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"Jail-Turned-Wine-Museum"

Over the course of time, Desmond Castle has earned the nickname of "French Prison". This sobriquet came about as a result of a fire in 1747 when numerous, mostly French, prisoners were killed. Built around 1500, the magnificent castle has been used for various purposes down the years. Having served as the abode of the Earl of Desmond, as a jail and even as a workhouse during the Great Famine, the castle has donned multiple roles. Today, the castle's purpose is somewhat salubrious since it houses the International Museum of Wine.
Cork Street, Kinsale, Republic of Ireland, P17 TY09
Today: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM Open Now
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"Jail-Turned-Wine-Museum"
Over the course of time, Desmond Castle has earned the nickname of "French Prison". This sobriquet came about as a result of a fire in 1747 when numerous, mostly French, prisoners were killed. Built around 1500, the magnificent castle has been used for various purposes down the years. Having served as the abode of the Earl of Desmond, as a jail and even as a workhouse during the Great Famine, the castle has donned multiple roles. Today, the castle's purpose is somewhat salubrious since it houses the International Museum of Wine.
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