What We Do

Welcome to the official website of Kildorrery Community Development CLG, a non-profit organisation which was officially set up on the 4th of October 1993. The aim of the organisation is to promote Kildorrery as a welcoming and active community for our residents and visitors, thus encouraging tourism and industry into the area. We are located in North Cork, the scenic Ballyhoura region of Munster province.

Office / Tourist Services

  • Open Mon - Fri from 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Full range of administrative services available: Typing, photocopying, printing, broadband use, laminating e-mailing and scanning
  • Our friendly office staff will gladly help with any questions or queries that you may have be you a visitor or local

Kildorrery In The News

News archive

All systems go for Kildorrery Festival
29 June 2022
Excitement is building big time in Kildorrery as the parish is getting ready to celebrate 50 years of their famous festival.

Kildorrery Festival: 50 Years Young!
25 June 2022
To do anything for fifty years is an achievement; to do anything for fifty years, and to do it well, is remarkable. And to run not only a festival, but a rip-roaring one at that, for half a century is something else entirely! Of course, that’s what Kildorrery have done, and 2022 won’t be letting the side down anytime soon.

A Marvellous Market in Kildorrery
16 Dec 2021
Plans to restore and refurbish the Old Creamery yard in Kildorrery are ongoing. Already a community focal point, 'the yard' was the setting for a Christmas market last weekend. Kildorrery people traditionally support their own and once again, they turned out in force last Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

New lease of life for Kildorrery Creamery
15 Oct 2021
Kildorrery Community Development Committee are opening their doors, figuratively speaking, for fundraising this Friday, and are calling on all members of the community to join in to get works on the new Community Hall over the finish line.

With 220 clubs from all 32 counties currently involved in the Gaelic4Mothers&Others initiative, the nationwide programme received a significant boost this week with new official sponsors of the programme announced in a three-year deal.

Ireland needs to fully embrace community-led housing
31 Jul 2021
"Cloughjordan EcoVillage in Tipperary is one of the best-known Irish examples, along with Kildorrery in Cork."

The breakdown of the grant sees €85,700,000 going towards improvement works in Cork County, with €1,290,093 for maintenance while Cork City was granted €1,660,000 for improvements and €344,776 for maintenance.

Tree of Hope brings cheer to Kildorrery
20 Dec 2020
A spectacular ‘tree of hope’ has brought seasons greetings and cheer to Kildorrery this Christmas, as the year’s end approaches.

They also discovered finds which may have been associated with human burials or offering gifts to the 'Gods of the Underworld'

Community organisations in North Cork are to benefit from a more than €50,000 funding windfall under a scheme established by the joint developers of the Castlepook Wind Farm near Doneraile.

Kildorrery National School had two reasons to celebrate on Tuesday last – the raising of their fifth green flag and the official opening of their new €346,000 extension.

10 Jul 2019
‘Strictly’ experience comes to Kildorrery
Last Saturday night was D-Day for the 28 strong team of dancers who signed up for Strictly Kildorrery 2019.

West is best for Kildorrery folk as Martin is new sheriff!
3 Oct 2018
Cowboys and cowgirls from Kildorrery and beyond assembled for last Saturday night’s barn dance.

Hot and hectic Hillfest in Kildorrery
11 Jul 2018
Hillfest in Kildorrery has an excellent track record when it comes to staging first class entertainment and we saw evidence of this last week when locals hosted a really well supported festival.

Work is underway at Kildorrery National School to construct three special education rooms, one new classroom and a universal access toilet (UAT) facility. The new extension will cost €345,977 to complete and will include an upgrade to the existing fire system and safety equipment.

A fine crowd turned out in Kildorrery last Saturday, to see GAA President, Aogan O Fearghail officially open the new 350-seat spectator stand at the GAA grounds.

Kildorrery pupil Liam launches national anti-bullying programme
6 Oct 2017
Kildorrery National School pupil Liam Drake, met with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney recently, to stand up to bullying in schools and clubs in Munster and across the country.

11 Jul 2017
Douze points for Kildorrery’s Hillfest extravaganza
It's an ongoing challenge for event organisers to come up with new material. In the case of those charged with hosting Kildorrery Hillfest 2017, they teamed up with Kevin McCormack for inspiration.

23 Jun 2017
Kildorrery Cycle Club raise over €4,000 for Marymount Hospice
Through their inaugural ‘Kildorrery Cycle Challenge’ last month, Kildorrery Cycling Club raised more than €4,000 for Marymount University Hospice in Cork.

Kildorrery HILLFEST off to a flyer
5 Jul 2017
Kildorrery HILLFEST 2017 got off to the best possible start on Sunday last when a great crowd turned up to support the family fun day.

Its population is rising, its buildings are full. How did Kildorrery, Co Cork, pull itself out of decline?

Diverse and interesting cuisine at Kildorrery Food Fair
17 May 2017
The north Cork village of Kildorrery has come up with its very own international food fair. With a variety of nationalities relocating to Ireland in recent years, the fair has no trouble in assembling chefs from across the globe.

It’s all hands to the pump in Kildorrery these days as Tidy Towns committee members put the finishing touches to their village in advance of adjudication in the Pride of Place competition, the Cork County Litter Challenge and the ‘big one’ – the National Tidy Towns competition.

Encouraging debut for Cottage Market in Kildorrery
19 Apr 2017
Kildorrery's Old Creamery was the setting last Saturday for The Cottage Market – a new initiative aimed at showcasing local food producers and crafts people.

Kildorrery selected for ‘Cottage Market’
25 Mar 2017
Twenty Cottage Markets are set to open across the country this year as a result of the ‘Cottage Market’ initiative unveiled by Grow It Yourself (GIY) and supported by Ulster Bank and The Ireland Funds.

Bigger and better Kildorrery Christmas Market
4 Dec 2016
In recent years Kildorrery Christmas Market group have enabled many people, native and visitor alike, source a range of gifts and necessities for the festive season at their by now annual and eagerly looked forward to event. This year’s market, to be held on Saturday week, 10th December, from 12noon to 5pm, is bigger and better than ever and not to be missed!