To find out more about any of the markets listed below - please contact the market organiser directly.
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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.
Email ~ Phone: 026 41545 ~ Macroom Town Council Facebook
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 ~ 0857220259 ~ Facebook
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 ~ Phone 0877932520 ~ Ingrid Haubold ~ Facebook
Castletownbere Farmers Market
~ Thursdays monthly / weekly
Castletownbere (First Thursday of each month 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.
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.
Email ~ Phone 0877749635 ~ Facebook
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. As one of the largest West Cork markets Bantry Market takes place in the town square and spills into the adjoining roads and car parks. On the first Friday of each month (the traditional Fair Day), the market gets even bigger and 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.
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. To book a space text John 0872851897 Monday to Friday (deadline 17.00 PM on Friday) and give you name, your product and the size of your stall.
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.
Email ~ Phone 0877921103 Shirley Kingston ~ Facebook
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!
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 ~ Email ~ Phone 076 6154941 ~ Facebook
About this website
This website was created in 2009 by Adrian Brentnall - Inspired-glass as a not-for-profit service for the Farmers' Markets of West Cork - and is now maintained by the folks at MAST (Markets Alive Support Team Ltd.) who offer a wealth of valuable information about how to trade in Ireland's vibrant market scene along with some exclusive insurance products for market traders. Visit their website for more information.
If you want to know anything about any of these markets - including how to set up and trade at them - please contact the individual market organisers, using the contact details for each market. To update details or add new markets - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Every Sunday (Easter to end September, also Christmas) 9:30am - 2pm - Pier Road Car Park, Schull
Every Wednesday from 9-2.30
in and around the Temperance Hall on Short Quay, Kinsale.
MAST Ltd, Phone 01-2300788 Fax: 01-2300788 Mobile: 087 697 1751 email
Clarinda Mews, 23 Clarinda Park West, Dun Laoghaire, Co.Dublin, Ireland
Welcome to West Cork Markets: your comprehensive guide to all of the wonderful Farmers' Markets taking place in that slice of paradise a.k.a. West Cork, way down in the SW corner of Ireland.
West Cork has a well-deserved reputation for quality artisan food, talented artists and craftspeople and also as the home of great craic - all of which can be found in abundance at the Farmers' Markets listed on this site.
Whether you’re a local on the hunt for an alternative venue for your weekly food-shop, or a visitor looking to get a flavour of the unique 'West Cork culture', this website will point you in the right direction.
West Cork is home to a fabulous assortment of weekly and seasonal Farmers' Markets, which take place in the charming towns and villages throughout the region, from Bandon - The Gateway to West Cork, all the way to Schull on the Mizen Peninsula.
At West Cork Markets you’ll find…….
Fresh, organic local fruit & vegetables, a mouth-watering selection of meat, fish, poultry and artisan cheese, fresh baking, ready-to-eat food, enchanting local art & crafts, plus a treasure-trove of bric-a-brac and collectibles, all wrapped up in a great day out and a friendly Irish welcome.
Every week, (come rain or shine), local traders bring their wares and set up their stalls to provide you with an extraordinary social and shopping experience.
West Cork Markets is a celebration of these hardy folk and their enticing markets.
So, if you’re here on holiday or if you live locally - why not drop in to your local market?
You’ll be glad you did.