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Clonakilty welcomes even greater numbers for the Clonakilty Street Carnival

Posted on: 06 Jul 2017

Clonakilty welcomes even greater numbers for the Clonakilty Street Carnival

Social together for the third annual Clonakilty Street Carnival

Clonakilty, Ireland. Thursday May 17th 2018. The West Cork town of Clonakilty will once again transform into a vibrant festival hub for the third annual Clonakilty Street Carnival day. Clonakilty Street Carnival 2018 in association with Irish Yogurts will take place on Saturday June 16th presenting a day of free entertainment for all from 11am until 8.30pm. The official theme of the Clonakilty Street Carnival 2018 is ‘Social Together’ in celebration of the community and visitors alike gathering together for a truly social day. Please visit www.clonakilty.ie for more information.

Clonakilty Street Carnival is delighted to announce a platinum sponsor for this year, Irish Yogurts, Clonakilty. Irish Yogurts, a family run business, was founded in Clonakilty in 1994 by Diarmuid O’Sullivan and the award winning food business has grown from strength to strength.

The Clonakilty Street Carnival, winner of the best West Cork event award, will see the streets of Clonakilty take on a fabulous festival vibe and the town will be fully pedestrianised from 9am until 9pm. Throughout carnival day, amidst the colourful ribbons, bunting, street performers and costumes, will be live music, a kids zone with supervised bouncy castles, face painting, magicians, bubbles and popcorn machines (Ashe Street), as well as giant games, ping pong, crazy golf and much more.

Last year more than 2,000 people were served the best of Clonakilty fare from the West Cork town’s top restaurants at one of the longest dinner parties seen in Ireland. The Clonakilty Street Carnival dinner party will run the length of the towns’ main street. Food service commences at 3pm providing 15 euro adult meals and 7 euro children’s meals. Up to 2,500 meal tickets are available to purchase locally, on www.clonakilty.ie or call the meal ticket line: 087 607 5006.

A children’s meal area has been added on Astna Square in the centre of Clonakilty where Clonakiddy meals will be available, as well as free pottery classes for kids.

Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Managing Director, Irish Yogurts comments: “We are delighted to support the Clonakilty Street Carnival as platinum sponsor. The carnival is a huge success and provides a platform to serve up the best of Clonakilty food. We are greatly looking forward to the third annual event.”

Kevin O’Regan, Clonakilty Carnival Committee, says, “The award winning Clonakilty Street Carnival is set to once again bring colour, fun and excellent food to visitors on the day. This is a community effort driven by commitment, enthusiasm and great energy. Having been awarded the best town in Europe last year, we plan to keep proving ourselves as a fantastic destination.”

Clonakilty Street Carnival 2018 Schedule

11am-5pm      Family Fun Zone on Ashe Street

12-1pm            Live music from Ceoltas, Astna Square

1-2pm              Clonakilty Jazz Collective, Main Stage

1-2pm              Live music from One Voice, Astna Square

2pm                  Clonakiddy meals, Astna Square

2.30-3.30pm    Clonakilty Brass Band, Astna Square

3pm                  Street Dinner Party on Pearse Street

2.30-4pm        Live music from The Big Lovin, Main Stage

4-6pm              Live music from She Said, Main Stage

6.30-8.30pm    Shanley’s House Band, Connoly Street Stage

Clonakilty was awarded Best Town in Europe in 2017 following the completion of 18 months of major works in a 12 million euro road resurfacing and drainage project. The greatly enhanced streetscape is home to the Clonakilty Street Carnival.


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 meanderingĀ streets creates an intimacy with this place.

Michael McManus

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