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Desmond Castle and the International Museum of Wine

The Wine Ports of Ireland

Desmond Castle and the International Museum of Wine Review

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Cork St., Kinsale, Co. Cork
  • Phone: 021/477–4855
  • Cost: €3
  • Hours: Apr.–mid-Sept., daily 10–6
  • Website:
  • Location: Kinsale
Updated: 04-09-2014

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