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West Cork Farmers Markets

The scenic, sometimes wild, west of Cork has always prided itself on family farms and an eclectic mix of small yet internationally renowned producers, such as the cheese & smokehouse masters at Gubbeen.

The weekly markets at Skibbereen, Bantry and Clonakilty are the biggest and best established. But smaller, sometimes seasonal markets can be found in many towns and villages, with the Country Market in the gorgeous fishing village at Schull a particular favourite with locals and visitors in the know.

West Cork markets are strongly focused on local, high-quality and organic produce and fish from their wild waters. You will discover adventurous stalls and street-food vendors who fuse the finest regionally sourced ingredients with European, Asian and South American influences.

West Cork markets also have a very strong local crafts element, everything from pottery and knitwear to jewellery, stained-glass and woodwork.

The pace of life is relaxed in West Cork. It is a place apart which has always drawn interesting, creative people from all over the world. Take time to linger, chat, ask questions and sample what’s on offer.

Bantry Farmers Market

Bantry, Ireland

In the harbour town of Bantry, with its very lively local food scene, this Friday market (9:30 am to 1pm) has the best from the region, plus crafts...

Skibbereen Farmers Market

Skibbereen, Ireland

Year round, this great market - in the very foodie town of Skibbereen - serves up the best in local (and internationally-flavoured) produce.

Clonakilty Farmers Market

Clonakilty, Ireland

Yet another West Cork town with a great reputation for good food and great produce - on Fridays ( 9am to 2pm), they have the best of local, artisan...

Schull Farmers Market

Schull, Ireland

Schull Market is a Sunday treat (every Sunday from Easter to late September), with a very relaxed vibe in this charming harbour village close to Mi...