The door to the reception room was unlocked so we went in. No one was in attendance so we left. We didn't expect much and our expectation still wasn't met.
This is a small place consisting of an old jail and some rooms about Ireland and the wine industry. It doesn't take long to go around. The information boards are quite good and tell you what need to know to understand what went on there. We were the only visitors so the chap on the front desk told us some... More
Its a small well preserved castle built around 1500 dedicated to the history of people who left Ireland from the 17th to the 19th century began various wineriesand established wine links with Europe and the rest of the world. Its a short self guided tour. You thinkk you know something about wine then you come here and learn more.
Interesting castle to visit. Well informed staff were happy to answer questions. It didn't take long to tour the castle as it's small, but well worth a visit if you're in Kinsale.
A very good restoration job has been carried out here, interesting guided tour and a history of Irish families involved in the wine trade, we were lucky to get our own private tour as we were the only ones there,
Although the castle is small, it is well worth the visit. The history is very interesting and the staff very knowledgable. It is a great opportunity to tour a castle, and learn about the wine history of the Kinsale area.
you only see a tiny bit of the castle, and the wine museum consists of a couple small rooms with some info on Irish people that do wine in other countries. Should have skipped this, it was a waste of time and money.
Great use of old castle to show some old history of prisons, customs, arguments and wine geese. The wine museum shows how widely Irish wine developers went into the world with some brands very well known but not necessarily for their Irish connectivity. The jail history was grim but revealed the reality of past wars and troubles. Well worth it
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