Things to do in Clonakilty

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Things to Do in Clonakilty

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  • DMR
    Laois69 contributions
    This is a fabulous beach. It's so clean and the view is fabulous. Everything about it is amazing. Its a must see
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • DMR
    Laois69 contributions
    This was amazing. The work that must have went into getting this up to the standard it's at must have been phenomenal. The kids loved it. Well worth a visit.
    Written 1 June 2022
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  • Jane C
    1 contribution
    Well worth a visit - Tim Crowley is a passionate and knowledgable local historian who has collated a fascinating collection of artefacts and memorabilia around his subject. Importantly, all of this is placed within a wider social and political context. Before you go, check timings of presentations.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • SaraJohnstone
    Ayr, UK137 contributions
    It's a small museum but it's got so much information and presented beautifully. The staff were lovely and helpful. My two children were interested in the interactive bits of the house. Fantastic for anyone interested in learning more about Michael Collins and Irish history.
    Written 3 April 2022
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  • Bozeman-Dublin
    Trim, Ireland8,425 contributions
    I visited Michael Collins home place having already gone to Beal na Blath where he died. I had the place to myself and found it to be a very moving and spiritual experience.
    Collins is a huge figure in Irish social and political history and to see where he came from, such humble and down to earth beginnings, well I found it a very profound and fascinating experience.
    The house is a few minutes drive off the main road between Clonakilty and Roscarberry, mot easy to find but there are sign posts if you are eagled-eyed!
    There is a good sized car park outside the house.
    In the grounds closest to the road are the remaining s of the newer house which Collins and the family moved into in 1900 when he was 10. This was burned down, I think by anti-treaty forces in 1922.
    Behind this is a bust of Collins in a leafy, well kept garden and the original house in which he was born. A new slated roof has been added but otherwise the house is in the condition it was in when the Collins family left to go to the new house and started using the old one for storage and livestock.
    There are info panels and not much else but I have to say they have done a lovely job presenting this historic homestead and it makes for a lovely pilgrimage for anyone with a love or interest in Irish history or in Collins. It's such a serene and solemn place, I loved it.
    Written 7 July 2021
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  • Steve F
    Great Wakering, UK23 contributions
    Visited the brewery while staying with friends a few miles away. The head brewer, Thirsty Frank, showed us round and told us his story of how he started the brewery - a friendly chap with a real passion for good beer and who clearly loves what he does. Then up to the tap room (imaginatively furnished with great upcycled furniture) for some tasting - 5 superb beers were sampled.
    I've done a number of brewery tours, this is right up there as one of the most enjoyable! We'll definitely be looking out for their beers when we next visit the area.
    I'd thoroughly recommend both a brewery tour and any of the Clonakilty range of ales.
    Written 21 February 2020
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  • Tony O
    Dublin, Ireland35 contributions
    We attended a wedding there that catered for somewhere over 200 people. The meal was magnificent - my fillet steak was cooked to perfection, a lovely hint of pink in it. Well done to all involved.
    Written 7 October 2019
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  • JCKCork
    County Cork, Ireland29 contributions
    I wasn't too sure if I should review this site as it is abandoned and as a consequence neglected. However this shouldn't be the case as it is a lost opportunity to illustrate the way our ancestors lived during the period that this type of site would have been in use. It was many years since I had first been here, a wonderful experience back then, when it had just been reconstructed by Clonakilty Macra Na Feirme in the late 1980's. The Ringfort is believed to have been originally constructed as early as 400 BC and has its own souterrain. The central building has remained intact a tribute to the standard of the reconstruction that was carried out over 30years ago. What a pity this site has been left to decay, when it seems that it wouldn't take a great deal of work to redevelop it as an tourism and educational facility. It is perhaps, the only example that I know, that is on an original site.
    Written 24 June 2021
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  • 246Bambam
    Clonakilty, Ireland5 contributions
    On a crispy cold Autumn morning my friend and I paid a visit to Lisselan Gardens. The garden was definitely getting ready to settle in for the winter, but the reminiscence of summer still lingering. We had the company of a most gracious and friendly Ginger cat, it was a if he was offering us a guided tour, with a few meaow's and purrs added in for good measure. As we were admiring the little canal and the steam rising from the water, we had the added bonus of meeting the gardener Kieran, who with his in-depth knowledge of plants and the history of the estate may or stroll all the more pleasureable. I highly recommend Liselan, beautiful place.
    Written 15 July 2016
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  • jimmydLondon
    London, UK18 contributions
    The entire family, young and old, enjoyed this really special place. Full of history and so much prettier than the "henge"!
    Written 1 September 2015
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  • DUN01170
    Dublin, Ireland258 contributions
    Very interesting and well presented stock. Emphasis on locally produced material. Very pleasant and helpful staff.
    Written 7 May 2019
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  • Mr T
    Dublin, Ireland97 contributions
    I visited in mid July and found a small volunteer run museum in an old mouldy building in need of deserved funding as there are many interesting exhibits about Collins,Tom Barry,O Donovan Rossa, The GAA,Church,rural life etc. Give these guys some lotto money and this could be an excellent space!
    Written 15 July 2017
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  • generator5000
    County Cork, Ireland3,900 contributions
    Wonderful little artists run Arts Centre above some shops on Astana square. You might not notice it bar the open door but most certainly worth a visit. Exhibitions vary from month to month and range from photography, installations to painting. It's free and definitely worth a visit.
    Written 21 January 2018
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  • Matt H
    Dublin, Ireland9 contributions
    Spent an afternoon in Clonakilty visiting the whiskey distillery and doing a tour and tasting. The tour guide Ewan was really knowledgeable and friendly and being able to get a tour not only to a visitors centre but through an active and working distillery was fantastic! Will visit again when passing through the Wild Atlantic way!
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • richiecuz
    Cork, Ireland153 contributions
    I've been here twice with my young family. It's really good. The activities are challenging and fun. The staff are incredible. They're very patient and kind particularly with supporting younger children who might experience jitters when facing some of the obstacles. I'd highly recommend it.
    Written 6 May 2022
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