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Waterside Bed and Breakfast in Kinsale is situated on the outskirts of Kinsale town with magnificent views of the river.

Kinsale Bed & Breakfast

The Waterside, Dromderrig, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland
Phone:+353(0)21 4774196
Fax: +353(0)21 4774196

At Waterside B&B Kinsale you can expect the very highest standards throughout the guesthouse. We are justly proud of the heritage and history of our beautiful surroundings. We are situated on the Wild Atlantic Way which is the longest coastal drive in the world. Compare the best car hire prices at Cork Airport from Express Car Hire, Airport Car Hire Network, and City Car Rentals. We want to bring these beautiful things a little nearer to you. But our most important aim is to give you excellent value and service during our stay with us.

Kinsale Bed and Breakfast

Waterside Kinsale Bed & Breakfast

Imagine the waking sun on the ruins of DeCourcey castle casting shadows across the Bandon river just some of the views from your window in our Kinsale B&B waterside. Feel the stillness of the river start to relax you as your holiday in Kinsale begins. The hustle and bustle of Kinsale town is just a short 10 minute walk away but somehow manages to avoid interrupting this calm Waterside setting.
At Waterside B&B Kinsale you can expect the very highest standards throughout the guesthouse.

We are very proud of our Kinale family Bed and Breakfast business and the high standards that we keep. We want nothing less than your complete enjoyment & satisfaction during your stay with us. Your Hosts: Phyllis & PJ Crowe

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Waterside Kinsale B&B is situated about 1 mile from the centre of Kinsale town centre - located in the direction of the Old Head of Kinsale. What makes it so easy to find us is the fact that we are less than 100 yards from the new Bridge - on the Kinsale side which heads for Sandycove and James Fort. If you are driving to Kinsale from Cork, (which is about 17 miles), simply take the Airport road which takes you directly to Kinsale.

If you arrive by Ferry to Ringaskiddy/Cork the route to Kinsale is slightly more convoluted. Take the road through Carrigaline, then follow the signs to Tracton and then on directly to Kinsale. Especially due to the emergence of Low-Fares airlines, Cork airport (14 miles direct to Kinsale) is very well served from Continental Europe and the UK. Check their website at Cork Airport for your departure options from the UK and Continental Europe. In Summer there are also a flights service from and to the USA.

Kinsale Things to see & Do

Kinsale is a really great Tourist centre so there is always something going on. Every historian will love the excellently preserved star-forts at Charles Fort and James Fort, and the local museum is a little gem. Sports enthusiasts are spoiled - sailing, angling, golf and much, much more. Of course Kinsale has always been a centre for the Arts and Crafts so there is plenty to hold your attention if you are interested in this. Local book shops have great little booklets on local scenic walks in the area.

The magnificent Old Head of Kinsale Golf course is a very, very short drive from the Waterside. There are two other Golf courses even nearer. Kinsale is the Mecca for shark fishing and Deep Sea Angling boats await on the riverside for their next charter. In Summertime, a harbour cruise is another way of seeing the sights. The two busy marinas in Kinsale are favourite stopping over point for the water-weary or drink-deficient sailors.


  • Ensuite Rooms
  • Free Wifi in Rooms
  • TV in Rooms
  • Private Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Peaceful setting


  • Cycling & Bike Hire
  • Horseriding
  • Golf course
  • Fishing & Sailing
  • Kinsale Harbour
  • Wild Atlantic Way

Local Attractions

  • Charles Fort
  • Garretstowns Beach
  • Old Head Golf
  • Museums
  • Tourist Office
  • Galleries

Kinsale Bed and Breakfast

The Rooms

Here at the Waterside Kinsale B&B our private car park has very adequate parking spaces. Both twin and double bedroom accommodation. Whatever type of room or rooms you want, they all are designed and decorated to the highest standards. When you stay at the Waterside, you know that every detail is tended to. During the day, you can also relax in our guest lounge should a Winter squall or Summer sun-shower drive you indoors from our picturesque garden with beautiful views that directly overlooks the Bandon river.

We also have Family rooms - with 1 double bed and two singles. Of course, as with all our rooms they are en-suite, with TV and Tea and Coffee making facilities. All of the 4 rooms have a great view over the Seashore below. If the views outside don't get you up, or the events of the night before in Kinsale have worn you down, the morning sun will almost certainly wake you! If you had dreams of a fantastic getaway holiday, in great surroundings with great all-year round events, A typical en-suite with shower and all the usual facilities.then we want to shatter those dreams. We want to make those dreams a reality. Why not call us now? Our contact details are at the bottom of this page.

Kinsale Bed and Breakfast Waterside
Kinsale Bed and Breakfast Waterside
Kinsale Bed and Breakfast Waterside
Kinsale Bed and Breakfast Waterside
Kinsale Bed and Breakfast Waterside
Kinsale Bed and Breakfast Waterside
Kinsale Bed and Breakfast Waterside
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Room Rates

  • Single Room From 50
  • Twin/Double Room From 35 (min per person)

At the Waterside, you get the "Full Irish". And we make sure that all the ingredients are the very freshest and to the very highest standards. After all, this is Kinsale - Ireland's Your home from home - The Waterside.gourmet capital! When you arrive - or before, by email or phone - why not let us know what times you want your call at, how you would like your food cooked. If you, or any members of you party have and special needs, please let us know. We really do want to make sure that everything is taken care of for your stay. After breakfast relax in our Guest Lounge. It's windows are East facing and feel the full effect of those splendid sunrises. It is an invigorating start to the day. And an enjoyable one too!

Sample Breakfast Menu available at the Waterside Kinsale B&B: Full Irish Breakfast or Scrambled Egg & Bacon orPoached Eggs and Bacon or Grilled Kippers or Pancakes with Syrup or Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon or a Selection of Cheese,Tea or Coffee and Toast

Views of Kinsale

Kinsale Bed and Breakfast Waterside
Kinsale Bed and Breakfast Waterside
Kinsale Bed and Breakfast Waterside


Located in this beautiful harbour setting is just a 30 minute drive from Cork City or 1 hour 30 minutes from Kerry. A lively town with lots of sailing and water based activities to be enjoyed. There are very good Ordnance Survey maps available for Kinsale, especially if you are considering a cycling, walking, or exploring holiday. The "Discovery Series" of maps are available in most bookshops about Kinsale. Ask for Map number 87 of the OS Discovery Series for the regions about Kinsale.

See and do

Try a cruise about Kinsale harbour which run almost every hour in high Summer. If you are a river fisherman or a sea angler take note! Just outside the Waterside is an excellent location for crab and lugworm. Also, sea angling charters are available in the nearby marina - just a 10 minute walk from the Waterside. Kinsale has 3 great Golf clubs, a "Blue Flag" beach in GaryLucas - which is great for windsurfing. Explore the colourful winding little streets and shops in Kinsale town centre.


Visitors to Kinsale can enjoy a large number of Attractions especially Charles Fort and James Fort, Golf at the renowned Old Head of Kinsale, Saint Melrose Church, Kinsale Garden of Remberance, Lusitania memorial site, the Lusitania museum in the old Signal Tower on the Old Head, Desmond Castle & Wine Museum and lots more. Don't forget the Tourist Office in Kinsale, (and many other cities and small towns about Ireland). They are always a great source of useful information and feature events.