‘Social Together’ for the third annual Clonakilty Street Carnival

Posted on: 7th June, 2018

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

Clonakilty will once again transform into a vibrant festival hub for the third annual Clonakilty Street Carnival day. Clonakilty Street Carnival 2018 in association with Irish Yogurts will take place on Saturday, June 16 presenting a day of free entertainment for all from 11am until 8.30pm. The official theme is ‘Social Together’ in celebration of the community and visitors alike gathering together for a truly social day.Visit clonakilty.ie for more information.

Clonakilty Street Carnival is delighted to announce a platinum sponsor for this year, Irish Yogurts, Clonakilty. Irish Yogurts, a family run business, was founded in Clonakilty in 1994 by Diarmuid O’Sullivan and the award winning food business has grown from strength to strength.

The Clonakilty Street Carnival, winner of the best West Cork event award, will see the streets of Clonakilty take on a fabulous festival vibe and the town will be fully pedestrianised from 9am until 9pm. Throughout carnival day, amidst the colourful ribbons, bunting, street performers and costumes, will be 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.

Last year more than 2,000 people were served the best of Clonakilty fare from the town’s top restaurants at one of the longest dinner parties seen in Ireland. The Clonakilty Street Carnival dinner party will run the length of the towns’ main street. Food service commences at 3pm providing €15 euro adult meals and €7 children’s meals. Up to 2,500 meal tickets are available to purchase locally, on www.clonakilty.ie or call the meal ticket line: 087 607 5006.

A children’s meal area has been added on Astna Square in the centre of Clonakilty where Clonakiddy meals will be available, as well as free pottery classes for kids.

Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Managing Director, Irish Yogurts comments: “We are delighted to support the Clonakilty Street Carnival as platinum sponsor. The carnival is a huge success and provides a platform to serve up the best of Clonakilty food. We are greatly looking forward to the third annual event.”

Kevin O’Regan, Clonakilty Carnival Committee, says, “The award winning Clonakilty Street Carnival is set to once again bring colour, fun and excellent food to visitors on the day. This is a community effort driven by commitment, enthusiasm and great energy. Having been awarded the best town in Europe last year, we plan to keep proving ourselves as a fantastic destination.”


Carnival Schedule

11am-5pm: Family Fun Zone – Ashe St

12-1pm: Live music from Ceoltas, Astna Square

1-2pm: Clonakilty Jazz Collective, Main Stage

1-2pm: Live music from One Voice, Astna Square

2pm : Clonakiddy meals, Astna Square

2.30-3.30pm: Clonakilty Brass Band, Astna Square

3pm: Street Dinner Party on Pearse Street

2.30-4pm: Live music from The Big Lovin, Main Stage

4-6pm: Live music from She Said, Main Stage

6.30-8.30pm: Shanley’s House Band, Connolly Street Stage

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