James Fort History Walk

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The Dock Bar

Castlepark

Kinsale

Ireland

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James Fort History Walk with Nial Stewart

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There are plenty of tours of Charles Fort but this will be a rare opportunity to have one of its older sister, James Fort. Within the space of an hour Nial will take you from our earliest times up until the 1900s. From the area’s Early Christian times, the risings and fallings of The MacCarthys, the vanished Norman fortifications of the De Courceys, the Siege of Kinsale in 1601, the building of James Fort itself, the (other) bloody sieges of the place, our links with pirates, why such large forts for Kinsale, how The Dock got its name, the wealth passing through the harbour, our last Civil War, and more. Nial's talk will include most recent findings from archival research.

NOTE we will walk around the fort and this requires moderate walking ability.

Kindly sponsored by Kinsale Dental.

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The Dock Bar

Castlepark

Kinsale

Ireland

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