County Cork Sights

Desmond Castle and the International Museum of Wine

  • Cork St. Map It
  • Kinsale

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Cork St., Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Sight Details:

  • €4
  • Closed mid-Sept.–Mar.

Published 01/10/2017


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