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Welcome to Clonakilty

West Cork, Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Clonakilty is a multi-award winning, cosmopolitan and friendly seaside town at the heart of West Cork, in the South of Ireland.

Best Town in Europe 2017

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News & events

Clonakilty Park Hotel West Cork Rally 2019

Mar 15 yy

The West Cork Rally will take place on the 16 & 17th March 2019 and will again be based in Clonakilty.

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Upcoming events

Saturday 16 February

Fiona Kennedy & Blue Guru

12:00 AM - DeBarra's, Pearse Street, Clonakilty

Fiona & her band Blue Guru featuring Paul Seymour will be rocking the house in one of West Corks best music venues this February... Expect a fantastic night of music with lots of songs from the album “The Beach along with great blues & roots classics...

Saturday 16 February

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

12:00 AM - Rossmore

It's almost time. On Sunday 24th Feb, we will begin our Festival Circuit 2019 at the Kilmuckridge Drama Festival. Before that, however, we have 3 more shows in Rossmore next weekend. The audience reactions from the past two nights have been amazing. ...

Sunday 17 February

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

12:00 AM - Rossmore

It's almost time. On Sunday 24th Feb, we will begin our Festival Circuit 2019 at the Kilmuckridge Drama Festival. Before that, however, we have 3 more shows in Rossmore next weekend. The audience reactions from the past two nights have been amazing. ...

Monday 18 February

DeBarra's Trad Session

12:00 AM - DeBarra's, Pearse Street, Clonakilty

At the heart of this popular weekly session are a collection of musicians & songsters, whose combined experiences of performing, locally and internationally, along with their diverse musical interests produce a vibrant, but easy going experience of t...

Tuesday 19 February

Lieutenant of Inishmore

12:00 AM -

It's almost time. On Sunday 24th Feb, we will begin our Festival Circuit 2019 at the Kilmuckridge Drama Festival. Before that, however, we have 3 more shows in Rossmore next weekend. The audience reactions from the past two nights have been amazing. ...

Thursday 28 February

Richy's Curry Club

12:00 AM - Richy's Restaurant, Clonakilty

We are glad to announce the launch of Richy’s Curry Club which takes place every 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month at Richy’s Restaurant, Clonakilty. You will be taken on a tour from South India to North India, showcasing authentic dishes from each s...

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Friday 15 March

Clonakilty Park Hotel West Cork Rally

12:00 AM - Clonakilty, West Cork

St. Patricks Weekend in Clonakilty, is there a more iconic start to any Championship season in Ireland? The Park Hotel West Cork Rally will host Rounds 1 (Saturday) and 2 (Sunday) of the 2019 Plasticbags.ie Southern 4 Rally Championship. The Cork Mot...

Sunday 17 March

St. Patricks Day Parade

12:00 AM - Clonakilty, West Cork

The Clonakilty St Patrick's Day Parade 2019 will be held on Sunday 17th March at 1.00pm. This will be the 26th consecutive Parade organised by Clonakilty Twinning Association.

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Saturday 6 July

South of Ireland Band Championships

12:00 AM - Clonakilty, West Cork

Over the past 39 years it has been our privilege to welcome the many bands which have graced the stage at the South of Ireland Band Championships. Thanks to all the dedicated musicians who come to Clonakilty year after year, we will reach a significa...

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Reviews

We stayed in Clonakilty for 4 nights and loved it. So much to do. Beautiful beaches. Lovely pubs and such friendly people! Can't wait to come back!

Denise Lemmon Brown

A charming, yet cosmopolitan little gem, set in a stunningly beautiful part of the Emerals Isle. Great food, friendly people with immense sense of civic responsibility. Do not miss the music scene.

Jim Shine

I love Clonakility! Whenever we visit the Cork area we can't resit a stop off! Great Cafes & Restaurants. Very Pretty Town, bustling with life and Activity!!!!

Mary Sheridan Galway

A great town vibrant and pretty. Always plenty to do. Always clean and with the most friendly people. A must visit for both visitors to Ireland and native Irish. Great pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Michael McKenna

The most vibrant small town in Ireland. Always something happening. Great food, great atmosphere, lovely people.

Alison Wickham

We found Clonakilty to be one of if not the friendliest place we've ever visited. The people of "Clon " treated us like we had lived there our whole lives.They welcomed us into their lives like we were family.

Mitch Eveleth Iowa, USA

Great town ."The people are Splendid" to use a quote of the towns most Famous famous residence Michael Collins. The food and choice of food is excellent, the layout of the town with it meandering streets creates an intimacy with this place.

Michael McManus

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