The Clonakilty Walking Food Tour

The Clonakilty Walking Food Tour

every Friday, June to August, come rain or shine!

Our wonderful tour of Clonakilty visits a wide range of food producers from meat, ice cream, beer, chocolate, bread and of course the wonderful Clonakilty Farmers’ Market. This tour is an ideal opportunity to meet the producers, learn about their food story, history and traditions – a chance to get a real sense of the people behind some amazing, and often times unique, food being produced in the town. Read our testimonials below...

Booking in advance is essential! Bookings must be made by 4pm the day before a tour.

  • Meet in the upstairs lounge of Arís Cafe, Asna Square from 11am.
  • The tour starts at 11am sharp and finishes at 3pm.
  • Cost for the tour is €45 per person and includes all food and drink samples.  Keep an eye out for our great value offers and discounted group rates are available - call or email to discuss.
  • This tour is not suitable for children under 13 years old.
  • All except the first and final stop on the tour is wheelchair accessible.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Our 2017 Summer Tour Schedule has now finished - we will be back in 2018!

BUT, if you can't wait that long, enquire about a Private Tour any time of the year to suit your group size, time available and budget! Call +353 (0)86 205 9360 or Email with your enquiry.

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DID YOU KNOW?   You can also book the tour through any Fáilte Ireland Tourism Office around the country using!


"This was a wonderful tour and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who would like learn about Clonakilty and the delicious food on offer there. Kate was a terrific tour guide with many interesting stories along with introducing us to many vendors who shared some fascinating stories also with us😀" Theresa Ann Murphy, Edmonton, Canada

"Thank you so much for the wonderful day - we had so much fun on the tour.Cathleen Bushman, Chicago, USA

"We loved our Clonakilty Walking Food tour!! The samples were delicious and Kate did a wonderful job sharing the histories and stories behind the food/drink. We highly recommend it!" Sinead & Rick Taylor, Edmonton, Canada

Rosie Scott, via TripAdvisor...


"Enjoyed delicious walking and food sampling tour today lead by Kate.... How better to get to know Clonakilty than by meeting locals passionate about the food and drink they make from scratch. Every tasty delicacy had a story. Every morsel was grown, reared, cooked and made locally with love and expertise. Kate knows all the inside stories of food and drink. Where to buy the best, who is doing what and even who is planning to create what! Treat yourself! Join Kate on the walking food trail in Clonakilty. Our favorite has to be Clonakilty Chocolate!"  Melanie Kovero

"Everyone needs to book this food adventure this summer brought to you by!" Caroline Crowley, West Cork Business Network

“The food trail was an amazing experience, a veritable feast for the taste buds intermingled with a unique insight into the rich tradition of West Cork food producers. The tour takes you on a journey from the classic Clonakilty Black Pudding to the cocoa farmers of Ghana and everywhere in between. Kate is passionate about quality, local food and her enthusiasm is infectious. My eyes were opened to the range of delicious food which West Cork has to offer. I cannot recommend the tour highly enough.”  Laurie O'Keeffe

“I am living in West Cork 9 years but I learned more after spending 4 hours on this tour than all my years here, I am bursting with new ideas for all sorts of meals, confident of where they came from, how they are produced and even their long standing history.  I cannot recommend this excellent tour more highly.” Alison Moriarty, Sales & Marketing Professional


The Clonakilty Walking Food Tour is accredited by Fáilte Ireland and featured on the following tourism websites.

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