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Charles Fort

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Location iconKinsale
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Ruins of Charles Fort in Kinsale

Attraction Information

Charles Fort is a classic example of a late 17th century star-shaped fort. William Robinson, architect of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin, and Superintendent of Fortifications, is credited with designing the fort. As one of the largest military installations in the country, Charles Fort has been associated with some of the most momentous events in Irish history. The most significant of these are the Williamite War 1689 to 91 and the Civil War 1922 to 23. Charles Fort was declared a National Monument in 1973.
Guided tours available, includes exhibition centre.

Opening hours

Daily November - mid-March: 10.00am - 5.00pm Mid-March - October: 10.00am - 6.00pm


Adult: €4.00 Sen/Group: €3.00 Child/Student: €2.00 Family: €10.00

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Summer Cove,
County Cork,

Phone number

021 477 2263


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