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Charles Fort

Charles Fort Review

The British built Charles Fort on the east side of the Bandon River estuary in the late 17th century, after their defeat of the Spanish and Irish forces. One of Europe's best-preserved "star forts" encloses some 12 cliff-top acres and is similar to Fort Ticonderoga in New York State. If the sun is shining, take the footpath from Kinsale signposted Scilly Walk; it winds along the harbor's edge under tall trees and then through the village of Summer Cove.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 3 km (2 miles) east of town, Kinsale, Co. Cork
  • Phone: 021/477–2263
  • Cost: €4
  • Hours: Mid-Mar.–Nov., daily 10–6; Dec.–mid-Mar., Tues.–Sun., 10–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Kinsale
Updated: 02-28-2013

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