The Gallery B&B was established in 1992 and offers Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the heart of Kinsale town centre ,the gourmet capital of Ireland. It is noted for its charming decor and delightful atmosphere, and the title derives from the selection of original paintings and drawings that are on permanent exhibition. This award winning town house was the recipient of the Kinsale Tidy Town Best B&B Guest house award for 2019.
The Gallery B&B is within walking distance to all the attractions including Historical buildings, shops, restaurants, pubs, and the marina in Kinsale the Gourmet Capital of Ireland. There are also many water sports activities and boat trips around the Harbour. The Gallery B&B Kinsale is just a short walk to the Tourist Office where you can get a Visitors Guide to activities in the town.
The Gallery Bed and Breakfast situated in the town centre of Kinsale is a great base for exploring West Cork and the stunning Irish coastline which make up the scenic Wild Atlantic Way. Rent a car at Cork Airport at discount prices if you are planning on touring the Wild Atlantic Way.
All the bedrooms at The Gallery B&B Kinsale are en-suite with free wifi, for guests. There is ample parking to the rear of the house whihcn is free for guests. The Gallery B&B Kinsale has Wifi for Guests use and there is ample parking to the rear of the house. Our guest accommodation is available for guests attending weddings in Kinsale or special events and is also available for the rugby sevens Kinsale.
Directions from Cork: Take the R 600 straight Into Kinsale and when you come to a T-Junction on Pearse street. Take the right hand turn which brings you on to a street called the Glen. The Gallery B&B is a vivid yellow and purple building, 100 metres on the left.
The Gallery Bed and Breakfast is located in the centre of Kinsale town on a street called the glen, and is close to all the gourmet restaurants, traditional pubs, historical buildings and a vibrant new shopping centre.
Yes, breakfast is included in the price there are three breakfast choices. Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, traditional Irish breakfast or pancakes with a medley of fresh fruit.
Cork Airport is located 20 km or (12 miles) from Kinsale it is just 20 minutes by car.
Yes, the Gallery B&B is at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way. A perfect place to begin exploring the unique coastal scenery which includes awesome cliffs, sparkling seas and unspoiled sandy beaches. There is also a great diversity of characterful towns and villages that retain their distinctive individual identity and can be seen all along the south coast of Ireland.
There are 4 room choices at The Gallery B&B, double room, twin room, triple room, a quad room. All rooms at the Gallery B&B are en suite with Free WiFi.
Check-in at the Gallery B&B is from 2:00 PM and check-out is 11:00 AM.
The Bed and Breakfast rate at the The Gallery B&B Kinsale is from €50 per person sharing per night which includes breakfast and all taxes.
Yes please contact us directly for the latest offers.
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A selection of our breakfasts here at The Gallery B&B Kinsale.
Bed & Breakfast per room per night
A Day Trip: Kinsale to Clonakilty .......allow up to 5 hours to explore at your leisure.
The Gallery B&B is ideally located for day trips by car along the south coast, here is one suggestion.Start at the Gallery B&B Kinsale and take the R 600 along the pier in the direction of the Old Head of Kinsale. Look out for the spectacular cliffs which are similar to the Cliffs of Moher and the striking scenic views of the coastline. Sit on the heather for 15 minutes and take it all in ! Double back and follow the R 600 to Garretstown and Garrylucas beaches, which are popular with swimmers and surfers. Allow 45 minutes to walk these two sandy yet windy beaches. Continue on ,through the village of Ballinspittle and in the direction of Timoleague. Stop at Timoleague abbey and wander through the grounds of this atmospheric Franciscan abbey which dates from 1240. Cross the bridge in the direction of Courtmacsherry to this seaside village and walk along the seafront and breath in the pure sea air. Double back and take the road to Clonakilty which takes less than a half hour.
Clonakilty is a truly characterful and traditional Irish town ,which is well worth exploring thoroughly. There is an abundance of privately owned shops that have a diversity of surnames over the shop facia's. Many business's indeed have hand painted signs as neon signs are not permitted. There is an interesting Georgian square called Emmet Square where you can visit the home of Michael Collins the Irish political leader, which is now open to the public. Allow up to an hour for refreshments and something to eat in Clonakilty, then take a 10 minute drive to Inchydonney where there are two magnificent sandy beaches and a hotel overlooking the sea. If time is short the beach near the apartments is preferable for walking. To conclude follow the N71 from Clonakilty to Kinsale, allowing 45 minutes by car.
A Second Day Trip suggestion: Kinsale to Cork City.
Begin your journey at the Gallery B&B and take the R 600 for Cork City. After you pass Cork Airport on your left you will come to a major roundabout where you take the second left hand turn for the city. As you enter the city on the South Link road take a left hand turn and you will see an imposing building on your left which is called Cork City Hall. Keep straight and then cross the bridge on your right. This will lead you to Merchants Quay car park which is the most central car park for shopping and the easiest to leave when returning later to Kinsale. Cork city has a central thoroughfare called Patrick street and all the interesting streets are either to the left or right of Patrick street.
