Clonakilty is located approximately 50kms from Cork City on the N71 Road.

Clonakilty is famous as the birthplace of Michael Collins, embodied in the town in a large statue, and is home to the most famous black pudding in the country.

Clonakilty has a thriving musical and artistic community and has been a regular award winner in the national Tidy Towns competition. Several of its pubs are noted for great impromptu music sessions with many big name acts taking part.

The town centre is home of the noted street theatre group Craic na Caoillte and the impressive Model Railway Village project which depicts many of West Cork’s fine attractions in miniature.

Clonakilty is close to many fine sandy beaches such as Inchydoney and is also noted for its festival and theme weekends.

Clonakilty Highlights:

  • Traditional Irish Music Sessions
  • The Model Railway Village
  • Clonakilty Black Pudding
  • Michael Collins monument

Clonakilty - Old Telephone Box (1) Clonakilty - Stream

A four day music and food festival with outstanding international acts and the best of Irish talent. With lots of extra events for 2013 - see website.

 

 

 

 

 

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