The beautiful and welcoming seaside town of Clonakilty has a reputation for firsts. The first Fair Trade town in Ireland; Ireland’s first EDEN destination of excellence; the first Cittaslow town in Ireland for celebrating the multiple benefits of slow living and slow food and recently voted the Greatest Town in Europe at the AOU Awards in London.
Now, the multi-award winning town on the south west coast of Irelands’ Wild Atlantic Way is holding claim to being the hidden gem in Ireland’s foodie crown; and a collaborative project of the towns’ best food and creative people have produced an inspiring short film about its top class foodie credentials to prove it.
On Friday 17th February, Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce released the three-minute short film that captures the food experiences of Clonakilty and West Cork for local people and visitors to the town.
You can watch the video HERE.
Chairperson of the Chamber of Commerce Cllr Christopher O’Sullivan says:
“This is an inspiring film that will really open people’s eyes to the food culture, heritage and passion of the town. The video is a work of art, full of colour: colourful food, colourful buildings and colourful people. It beautifully showcases the fantastic food produce as well as the many great places to eat in Clonakilty and across West Cork for which we are becoming so famous in Ireland and across the world.”
The short film was produced by local media company Ambiguous Fiddle Media who share much grá for the town.
Clonakilty is the home of long-standing brands such as Clonakilty Black Pudding; Shannonvale Chicken; Clóna Dairy and Irish Yoghurts. Alongside these, traditional craft food businesses that have been trading in the town for generations help to inform the new wave of artisans producing everything from bean-to-bar chocolate to ice cream, bread and craft beer.
Keep up to date with the happenings in Clonakility by following the town’s Facebook page “I Love Clonakilty” and the Twitter handle @clonchamber.