Places to Visit in Kinsale, County Cork, Republic of Ireland
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HISTORIC HOUSES, CASTLES, GARDENS AND MUSEUMS IN COUNTY CORK
Constructed in the late 17th century on the site of an earlier coastal fortification, Charles Fort is a classic example of a star-shaped fort. William Robinson, architect of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin, and Superintendent of Fortifications, is credited with designing the Fort. As one of the largest military forts in the country, Charles Fort has been associated with some of the most momentous events in Irish history. The most significant of which include the Williamite War in 1690 and the Irish Civil War of 1922-23. Across the estuary is James Fort, an earlier structure, which was designed by Paul Ivy in 1602. Restricted access for people with disabilities due to uneven terrain.
Exhibition Centre, toilets, disabled toilet. (Public car/coach parking available near the site).
3km from Kinsale town (Heritage Town)
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