A Postcard from Kinsale

27 May, 2015



Kinsale, Co. Cork, Tuesday 26th May: Kinsale Chamber of Tourism & Business, together with Kinsale Yacht Club and Kinsale Good Food Circle launched a new marketing video at a reception at Kinsale Yacht Club this evening. The video was commissioned by the three groups to celebrate being awarded ‘Best Small Tourist Town’ by Failte Ireland and all that is great about the historic harbour and gourmet town.

The launch was attended by Cllr. Alan Coleman, County Mayor, Finbarr O’Regan, Commodore Kinsale Yacht Club, Tomas O’Brien, Chairman Kinsale Chamber of Tourism & Business and Liam Edwards, Chairman of Kinsale Good Food Circle, members of these organisations and local businesses.

The video was made with a drone camera by Drake Roberts & Monique Davis of Paragon Films who were staying on Kinsale Marina over the Winter and Spring and shows super footage of the Old Head of Kinsale, Kinsale Harbour, KYC marina, food culture, shopping and life in the town over the All Ireland Chowder Cook Off festival in April.

Kinsale is enjoying international, national and local visitors who are starting or finishing the Wild Atlantic Way or simply enjoying a day trip from Cork City when the weather is fine. Having been shortlisted as a ‘Top Foodie Town’ in Ireland 2014, Kinsale Good Food Circle members are celebrating Fishy Fishy Restaurant’s latest award on Monday night as ‘Best Seafood Experience in Ireland’ at the RAI Irish Food Awards in Dublin on Monday night. Also, The Bulman Bar & Restaurant and The Black Pig Wine Bar were awarded Best Gastro Pub and Best Wine Experience in Munster Awards respectively. (see www.kinsalerestaurants.com)

The Kinsale Calendar is now in full swing, having recently commemorated the Centenary of the Sinking of the Lusitania, the Heineken Kinsale Rugby 7s and Vintage Car Rally in May and the Kinsale Point-to-Point Festival this Bank Holiday Weekend, 31st May and 1st June. Also, the magnificent Charles Fort remains one of Kinsale’s top attractions year on year.

Kinsale Yacht Club is looking forward to The ICRA Nationals and Sovereign’s Cup 2015 taking place from 24th-27th June. Over 100 boats have entered this biannual event and a full social programme is in place - see www.sovereignscup.com for details. Kinsale Yacht Club continually promotes its competitive sailing calendar in all classes, summer courses and top class Clubhouse and Marina facilities. (see www.kyc.ie)

All details of the Kinsale calendar and the new video may be found on www.kinsale.ie and facebook and twitter.

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Further information: Jackie Dawson PR (086) 2446544 jdawson@eircom.net