Planning a Trip
Bus Éireann (tel. 021/450-8188; www.buseireann.ie) operates regular daily service from Cork City to Kinsale. The arrival and departure point is the Esso gas station on Pier Road, opposite the tourist office.
Kinsale is 29km (18 miles) south of Cork City on the Airport Road; if you're coming by car from the west, use the N71. From East Cork, Cross River Ferries Ltd. provides regular service across Cork Harbour.
The Kinsale Tourist Office, Pier Road, Kinsale (tel. 021/477-2234; www.kinsale.ie), is open March through November; call for hours.
Kinsale's streets are so narrow that walking is the best way to get around, and the town is so small that there is no local transport; if you need a taxi to outlying areas, call Kinsale Cabs (tel. 021/477-2642) or Cabs 3000 (tel. 021/477-7126).