Entries by Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce

Make Skibbereen your West Cork Shopping Destination this Christmas

The 90 members of Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce are encouraging you to shop local and make Skibbereen your West Cork Christmas Shopping destination.  There is a focused campaign to promote shopping in Skibbereen during the festive season, which this year will culminate in a “12 Days of Christmas Draw” where €200 worth of […]

Frozen World opens at The Paragon this Friday!

Frozen World comes to Skibbereen and opens at The Paragon this Friday 5th December. Please remember that booking is essential to avoid disappointment – book on 085 7703455.  Full details below.

Annual Cork West Garda Division Retail/Business Fora

The Annual Cork West Garda Division Retail/Business Fora will take place in the Main Hall, Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway on Tuesday 25th of November 2014 at 7.30pm sharp. It is essential that businesses support this event so we raise issues of current concern and discuss ways to address these matters with the ultimate aim of reducing […]

Santa’s Secret Garden

Santa’s Secret Garden will be running daily at the Eldon Hotel from December 5th to 23rd and aims to be a feature attraction in Skibbereen over the Christmas period, with already over 200 people booked in! On Saturday December 13th and 20th there will be an opportunity to ‘Breakfast with Santa’ from 10am to 11.30am in Albergo […]

European Funding Business Breakfast – Tuesday 11 November

Dr. Seán McCarthy, Hyperion Ltd will present at the upcoming Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Briefing on Tuesday next, 11th November in the West Cork Hotel, from 7.30 to 9am. The presentation, “European Funding for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020)” will focus on opportunities for Irish companies and will provide an overview of […]

Have a “Spooktacular” Weekend in Skibbereen this Halloween!

Prepare to have a fright this weekend!!! Room 28 at the Haunted Hotel continues in Skibbereen over the weekend, check out their Facebook page or contact them on 086 2220055 TONIGHT Teen Underage Disco at the Nightclub Realm in Club BED, Friday 31st October, Doors Open at 9pm Adult Disco at the Nightclub Realm in Club BED, Saturday […]

Countdown to SCAR!

The countdown is on!   Only 3 days to go to SCAR, which takes place this Saturday 18 October in and around the breathtaking beauty and rugged environs of Skibbereen, Castletownshend, Lough Hyne and the wild Atlantic coastline that defines this stunning part of West Cork and Ireland. SCAR offers beginners, intermediates and expert racers […]

Culture Night 2014 19th September

There is plenty to do in Skibbereen town on Culture Night, this Friday the 19th of September. Skibbereen Heritage Centre offers free admission to its exhibitions on the Great Famine and Lough Hyne between 7 and 9pm with a guided tour of the Famine exhibition at 7.30pm. (028) 40900 Skibbereen Working Artists Studio invites you to join them between 7 […]

HARVEST MOON MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 – Schull Village, 5 – 6 September

Staying true to its core, this year’s line-up, yet again, promises a wonderful weekend of fabulous music, with many on those on the line-up playing for the first time in this beautiful corner of West Cork. With an incredible local singer Songwriter kicking off the weekend’s events at 5pm Friday in Hacketts Bar,  the festivities […]

Kids’ Passport for Skibbereen & surrounding area

If you need something to do with the kids before they go back to school, or if you have family and friends visiting West Cork over the last few weeks of the season why not pop in to the tourist office for your free copy of the ‘West Cork Passport for Kids’? The Passports have […]

Backstage Performing Arts Academy begins a second year in Skibbereen

Backstage is based at St. Josephs National School in Skibbereen and it runs every Friday from 6pm-8.30pm.It is open to 7-18 year olds, grouped by age, and subjects range from Drama, Mime and Musical Theatre to Stand-Up Comedy, Dance and Performance. Backstage, nationally recognised for its Performing Arts work with young people over the past […]

Skibbereen Arts Festival draws inspiration from its river and the coast

Skibbereen’s own River Day will be held on Wednesday 30th July. The River Day will be held in celebration of one of Skibbereen’s dearest treasures, the Ilen River. The day will begin with a trip to the Fastnet, leaving from the Ilen River. Attendees will be joined by Ger Butler, one of Ireland’s last lightkeepers. […]

A little bit of Broadway in the heart of West Cork!

On Tuesday 29th July, the Skibbereen Arts Festival is presenting a selection of performances at four landmark locations in ‘4 Plays in a Day’. To start the day, Wild Productions will wake us up with their comedic play ‘Mrs. Shakespeare’.  Performing at the stately Liss Ard House, Irene Kelleher will play a female patient in […]

Mick Flannery and Martin Stephenson among musicians to perform at Skibbereen Arts Festival

Cork singer songwriter Mick Flannery, who has just released his fourth album, will perform his best known songs in the acoustic surrounds of Abbeystrewry Church, Skibbereen, on Saturday August 2nd. Martin Stephenson will be playing in Baby Hannah’s Beer Garden on Thursday July 31st. The British musician, whose career spans over thirty years, has gained […]

Mental Health takes centre stage at Skibbereen Arts Festival

Mental health is a subject that has traditionally been brushed under the carpet. This makes it an issue that is stigmatised and not spoken about. This year’s Skibbereen Arts Festival wants to smash that stigma with programme of events and talks enabling openness and inclusivity whilst celebrating difference. The festival kicks off with a free […]

West Cork Crafts hosts new exhibition by local artist Martin Stone

West Cork Crafts in Townshend Street, Skibbereen is hosting a show of new work by well-known local artist Martin Stone. The show is now open from 11am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday (including the Arts Festival), and Martin will be in residence to demonstrate his painting style and talk about his work. All work is […]

Séisiún Summer Irish Nights in Skibbereen!

Skibbereen Comhaltas summer Irish nights return to the West Cork Hotel this summer on each Wednesday night starting Wednesday, July 9th at 9pm. Séisiún presents an authentic show of Irish traditional music, song, dance, stories and more, bringing our Irish cultural traditions to life. Each Seisiún show offers a unique audience experience for Irish locals and visitors […]

Skibbereen Arts Festival: Friday July 25th to Saturday August 2nd

  If you have a love for art, film, comedy and music you will find plenty to see and do during this year’s Skibbereen Arts Festival, which runs from Friday, July 25th, to Saturday August 2nd. This year there is an excellent programme of events with many world-class national and international acts coming to town. For […]

60+ Discount Card Scheme for Skibbereen

[photo courtesy Anne Minihane] The Skibbereen 60+ Discount Card Scheme was launched this week by Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce to a very enthusiastic audience at Cara House, Skibbereen.  Already over 30 people have signed up to avail of a 10% discount, exclusively for the over 60s,  in participating Chamber retailers in Skibbereen every […]