Kinsale  County Cork


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Kinsale like this:

Kinsale.-- seaport, par., and township, S. co. Cork, at mouth of river Bandon, 14 miles S. of Cork--par., 377 ac., pop. 4831; town and township (partly in Ringcurran par.), 300 ac., pop. 5386; 1 Bank. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. The estuary of the Bandon forms a spacious harbour, and is navigable by the largest vessels. ...

Kinsale was for several centuries the most important seaport on the S. coast of Ireland, and was protected by a fort built in the reign of Charles II., which cost £70,000. The ports of Cork and Queenstown have taken away much of its trade. James II. landed here from France in 1689. The fishery is very productive. Kinsale returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kinsale, in and County Cork | Map and description, A Vision of Ireland through Time.


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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