Welcome to Our
What to Expect
Clonakilty Blackpudding make Ireland’s favourite black pudding, using a secret recipe that dates back to the late 1800’s and remains the same to this day. Take this opportunity to visit us and discover the story of how Clonakilty Blackpudding came to be by taking a self-guided and interactive audio tour around the visitor centre in our purpose-built facility.
During the visitor experience, discover what life was like in rural Ireland back in the late 1880s while learning the history of Clonakilty Blackpudding and how it has evolved through the ages. Experience Clonakilty in the 1980s, and how the Twomey family story started. Get right into the heart of an Irish food story that is filled with a strong sense of family, tradition and Clonakilty pride.
This is a family friendly experience, everyone is welcome!
Finish with some delicious Clonakilty samples in our café. Please read guidelines on indoor dining here.
Disabled toilet and wheelchair accessible
Gift Shop on Site
Please Note: The viewing gallery is open but there is currently no production Friday-Sunday.
BOOKING IS ADVISED
Please allow 1 hour to complete the Clonakilty Blackpudding Visitor experience, the self-guided tour with interactive elements should take 30 – 45 minutes, followed by samples.
Opening Hours & Contact Info
9.30am-4.30pm (last entry at 3.50pm)
11am-4.30pm (last entry 3.50pm)
Christmas Opening Hours
We are closed 23rd-27th December and 1st & 2nd January.
Phone: +353 (23) 8834835
Booking is advised
Seniors & Students: €7.50
Children (5-18): €5
Under 5: Free
Family ticket: 2 adults, up to 3 children (under 18) – €25
Where To Find Us
Clonakilty Blackpudding is a family owned business located in the heart of Clonakilty West Cork.
Address: Western Road, Clonakilty, Co.Cork, P85 V966
Tours can be booked on every half hour from 9.30am until 3.30pm
If you arrive late, we will do our best to offer you a place in the next available time slot, there are only a limited number of headsets so this dictates our numbers.
We are open all year round, and are closed only from December Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Stephen’s Day every year. (Bank holidays etc.?)
April – September Mon–Sun 9.30 a.m.– 4.30 p.m. (last admission at 3.30pm)
October – March Tue–Sat: 9.30 a.m.– 4.30 p.m. (last admission at 3.30pm)
Yes, we run autism friendly hours twice a week. The same Clonakilty visitor centre experience while allowing both adults and children with autism to enjoy their visit without any additional stress. – days and times
No, you do not need to book in advance as we do accept walk ins. However, to avoid disappointment we would strongly recommend that you book your ticket in advance online particularly during the summer months which can be busy.
The price includes a fully self-guided tour of the centre with individual headsets, where you will discover the history of Blackpudding, Clonakility in the 1880’s and much more. You will also experience some enjoyable interactive elements along the way! At the end of the tour each person will be treated to a delicious selection of Clonakilty product to taste.
Yes, our centre includes a viewing hall over our production area, so you will get to see how Clonakilty Blackpudding is produced! However, due to working hours, production finishes at 1-2pm and there is no production on Sundays. It is advised to book within this time frame if you wish to see production in person! Not to worry for those of you who book after this time you won’t miss out! You can still view the production hall and we will provide a video recording of production from the farm to your plate.
Yes, our tour is suitable for all ages! Children are always welcome here at Clonakilty Blackpudding. This is also a buggy friendly facility.
Yes, we provide baby changing facilities on site
You can expect the tour to last between 30 to 45 minutes, and also leave some time to taste our products at the end in our café.
Yes, guest Wi-Fi is available on site
Yes, our gift shop is located in the reception area of our visitor centre where you can buy a selection of Clonakility merchandise including t-shirts, chopping boards and cooler bags!
Yes, the building and tour is wheelchair accessible and we also have Disabled toilets and parking.
Yes, we provide complimentary guest parking on site.