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Kinsale in County Cork, Munster, Ireland — Irish South-West
 

Kinsale Town Wall

Kinsale Tidy Towns 2014

 

— 3 Year 1601 Wall Town Project —

 
Kinsale Town Wall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2019
1. Kinsale Town Wall Marker
Inscription.  

History: Kinsale Town Wall

In the year 1381, King Richard II of England declared that the town of Kinsale being situated on the sea shore and of late having recieved [sic] insult and attack from Spanish and Irish enemies and English rebels should be surrounded by a stone wall.

When constructed it encompassed all the important buildings and contained four town gates, namely, Cork Gate, Friar's Gate, Blind Gate and World's End Gate. The wall itself survived for several centuries and provided safety for its inhabitants as a safer trading destination.


 
Erected by Bandon/Kinsale Municipal District, Kinsale Tidy Towns, Cork County Council, Kinsale Chamber of Tourism, et al.
 
Location. 51° 42.381′ N, 8° 31.429′ W. Marker is in Kinsale, Munster, in County Cork. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Milk Market, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinsale, Munster P17 VY24, Ireland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kinsale - A Walled Town (here, next to this marker); The History of The Tumble Cart
Kinsale Town Wall Model and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2019
2. Kinsale Town Wall Model and Markers
(here, next to this marker); Peter Barry (within shouting distance of this marker); Múseum / Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt Michael P Murphy (within shouting distance of this marker); The White House (within shouting distance of this marker); Nautical Artefacts at Kinsale Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Haven Old Fish Market Wall Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinsale.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Kinsale. (Submitted on July 24, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Kinsale Regional Museum. (Submitted on July 24, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Kinsale Town Walls, Friar's Gate, Carmel Avenue, Kinsale, County Cork. (Submitted on July 24, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Kinsale Town Wall Model image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2019
3. Kinsale Town Wall Model
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 89 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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