Clonakilty and the West Cork area, information on whats on, things to do and see, and family days out, entertainment to suit everyone while staying with us at Sea Breeze Clonakilty B&B.
Whats on in Clonakilty & West Cork Festivals
Fri 19 July – Sun 21 July 16 Random Acts of Kindness Festival
Thurs 25 July – Sun 11 August De Barras – Celebrating 30 Years of Music
Thurs 19 September – Sat 22 September – Clonakilty International Guitar Festival
Sat 7 December – Clonakilty Waterfront MarathonSat
15 February – Sun 16 February – Clonakilty Back2Back Marathons
More amenities in Clonakilty & West Cork
Lios na gCon Ringfort
Just outside Clonakilty in the village of Darrara, discover how people lived and worked in the past in Clonakilty. It is an excellent example
of a restored ringfort. Tours available in the summertime, contact tel: (023) 88 32565 www.liosnagon.com
West Cork Model Railway
Clonakilty has been designated as West Cork’s Heritage Town by Bord Failte, and visiting the Model Village you will see why. Step back in time and see life as it was in the 1940’s. See the old West Cork railway line portrayed in delightful minature serving the towns. Finish your visit by taking a trip on the Choo Choo Tour, Clonakilty’s own road train, taking you through the town and its surroundings. See more www.modelvillage.ie
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through their 12 hectares of gardens and woodland walks with a variety of
plants, trees, shrubs and flowers that flourish in their mid Gulf Stream enhanced climate. Unlimited
access to Lisselan Gardens is available all year round, see www.lisselan.com.
The Michael Collins Centre
Explore the childhood, family history and school days of Michael Collins through slide presentations, photographs and film clips. Revisit the 1916 rebellion, War of Independence, Treaty talks and the Civil War and the tragic death of Michael Collins at Beal na Blath. Enjoy a guided tour of the ambush trail.
Clonakilty is right beside some of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland. Surfing is hugely popular in the area. At Inchydoney visitors can take surf lessons and view the waves via the surf camera provided by Inchydoney Island Hotel.
Inchydoney the Blue Flag beach at Inchydoney Island, just a few miles from Clonakilty, is renowned not only as one of the most family friendly beaches in West Cork but also as one of the most beautiful. With vast expanses of sand, dunes and excellent surfing conditions there really is something for everyone.
Red Strand – About 15 minutes from Clonakilty and overlooked by the Galley Head Lighthouse, the Red Strand is a beautiful small beach with parking right at the beachfront.
Duneen – The small beach of Duneen is a hidden gem just 5 minutes outside Clonakilty, just past Dunmore, Duneen offers a secluded alternative to the other busy beaches around.
More West Cork Amenities
- Pitch & Putt
- Smuglers Cove,
- Rosscarbery Tennis Courts
- Golf courses – Lisselan, Dunmore
- Walks – Castlefreke, Dromilihy, Rineen, The Sheep’s Head Way
- Clonakilty Cinema
- Boating in West Cork
- Local Childrens Playground
Visit West Cork Secret Activity and Garden Centre in Kilbrittan, 10 mins from Clonakilty. It boasts both landscaped gardens and an outdoor obstacle course www.westcorksecret.ie. Explore the fairy houses in a woodland walk in Rineen Wood, just outside the village of Union Hall, 25 mins from Clonakilty. Smuglers Cove Adverture Golf presents 18 holes of fun for all the family. Open all year see www.roscarberygolf.com.
There are many scenic walks in West Cork. Within 30 mins of Sea Breeze there are 3 Coillte operated woodland walks: Castlefreke (10mins) Dromilihy (20 mins) and Rineen (30 mins), see www.coillteoutdoors.ie . The Sheep’s Head Way is a long distance walk (over 150km) encompassing the Sheep’s Head Peninsula and the general Bantry area. See www.thesheepsheadway.ie and www.drimoleaguewalkway.com.
Don’t forget our to visit the Clonakilty Farmers Market every Friday morning in the town centre, enjoy some wonderful home produced local West Cork food!