Clonakilty is a busy market town
located near to several popular seaside resorts such as Inchydoney and
See fine 19th century mill buildings that have been nicely adapted for
modern use and now house the town library and County Council offices.
Nearby, a small disused Presbyterian Church has been put to service as
the post office!
Local planning authorities have
encouraged the use of traditional hand painted signs with a special
emphasis on the Irish language on business premises in the town.
Also the fine status of a pikeman. For a town of its size, the Roman
Catholic Church is impressive with fine glass and mosaics.
Above : Clonakilty Catholic Church and
Local Post Office.
A model railway village has been
includes a reproduction of the West Cork
Railway and industrial development in the area during the period of
World War II.
Collins, one of the great heroes of the 1916-1922 period,
was born at Woodfield, near here. He was General of the Free State
Army, and his dynamic and powerful personality made him a legend in his
own lifetime. The small West Cork Museum in Clonakilty has many
mementos of the hero. The memorial to him at Sam's Cross was unveiled
by General Tom Barry, himself a prominent figure in the Republican
Above : Water Wheel, Michael Collins
Statue, Local Model Railway Village.
Clonakilty town has a vibrant local
community and always features highly in the national Tidy Towns competition.
Check out : http://www.clonakilty.ie/index.php/site09visitors/cats/C30/
for a whole range of diverse activities available to all vistors to
From Clonakilty westwards the coast
becomes bolder and more rugged with the sea carving deep inlets and
bays as it rolls in from the Atlantic.
Above : Nearby Rosscarbery Beach.
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