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

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.

In 1972, Noel Redding, the original Bass player with 'The Hendrix Experience' re-located to West Cork making Clonakilty his home for the next 27 years. Noel Redding's impact on his adopted home has been monumental. To this day his musical legacy continues in Clonakilty, evident in the venues he performed at, the festivals helped to inspire and the abundance of musical talent he fostered and attracted to the locality. 

We are very proud of our award winning Clonakilty Brass Band.




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

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

Alison Wickham

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