Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine

Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine

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johnhp702
Derby, UK17,796 contributions
Oct 2022
Looks imposing as you walk up to it but that is as good as it gets, information board gives you a bit of its history but when you look in the windows it looks derelict.
Written 18 October 2022
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Andre H
Cape Town, South Africa366 contributions
Apr 2022
What is unusual about this Castle is that its right in town amongst the houses & shops. The walk to get to the castle was amazing , Kinsale is a very pretty town.

The castle does not look very impressive from the outside although it has its own history like all the others
Written 4 May 2022
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Graham M
8 contributions
Aug 2019
This venue looked very closed and we couldn't see any sign of when it was open. Disappointing as it would have been quite interesting.
Written 18 August 2019
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Jessica L
Champlin, MN219 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
We saw signs for the building. We found the building. We couldn't find a main door, and saw no signs saying it was closed, or under construction, or anything. The website said it had been under construction but had been due to be re-opened. Obviously, it wasn't. Just disappointing that we wasted vacation time trying to figure it out.
Written 2 August 2019
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Celeste P
9 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
I moved to Kinsale 2 years ago and this has never been open. Maybe it was a museum once but it's not open. Thd building is cute though.
Written 19 July 2019
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eagertraveller123
UK1,218 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
Trip to Kinsale was a bit of a write off! The tourist information office was shut, at 10am! This caste is closed all summer. It would have been nice to know!
Written 2 September 2018
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POD521
Albury, Australia575 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
While the castle wasn't open when we visited the building itself is a nice little urban castle which appears to be in pretty good condition. I like castles so I liked Desmond Castle and thought it was worth the visit.
Written 28 April 2018
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Brian C
Birmingham79 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
The castle has an interesting and at times tragic history. On the second floor they have added a section on the history of wine growing, and trading, that is a good add on to the castle itself. This is a good one hour diversion from touring Kinsale.
Written 29 October 2017
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ganguy
Kingston, Canada34 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
We found this old place after wandering around Kinsale, and were delighted. We were the only visitors at the time and the attendant was very knowledgeable and helpful. The building was at one time a customs house, a fort, a dungeon/prison and a workhouse for the poor. ir was interesting to see the historical exhibits, but also the wine museum on one floor.
Written 29 September 2017
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rockyl
Dublin, Ireland440 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
I have visited Kinsale for so many years and did not know about this lovely little Castle which is an essential place to visit to take in the atomosphere and understand the history of Kinsale. Operated by the Irish OPW there is a small fee but this includes a guided tour.
Written 20 September 2017
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