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 20 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.

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 diversity of the region.

Skib market update

April 2021. Rafal, the market manager, requests traders to text in reservations for a Saturday trading spot by Thursday 6 p.m. at the latest. Specifying the surface area and type of  goods. 

The policy of observing the Taoiseach’s definition of essential retail outlets allowed to trade at the market these last few months seems to have paid off – we are still here!  Thanks to all concerned for your ongoing support.

A word specially for traders: Due to obvious reasons it has not been possible to fulfil our legal duty of holding an annual general meeting. As soon as conditions permit, that will be done – perhaps at the end of the market day on a Saturday, so avoiding unnecessary issues. With that possibility in mind, please give some thought as to what subjects you would like to see on the meeting agenda, and who you would like to see elected as members of the committee. If you could communicate your ideas in writing to the secretary, that would be much appreciated, my address email is thaitoff@protonmail.com