Clonakilty Street Carnival 2023

Clonakilty, Co. Cork, P85 HX67

17 June –

 17 June 2023


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In Person Event

A feast for foodies as Irish Yogurt’s Clonakilty Street Carnival returns for 2023

Amazing summer day of food, live music, and activities for all the family!

West Cork’s renowned annual street carnival returns to Clonakilty on Saturday 17 June 2023 after a four-year break due to Covid restrictions.

Since its inception in 2016, the Clonakilty Street Carnival has seen huge crowds flock to the multi-award-winning sea-side town. The colourful main streets are transformed into a foodie haven of culinary delights, and first-class dining is catered for by local restaurants and an array of excellent artisan producers.

The Carnival is delighted to announce Irish Yogurts Clonakilty as their main sponsor again for this year’s event, an award-winning family-run company based in Clonakilty since 1994.

Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Managing Director at Irish Yogurts Clonakilty said; “We’re excited to be involved once again in supporting the wonderful Irish Yogurts Clonakilty Street Carnival. It’s a highly anticipated social event in the town’s diary, and we are absolutely thrilled it’s returning this year after being so sorely missed. It’s sure to be an exciting day out and we can’t wait for all the festivities to begin again.”

Clonakilty Street Carnival – Diarmuid O’Sullivan & Mary T Daly of Irish Yogurts Clonakilty celebrate the return of the ‘Irish Yogurts Clonakilty Street Carnival 2023’ with dancers Paul Hogan and Mae Kiely, and organisers of the event. L-R Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Trevor Kingston, Michaela Hodnett, Paul Hogan, Mae Kiely, Mary T Daly, Kevin O’Regan, Des O’Dowd, Tim Coffey and Melissa Clarke. Photo by Dermot Sullivan.

This year’s event will be officially opened by renowned >chef Eunice Power, a regular on the RTE One Today Show where she hosts live cooking demonstrations of her delicious recipes in the studio. Eunice Power Catering is one of Ireland’s leading gourmet event caterers, offering first-class food made from scratch with the very best seasonal ingredients. As well, she owns an award-winning restaurant AndChips located in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.

Eunice Power said, “I am absolutely delighted and honoured to be opening the Irish Yogurts Clonakilty Street Carnival on Saturday 17th of June. This is such an important event for Clonakilty, where a spotlight will shine on all the wonderful local producers, chefs and businesses. I understand the commitment and hard work that communities put into these events, and I am looking forward to spending this wonderful day with the Clonakilty community.”

The gastronomic day out promises a unique dining experience unlike any other! Rows of tables will line decorated streets to create Clonakilty’s longest dinner party, as thousands of diners get to feast on mouthwatering dishes from street food stalls by the town’s top restaurants, with meal tickets priced at €18 for adults and €7.50 for children.

Headline acts throughout the day will keep audiences dazzled with live music, activities, and dizzying carnival style antics. The popular Family Fun Zone will return with hosted activities and street entertainment including bouncy castles, giant games, face-painting, and an enclosed area to keep the smallies amused, as well as a sensory play area as part of Clonakilty’s continued commitment to being an autism friendly town.

Clonakilty Street Carnival - Dancers Paul Hogan and Mae Kiely add some jazz to their step as they celebrate the return of the ‘Irish Yogurt’s Clonakilty Street Carnival 2023. Photo by Dermot Sullivan.

Kevin O’Regan, an organiser of the Irish Yogurts Clonakilty Street Carnival said; “We’re excited to be back and we’re hugely grateful to all our contributors, sponsors, and volunteers. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to create such a magical and memorable experience for locals and visitors to the Irish Yogurts Clonakilty Street Carnival. Clonakilty is a thriving town and a top-class food destination, and we’re thrilled to be able to showcase again the wonderful talents of our local food producers, businesses, and hospitality to everyone who comes to visit us on the day.”

The Irish Yogurts Clonakilty Street Carnival dinner places are ticketed so to avoid disappointment please reserve your meal tickets in advance. Tickets include adult and children’s meals with meat, seafood, vegetarian and vegan meal options, including drinks and desserts. All other festivities and event activities are FREE and accessible to all throughout the day as the town will be fully pedestrianised from 9am-6pm and open for business.

To keep up to date with the Irish Yogurts Clonakilty Street Carnival news and full schedule please follow @Clonakiltystreetcarnival on Facebook or visit / Instagram

Tickets can be purchased here:

Tasty Recipes


Pan roasted Loin of Lamb with baby Leeks wrapped in Parma Ham

Pan roasted Loin of Lamb with baby Leeks wrapped in Parma Ham, Vine Tomatoes and Minted Pea Puree

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Calories per Serving: 768 kcal

Picture succulent, perfectly cooked lamb loin, boasting a golden-brown crust that seals in its rich, natural juices.


Burnt orange, Strawberry, raspberry & white chocolate panna cotta

Burnt orange, Strawberry, raspberry & white chocolate panna cotta

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 140 mins
Calories per Serving: 587 kcal
Yield: 9 cocktail glasses

Panna Cotta (translated from the Italian means cooked cream) or in our case it will be a cream set with gelatin, we want the cream to remain soft, unlike other gelatin-set desserts which go hard, this is easily flavoured with your favourite ingredients like coffee, alcohol, chocolate and fruits.

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