Entries by Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce

Skibbereen welcomes Down and Dirty competitors

Welcome to Skibbereen and the very best of luck to the 1000 participants who have signed up for the 6k Down and Dirty Adventure Challenge. The organisers have been working hard on the course for the last number of weeks and there will no doubt be a few surprises for you to enjoy this year! […]

Countdown to National Digital Week

Please click image to get a glimpse of what’s happening in Skibbereen this week…… and if that has whetted your appetite you can preview the full schedule here: Digital Week Full Schedule Remember you can keep fully up to date with what’s happening in Skibbereen during National Digital Week by checking the following links too: Website […]

Skibbereen hosts Ireland’s first ever National Digital Week, Nov 3 – 8

4 days, 60 Speakers, 3000 attendees, 1 inspirational location This exciting initiative takes place in Skibb from Nov 3 – 8 and showcases how one small group of people is building Ireland’s most high tech town – read more about what all the buzz is about here! The early bird offer for the event finishes this Wednesday, […]

Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town – Skibbereen

Bank of Ireland Skibbereen are hosting Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town in December.  An Information Evening is being held this Thursday in the West Cork Hotel @ 6pm so please come along to find out more about how this in initiative can support your local business.

You can help light up Skibbereen this Christmas

Skibbereen is fundraising for new Xmas Lights which will have not only a positive impact on the local community but will also welcome our visitors and returning family and friends. If you would like to help the town look its best this Xmas then please donate to the fundraising campaign by clicking the link below: […]

Ilen Swim & Kayak this Sunday 27 September in Skibbereen

This inaugural event takes place along the River Ilen from 4-7pm and promises to be a fun family afternoon with Paddle Boarding and Kayaking along the river as well as feature swim races for the mores serious competitor over 1.5km and 3km and to top it all the weather forecast looks like it will be […]

“March Back in Time: Jeremiah O’ Donovan Rossa Torchlit Parade.”

Well done to all involved in the March Back in Time event last Friday night.  Fantastic atmosphere and great crowds in Skibbereen to commemorate the centenary of O’Donovan Rossa’s death in 1915 and to mark the opening of Skibbereen Arts Festival with a parade like no other  – click here to sample the atmosphere on the […]


OPEN TO ALL 14-19 YEAR OLDS -NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY-  AUDITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE AT ST.JOSEPHS NATIONAL SCHOOL, SKIBBEREEN ON FRIDAY, 18TH SEPTEMBER FROM 7.30PM-8.30PM. THOSE INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING  SHOULD CONTACT BACKSTAGE-IRELAND 091-590706/e-mail backstageireland@eircom.net This September, Backstage Academy of Performing Arts-Skibbereen, will hold auditions for a youth production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’.   This […]

Skibbereen Tourist Office Re-opens for 2015 Season

Skibbereen Tourist Office has re-opened for the 2015 summer season. The office opens on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 – 4pm during May and will open 7 days a week from June. The office has already had a lot of visitors from not only Ireland and the UK but also France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, […]

Backstage Academy “Frozen Summer Camp” in Skibbereen

Backstage Academy of Performing Arts are holding a “Frozen Summer Camp” in St Joseph’s National School, Skibbereen from Mon 6th to Friday 10th July.   For more details please contact Backstage – 091 590706 or backstageireland@eircom.net. More information can also be found on the registration form which can be downloaded here Backstage Summer Camp Form […]

Southern Star hosts Skibbereen Business Breakfast

REMINDER that the Southern Star are hosting a Business Breakfast in the West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen on Friday, May 1st at 7:30 am. The Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce are delighted to be in partnership with the Southern Star for this event as they look on it as an excellent opportunity for business in […]

Skibbereen Tourist Office Re-opens early May

Following a successful season in Skibbereen last year, Fáilte Ireland are happy to work again in partnership with Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce so that the Tourist Office will be once again be open 7 days a week from June for the 2015 summer season. To facilitate the extended opening hours the office will […]

Run for Cycle Against Suicide – Wed 8 April and Thu 9 April

 Cycle Against Suicide Skibbereen Jim Breen, founder of Cycle Against Suicide is on his mammoth run of 50k each day for 28 days consecutively and is expected to arrive in Skibbereen next Wed April 8 at approx 3pm so please come out and support Jim on this leg of his journey! The Skibbereen Stage of […]

Skibbereen’s St Patrick’s Day Parade

A Big “Thank You” to everyone who came out to enjoy what was one of Skibbereen’s biggest and best parades! The Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who got involved this year to make the parade such a success particularly the participants who put so much creativity into their efforts […]

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Skibbereen!

This year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in Skibbereen is themed – “The Wild Atlantic Way” and schools, clubs and businesses throughout the community are encouraged to participate in this ever popular family event.  Businesses can get involved straight away by dressing their windows and turning Skibbereen “green” for the festival of events. Festivities in Skibbereen […]

Comhaltas Féile Cheoil programme for St Patrick’s Weekend 2015

Festivities for St Patrick’s weekend in Skibbereen get underway with the Comhaltas Féile Cheoil from Friday March 13-15 with a programme of Irish traditional music and cultural events to suit all. On Friday, March 13th at 8pm a Concert/Irish Night takes place in the West Cork Hotel and on the next day, Saturday, March 14th workshops […]

A Taste of West Cork Food Festival presents a Great Gatsby Themed Cocktail Party

A Taste of West Cork Food Festival are hosting a Great Gatsby themed Cocktail Party in the Church Restaurant, Skibbereen on Friday March 13th at 7.30pm. Tickets cost €20 which includes 2 complimentary cocktails and a light supper and are available from The Church Restaurant or Kalbo’s, Skibbereen Dress for the evening is vintage style […]

Skibb Scenes presents – The Lego Movie & Boyhood

Skibb Scenes have some great films on this Saturday 21 Feb in Skibbereen Town Hall, so what better way to wrap up mid term then going to see either the “awesome” Lego Movie” at 4pm or catch-up on the Oscar buzz and see why everyone is talking about BAFTA  and Golden Globe winning “Boyhood” at 7pm […]

Cycle Against Suicide – overnight stop in Skibbereen

Cycle Against Suicide is an annual  1,400km cycle over 14 days which this year begins this year on Monday April 27th  in Belfast and finishes in Dublin on Sunday May 10th.   The cycle aims to raise awareness of the help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self-harm, at risk of suicide or […]

Latest Update on Skibbereen Flood Relief Scheme

“We are edging ever closer to construction and to work on the ground ” was the verdict from Skibbereen Floods Committee after their meeting at Leinster House last week with Simon Harris T.D., Minister of State with special responsibility for the OPW and Public Procurement. Historically Skibbereen  has had major floods in 1943, 1944 x2, […]

Kalbo’s – Today FM Best Brunch in Ireland!

Congratulations to Kalbo’s Skibbereen who have been voted the “Best Brunch in Ireland”! Listeners to Saturday Breakfast on Today FM ominated their favourite place to have brunch in Ireland and the votes came flooding in on text, email and twitter. Congratulations to our overall winner: Kalbos Bistro – Skibbereen, Co Cork!

Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce AGM – Wed 18 February

The Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce AGM takes place on Wednesday February 18 at 7:30pm in the Fuchsia Suite in the West Cork Hotel. This is an opportunity to review what the Chamber has focused on in 2014 as well as to give your input into future plans for 2015 and is also a […]