Clonakilty is a multi-award winning, innovative & dynamic seaside town set in the heart of West Cork. Famous for its community spirit, Blue Flag Beaches, award winning food producers & restaurants as well as an internationally renowned music scene, Clonakilty has every necessary ingredients to make your stay here one you will often recount….but never forget!
10 THINGS TO DO IN CLONAKILTY
Galley Head Lighthouse Drive via Inchydoney and onto Glandore. A short tour jam packed with beautiful sights and scenery with the Galley Head as a highlight. Drombeg Stone Circle One of the finest stone Circles constructed in Ireland and located in a valley leading down to the sea.
You can really feel the ancient energy here in this spot and on most days may be lucky enough to have it to yourself.
Mizen Head Lighthouse The hour long scenic coastal journey is well worth it to see this spectacular landmark. Nightly Music Sessions Take in one of the many nightly music sessions in Clonakilty ranging from local trad bands to nationally renowned stars.
West Cork Food West Cork is fast becoming the food capital of Ireland due to its many artisan producers with a commitment to fresh and local.
Michael Collins tour Discover Michael Collins by visiting his birthplace at Woodfield, memorial statue at Emmet Square, Beal na Blath and a wealth of Michael Collins memorabilia at the Clonakilty Museum and Michael Collins Heritage Centre.
The coast West Cork is dotted with hundreds of beaches where you can enjoy a walk, surfing or simply relaxing. Nearby Inchydoney is a real highlight. Towns and villages of West Cork There is a multitude of picturesque towns and villages around West Cork for you to explore ranging from Timoleague with its abbey, Baltimore by the sea or Bantry and its bay.
Clonakilty itself A regular winner in competitions due to its beauty, Clonakilty is definitely worth a visit. There is a wide range of boutique shops to visit and while looking at the beautiful buildings try and spot the 32 individually hand painted life size tigers, elephants and more.
Boat trip From Baltimore you can catch a boat to the remote Fastnet lighthouse, a ferry to one exoerience life on one of the islands or witness the best in Ireland whale and dolphin trips.
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