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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

Victory for Breen & Nagle in Clonakilty Park Hotel West Cork Rally 2019

Mar 18 2019

Craig Breen & Paul Nagle (Fiesta R5) took victory on the 2019 Clonakilty Park Hotel West Cork Rally after an event long dice with Alastair Fisher and Gordon Noble in a similar car.

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Clonakilty Vouchers


Upcoming events

Friday 22 March

Daffodil Day Clonakilty

09:00 AM - Pearse Street, Clonakilty

Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Day takes place on Friday 22nd March and we will be in our usual place on Pearse Street with tea, coffee, cakes and savouries waiting for you.

Friday 22 March

Clonakilty Friday Market

Outstanding local produce in the heart of Clonakilty: meats, fish, veg, sauces, breads, lunches, coffee, cakes, plants, crafts & gossip.

Friday 22 March

Thanks Brother

09:45 PM - DeBarra's, Pearse Street, Clonakilty

ThanksBrother Fri 22nd March Doors 9pm Start 9:45pm Tickets: €15 (+booking) Onsale Thursday 24th January at 10am

Saturday 23 March


10:30 PM - DeBarra's, Pearse Street, Clonakilty

Free Event - Jester are Colly Dempsey, Mark O’ Dwyer, Tomas Maher, Niall O’ Shaughnessy and David Fitzpatrick. They have recently signed a publishing deal with UK based independent record label Velvet Moron Records

Sunday 24 March

Clonakilty Brass Band's Mass Recital and Cake Sale

Clonakilty Brass Band will perform at the 11.30am mass. Fundraising cake sale will take place in the adjoining Parish Centre immediately afterwards.

Monday 25 March

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, ...

Wednesday 27 March

Foodie Club Meet Up March 2019

06:00 PM - Arís Café & Wine Bar, Asna Square

Once again a treat in store for the Foodie Club as we head to Arís Café & Wine Bar, Clonakilty Asna Square to experience the taste of locally sourced products on a Mezze board/platter with selected wines!

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Thursday 28 March

Shanley's Acoustic Sessions

- Shanley's, Connolly Street

Live music this week. We're thinking we will be seeing some new faces at the Acoustic Session this week. Should be a great night.

Thursday 28 March

Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage present Secrets of the ...

08:00 PM - Parish Centre, Clonakilty

The Underwater Cultural History of West Cork Lecture by Julianna O'Donoghue and Connie Kelleher at the Parish Centre


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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