We use cookies to improve your experience on this website. Read More

Clonakilty Christmas Express returns for more Festive Madness

Posted on: 10 Nov 2018

Clonakilty Christmas Express returns for more Festive Madness

Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce and the Model Railway Village have again launched the Clonakilty Christmas Express for the 14th, 15th & 16th December, with the magical train journey as the highlight of the town’s festivities. 

Councillor Christopher O’Sullivan, Chairperson for Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce said that the whole community were already getting into the Christmas spirit and looking forward to another magical weekend. “Have you ever been on a train that only runs on Christmas carols? This Christmas we are inviting everyone to visit our town and take a magical train journey on the Clonakilty Christmas Express.”

Visitors will again meet Mr Potts the friendly train Conductor and have their free train tickets stamped. On a journey through the streets of Clonakilty some of Santa's elves will also be on board the train singing Christmas songs along the way.

For the final part of the journey, the Clonakilty Christmas Express will stop off at the North Pole Cottage at the Elf Village where Mrs Claus herself will tell stories of Christmas Long Ago. Santa's elves will be on hand to show Santa's workshop with loads of little treats for our Christmas visitors. The nights end with a Christmas dance on Christmas Square under the Magic Chestnut Tree.

The festive celebrations will be courtesy of Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce and the Model Railway Village.

Follow the Christmas magic in Clonakilty on Clonakilty Christmas Express Facebook Page


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

JavaScript is required in order fully to use this site. Please enable it now and reload the page.