Andrew Loane, owner of Oak Fire Pizza, Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Mary T Daly of Irish Yogurts at the Irish Yogurts Clonakilty Street Carnival launch 2024. Photo: Andy Gibson

Tasty festival is ready to serve

Grab your knife and fork and make your way to West Cork next month as a jam-packed gastronomic weekend is ready to be served up.

The Irish Yogurts Clonakilty Street Carnival is back on Saturday 15 June and is set to impress the ultimate culinary aficionado. The colourful streets come alive as rows of tables line Pearse Street to create Clonakilty’s biggest outdoor dining experience, with live entertainment throughout the day.

The family friendly food festival, now in its sixth year, is West Cork’s hottest meal ticket and is expected to serve up a feast for thousands of foodies, with seating for up to 600 people at a time.

Clonakilty’s award-winning restaurants, food producers and suppliers all come together for one day a year in June to cook up and serve their tantalising, seasonal dishes to suit a diverse range of tastes.

Served as street food, diners can choose two main dishes from multiple food vendors that includes anything from Indian curries to locally sourced seafood dishes, all topped off with a selection of wines and desserts.

The weekend will include a special-guest appearance by celebrity chef Kevin Dundon who will officially open the Irish Yogurts Clonakilty Street Carnival food tent ahead of the food service, which will begin at 3pm.

Kevin Dundon said: “It’s a real pleasure to be a part of the Irish Yogurts Clonakilty Street Carnival this year. Clonakilty is a fabulous town, with great community spirit, and a wealth of local food producers and restaurants who will be involved in the cooking for the day. I’m very much looking forward to sampling the menu on offer and learning more about the culinary delights that Clonakilty and West Cork has to offer.”

Irish Yogurts Clonakilty is celebrating 30 years in business this year, and as the lead sponsor of the event, Managing Director Diarmuid O’Sullivan said: “We are extremely excited to have Kevin Dundon with us on the day to celebrate the Irish Yogurts Clonakilty Street Carnival. We hope to showcase the wonderful talents that Clonakilty has, shining a light on the town as a popular tourist destination, and as the country’s leading artisan food producing region.”

The award-winning June festival will also see the popular family fun zone open from 11am, as families can enjoy a variety of activities to suit all ages. Food is served from 3-5pm, and diners are encouraged to pre-book their tickets online at