The ‘Historic Map of Kinsale’ is part of an initiative by Cork County Council to produce a series of maps for the 8 historic towns in the West Cork region. It is hoped also to encourage appreciation of the Heritage of the Towns in the Region both for locals and visitors and to provide linkages between the existing attractions and the Towns in the region.
The maps are designed to be a self-guided tour of the town’s key heritage sites. Each one contains beautiful illustrations of the key sites and buildings and a brief history. They are part of a strategy by Cork County Council to highlight the rich heritage resource to be seen in our towns and villages in West Cork.
The idea for creating the maps originated from a well-known tourist attraction in Clonakilty ie; The Clonakilty Model Railway Village. Initially, the towns on display at the Model Railway Village were selected to encourage people to visit the actual towns themselves and see the wonderful buildings and heritage features in real life. The production of maps is taking that idea one step further, and providing visitors and tourists alike, with a brief history of the towns in a compact map format that one can refer to when visiting the towns.
To view and download maps please click the image below: