Skibbereen Farmers’ Market started off in May 2001 with just a few stalls, but a grand vision. I doubt, even in their wildest dreams, the most optimistic of those early trailblazers could have imagined the market developing into the bustling heart of the community which it is today.

Thanks to the resilience and dedication of countless people over the past 17 years the market has grown to become one of the most vibrant and colourful farmers’ markets in Ireland.

Every Saturday – from 09.30 to 14.00 – come hail rain or shine, stallholders and customers, locals and visitors, young and old combine to provide the town with an experience which appeals to all the senses.

Seriously good live music, seriously good fresh food, seriously good coffee, seriously good craic, cáint agus comhrá. As they say, ‘all human life is there’.

West Cork is privileged to have dedicated food, plant and craft producers who help nurture an ever-expanding artisan community which, in its turn, resonates out into the wider community and adds immeasurably to the cultural ‘good’ of the region.

Drop in some Saturday, you will find it hard to leave. Seriously, like.