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Kinsale, County Cork
An historical castle located in Kinsale, county Cork
Built as a custom house by the Earl of Desmond c. AD 1500, Desmond Castle has a colourful history, ranging from Spanish occupation in 1601 to use as a prison for captured American sailors during the American War of Independence. Known locally as 'The French Prison' after a tragic fire in which 54 prisoners, mainly French seamen, died in 1747. The Castle was also used as a borough jail from 1791 to the onset of the Great Famine when it was used as an auxiliary workhouse tending to the starving populace.
Directions to Desmond Castle - Kinsale
Located in Kinsale town.
Sat Nav: 51.707260,-8.524691
* Pictures; courtesy of photographic unit of the department of environment, heritage and local government.
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Carlton Hotel Kinsale is the brightest jewel in Carlton's Crown and is one of the leading Kinsale Hotels. Set on 90 acres of mature wooded parkland with panoramic views overlooking Oysterhaven Bay, this luxury Kinsale hotel are committed to providing the
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