Clonakilty, County Cork
Clonakilty (Irish: Cloich na Coillte, Clanna Chaoilte) is a picturesque seaside town situated in the heartland of West Cork, approx 45 mins drive from Cork city. Designated as West Cork's Heritage Town by Bord Failte, Clonakilty is the fastest growing town in County Cork, with a population of over 3,500 people.
Accommodation in Clonakilty is among the finest in Ireland with a great tradition in the hotels hospitality industry.
Many tourists come to the town each year and they are always impressed by the attractive traditional shop fronts and hand painted signs in English and Irish. Narrow streets and lanes in Clonakilty show much of the town's heritage, evident in buildings such as the Post Office, located in the old Presbyterian church, and the Town Library which is in a converted Corn Mill with the river flowing beneath.
Clonakilty is an ideal holiday destination and base from which to tour West Cork, a region blessed with some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery.
Visitors to Clonakilty have always been attracted to the beauty and magnificence of the sites in this part of Ireland. While staying in Clonakilty you will find attractions such as the many beaches nearby, traditional pubs, walking in the local countryside, or visiting local sights such as The West Cork Model Railway Village and Lios-na-gCon Ringfort.
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