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Family Time

The entrance to Charles Fort Kinsale.
The entrance to Charles Fort Kinsale.

Charles Fort Kinsale is such a fabulous place to visit, if you like forts or you just enjoy old buildings and beautiful scenery then its a must.

This is the shape of Charles Fort, can you guess what it looks like?
This is the shape of Charles Fort, can you guess what it looks like?
This Governors house was never lived in ???? Wonder why go visit & find out !
This Governors house was never lived in ????
Wonder why go visit & find out !

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The Bay of Kinsale
The Bay of Kinsale
Doodo visits Charles Fort Kinsale
Doodo visits Charles Fort Kinsale
24 families lived in these two tiny buildings & had one bucket between them all !
24 families lived in these two tiny buildings & had one bucket between them all ! “IMAGION”

Better still if like my boys you love Irish history then go visit. What amazing value at 10.00 for a family (6 of us) and we got a tour guide to bring us around the fort and fill us in on the history. The tour guide was brilliant and really engaged with the kids, they loved it.

There is a lovely cafe on site to have your lunch or just a coffee. The toilet facilities are spotless a huge bonus, I think if people can’t even get this much right it doesn’t bode well for the rest of the place !

Spotless & fresh flowers a simple touch.
Spotless & fresh flowers a simple touch.

We packed a picnic and sat down gazing out to Kinsale harbour as we nibbled on our ham & cheese sandwiches  it was perfect.

Picnic Time
Picnic Time

As we filled our second mug of tea from the Thermos the kids either ran around the lawn or ventured into the old buildings, looking at the muskets and listening to the audio visuals on offer.

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Things a mum looks for (or maybe just me) ?

  • Family friendly
  • Clean toilets (it just ruins the whole place if the toilets are a let down)
  • Value for money

It scored top marks on all three for me & I would definitely visit with my family again.

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