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Kinsale & Weddings – A Marriage Made in Heaven


Kinsale & Weddings – A Marriage Made in Heaven

Kinsale is fast becoming one of the most popular places for weddings and tapping into that popularity the five main venues – under the collective banner will launch Kinsale – The Wedding Capital of Ireland –initiative on Sunday, in July 17th 2016. The Official website is now live

The five main venues include the exclusive use private estate – Ballinacurra House – to stunning hotels such as the MacDonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa set on a 90 acres Woodland Resort, The Blue Haven, The Trident and Actons. These venues have come together, with the backing of the Kinsale Chamber of Tourism, to position the town as the must go place for a wedding with a difference.  The official launch will take place on Sunday, 17 July from 2-6 pm – with each venue hosting their own individual Open Days – under the Wedding Capital banner.

“Kinsale as we know is one of the most special places in Ireland and the place to make your wedding vows, because it’s steeped in History, Fun and Food,” said Tomas O’Brien, Chairman  of Kinsale Chamber of Tourism and Business.

“The positioning of the town as the Wedding Capital and all that it has to offer, is a great initiative along with the start of the Wild Atlantic Way, a busy year round time table of events, a booming restaurant business and the fact that our heritage town has something unique to offer everyone.”

Weddings are big business and the industry is estimated to be worth over 1 billion a year to the Irish economy.

Kinsale has long been one of the most famous and fashionable towns in Ireland, renowned for its stunning harbour, famous forts and architectural gems, nestled between hills and shoreline, a maze of narrow streets reflecting its historic backstory.

As well as this stunning photogenic backdrop there are 65 bars and numerous gourmet restaurants, art galleries, coffee shops galore, and a mild climate that plays host to world class facilities and amenities including the spectacular Old Head Golf Course with beautiful walks, sailing, fishing and lots more.

Kinsale can also rightly claim to be the Wedding Capital of Ireland, with fabulous venues from boutique hotels to private exclusive use estates and every possible supplier from milliners, wedding dress shops, cake makers, wedding stationery designers, candle makers, vintage jewellery stores, award winning photographers etc. – everything for the prospective couples to make their nuptials unique, fun and stress free.

With this unique marketing platform the world famous West Cork town –  rated one of Ireland’s top destinations – is expected to drive further growth in this fast growing sector of Irish business.

And as well as the amazing location and traditional hospitality – it could not be more accessible with the state of the art Cork Airport 25 minutes away, well serviced by bus and train routes and coach companies for tailored itineraries.

You could even kick off the ultimate honeymoon road trip as it’s the designated starting point for the Wild Atlantic Way!

“A cool bohemian destination for a wedding that is anything but generic!” – Kinsale – The Wedding Capital of Ireland

Location – where else can offer this quality and diversity and added attractions in Ireland for weddings?

  • Location – Ireland’s top tourist town known as the Gourmet Capital
  • Close to an international airport
  • Fab accommodation with beautiful guest houses, B&B’s
  • 65 bars and restaurants – many world class and with the cool factor
  • Every possible supplier from hat makers, florists, wedding dresses, cake makers etc.
  • 4 wedding hotels and an exclusive use private venue of Ballinacurra House
  • World class amenities to keep your guests entertained – Old Head Golf Course, fishing, sailing, tours etc.
  • Start of the Wild Atlantic Way
  • And more and more couples are looking for something different – both Irish and Internationally


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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.

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