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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

Clonakilty Christmas Express Extravaganza

Dec 14 2019

YMCA West Cork and the Model Railway Village present the Clonakilty Christmas Express with a magical train journey as the highlight of the town’s Christmas 2019 festivities. 

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Upcoming events

Thursday 12 December

Acoustic Jazz by Candlelight

09:30 PM - Scannells Bar, 5 Connolly Street

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

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Friday 13 December

Clonakilty Friday Market

09:00 AM - Emmet Square, Clonakilty

Clonakilty Friday Market is held every Friday from 9am-2pm in Clonakilty, County Cork. An amazing range of locally grown organic produce, hot food, baking, plants and crafts are available. Contact Per...

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Friday 13 December

The Whale's Tail Restaurant Party Night

Enjoy a Minke Irish Gin or prosecco reception on arrival and a beautiful dining experience with a delicious 4 course meal. Live music on the night. Call 023 88 78111 for more details.

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Saturday 14 December

Christmas Craft Fair

11:00 AM - Wilde & Co Coffee Shop

A lovely fair with items from local craftspeople. Get all your shopping finished and enjoy some festive treats too!

Saturday 14 December

Charity Day at Howling Heart Fitness

12:00 PM - Howling Heart Fitness, McCurtain Hill

Raising much needed money for Sensational Kids Clonakilty and West Cork Animal Welfare

Wednesday 18 December

The Whale's Tail Restaurant Party Night

Enjoy a Minke Irish Gin or prosecco reception on arrival and a beautiful dining experience with a delicious 4 course meal. Live music on the night. Call 023 88 78111 for more details.

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Thursday 19 December

The Whale's Tail Restaurant Party Night

Enjoy a Minke Irish Gin or prosecco reception on arrival and a beautiful dining experience with a delicious 4 course meal. Live music on the night. Call 023 88 78111 for more details.

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Thursday 19 December

Acoustic Jazz by Candlelight

09:30 PM - Scannells Bar, 5 Connolly Street

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

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Friday 20 December

Clonakilty Friday Market

09:00 AM - Emmet Square, Clonakilty

Clonakilty Friday Market is held every Friday from 9am-2pm in Clonakilty, County Cork. An amazing range of locally grown organic produce, hot food, baking, plants and crafts are available. Contact Per...

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Reviews

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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