Skibb Beer Fest – Bank Holiday Weekend

Join the trail and win 3,000 Euro!

  • Live Music
  • Street Entertainment
  • Fancy Dress Parade
  • Halloween Parties
  • Inter Pub Fancy Dress
  • Vintage Day Monday
  • Loads of Prizes!!!!


October Bank Holiday – Friday 28th – Monday 31st

Pub Trail Friday: 7pm-11pm, Saturday: 6pm-10pm

Register before 7pm Friday/6pm Saturday at any of the following bars:

  • Kearney’s Well
  • Cotter’s Bar
  • Fairfield Bar
  • Cahalane’s
  • Corner Bar
  • McCarthy’s Bar
  • Baby Hannah’s
  • Eldon Hotel
  • Annie May’s
  • Horse and Hound
  • The Paragon


How To Win:

  • Max of 40 points can be scored!
  • 2 points for fancy dress costume.
  • Max 10 points at each of 4 trail pubs.
  • Each pub will set out puzzles/games/questions, etc.
  • Winner of €1,000 Announced at Cotter’s Bar Bar 11.30pm Friday.
  • Winner of €1,000 Announced 10.30pm Saturday.



  • Over 18’s only
  • Free entry
  • Teams of 2
  • Follow trial set out by registered pub!



  • Fancy Dress Parade
  • Fancy Dress Parade will run from Hurley’s Garage to church car park 4pm
  • Face Painting for families at Ilen Street from 2.30pm



  • Vintage Day at Ilen Street
  • Fun Day Guaranteed


Live Music

  • Live music at participating bars throughout the weekend
  • Friday – Take That Tribute Band at Club Dakota
  • Saturday – Chasers
  • Sunday – Chasers/Club Dakota


Enjoy Alcohol Sensibly, Visit



Business Spotlight: Wish

Tell us about your business

Wish is an accessories and gift shop on North Street in Skibbereen. We stock a marvellous range of handbags, jewellery, scarves, belts and other interesting pieces with the emphasis on quality and value for money. We’ve been here 4 years now – we started with the recession!

What do you feel is unique about business in Skibbereen?

Skibbereen is a combination of a vibrant local town and a busy tourist town. So we have loyal local customers year round as well as visiting tourists at holiday times. The best of both worlds.

What do you feel is key to business success in Skibbereen?

For us, it is constantly sourcing new and different products for our customers and offering a high standard of customer service. The business community is important too – supporting each other, promoting Skibbereen together.

What is your opinion on using the internet to bring in more business?

We currently use our website to showcase our range of accessories but we do not sell online yet. The website is a work in progress… It is essential to have an online presence though – even if it only gives a flavour of the business. `

Are you using social media to market your business?

We send promotional emails to customers on our mailing list but we have not yet embraced Facebook or Twitter. The to-do list is getting longer…


North Street
Emer Olsen/Catherine Roantree
Phone: 028 40321
Email: Click Here
Website: Click Here


South Coast Adventure Race

The date for this years event is now fixed for Saturday the 22nd October so you can pencil it into your diary. Hopefully we will have another Indian Summer’s day like last year which helped everyone along the course. The course will follow the same route as last year and will finish with an all new purpose-built assault course at the finish line. This is guaranteed to be both challenging and fun….!!

Visit the South Coast Endurance Website for full details.


A Taste of West Cork 2011

A Taste of West Cork Food Festival, which takes place in and around Skibbereen, West Cork, brings together a unique mix of food markets and demonstrations, cookery competitions, special dinners, brunches and banquets, food-tastings, talks, exhibitions, children’s events, guided walks, boat tours and some great live music!

A Taste of West Cork 2011 runs from 9 – 18 September.

Visit the official website