Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum

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Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum

Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum
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The restored Old Head Signal Tower was built during the Napoleanic wars in response to the threat of a French invasion. The ground floor hosts information room about the Tower history with a detailed audio visual. The first floor hosts a Lusitania Museum, as this headland is the closest land point to where the ship was torpedoed in 1915.There are stunning panoramic views from the Tower Top.
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bikerbabe2014
Dublin, Ireland155 contributions
Oct 2021
Visited at the end of Oct and unfortunately the museum was closed but managed to walk around the outside exhibits. Great views from the site. Will have to return again to get the full experience
Written 30 October 2021
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Dinkystyle
67 contributions
Jul 2021
Fantastic views
Great walks
well sign posted
easy to get there
near the water
had a coffee dock and museum at the top of Kinsale head
fabulous walks around the roads

Written 13 September 2021
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dustylin
Belfast, UK249 contributions
Jul 2021
The museum and Lusitania memorial are worth a visit. very informative but a little sad . The lady in the ticket office was helpful and knowledgeable about the area and local history.
Written 28 July 2021
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Jo0109
Glasgow, UK19 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Very interesting to read about the uses of the signal towers and also about the sinking of the Lusitania. Excellent views from the signal tour!
Written 2 July 2021
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Jackso58
18 contributions
Oct 2020
An unexpected lovely visit as we were leaving Kinsale , very informative and a lovely memorial to all those who lost there lives in the Lusitania, very educational , we met lovely man on the entrance reception who was very proud of the achievement in that area, we stopped for coffee on the site and the lady did a mean sausage and clonakilty black pudding roll, Wonderful .
Written 4 October 2020
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GavinLynam
Dublin, Ireland612 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
If you park near the speckled door, there is a great 6k looped walk with the signal tower at the half way point!
Written 27 September 2020
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meathbutterfly
Dublin, Ireland37 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Lovely welcome
Wandered around Old Head Signal Tower
Very informative
Great views of Old Head Golf Course
What a sight 😀
Written 9 September 2020
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Siobhan
5 contributions
Aug 2020
Great views on a clear day. We first came on a misty day and thought we had seen everything until we returned when the sun was shining - stunning!
Written 18 August 2020
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HI SMul72 Many thanks for your review of our visitor attraction set in a vert special location.
Written 2 September 2020
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James O
Cork, Ireland562 contributions
Aug 2020
I called in with my partner as we were in the area, but we unfortunately found the site closed, and hence I cannot comment on the signal tower etc however the external site is open at all stages. the site is impressively well laid out and sympathetically orientated looking South out to sea over the spectacular Old head.
The grounds are beautiful and the information on the Lusitania, her crew and passengers is masterfully embossed onto a beautifully sculpted monument. It really is so unusual yet perfectly fitting for this site, its location and more so its purpose. You not only can read about the historic sinking so entwined into Irish and world history, leading to America entering into World War 1.
We were there on a wild windy day and short of detracting from the experience it added significantly to the overall feel and ambiance of the facility, to watch the wild Atlantic sea crash onto the old head of Kinsale.
It is so worth a visit and even worth the drive should you not be in the immediate area. I look forward to visiting again to see the signal tower.
Written 5 August 2020
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Hi 972JamesO It was a pity that the signal tower which houses the Lusitania museum was closed when you visited us, it looks that you got a special association within the memorial garden even though it was a wild windy day on the day of your visit. Looking forward to meeting up with you on your next visit to us.
Written 2 September 2020
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James
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Jul 2020
Called out to fill a morning. Very helpful staff. Attraction limited but very interesting. Very informative regarding Lusitania. Nice drive back to Kinsale via beaches.
Written 4 August 2020
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Hi hughh514 Glad you enjoyed your visit out to us, we are located at the first signature point of the Wild Atlantic Way out of Kinsale.
Written 2 September 2020
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