Desmond Castle

Desmond Castle is actually a tower house located in the town of Kinsale, Cork.

The castle was originally built as a Customs House in the early 1500s. In 1641 it was no longer a customs house and got converted into a naval prison, in the mid-1700’s after a big fire killing many prisoners it was turned into a gaol, then during the Irish Famine, it was re-purposed as a workhouse.

Since 1997, Desmond Castle has housed the International Museum of Wine, this exhibition tells the fascinating story of Ireland’s wine links with Europe and the wider world.

The castle is open end of <March to mid-September.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 19.3℃ to 20.2℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (ESE)
Wednesday, Aug 10
Expect a temp in the range 13.2℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (N)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 14.7℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 15.8℃ to 16.4℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NNE)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 16.9℃ to 18.1℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (NE)
Monday, Aug 15
Expect a temp in the range 15.7℃ to 17.3℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NNW)

Kinsale weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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