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Charles Fort in Kinsale

November 4, 2011

Charles Fort in Kinsale is well worth a visit.  The entrance price is very reasonable and the grounds are extremely well kept by the Office of Public Works.  Construction of the fort commenced in 1678 and it continued in military use until 1922.  It was built in such a strategic location in Kinsale to protect the interests of the British Crown.  With such a defence, it would have been very difficult for enemy vessels to enter the port.   I was really surprised at the number of buildings still standing.

The views from the battlements out over Kinsale harbour and out to sea are superb.    The site has a cafe and a couple of museums both very well laid out.  You could definitely spend well over an hour walking around this site.

Charles Fort Ruins

Charles Fort Ruins

Inside the Museum at Charles Fort

Inside the Museum at Charles Fort

Charles Fort Museum

Charles Fort Museum

Ruins at Charles Fort

Ruins at Charles Fort

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