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 16 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.


Take a look at this short film about the market
by UCC filmmaker Stephen Bean


Skibbereen Farmers’ Market
The Fairfield (entrance opp. AIB)
Bridge St., Skibbereen

Every Saturday
09.30 AM–14.00 PM

How (to book a place)
Our market is a ‘victim’ of it’s own success.
John has the unenviable task of fitting everyone in.
Text John on 087 2851897 between Monday and Friday (deadline 17.00 PM on Friday) if you are coming.
In your text please provide your name, your product and the size of your stall.



Skibbereen Parking Map


The Barista Boy, Shane Kelleher, all gleaming stainless steel serving up a storm …

Rose Dunne keeping the storm at arm’s length – managing a heart-warming smile while preventing her stall from lifting off.

Gusti taking full opportunity to stock up on Peter Ross’s lovely rhubarb for a crumble for his family’s Easter celebration.

No, Dad I am just having a kip not dreaming of being a next generation artisan charcutier.