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The Clonakilty Park Hotel, West Cork is just a 45 minute drive from Cork International Airport and Irelands first long distance driving route (2,500km), the Wild Atlantic Way runs from the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal all the way to West Cork. The route showcases the best in scenery along the West Coast of Ireland and provides visitors with an unforgettable experience.

Begin or end your adventure on the Wild Atlantic Way along the south west coast of Ireland with a wonderful stay at the Clonakilty Park Hotel. The hotel is ideally located, with three of the chosen discovery points in our area - enjoy day trips to Mizen Head, Dursey Island and the Old Head in Kinsale.

Clonakilty is a charming town, and it’s worth spending some time exploring its quirky shops and bustling cafés. On Fridays, a visit to the farmers market can't be beaten, here, local foodies showcase their organic goods, artisan breads and fresh fish. Try the Clonakilty Black Pudding, famous around the country for its secret spice recipe, which dates to the 1880s. Visit the Michael Collins House for a fascinating look at a revered figure in Irish history. Nearby Inchydoney Beach was named by TripAdvisor as one of the best beaches in Ireland in their Traveller Choice Awards.

From West Cork the Wild Atlantic Way segues into the Kingdom of Kerry in a dramatic explosion of isolated islands and jutting peninsulas. Along this winding route from Clonakilty to Kenmare expect culinary treats and plenty of coastal surprises. A peninsular odyssey, this touring route brings you island hopping, whale watching and even teeing off on a golf course peering into the Atlantic. To view activities and some of the things to do in the West Cork region of the Wild Atlantic Way, please visit the Failte Ireland Wild Atlantic Way website.

For more information on the many activities in Clonakilty and the West Cork area, please visit our things to do page.

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