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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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Things to do

Things to do

A vibrant town, Clonakilty also boasts beautiful beaches, green surrounds and a mix of activities for everyone from water sports and adventure to golf, and our proud heritage.

Stay

Stay

There are so many great places for you to stay in Clonakilty, for weekends or short breaks and longer holidays, creating the perfect base to enjoy the town, beaches, food, music and activities from festivals to our important heritage. Clonakilty offers a wide variety of accommodation to suit all needs.

Eat &
drink

Eat &
drink

A wander through Clonakilty’s buzzing Friday market is a good starting point to understanding the food culture which infuses the town’s many restaurants, hotels, pubs and food outlets.

Festivals &
Events

Festivals &
Events

Clonakilty is a music hub and the colourful town boasts a great line-up of festivals for visitors.

Music & Culture

Music & Culture

Rock, pop, traditional sessions in local pubs, Irish and international acts, gigs at world famous DeBarras Folk Club, Shanley’s Piano Bar - Clonakilty has something for all music fans.

Shopping

Shopping

Shopping in cosmopolitan Clonakilty promises a great variety of boutiques, design galleries and craft. We would love to welcome you to our town for an enjoyable shopping experience.

News & events

Clonakilty welcomes even greater numbers for the Clonakilty Street Carnival

Jul 06 '17

Clonakilty welcomed even greater numbers for the 2nd annual Clonakilty Street Carnival, a fantastic event for all with the best of West Cork food, free entertainment, live music and fun.

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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

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