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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 International Guitar Festival 2019

Sep 16 2019

From the Mon 16th – Sun 22 September 2019 some of the world’s greatest guitarists will descend on this small seaside town in the southwest of Ireland.

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Upcoming events

Friday 18 October

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 18 October

Children's Hallow'een Poetry Competition

09:00 AM - Kerr's Bookshop, Ashe Street

We invite all our young customers between 6 and 13 to write a Hallow'een poem and enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning one of five €10 book vouchers.

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Saturday 19 October

Children's Hallow'een Poetry Competition

09:00 AM - Kerr's Bookshop, Ashe Street

We invite all our young customers between 6 and 13 to write a Hallow'een poem and enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning one of five €10 book vouchers.

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Saturday 19 October

Clonakilty Distillery Gin Master Class

06:00 PM - Clonakilty Distillery, The Waterfront

In a fun-filled two hours, learn how to distill your own bottle of gin at the Minke Gin School. Sip on a refreshing gin cocktail, become a botanical expert and take your own bottle of gin home with y...

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Sunday 20 October

Children's Hallow'een Poetry Competition

09:00 AM - Kerr's Bookshop, Ashe Street

We invite all our young customers between 6 and 13 to write a Hallow'een poem and enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning one of five €10 book vouchers.

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Sunday 20 October

Lolo at the Emmet

09:00 PM - The Emmet Hotel, Emmet Squre

Live Music at The Emmet with Lolo

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Monday 21 October

Children's Hallow'een Poetry Competition

09:00 AM - Kerr's Bookshop, Ashe Street

We invite all our young customers between 6 and 13 to write a Hallow'een poem and enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning one of five €10 book vouchers.

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Monday 21 October

Clonakilty Jazz Collective

09:00 PM - Emmet Hotel, Emmet Square

Live Jazz Mondays at The Emmet Hotel

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Monday 21 October

Traditional Irish Session

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

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...

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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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