Thinking about a short getaway break or your family holiday in Ireland this year? Find out what Clonakilty in West Cork has to offer.
Clonakilty Chamber of Tourism

Summer in Clonakilty

Hi, with this email we would just like to let you know what's happening around the award winning town of Clonakilty, West Cork this summer. As Ireland's first recipient of the European Destination of Excellence, we obviously take great pride in our town and the surrounding areas and afford a huge welcome to the many visitors we receive every year.

With multiple, family friendly blue flag beaches, some of the finest hospitality & dining in the country and accommodation that ranges from world famous luxury hotel and spa to high quality buget bed & breakfast and self catering, we hope we can make your holiday and stay in Clonakilty a memorable one. So if you're planning a short weekend getaway break  or a longer summer holiday we think you and your family will find all you are looking for in this relaxing and easy going part of West Cork.

And remember, there's always something on in Clon....!!!

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Kind Regards

Mick Hanly,
Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce

Places to Stay

From award winning luxury spa hotel, to affordable budget accommodation, Clonakilty offers a huge selection of top quality places for you and your family to stay.

Keep an eye on the websites of all our accommodation providors, all of them are now offering great value for money getaway breaks and special offers.

Hospitality & Dining

In Clonakilty we take great pride in the quality and exceptional standard of food provided by our numerous restaurants, cafes and bars. Whereas fine dining used to come at a price to match, you're now guaranteed to find great food at affordable prices when dining out in Clonakilty. And to complete a great night out, we have some of the finest traditional and live music venues in Ireland.

What's Happening

From Family Festivals by the Sea, to music and guitar festivals bringing together some world famous musicians, this summer in Clonakilty promises festivals and family entertainment of the highest order.

Sports enthusiasts
Surf, have a round at one of our stunning and picturesque golf courses, run marathons, half marathons and duathlons or enjoy the fun of tag rugby by the sea. Cycle along some beautiful quiet country roads or take your time and walk along some of West Cork's finest nature trails.

Arts & Crafts
Renowned for it's local artists, on a visit to Clonakilty, art lovers can take time to visit our galleries and numerous craft outlets.

Shopping & Farmers Markets
Shoppers can take time time to wander around the colourful streets of Clonakilty, take a break at the farmers market and enjoy some of the finest produce West Cork has to offer.

Nature & Wildlife
Go whale and dolphin watching, marvel at the many beautiful species of  birds, take a trip to some of our stone circles, or just take your time, relax  and enjoy the peaceful countryside and coastline of West Cork .

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