Clonakilty Makers Trail

About the event

A walking trail through the creative Studios, Workshops and Makers at the heart of Clonakilty

Self-guided walking trail of the Design and Craft studios/workshops at the vibrant heart of Clonakilty. Meet the Makers in their own space. Disciplines include candle making, ceramics, fashion design, textiles, mixed media

For full details of the trail visit the website link here


Where is it taking place?

Various workshops and studios around Clonakilty town
P85 AF50

When is it taking place?

July 29th to August 31st, open days vary depending on the venue, 10am to 5pm

Who is it suitable for?

All ages


Every venue on this trail already accepts the public. Access, toilets etc vary depending on the space.

Do you need to book?

No, booking is not required.

About the organiser

This event has been co-ordinated by Green Dot-Irish Design Makers in collaboration with the creative community of Clonakilty.

Experience the vibrant creative scene of Clonakilty with a trail of the Studios and Workshops at its heart. This month-long event is a an opportunity to ‘Meet the Makers’ in their own creative space and to get a proper feel for their work.

This is a trail full of interesting characters and stories ranging from Jim Turner and Etain Hickey with 40 years at Rossmore Pottery to Ali Wheeler pivoting from making her own Hot Knickers to Wild Robes due to covid and Lisa Tonge at Green Dot starting as a small self-taught maternity leave sewing business to becoming an award winning Maker with her shop as one of the top independent retail shops in the country, Louise Kingston from Inchydoney candles-born and bred at Inchydoney and now making her beautiful candles there and lots more.

Contact details

If you have any questions about this event, get in touch with




+353 23 883 6543


Design & Crafts Council Ireland
DCCI Made Local
Cork Craft & Design
and more


All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

As COVID guidelines may change between now and the time of each event please check back for updated information, or contact the event organiser directly. Stay safe!

Event Details

Maker: Green Dot - Irish Design Makers and the Creative community of Clonakilty

Starts: Jul 29

Ends: Aug 31

Discipline: Multiple

Location: Cork

Type: Open Studio, Studio Tour, Meet the Maker

Price: Free