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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 19 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 is back!

As you no doubt already know, the government is allowing Farmers’ Markets to reopen.

We will be able to welcome the public and trade again on 23rd May.

To avoid any problems we all need to respect and adhere to HSE Guidelines. The market manager, John, will be setting up the market accordingly, so you are kindly requested to comply with his instructions and recommendations for the safety of one and all.

Traders wishing to attend, please text John as normal specifying the nature of your stand (open or closed table) and surface area.

Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday 23!