(Acrylic Painting) Kinsale ( meaning "Tide Head") is a historic port and fishing town in County Cork, Ireland, which also has significant military history. Located some 25 km south of Cork City on the coast near the Old Head of Kinsale, it sits at the mouth of the River Bandon, the tourist numbers increase substantially during the summer months when the tourist season is at its peak and when the boating fraternity and other tourist visitors arrive in large numbers. Kinsale is in the Cork Southâ€“West (DÃ¡il Ã‰ireann) constituency, which has five seats. Kinsale is a popular holiday resort for Irish and overseas tourists. Leisure activities include yachting, sea angling, and golf. The town also has several art galleries and a school of English. The town is compact with a quaint air of antiquity in the narrow streets. There is a large yachting marina close to the town centre.