Parents are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing schools for their little ones. Excellent national schools like Scoil Naomh Eltin are on your doorstep, while older kids will find their every educational and extra-curricular need catered for at Kinsale Community School. Plus, the warm community spirit in Kinsale means that your children can grow up in a caring, supportive environment all through their schooling.


Cork has a proud sporting heritage, and Kinsale certainly adds to that with a plethora of sporting clubs in the town and the immediate surroundings. Try your hand at kayaking or sailing with Kinsale OEC or sign up for five-a-side at Saile Sports & Leisure. Or make a contribution to Cork's proud GAA heritage and join Kinsale GAA, which has its grounds in Jack Barrett Memorial Park.


Kinsale is a popular destination for tourists, so it's no wonder that there’s plenty to do and see. The lure of the coastline is an obvious attraction, and there's plenty of opportunity for water sports and boat hire down at the harbour. For people more into creative arts, Kinsale has long been known as a hub for artists, and a fine selection of art galleries and craft shops is testament to this.


The beautiful town of Kinsale is packed full of interesting gift and craft shops, local food suppliers, boutiques and galleries, yet this is balanced by more practical shopping options such as supermarkets and pharmacies. Plus, with Cork City only a short drive away, you can support local shop owners and producers as well as enjoying the best of the big names in the city.

Dining & Bars

Kinsale has a strong reputation as a destination for foodies, and nowhere is this more evident that by the fine selection of top-class restaurants and casual dining options. Locally produced food is a priority for most establishments, and with the sea on their doorsteps, many offer the most delicious seafood dishes. End the night with an after-dinner drink and some traditional music in one of the many bars in the town - a warm welcome awaits you wherever you choose to go.


The sense of community is strong in Kinsale, and residents like nothing more than a family celebration, big and small. Whether it's a birthday, christening, wedding or even just a family get together, you’ll find the perfect venue in one of Kinsale's many local hotels. The world-renowned Kinsale Yacht Club is also a great option for special celebratory meals of all sizes – your guests will be impressed!