If you’re venturing to Cork this summer, add the Clonakilty Makers Trail to your itinerary

A trip along the Wild Atlantic Way is a popular holiday activity for Irish people this summer, and it’s a great opportunity to discover local Irish artisans.

As part of Cork Craft Month, which Cork Craft & Design runs every August, a local shop owner has created the Clonakilty Makers Trail to highlight the talented creatives in the region.

Lisa Tonge of Green Dot Irish Design Makers has handpicked a list of makers studios, galleries and workshops in the town that tourists can visit.

The list makes for a lovely walking trail which is a fun activity to while away a weekend in this beautiful part of the country. Shoppers can meet the maker, learn about their craft and discover new pieces. From chocolatiers to artists, there are a host of characters to meet and learn from.

The 18 venues on the trail are: