Whilst staying at Perryville House, guests have an extensive choice of activities; world class golf, picturesque walks and fishing. Discover nearby beaches, coves, and inlets that allow space and privacy for bathing, swimming and, on some patrolled beaches, surfing and body boarding. Clay-bird shooting, horse riding and a maze of country roads await exploration by foot or bicycle and are all within easy distance from the town. Take your binoculars to the coast to see gannet, cormorant, terns, gulls and hosts of sea birds.
Gourmet dining and pubs with traditional Irish music are just a short stroll from our door.
Kinsale Fringe Jazz Festival- An alternative for Jazz Lovers
If you are looking for an alternative to the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival, why not make your way to the Kinsale Fringe Jazz Festival, in it’s 24th year, where you’ll find the best of jazz, blues and other interesting sounds to keep you entertained over the October Bank Holiday weekend?
An offshoot of the Cork Jazz Festival, this event has a slightly less frenetic pace than the larger festival but there is still plenty on offer for Jazz lovers. With events running every day from lunchtime to late night, at 15 venues around the town, you may well find there is no need to ever leave Kinsale
and head to the city.
The Wild Atlantic Way
If you are starting your tour of the Wild Atlantic Way in the South of Ireland, you will begin outside our door. Kinsale is the designated starting point of what is the longest defined coastal touring route in the world. The Wild Atlantic Way which stretches 1,500 miles from Cork to Donegal is a spectacular driving route with remarkable coastlines and breath-taking scenery. It is an experience like no other.
Please ask for all our recommendations of places to stay and eat along the way. We are happy to share some of our favourites with you to make your Wild Atlantic Way experience unforgettable.
Whether you want to immerse yourself in history, explore the town or sample some breathtaking views, there are different routes for everyone’s tastes. Why not pick up a map in the tourist office and go it alone or join a guided tour. Some of our favourites include;
Dermot Ryan’s Heritage Town Walks
Departs from the tourist office in Kinsale
Tel: +353 21 4772729/ +353 86 8267656
Don and Barry’s Historical Stroll
Departs from the Tourist Office, Kinsale
Tel: 021 477 2873 Mob: 087 2500731
…or for something a little spooky
Kinsale Ghost Tours
Departs Tap Tavern, Kinsale.
Tel: 021 477 2263 Mobile No: 087 948 0910
Kinsale is blessed with a plethora of great restaurants. Quite unique for a small Irish town to have so many. Depending what you feel like, the choice is yours; have a pizza which would rival the finest trattoria in Italy or sample the most amazing seafood fresh from the Atlantic Ocean daily. If meat is your thing, tuck in to succulent Irish beef, lamb or duck that would have grazed the local fields. All delicious, local and Slow Food. Please ask for our help as we hold the menus to all our favourites and will happily make reservations on your behalf.
Kinsale Gourmet Festival
October 9th - 11th
Those who ventured to Kinsale for the culinary delights of the 38th Kinsale Gourmet Festival were certainly not disappointed, as they joined in what was the most successful year of the festival’s colourful history. The festival, organised by the Good Food Circle, served up delicious food and fine wines, with particular focus this year on locally sourced and produced products.
How fortunate we are to be located just 15 minutes from one of the most spectacular Golf Links in the world. The Old Head of Kinsale, jutting proudly over the cliffs of the Wild Atlantic way is a spectacular 18-hole Championship course, built on a 220-acre diamond of land is a must see if you are a golfer and visiting Kinsale. The promontory is almost an island with numerous caves running beneath your feet as you play the course. The links and practice area occupy 180 acres and the remaining 40 acres of unspoilt cliff (rising in places to over 300 feet) frame the course.
Andrew would be delighted to assist any of guests with tee times and information, so please ask.