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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

The Clonakilty Distillery and Visitor Experience is Clonakilty town’s newest attraction to open its doors to the public.

Mar 20 2019

Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the unique sensory experience of a real working distillery by booking a behind the scenes tour of the new Clonakilty Distillery.

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Clonakilty Vouchers


Upcoming events

Saturday 20 April

Book Signing by David Forsythe

02:00 PM - Kerr's Bookshop, 18 Ashe Street

Book Signing of What Have the Irish Ever Done For Us by David Forsythe next Saturday 20th April between 2pm and 3pm.

Saturday 20 April

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.

Sunday 21 April

Clonakilty Rugby Club Celebratory Dinner Dance

07:30 PM - Fernhill House & Gardens, Clonakilty

Let’s Celebrate a successful season for the club! A great night guaranteed! Tickets available from Josh Wilcox at Scannells as of this weekend!!

Sunday 21 April

Paul Harrington with Bill Shanley & Co.

09:30 PM - Shanley's Bar, Connolly Street

Get your best Easter dancing shoes ready folks - he's coming back...Paul Harrington returns to Shanleys Easter Sunday night with Bill Shanley, John Fitz & Anto.

Monday 22 April

The Burner, The Bun & O'Hanlon

08:00 PM - The Clonakilty Hotel, Strand Road

Three of Irelands finest musicians take to the stage to play a mix of Cajun, Country, Tex Mex, Trad, Blues & More

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Monday 22 April

The Boiler Room Easter Monday Disco

09:00 PM - The Boiler Room, Park Road

The Boiler room will be holding their next disco on Easter Monday night. Online ticket sales for all those with a registration number will begin shortly.

Monday 22 April

Traditional Irish Session

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

TRADITIONAL IRISH SESSION: At the heart of this popular weekly session are a collection of musicians & songsters, whose combined experiences of performing, locally and internationally, along with their diverse musical interests produce a vibrant, ...

Tuesday 23 April

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 24 April

Clonakilty Mayoral Info Meeting

08:00 PM - O'Donovan's Hotel, Pearse Street, Clonakilty

As people are aware at this stage, nominations are open until 8th May for candidates to be nominated for the Clonakilty Mayoral election on Saturday 25th May.


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 meandering streets creates an intimacy with this place.

Michael McManus

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