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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. Local organic farmers, cheesemakers, foragers, fishmongers, bakers and coffee roasters jostle shoulder by shoulder with procurers of exotic treats from Europe and the East.

A soundtrack of banter, the crackle of the wood-fired pizza oven and the hiss of an espresso is backed by the strains of a fiddle or guitar, so sittting down for a bite or a coffee is a vital element of your market shopping. 



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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