Visit the English market which is just off Patrick street. This is a vibrant and atmospheric market where you will get a real sense of Ireland. There is a great variety of stalls to catch your attention and particularly a fountain in the middle that dates back more than 150 years. When you leave the market cross over to the other side of Patrick St. Here you will come to the pedestrianised streets such as French Church Street & Carey's Lane where there is a great selection of keenly priced restaurants. Nearby you should visit the Crawford Art Gallery on Emmet Place where many of the exhibits are by distinguished Irish Artists and include paintings with Irish themes. This is an ideal place to take a break and go for a coffee in the characterful coffee dock. On leaving the Crawford you will see directly in front of you a perfectly preserved Queen Anne house which dates back to circa 1700. For those who are interested in researching their roots a visit to the Cork Public library on the Grand Parade, is recommended. The library houses an extensive collection of books and contains a reference library on the first where you can peruse old newspapers and newspapers on microfilm. When you leave the library you can see the tourist office across the street where you can get a Visitors Guide to Cork City and Guides to other interesting places such as Blarney Castle, Cobh and the Jameson Distillery.
From the wind-whipped tip of Malin Head to the safe haven of Kinsale Harbour, wrap yourself in the wilderness of the west coast of Ireland on the world's longest defined coastal touring route. The Wild Atlantic Way is a sensational journey of soaring cliffs and buzzing towns and cities, of hidden beaches and epic bays.
Kinsale is situated on the final stage of the Wild Atlantic Way which is the Durus to Kinsale stage.
Experience something different and magical and travel the Wild Atlantic Way along a westerly from Kinsale towards West Cork and take in Clonakility, Baltimore where the ferries depart to the islands of Roaring Water Bay Schull, Mizen Head Peninsula. A journey that will remain with you for a lifetime.
A visit to the 17th Century Charles Fort is a priority. Take the wonderfully Scenic “Scilly Walk” which passes through the little village of Summercove & leads you straight to the Fort. Both the 15th Century Desmond Castle & the International Wine Museum are located just 200 metres from the Gallery bed & breakfast & are an essential visit to understand Kinsale`s development as a successful trading town.
Kinsale Museum which is 100 metres from the Gallery dates back to 1600 & houses an array of interesting artefacts including being the venue for the subsequent enquiry into the sinking of the Lusitania. The 17th Century James Fort which is outside Kinsale is well worth visiting & is a particularly attractive walking area & has spectacular views of both the inner & outer harbour.
There are 3 sandy beaches which are ideal for swimming, The Dock, Sandycove, & Garretstown (Blue Flag). Bicycle hire is available on Pearse St. – 100 metres away. The local Farmers Market ( which is 150 metres from the Gallery Guesthouse) is held on Tuesdays & boasts a wide selection of stalls with fresh produce. Enjoy a stroll along the pier & view the colourful array of fishing boats, sailing vessels & motor boats.
The town park, also on the pier is ideal for a leisurely rest & is particularly attractive when the flower display is in bloom. For those who are interested in aquatics, there are a variety of leisure craft for charter, and Oysterhaven is an established centre for Windsurfing. Finally there are a great variety of Cafe`s many of which are outdoor, thereby creating a sophisticated atmosphere in Kinsale.
Reviews from our Visitors book:
Something very special about this place...Belfast
Fine porcelain, interesting engravings, grand piano, terrific Jazz, bouncy bed, belting breakfast -we will be back!...Yorkshire
Beauty and Serenity all in one .plus the laughs of the Irish too!...Australia
Our room was as cute as a button!...Canada
Thanks for a great stopping place on the road of life!....Chicago
Truly a special place to stay!...Cambridge
What a wonderful find. We love your house! New Zealand
Bright Colours. Can find home after too many pints! Idaho
Stayed here in 1998. Came back 20 years later. Remember the hospitality, the art, and the host.
The best things in life don’t change! ...Australia
Wonderful stay. Does exactly what it says on the tin !...Essex
The time goes by too fast. But this a damn good way to spend it!...Virginia
Irish hospitality in a nutshell!...Nottingham
I feel much improved after all the Art and Chopin, but off to the pub now!...Dublin
All senses awakened here!...Ohio
Great music, great food, great innkeepers !...Cape Cod
Aaahh !... Mayo.”
Can’t think of a nicer place to be stranded!... London
Cozy rooms, yummy breakfast and a gracious knowledgeable host!...Canada
Another excellent visit with good food , music and chat - love those lemon pancakes!...Manchester
Contact: Gallery B&B
The Glen, Kinsale Cork, Ireland
Mob: +353 (0)86 2686345
Calls from outside Ireland Tel: 00 353 86 2686345