When it comes to discovering West Cork, the list of things to do in Clonakilty is endless! However, we have picked out the top 10 sure ways for you to enjoy your West Cork Family Holiday with maximum enjoyment and no time wasted.


Start your day off with your belly full after the finest Clonakilty Breakfast at our hotel before setting off to explore Clonakilty Town and all it has to offer with our very own Clonakilty Farmers Market held every Friday from 9:00am - 2:00pm bringing the best local produce to you. From here, make your way to our West Cork Railway Village, a fully scaled handmade model of the old west Cork Railway Line from the 1940’s with operating trains going through the town that the railway once served. Once you’re finished touring around this 20th Century village, take a step further back in history as you head for the roots of Michael Collins’, one of the most heroic men in Irish History, and learn about where he spent part of his childhood to the day he passed away at the Michael Collins Centre.


After a morning of history, why not head for a round of golf on the picturesque Clonakilty Golf Club of Lisselan Estate. Fill your lungs with fresh air before hitting the road to have the sea breeze blowing through your air as you overlook the beautiful scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way at the Old Head of Kinsale. Take to the sea and jump with joy as you endure an Atlantic Whale & Wildlife Tour with sightings almost always guaranteed be it a Dolphin doing flips or a whale surfacing for a gasp of air.


After sailing the seas of West Cork amongst the company of Irish Sealife, why not take to the hills of the Seven Heads Walk to push you on your way to building up an appetite before returning to the beautiful village of Clonakilty, thirsty and hungry after a day of non-stop activities. But your day does not finish there!


Quench your thirst with a tour in either the Clonakilty Distillery or Clonakilty Brewing Company before returning to your luxury room. Rest and rejuvenate before making your way downstairs for a gourmet dinner in our Clonakilty Restaurant. 


So, do we need to give you more reason to visit Clonakilty? Book your stay at The Clonakilty Hotel in West Cork today and discover all that West Cork has to offer.