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Clonakilty is a music hub and the colourful town boasts a great line-up of festivals for visitors.

Rock, pop, traditional sessions in local pubs, Irish and international acts, gigs at world famous DeBarras Folk Club, Shanley’s Piano Bar  - Clonakilty has something for all music fans.

In 1972, Noel Redding, the original Bass player with 'The Hendrix Experience' re-located to West Cork making Clonakilty his home for the next 27 years. Noel Redding's impact on his adopted home has been monumental. To this day his musical legacy continues in Clonakilty, evident in the venues he performed at, the festivals helped to inspire and the abundance of musical talent he fostered and attracted to the locality. 

We are very proud of our award winning Clonakilty Brass Band.



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 meanderingĀ streets creates an intimacy with this place.

Michael McManus

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