is an award
winning funky guesthouse offering Kinsale bed and breakfast accommodation located in the heart of Kinsale
town centre, County Cork, the Gourmet Capital of Ireland. It is
noted for its charming decor and delightful atmosphere.
Gallery Bed & Breakfast Kinsale is a popular B&B accommodation in Kinsale
just a short walk to he Tourist Office where you can get
a Visitors Guide on activities in the town.
A visit to the 17th Century Charles
Fort is a priority. Take the wonderfully Scenic "Scilly Walk" which
passes through the little village of Summercove & leads you straight
to the Fort .
Both the 15th Century Desmond
Castle & the International Wine Museum are located just 200 metres
from the Gallery bed & breakfast & are an essential visit to
understand Kinsale`s development as a successful trading town.
Kinsale Museum which is 100 metres from the Gallery dates back to
1600 & houses an array of interesting artifacts including being the
venue for the subsequent enquiry into the sinking of the Lusitania.
The 17th Century
James Fort which is outside Kinsale is well worth
visiting & is a particularly attractive walking area & has
spectacular views of both the inner & outer harbour.
The magnificently preserved 12th Century St. Multose Church dates
back to Norman times & houses an interesting array of historical
The Kinsale Historical Guided Walking Tour is very informative &
highly recommended .Tour starts at 11.15 outside Kinsale Tourist
There is also a wonderful Scenic Harbour Cruise which leaves from
the pier & explores the inner harbour with a documentary on Kinsale`s Maritime History.
Because the Gallery Bed & Breakfast is so centrally located with
free parking nearby ,you can easily explore the vast array of Craft
Shops & Art Galleries on foot
There is also a great selection of characterful Pubs & Bed &
Breakfast Accommodation in the centre of town.
The following are suggestions as to
other activities you might like to peruse while on holiday in
Take a stroll along the pier & view the colourful array of fishing
boats ,sailing vessels & motor boats.
The town Park, also on the pier is ideal for a leisurely rest & is
particularly attractive when the flower display is in bloom.
For those who are interested in aquatics ,there are a variety of
leisure craft for charter ,& Oysterhaven is an established centre
Bicycle hire Kinsale is available on Pearse .St. - 100 metres away .
The Kinsale are has 3 sandy beaches which are ideal for swimming,
The Dock, Sandycove, & Garretstown which is a Blue Flag
Beach offering great surfing.
The local Farmers Market ( which is 150 metres from the
Gallery Guesthouse) is held on Tuesdays & boasts a wide range of stalls with fresh produce .
Finally Kinsale has a great variety of Cafe`s many of which are
outdoor, thereby creating a sophisticated atmosphere in Kinsale by
,does exactly what it says on the Tin, ! brentwood ,essex
from the visitors book!
All senses awakened here ! Ohio U.S.
Artsy & Awesome ! hartford Ct.
Tom`s Jazz & Pancakes - breakfast heaven! Hove, Sussex.
Thanks for a great stopping place on the road of life ! Chicago IL.
Great Food, great music ,great innkeepers ! ,Cape Cod Ma.
The time goes by too fast -but this is a damn good way to spend it!
The music is a leap beyond the dum ,durum - Da ! Richmond W.H .
Saved my life -I think ! Spfld ,Illinois
Fine porcelain, interesting engravings, grand piano, terrific jazz,
bouncy bed, Belting breakfast -we will be back ! N. Yorks
It is also conveniently close to Harbour cruises,
Sailing, Art Galleries, and
Kinsale's 3 Golf Courses.
Far from the madding crowd ! Norfolk, England
Ambience and Soulful ! Brooklyn ,New York
Aaahh!! Mayo ,Ireland
Truly a special place to stay ! Cambridge, England
Go M.J.Q. -thank you ! San Rafael, California
Irish hospitality in a nutshell ! Nottinghampshire ,England
Something very special about this place ! Belfast ,N.Ireland
Wonderful as always ,see you next year! Fullerton,
Vibra-home! Dublin ,Ireland
Gorgeous rooftop room ! Detroit ,Michigan
Jazz lives ! Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Another excellent visit with good food, music, and chat -love those
lemon pancakes ! Paradise ,California
Bright colours- can find home after too many pints! Boise Idaho
There are 3 golf Courses in the Kinsale and and another 10 within
30 to 45 minutes drive ,
- Old Head Golf Links
Kinsale Golf Course,
Farrangalway Golf Course