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County Cork Sights

Desmond Castle and the International Museum of Wine

  • Cork St. Map It

Updated 04/09/2014

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This museum occupies a 15th-century fortified town house—originally a custom house—that has a dark history. It was used as a prison for French and American seamen in the 1700s, and was subsequently a jail and then a workhouse. Now it contains displays that tell the story of the wine trade and its importance to the Irish diaspora in France, America, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Cork St., Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Sight Details:

  • €3
  • Apr.–mid-Sept., daily 10–6

Updated 04/09/2014


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