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Clonakilty Festivals & Events

West Cork Drama Festival - March

West Cork Drama Festival a festival for all drama enthusiasts held at St Mary's Theatre in Rossmore, Clonakilty in March.

Clonakilty Agricultural Show - June

Clonakilty Agricultural Show held in June is a local community show to be enjoyed by all, locals and visitors alike, young and old. Clonakilty Show will provide endless family entertainment, from live music, the best of locally produced food from West Cork, puppet show, exhibiting and judging of animals, dog show, etc.

Clonakilty Waterfront Festival - August

Clonakilty Waterfront Festival is a festival of food and music, held in the GAA grounds in Clonakilty.

Clonakilty International Guitar Festival - September

Clonakilty International Guitar Festival is a showcase of some great guitarists from all around the globe. Follow the session trail around Clonakilty where you can enjoy anything from rock, blues, folk and trad to rock-a-billy, bluegrass and country, its all happening in Clonakilty in September, with workshops along the way.

Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon - December

Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon held in December consists of a Full, Half and also a Mini Marathon in Clonakilty all starting at the Waterfront in Clonakilty. The Marathons will follow along roadway and beach routes, enjoying the beautiful scenery of West Cork en-route.

Ardfield Summer Festival - July August

Ardfield Summer Festival usually at the end of July start of August is when this lively festival takes off. It includes lots of family fun items such as Bouncy Castle, Childrens Face Painting, Car Treasure Hunt, Fashion and Beauty Evenings, Sandcastle Competitions, Motorcycle Charity Runs, Live Music, Festival Marquee Fun, Kiddies Disco's and Fishing Competitions. Ardfield village is located midway between Clonakilty and Rosscarberry near one of West Cork's finest coastal Points this being Galley Head, taking in some stunning local beaches including Red Strand, Dunnycove Bay, Long Strand, Sands Cove

  • Dunmanway Agricultural Show, Dromleena Lawn (Racecourse) - July
  • South of Ireland Band Championships, Clonakilty - July