Charles Fort, Kinsale, Cork, Ireland
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    Charles Fort Information

    Charles Fort is one of the finest surviving examples of a 17th Century star-shaped fort, and much of the construction that began in 1678 exists today. The fort overlooks the Old Head of Kinsale and the mouth of the Bandon river.

    Charles Fort is a five bastioned star-shaped fort with two large bastions overlooking the estuary, and three facing inland. Within its walls were all the barracks and ancillary facilities to support the garrison.

    The fort was in military use until 1922.

    Visitors are advised to wear suitable footwear due to the large site and uneven terrain.

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    7-day Weather Forecast


    Rain today and Monday, with high temperatures falling to 6°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:32 am    4:58 pm
    Saturday, Jan 19th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:31 am    5:00 pm

    Sunday, Jan 20th
     Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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      8:30 am    5:01 pm
    Monday, Jan 21st
     Windy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening, and light rain in the evening.
     
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      8:29 am    5:03 pm

    Tuesday, Jan 22nd
     Foggy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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      8:27 am    5:05 pm
    Wednesday, Jan 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:26 am    5:07 pm

    Thursday, Jan 24th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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      8:25 am    5:08 pm
    Friday, Jan 25th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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      8:24 am    5:10 pm

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