Clonakilty is the next sizable town on your way to Ireland's south-westernmost tip. Small town-center and no great attractions be seen - use merely as a pit-stop to re-stock and recoup. You could fancy a stroll through it's pretty lanes for a few minutes, but trust me there's prettier hamlets just around the corner!
The coastal villages of Timoleague & Courtmachsherry are the beginning of a wonderful coastal drive towards Clonakilty. With distinct views of the Clear Islands on the horizon, experience a prehistoric shudder at the Timoleague Friary. Stop by to walk through it's tiny village center and marvel at the colorful houses.