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Around Kinsale

“Kinsale…Ireland’s Gourmet Capital”

Ballinacurra House is less than 2 kilometres from the outskirts of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. Kinsale is frequently referred to as Ireland’s Riviera and enjoys a continental ambiance with a wide selection of renowned restaurants, cafes & pubs buzzing with live music, against a background of ancient forts. See www.kinsale.ie for more information or watch a video about Kinsale.

Visitors are captivated by the town’s setting, its long waterfront, narrow streets and slate-clad houses. Kinsale was the site of a battle in 1601 that was a turning point in Irish history. For over 300 years it was a garrison town and port of consequence, leaving a legacy of Georgian and Victorian architecture.

Kinsale is a top class centre for sailing and watersports activities, as well as many land-based activities.  It is a top class centre for many activities including sailing, yachting, deep sea fishing, diving, watersports, windsurfing, horseriding and golf.  There are three golf courses including the world-famous Old Head course.

Kinsale attracts a diverse population from the four corners of the world and is one of the most sought after addresses in Ireland. This popularity is aided by its location - Cork city (40 minutes), Cork International Airport (20 minutes), Cork Railway Station (40 minutes).

  • River kayaking
  • Sea kayaking
  • Sailing – private yacht hire
  • Sailing – beginner or intermediate courses
  • Windsurfing
  • Golf
  • Diving
  • Horse Riding
  • Horse Trekking
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Paint Ball Activity Centre
  • All Terrain Vehicles
  • Two outdoor activity centres providing courses for both adults and children including obstacle courses, sailing, windsurfing, etc.

 

For further ideas of group activities, you can look under the ‘Team Building’ section of Private Business. All of these activities both at Ballinacurra or around Kinsale can be organized for any group interested – not just corporates.  Many of the events organised on the grounds are done by Rebel Corporate Event Planners and you can see a full list of their activities at www.rebelcorporate.com .  Please discuss the options for your group with the owners.