Clonakilty Mayor Anthony McDermott, Oonagh Croke, Michelle Mitton and Orla O’Donovan at the launch of the app. Photo: Dermot Sullivan

Appy days ahead in Clon

Exploring Clonakilty? There’s an app for that!

The app called Xplore Clonakilty allows users to interact with a variety of towns without having to download multiple apps or visit multiple websites. Users enable location services or select a region to stay local.

Clonakilty has now become part of Xplore’s growing network of towns that extends from Galway to Kerry, to Cork and Carlow.

It was launched by Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce Chairperson Orla O’Donovan, local retailers Oonagh Croke and Michelle Mitton and Mayor of Clonakilty Anthony McDermott.

Orla O’Donovan said: “The Chamber has been anxious to set up a town app and in particular, one with a digital voucher package. We already have a very successful Clonakilty Voucher Scheme operating since 2013, but we wanted to bring it into the digital era. This new digital voucher feature on the Clonakilty app will complement our present voucher scheme beautifully. Vouchers can now be purchased online, by simply going to”

She added: “The new Clonakilty app aims to better serve the needs of locals and tourists alike, especially in times like these when shopping and exploring locally has never been more important. Hospitality won’t be forgotten either when they reopen, with access to features that highlight their services, people and community impact.”

Xplore COO James Finan said: “We are delighted to be in partnership with Clonakilty. The response has been amazing and it shows how valuable and needed something like the Xplore Clonakilty App is. We are working with the communities in Galway, Fermoy, Tralee, Portumna and Youghal to keep them up to date and are currently preparing Killarney and Bagenalstown for rollout.”