean Marc's Chow House is open Monday to Sarurday and serves up fabulous Chinese and Thai food delicious self made french desserts.
Call 00 353 21 4777117 for bookings and more information.

Fishy Fishy Cafe And Gourmet Store, Guardwell ()
This is a a tiny bistro style fish restaurant spilling out onto the pavement before it. They only open for lunch and don't take bookings so get there early and enjoy and wonderful fresh fish lunch! Call 00 353 21 477 4453 for bookings and more information.

The Vintage Restaurant, 50 Main Street ()
Here old Irish recipes and freshest produce is in evidence, prepared and served in a wholesome, elegant and sometimes novel, happy manner. Accompanied by the best wines in a cheerful, cosy and friendly atmosphere. Comes highly reccommended. (Closed in January and February). Call 00 353 21 4772502 for bookings and more information.

Savannah Waterfront Restaurant, Trident Hotel ()
The award winning Savannah Waterfront Restaurant is situated in the 17th Century stone wing of the Trident Hotel. A member of the Good Food Circle, here the discerning diner may enjoy delicious food while savouring the marvellous views of Kinsale harbour. Both table d'hóte and á la carte menus are available and attentive, friendly service is guaranteed. Call 00 353 21 4772301 for bookings and more information.

Crackpots Restaurant & Pottery, 3 Cork Street ()
Tucked away between the Museum and Desmond Castle it is a cosy restaurant with a working pottery earning itself a fine reputation with visitors and locals alike. Menus are altered seasonally and offer a unique selection of dishes at prices to suit all tastes and pockets. Vegetarian dishes are included and there is a well-chosen wine list. Call 00 353 21 477 2847 for bookings and more information.

Pubs and Clubs

As with any Irish town, you will a good choice of pubs to visit while you are in Kinsale, here are just some of them:

Anchor Bar
Main Street, ph. 021 774518

The Bullman
Summercove, ph. 021 772131

Lord Kingsale
4 Main Street, ph. 021 772371

The Mad Monk
1 Main Street, ph. 021 774602

Sam's Bar
The Glen, ph., 021 774644

Spaniard Inn
ph. 021 772436