Desmond Castle & the International Museum of Wine in Kinsale

Desmond Castle & the International Museum of Wine is located in Kinsale (county of Cork)

Address: Desmond Castle, Cork Street, Kinsale
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Phone: 021 4774855
E-mail: desmondcastle@opw.ie

Desmond Castle was built by the Earl of Desmond c. 1500. A fine example of an urban tower house, the castle consists of a three storey keep with storehouses to the rear. Originally built as a Customs house, the castle also served as a prison in the 18th century (it is known locally as the French Prison) an ordnance store during the Battle of Kinsale (1601) and as a workhouse during the Great Famine. By the early decades of the 20th Century Desmond castle had fallen into decay. It was declared a National Monument in 1938. Today Desmond Castle hosts the International Museum of Wine Exhibition, an intriguing story that documents the unique history of Ireland’s wine links with Europe and the wider world.


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