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), Shannon International Airport (2 hours) and Dublin International Airport (3 hours).