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Festivals & Events

The Clonakilty International Guitar Festival  takes place in September annually with some of the world's greatest guitarists.

Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon runs annually on the first weekend of December

The West Cork Rally runs every St. Patrick's weekend around West Cork with Clonakilty as it's base.

Clonakilty Street Carnival takes place annually in June.

On Saturday July 1st the South of Ireland Band Championships and The Old Time Fayre will showcase the best band competition held annually Ireland combined with a unique snapshot of what Clonakilty might have looked like in the 1920's/30's. Visit www.soibandchampionships.ie

The Cork Open Backgammon Tournament takes place in O’Donovan’s Hotel over the first weekend in March each year. 

 

 

Upcoming events

Friday 21 February

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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Saturday 22 February

Minke Gin School

06:00 PM - Clonakilty Distillery, The Waterfront

Gin Masterclass. Our Minke Gin School is unlike any other school you will have attended! Learn everything ‘Gin’ with a 2 hour masterclass in the gin making process.

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Thursday 27 February

Food & Wine Pairing Night

06:00 PM - The Whales Tail Restaurant

Luxurious food and wine pairing evening prepared by our chef Danny Barter and Fionnuala Harkin of Wines Direct. Cocktail and amuse-bouche on arrival. After, enjoy a selection of wines and locally sour...

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Friday 28 February

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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Saturday 29 February

Minke Gin School

06:00 PM - Clonakilty Distillery, The Waterfront

Gin Masterclass. Our Minke Gin School is unlike any other school you will have attended! Learn everything ‘Gin’ with a 2 hour masterclass in the gin making process.

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Thursday 5 March

6th Cork Open Backgammon Warm-up

08:00 PM - O'Donovan's Hotel, Pearse Street, Clonakilty

Thursday 5th March 2020 8pm, O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty. 7-point Knockout, all welcome, enter at event

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Friday 6 March

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 6 March

6th Cork Open Backgammon Warm-up

02:00 PM - O'Donovan's Hotel, Pearse Street, Clonakilty

Friday 6th March 2020 2pm, O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty

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Friday 6 March

6th Cork Open Backgammon Warm-up

08:00 PM - O'Donovan's Hotel, Pearse Street, Clonakilty

Friday 6th March 2020 8pm, O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty. 7-point Knockout, all welcome, enter at event

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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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