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About Desmond House

Desmond House is a family run Bed & Breakfast and we really look forward to welcoming you to our 4 Star 250 year old beautiful Georgian House which has many historical features.  We know you will enjoy luxury accommodation in the heart of Kinsale, an historic port and fishing town.  Desmond House is unique and set in a quiet and peaceful part of the town and has a warm and inviting ambiance, excellent full Irish Breakfast and exceptional friendly service.

The Bedrooms are very large and are said to be some of the biggest guest rooms in Kinsale. The Super King beds are 6 foot wide along with full sized bathrooms and whirlpool baths /showers. Each room layout is unique and in keeping with the age of this beautiful Georgian House.   We also operate solar panels to heat our water, we recycle and all our food produce is locally sourced.

Desmond House also boasts consistent top rankings with TripAdvisor worldwide.

You will truly enjoy Kinsale as it is perhaps one of the prettiest towns in Ireland with unmatched amenities (see links) and walking distance to many Gourmet restaurants where Kinsale holds the title ‘Gourmet Capital of Ireland’ along with beautiful crafts shops and traditional Irish pubs. Include in your visit the famous Charles Fort steeped in Irish history and Desmond Castle and not forgetting the Kinsale Regional Museum

When in Ireland, Kinsale is a destination not to be missed and of course it can be the start or finish of the now famous ‘Wild Atlantic Way’.  Kinsale, being near so many interesting places is used by many of our guests as a natural base. Cork Airport is only a 20 minute drive and towns such as Waterford, Killarney, Dingle, Kilkenny are also within easy reach.  A short trip will also take you to the historic Port of Cobh where Queen Victoria visited in 1849 and it was the last port of call for RMS Titanic in 1912 where she sailed west towards her tragic fate in the icy waters of the North Atlantic.   If you enjoy golf we have the famous Old Head Golf Links and many other golf courses close by.