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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 Irish Yogurts Clonakilty Street Carnival is back!

Jun 17 2023

The Irish Yogurts Clonakilty Street Carnival is back. Read More to buy your online tickets.

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Upcoming events

Saturday 17 June

Irish Yogurts Clonakilty Street Carnival

09:00 AM - Clonakilty

West Cork’s annual Irish Yogurts Clonakilty Street Carnival returns to Clonakilty on Saturday 17 th June 2023.

Saturday 1 July

South of Ireland Band Championships 2023

09:00 AM - Clonakilty

Clonakilty will celebrate its annual Bands Day with the 42nd South of Ireland Band Championships on Saturday, July 1st 2023.

Saturday 1 July

Clonakilty Old Time Fair

12:00 PM - Clonakilty

An annual event on the first Saturday in July which celebrates Clonakilty's Heritage through traditional crafts, clothes and music. Also includes displays of vintage cars and agricultural antiques.

Sunday 6 August

'Fair Days', Outdoor Concerts of Contemporary Folk

02:00 PM - Camus Farm

Set in 30 acres of West Cork hills, 'Fair Days' is a one-day festival of contemporary folk music. Restaurant, bar, coffee shop, food hatch. 8.30pm Kíla 7.00pm Katie Phelan 5.30pm Mark Geary 4.00pm ...

Saturday 2 March

Annual Cork Open Backgammon Tournament

09:00 AM - O'Donovan's Hotel, Pearse Street

Main 64-player, 6-round Swiss ➔ 16-player Knockout + Consolation Knockout + Last Chance Knockout



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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