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Kinsale Regional Museum

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Address: Market Square, Kinsale, Ireland
Phone Number: 021-477-2044
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This was okay for a quick walk through. Free so no complaints are justified. If you are in town don't miss it you never know what you might learn but I wouldn't make a trip there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This small and free museum in the center of Kinsale seems to be a former private collections of the founder. He seem to have collected everything somehow related to Kinsale. In the ground floor there are some quite underordered old tools shown together with things which look more like random flotsam. The upper floor is more organized and looks then... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was okay for a quick walk through. Free so no complaints are justified. If you are in town don't miss it you never know what you might learn but I wouldn't make a trip there for just his museum.

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Kinsale, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Kinsale Regional Museum is staffed by retiree volunteers and admittance is FREE but you can make a donation if you wish. Old local crafts, ship building exhibits, Lusitania exhibit, local lace and cloak exhibits, and information about Kinsale's Polar explorers brothers Mortimer and Timothy McCarthy. Located in the heart of Kinsale

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Wicklow, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Look out for the man-trap, a frightining device used to catch poachers. Cannons and lots of bits and pieces off wrecks and a marintime port.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Would love to have visited but opening hours clearly set to suit the staff not the visiting public, recommend you check before travelling to see this. The nearby Wine Museum was good as a fallback.

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wakefield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Quite rightly, there is a lot of emphasis on the sinking of the Lusitania (interesting film footage), just off the Old Head of Kinsale, but other maritime aspects also feature. The ground floor is less interesting, primarily focusing on tools/equipment/bric a brac from past times. Run by volunteers, it is a praiseworthy effort.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The "Lusitania" was torpedoed off Kinsale in 1916. The inquest into the deaths was held in the building that now houses the museum. So, the main attraction of this museum is the material regarding the "Lusitania," which is well presented, with lots of interesting photographs. Recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

When we went, the town of Kinsale had just observed the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Luisitania. The museum was featuring a Luisitania exhibit. The Luisitania had sunk off the coast of Kinsale, and so there is much to see and learn about this at the museum. This is staffed by very knowlegable volunteers, and there is... More 

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ontheroadagn7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Nice exhibits here. Just added a new Lusitania exhibit when we were there. Definitely take the time to visit this when you have a chance.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This quaint museum gives the visitor a good insight into the town of Kinsale and the staff could not be more friendly and helpful, even going into the street to ask a local identity details relating to Fr Tom Duggan who the nearby Archdeacon T F Duggan Bridge was named after!

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