Clonakilty Travel Guide

  • Emmet Square: rather plain Georgian house but -
    Emmet Square: rather plain Georgian...
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  • Pearse Street
    Pearse Street
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  • There's a pheasant in the fanlight!
    There's a pheasant in the fanlight!
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Clonakilty Things to Do

  • Pearse Street and Emmet Square

    Irish towns often seem to have attractive shop fronts in their main streets and Clonakilty specialises in locally hand painted shop signs. The result is a colourful central area around Pearse Street. For Georgian houses of various kinds, have a look at Emmett Square.

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  • Church of the Immaculate Conception

    Clonakilty boasts a spectacular parish church, The Church of the Immacualte Conception (1880) The church is located at the west end of the town on the Western Road and is worth a look. Recent renovations during the ninties have restored the interior of the church to it's former splendour.

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  • Try Black Pudding!

    Clonakilty is as famous for it's Black Pudding as it is for it's tidy town and spectacular beaches.Clonakilty's black pudding comes from an original recipe dating back to the 1880's. Edward Twomey bought the Harrington's butcher's shop in 1976 and inherited the recipe for the pudding which has gained an international reputation. As demand grew the...

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Clonakilty Restaurants

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    by jwha Written Apr 1, 2006

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    Favorite Dish: I recommend the garlic bread to start with
    I had one of their nightly secials that is not on their menu, it was a spicy chicken and pasta dish. It is similar to Kung Pao chicken only with pasta instead of rice.
    Follow that up with the Strawberries and Cream. Keep in mind the that this may not be available all year.

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Clonakilty Nightlife

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    by jwha Written Apr 2, 2006

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    This is a very nice Irish Pub that has great traditional Irish music. I was told that I should really check this place out. My co-worker and I went to see John Spillane. The stage is in another room of the pub, you may never know that it is there unless they have a performance at the time. The do have a cover charge to get in to see the show. There is a separate bar in this room, with a stage and plenty of seating. It was pretty busy, as John Spillane is a great local artist from Cork who is well known through Ireland and beyond :) http://www.johnspillane.ie/home.shtml

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    Clonakilty is as famous for it's Black Pudding as it is for it's tidy town and spectacular beaches.
    Clonakilty's black pudding comes from an original recipe dating back to the 1880's. Edward Twomey bought the Harrington's butcher's shop in 1976 and inherited the recipe for the pudding which has gained an international reputation. As demand grew the pudding became available for sale not only in Twomey's but also in local deli's and fine food stores but still the demand continued to grow. It is now possible to buy Clonakilty Black Pudding in most large supermarkets in Ireland.

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Clonakilty Off The Beaten Path

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    Just outside of Clonakilty, this was a very interesting site to visit and I am glad that I did. The day that I had gone to see the circle, it was very muddy and hazy from the rain. I have seen pictures from very clear days with a gorgeous view of the rolling hills and the coast. This would have been lovely to see, however I think that the hazy/gloomy weather kept me focused on the circle and not distracted as I had very limited time there.

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Clonakilty Sports & Outdoors

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    by jwha Written Apr 2, 2006

    During my May visit - It was still TOO COLD for me to even take my coat off and there were surfers in the water. I couldn't belive it, talk about dedicated!!

    Equipment: There is a surf shop in Clonakilty, so if you have forgotten (or just didn't think to bring) your swim suit, this may be the place for you.
    If you want to take surf lessons, there is a place at Inchydoney beach. I really cannot refer them as I didn't take any lessons with them, but I just wanted to give you a pointer you may not have known otherwise. Hours may depend on season...it was closed in Feb because it was freezing!!

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