Here’s all the details of your local West Cork Markets.
If we’ve got anything wrong - or we’ve missed out your favourite market - please contact us and we’ll put it right!
To find out more about any of these markets - please contact the market organisers - their details are listed below.
Bord Bia operate a ‘Good Practice’ scheme for Farmers’ Markets - at present Schull Country Market, Clonakilty Market and Kinsale Market are the only West Cork Markets approved under this scheme.
For more information see the Bord Bia website.
Macroom Farmers Market
Every Tuesday 9am - 2pm
The Square, Macroom
Olives, cheese 3 veg/fruit stalls (1 conventional, 1 organic 1 chemical free), 3 plant stalls, 1 flower stall (seasonal), a honey stall, a coffee stand and 2 cake stalls. Then there is a stall selling footwear, another with clothes and a carpet stall. A recent addition was a stall with Indian food called Green Saffron.
email: ~ 026 41545 ~ Macroom Town Council,
Kinsale Farmers Market
Every Wednesday from 2nd March 2011, from 9-2.30
in and around the Temperance Hall on Short Quay, Kinsale.
Organic veg, coffee, chocolate, olives, Irish cheeses, pizza, BBQ, confectionery, crepes, sprouts, fish, pulses, Indian spices, vegetarian, breads, plants, pestos, salsas, soft fruit in season.
email: ~ 021 477 1021 ~ Miles Cattell,
Dunmanway Farmers Market
Every Thursday 10am - 2pm
Dunmanway Market Square
Local produce includes fresh fish, organic meats, honey, eggs, garlic, vegetables, bread and baked goods. Plants ( tomato, courgette etc.) available in season.
email ~ 087 7932520 ~ Ingrid Haubold
Castletownbere Farmers Market
~ Thursdays monthly / weekly
Castletownbere (First Thursdays of each months and every Thursday in the summer - 9am to 2:30pm)
This market has seen peaks and troughs over the past few years.
Located on the square where the famous ‘McCarthys Bar’ of book-of-same-name fame is located, this market has a wide range of items available for the curious and hungry. Hosted on the traditional market day you could come out of this quirky market with a dizzying array of items. A box of ducklings, antique jewelry, historical books, fishing rods, olives, fresh buffalo burgers, exotic plants, a carpet and a pair of wellies could easily represent a day’s shopping at this beautiful little market.
The hard-nosed haggling that goes on here is a joy to behold, with intricate wheelings and dealings that would put the Dail to shame.
Clonakilty MarketApproved by Bord Bia
Every Friday 9am - 2pm
Recorder’s Alley (by O’Donovans Hotel), Pearse St, Clonakilty
Organic fruit & veg., food, baking, cheese, fish, olives, fresh stonebaked pizza, local crafts
Clonakilty’s Friday Market goes from strength to strength
- with a great selection of local food and crafts, right in the centre of Clonakilty.
web ~ email ~ 087 6775600 ~ Gerald Kelleher
Every Friday 9:30am - 1pm
in the Square, Bantry
Organic fruit & veg, food, baking, cheese, fish, meats, olives, eggs, honey, preserves, plants, local crafts, pet supplies, bric-a-brac & collectibles
One of the larger West Cork markets, Bantry Market occupies the central town square and spills out into the adjoining roads and car parks. The regular Friday market gets even bigger on the first Friday of each month (the traditional Fair Day) when it’s not unusual to see donkeys tethered to lampposts and cages full of ducks and hens for sale.
Contact - Market Manager - 086 7944419 If you’d like to set up a stall and sell at the Market - you need to provide your own table and shelter, and book your space by texting “Bantry”, your name, length of stall, type of product, and if vehicle required at stall, on Thursday afternoon before 6pm in advance of the Friday market. If you don't supply all of this information then we cannot guarantee to find a space for you.
Skibbereen Farmers Market
Every Saturday 9:30am - 2pm
in the Fairfield, off Bridge Street, Skibbereen
Organic fruit & veg., food, baking, cheese, fish, meats, olives, eggs, honey, preserves, plants, local art & crafts, pet & poultry supplies, fresh stonebaked pizza, bric-a-brac & collectibles.
A very busy local market - offering great value and a chance to catch up on the local gossip - with an amazingly wide selection of stalls - just off the main street in Skibbereen.
web ~ email - see website.
Bandon Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday 9:30am - 1:30pm
Old Market Garden (Between St Peter’s Church and the new Post Office, Bandon
Organic fruit & veg, food, baking, cheese, fish, meats, olives, eggs, honey, preserves, plants
Bandon Farmers' Market was set up in 2006 by a voluntary committee, who shared a love of good food, to supply a wealth of local and artisan produce to the residents of Bandon and the surrounding area. Early every Saturday morning the car park of the Old Market Garden buzzes with the activity of stalls setting up and the first customers arriving.
web ~ email ~ 086 0676249 ~ Dianne Curtin
Enniskeane Farmers Market
~ Monthly - Saturday
Every last Saturday of the month (Easter to Autumn)
- from 10am at Bandon Co-op. Enniskeane
One of the newer West Cork Markets - features local suppliers including home baking, fish, organic meat, coffee, fruit & vegetables, cheese, Asian food, jams & chutneys, local crafts and more.
Contact: Ed Forde 028 8847866, email ~ web
Schull Country Market
~ Sundays (in season)
Approved by Bord Bia
Every Sunday (Easter to end September, also Christmas) 9:30am - 2pm
Pier Road Car Park, Schull
Organic fruit & veg., food, baking, eggs, honey, preserves, cheese, olives, plants, local crafts
The beautiful seaside village of Schull provides a stunning backdrop to this great market - where everything on sale has been made or sourced locally. Pick up the makings of a picnic - then sit and enjoy it while watching the sea!
West Cork heaven <g>
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Sheep's Head Producers' Market
~ Daily (indoors)
Market Shop open 7 days a week from 11am to 5pm in the Market Shop, The Old Creamery, Kilcrohane.
The Sheep's Head Producers' Market is an outlet for food, crafts or any other product which is grown, produced or made within the Sheep’s Head community.
Web ~ facebook ~ email ~ youtube 076 6154941