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Festivals & Events

The Clonakilty International Guitar Festival  takes place in September annually with some of the world's greatest guitarists.

Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon runs annually on the first weekend of December

The West Cork Rally runs every St. Patrick's weekend around West Cork with Clonakilty as it's base.

Clonakilty Street Carnival takes place annually in June.

On Saturday July 1st the South of Ireland Band Championships and The Old Time Fayre will showcase the best band competition held annually Ireland combined with a unique snapshot of what Clonakilty might have looked like in the 1920's/30's. Visit www.soibandchampionships.ie

The Clonakilty Charity Cycle takes place this year on Saturday 9th September 2017, starting and finishing at Clonakilty GAA Sports Complex. This is the 6th year of this event with a change in route, exciting time ahead. For more information please visit www.cloncycle.com or our Facebook page Clonakilty CharityCycle




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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