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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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News & events

Fourth annual Clonakilty Street Carnival launches with a Maritime Theme

Jun 15 2019

The fourth annual Clonakilty Street Carnival has been announced to take place on Saturday June 15th with a maritime theme to celebrate Clonakilty by the Sea

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Clonakilty Vouchers


Upcoming events

Tuesday 28 May

This is Nicholas - Living with Autism

07:00 PM - Park Cinema, Park Road

Please keep the date May 28th In the Park Cinema Nicolas Ryan Purcell documentary "Living with Autism" at 7pm.

Tuesday 28 May

DeBarra's Acoustic Session

09:30 PM - DeBarra's, Pearse Street, Clonakilty

One of the finest acoustic sessions in the country w/ alternating hosts every week. Participation is encouraged. Come see what its all about! Free event.

Wednesday 29 May

Book Signing by Dr. Sabina Brennan

11:30 AM - Kerr's Bookshop, 18 Ashe Street

100 days to a Younger Brain book signing by author Sabina Brennan

Thursday 30 May

Under the Hammer

06:30 PM - The Loft Gallery & Frames, 4 Western Road

The Loft Gallery would like to invite you to the opening of Under the Hammer, a silent auction of paintings, drawings and prints by James Waller from 2014-18

Thursday 30 May

Acoustic Jazz by Candlelight

09:00 PM - Scannells Bar, 5 Connolly Street

Relax and enjoy the musical stylings of Matt & George Harte and company, every Thursday evening in Scannells front bar.

Friday 31 May

The Venue Nightclub

11:00 PM - O'Donovan's Hotel, Pearse Street, Clonakilty

The Venue is Clonakilty's biggest and best nightclub and late bar. Open late every Friday and Saturday Night in O'Donovan's Hotel.

Saturday 1 June

Better Life Cycle: Clon to Clon Challenge 2019

08:30 AM - Clonakilty Park Hotel, Clogheen

Better Life Cycle is back with its sixth event, the Clon to Clon Challenge, taking place on Saturday, 1 June 2019 in Clonakilty, Co Cork.

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Saturday 1 June

Gulfstream skies New paintings by Michael Mc Swine...

12:00 PM - Clonakilty Community Arts Center

'Golden Manna', Oil on canvas 2019, check it out at my solo at Clonakilty Community Arts Centre opening June 1st

Saturday 1 June

Tradional Session with the Local Lads

09:30 PM - An Teach Beag, Recorder's Alley, Pearse Street

Traditional Irish Music Session - No cover charge


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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