Enjoy a leisurely drive through the spectacular and unspoiled scenery of West Cork before visiting the quaint town of Clonakilty for refreshments. The West Cork shoreline twists in and out of creeks, bays and coves, while inland is a tranquil pastureland of soft green hills where fat milking cows graze. Clonakilty has been designated as West Cork’s Heritage Town by the Irish Tourist Board. The attractive traditional shop fronts have hand-painted signs in English and Irish. The Post Office is housed in an old Presbyterian church and the Town Council and Library are in a converted corn mill, with the river flowing beneath. It is a town of tall spires, towers and historic buildings. The brewery buildings, mills and quayside warehouses tell the story of the town's busy trading and industrial past. Clonakilty is the gateway to West Cork, a region blessed with some of Ireland’s most spectacular and untouched scenery. Refreshments of tea, coffee and scones will be served in a local hotel, after which you’ll have some free time to browse the shops of this pretty town.