Fourth annual Clonakilty Street Carnival launches with a maritime theme

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Fourth annual Clonakilty Street Carnival launches 
with a maritime theme


The fourth annual Clonakilty Street Carnival has been announced to take place on Saturday June 15th with a maritime theme to celebrate Clonakilty by the Sea. Clonakilty Street Carnival 2019 in association with Irish Yogurts Clonakilty, will offer an exciting day of free entertainment for all from 11am until 8.30pm.

The West Cork town of Clonakilty is set to mark its position as a vibrant town by the sea and get into fabulous festival spirit for Clonakilty Street Carnival day. In addition, the carnival dinner party will focus on the finest local seafood as well as all meal options. Please visit www.clonakilty.ie for more information.

Clonakilty Street Carnival is supported again this year by platinum sponsor Irish Yogurts Clonakilty. Irish Yogurts Clonakilty, an award winning family run company, is celebrating 25 years in business in 2019 after it was founded in the West Cork town on March 1st 1994 by Diarmuid O’Sullivan.


Ireland’s first Autism friendly town, Clonakilty is delighted to announce that as part of the Family Fun Zone and assisted by the Autism Awareness Group and Sensational Kids, a sensory and quiet area have been added to the Clonakilty Street Carnival. Organiser of the Family Area, Michelle Mitton comments: “We see this as an important new addition to the Carnival. We wanted to provide as much fun for the children who find some of the noisier elements too much. As Ireland’s first Autism Friendly town we are always striving to be inclusive of all our community.”

The Clonakilty Street Carnival will see the colourful streets and the people of Clonakilty in festival mood and the town will be fully pedestrianised from 9am until 9pm. Throughout carnival day visitors may look forward to live music, a kids zone with supervised bouncy castles, face painting, magicians, bubbles and popcorn machines (Ashe Street), as well as giant games, ping pong, crazy golf and much more.


Top restaurants in Clonakilty aim to serve up to 1,200 people this year at the carnival dinner party, set along the town's main street with the finest local seafood available on the day to street diners. Food service commences at 3pm offering 15 euro adult meals and 7 euro children’s meals, with meat, seafood, vegetarian and vegan options. As places for the dinner party are limited, meal tickets must be purchased as soon as possible, locally or on www.clonakilty.ie.

Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Managing Director, Irish Yogurts Clonakilty comments: “We are delighted to once again support the Clonakilty Street Carnival as platinum sponsor. This successful event takes on a new theme this year to celebrate our location by the sea as well as the great food in and around our town.”

Kevin O’Regan, Clonakilty Carnival Committee, says, “The Clonakilty Street Carnival is set to be another fantastic festival event for our town and we look forward to welcoming visitors on the day.”

Full Clonakilty Street Carnival 2019 schedule to follow.

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