Clonakilty Library

Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 am - 1.00 pm & 2.00 - 5.30 pm (Closed 1.00 - 2.00 pm)

Closed Saturdays of bank holiday weekends.

Closed Mondays.

Please check in with your local library for updated opening hours and services available.  

Clonakilty Library offers a wide range of books for adults, children, and teenagers. There are also books on tape and C.D. and a selection of DVDs available for borrowing.

There is a general reference collection including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and local studies material.

A variety of newspapers and magazines can be read in the library. These include the Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, Irish Times and the Southern Star.

Internet Access

Internet Access is available on 4 PCs. Advance booking for this service is advisable. A valid library card must be presented for internet access. Wi-Fi is also available to members.




A book club for adults is held on the last Tuesday of every month at 12 noon. All are welcome. Books for the meeting are available at the library.

The Creative Writing Group meets fortnightly on Thursday mornings from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. New members are very welcome.

Other events take place during the year including the Bealtaine Festival in May, the Summer Arts Programme for children in July and August, and the Children's Book Festival in October.

Requests for class visits can be scheduled by contacting the librarian.

Contact Us

Clonakilty Library,

Kent Street,

Clonakilty, Co. Cork

P85 XD95


Tel: (023) 8834275


Directions to the Library

From Cork, take the town bypass towards Skibbereen. Pass the GAA grounds on the left, following the main road around to the right. Take the next right at the wheel pump, into Connolly Street. Turn left into Kent Street. The Library is a renovated mill on the right, with public parking behind.

From Skibbereen, take the bypass towards Cork. Turn left at the wheel pump and Linen Hall, into Connolly Street. Turn left at the Brass Razoo pub, into Kent Street. Alternatively drive into the town centre, turning right at the Catholic Church. Turn left at the Post Office into Kent Street. The library is on the left.