Kinmonth’s book Irish Country Furniture 1700-1950 won awards and was followed by Irish Rural Interiors in Art (both published by Yale University Press, 1993 & 2006). These publications spurred her exhibitions of Irish genre paintings, with furniture, in for example Cork’s Crawford Gallery (2006), Dublin’s National Gallery (2007) & The McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College (2012). Her Moore Institute Research Fellowship at the National University of Ireland, Galway, facilitated ground-breaking research on Noggins (traditional wooden vessels for eating and drinking), and horn spoons. Her work on Noggins won the Paul Johnston 2016 Essay award (€1,000). She has worked at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Sir John Soane’s Museum. Cork Butter Museum employs her as their Conservation Consultant, work she also does for Cork Public Museum, where she is Project Manager for the Jack Lynch Archive. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Royal Dublin Society’s Crafts Bursary, in their Library and Archives, and was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy. She lectures widely and broadcasts for television, film and radio.