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James Fort, Kinsale

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James Fort (Irish: Dún Rí Shéamuis) is an early 17th-century pentagonal bastion fort located on Castlepark peninsula in Kinsale harbour, County Cork, Ireland. Situated downstream from Kinsale on the River Bandon, the fort was built to defend the harbour and seaborne approaches of the town. Following the construction of Charles Fort on the opposite side of the harbour in the late 17th century, James Fort became known as the "old fort" (Irish: an Seandaingean). Listed as a protected National Monument, and managed by the Office of Public Works, the fort is open to visitors.
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  • A little bit hard to find, walked out to it. Well worth the walk as great view of the sea and even though ruins was still very mysterious. Close to the lovely beach. 
    A little bit hard to find, walked out to it. Well worth the walk as great view of the sea and even though ruins was still very mysterious. Close to the lovely beach.  more »
  • When you arrive at the car park and start walking the fort is not that easy to find. Walk up the hill, then you will see first hints of James Castle. You will get great views of Kinsale Harbour and.....  more
    When you arrive at the car park and start walking the fort is not that easy to find. Walk up the hill, then you will see first hints of James Castle. You will get great views of Kinsale Harbour and.....  more »
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  • Nice fort, not open when I was there but possible to walk around it.
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