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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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Clonakilty Vouchers


Upcoming events

Friday 20 September

Songs & Memories of Makem & Clancy featuring Dan O...

09:30 PM - An Teach Beag, Recorder's Alley, Pearse Street

A treat not to be missed..... Dan O'Sullivan plays and sings the wonderful songs of the great Makem and Clancy.. 9.30pm sharp !!! No cover charge.

Saturday 21 September

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...

Monday 23 September

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...

Tuesday 24 September

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 25 September

Food Safety HACCP Training Level 3

09:30 AM - Brookpark Enterprise Centre, Dunmanway

A Must for Managers & Supervisors Working in Food Serving Premises

Thursday 26 September

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.

Friday 27 September

PUBLIC TALK @Twig-Refill Fri Sept 27th at 7.30pm

07:30 PM - Twig-Refill, Spillers Lane

MAIN SPEAKER-Cillian Lohan CEO Green Economy Foundation ( and much much more )

Saturday 28 September

Trad Music Session with the Local Lads

09:30 PM - An Teach Beag, Recorder's Alley, Pearse Street

Traditional Irish Music Session - No cover charge

Saturday 28 September

Dr. Feelgood and the Electric Mayhem

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

Dr Feelgood & the Electric Mayhem are a collection of west cork session musicians that produce an eclectic sound of progressive funk, soul and R &B rock. Come get your PRINCE on!



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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