Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Clonakilty (Irish: Cloich na Coillte, Clanna Chaoilte) is a small but busy market town in West Cork, about 45 minutes drive from Cork City. The town is surrounded by hilly country devoted primarily to dairy farming, the region having an impressive dairy yield. In 2003 Clonakilty also became Ireland’s first ever official Fair Trade Town.

Michael Collins, one of the great heroes of the 1916-1922 period, was born at Woodfield, near here. He was General of the Free State Army, and his Dynamic and powerful personality made him a legend in his own lifetime. The small West Cork Museum in Clonakilty has many momentoes of the hero. The memorial to him at Sam's Cross was unveiled by General Tom Barry, himself a prominent figure in the Republican Movement.

Visitors go to several nearby beaches, visit the pubs, walk in the local countryside, or visit local attractions such as The West Cork Model Railway Village and Lios-na-gCon Ringfort.

From Clonakilty westward the coast becomes bolder and more rugged, the sea carving deep inlets and bays as it rolls in from the Atlantic.

Gardens

Lisselan Gardens - Clonakilty County Cork
Lisselan Gardens
Clonakilty, Co. Cork
To have a river running through a garden is a great blessing and Lisselan is a lovely case in point. The 30 acre garden is laid out on the banks of the River Adrigadeen, which provides gorgeous vitas along its sparkling expanse, to a wisteria cov ...

Golf

The 4th Hole
Old Head of Kinsale Golf Club
Kinsale, Co. Cork
Course Type: Links
Since its official opening on June 1st 1997, the Old Head Golf Links has become one of the most talked-of courses in world golf.  It is built on a 220-acre diamond of land, jutting out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. The promontory i ...

Self Catering

Selfcatering
Farran House
Farran, Co. Cork
Set in 12 acres of mature beech woodland and rhododendron gardens in the rolling hills of the Lee Valley, Patricia Wiese and John Kehely's impressive house was built in the mid-18th century, although its present elegant Italianate style only date ...

What's On

Ballincollig Farmers Market - County Cork - Wednesdays
Ballincollig Farmers Market

Village Shopping Centre, opposite Dunnes Stores on the Main Street, Ballincollig, County Cork.

Wednesday, 10am - 2.30pm

Contact: Joann ...

Tourist Attractions

Charles Fort - Kinsale County Cork Ireland
Charles Fort
Kinsale, Co. Cork
Charles Fort is a star shaped fort located on the waters edge in Summercove Kinsale. As one of the largest military installations in Ireland, Charles Fort has been associated with some of the most momentous events in Irish history. The locati ...

Wedding Venues

Wedding
Mary Anns Bar and Restaurant
Castletownshend, Co. Cork
Castletownshend is one of west Cork’s most picturesque villages and was home to Somerville and Ross, the two Victorian ladies who wrote Tales of an Irish R.M. - and it is also where you will find the lovely church of St Barrahane famous for ...
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