Entries by Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce

Shiny Happy Skibbereen :-)

Check out the Shiny Happy Skibbereen video below, created by Sana Govender, which showcases the brilliant community effort and hard work undertaken by an energetic group of locals to “ spruce up” Bridge St in Skibbereen. Congratulations to all the organisers and volunteers involved in the makeover which makes Skibbereen even more attractive and a […]

Shiny Happy Skibbereen!

Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce and Skibbereen Tidy Towns are delighted to support the “SHINY HAPPY SKIBBEREEN” project which takes place this May Bridge St will be getting a “Spring Clean” on Sunday 25th May as part of a  pilot project, with more areas to follow, all helping Skibbereen look its best for visitors […]

The Skibbereen & District Chamber of Commerce are celebrating the County Fleadh Cheoil coming to Skibbereen over the weekend May 8th – 11th, with their sponsorship of prizes for a “Shop Window Competition” in the town.  This is your chance to get those creative juices flowing and show off the best of Skibbereen to our […]

Cork County Fleadh Cheoil 2014 – UPDATE

There is now just over a week to go to the Cork County Fleadh Cheoil here in Skibbereen. A  new competition has been included at the last minute. It will be the Sean Nós Dancing Competition (newly included in the Fleadhanna) and it will take place on Sunday 11th May from 1pm on the stage in […]

2014 County Cork Fleadh Cheoil comes to Skibbereen

Officers of the Cork County Board of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann met last autumn with the organisation’s Skibbereen branch, Craobh an Sciobairín, which is to host the Cork County Fleadh Cheoil next May 8th to 11th.  The annual festival of music, song and Irish language is to take place in Skibbereen with up to 1,500 competitors […]

Skibbereen Heritage Centre Opens for 2014 Season

Skibbereen Heritage Centre is pleased to open its doors for the 2014 season and its current opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday inclusive 10am to 6pm The Skibbereen Heritage Centre grew from strength to strength in 2013, with a significant increase in visitor numbers and a high level of satisfaction and hopes to build on […]

Skibbereen Comhaltas

Skibbereen Comhaltas Annual Branch Féile Cheoil will take place on Sunday, March 16th in Rossa College.  Our competitions are open to everyone Under 16 so please spread the word to all your music friends! As Skibbereen Comhaltas are also hosting the County Fleadh in Skibbereen from May 8-11th this year, our Féile Cheoil is the […]

Join us and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Skibbereen!

Plans are well underway for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day in Skibbereen. Events start on Sunday 16th March when Skibbereen Comhaltas host their Annual Branch Féile Cheoil in Rossa College.  Competitions are open to everyone Under 16 and what a great way to start our annual feast day with traditional music, song and dance.  Please […]

Memoir Writing Workshop – Lis Ard Country Estate 21st – 23rd March

Irene Graham, Author of The Memoir Writing Workbook, facilitates a Memoir Writing Workshop at Lis Ard Estate Fri 21 to Sun 23 March. Her workshops, renowned internationally, use right-brain/left-brain learning techniques that show the writer how to translate their life experiences into engaging stories. Starting with dinner at 6pm Fri evening, this workshop provides exercises […]

2013: Chamber Year In Review

  Skibbereen selected as one of the Driving Licence Renewal Centre locations and the only Cork county location Retail Training Programme and Events held during the year including “Creating a winning formula for Christmas” Cork South Ring road signage pointing the way to Skibb! Supporting Tidy Towns, who do such great work for the town, […]

Skibb’s Monster Free Draw, 1st- 14th Dec – The Winners!

Drum roll please……the winners are in!  14 hamper winners & 5 Finalists to be entered into the €5,000 draw which will take place Thurs 19th, 6.30pm at Apple Betty’s, The Square, all welcome! Congratulations to our hamper winners & finalists!  The 5 finalists for the €5,000 in Skibbereen vouchers are: Kathleen Courtney (Skibb), Catherine (Kitty) […]

Visit The Magical Winter Wonderland! 1st – 23rd Dec

Great effort and imagination has gone into ensuring the different features of Winter Wonderland are unique and great fun for both children and adults. Some of the creative elements include – the Amazing Interactive Naughty & Nice Machine, Elves Tattoo Parlour, Candy Land and Elves-World Workshop.  The elves will take you on a journey through […]

Skibb’s visiting Marching Band – Rebel Week winners!

Also a big congratulations to the Skibbereen Rebel Week Committee who brought this wonderful band to Skibbereen! If you missed the parade, well you missed a real treat, but the photo’s might give you a taste! (Visiting German Marching Band, St. Fachtna’s Silver Band & Skibb Rebel Week Committee Members at Cork Rebel Week Parade, Cork […]

Creating a winning formula for Christmas 2013 – James Burke

The focus will be on ‘Creating a Winning Formula for Christmas 2013’ which will be delivered by James Burke. The format will be a presentation by James, followed by Q&A followed by free networking. The event will be free and open to all businesses in West Cork. James Burke has over 23 years experience in […]

Bra Wars! Skibb retailer aiming to break world record!

Main photo – Denis Minihane Photographer     Irish businessman tries to break bra opening world record Sean Murray of Sean Murray Fashions has been practising for months to break the existing record to raise much needed funds for Get the Girls, the Irish Cancer Society’s breast cancer campaign throughout October. Each year more than […]

‘The Centre for Active Empowerment’ – Open Day

The Centre supports new thinking and coming together to create powerful new solutions to the challenges of our time. It was founded by Gillian Riordan, a psychotherapist and coach based in Glandore. The Centre is running a range of personal and professional development courses – from Living Abundantly to FETAC Level 6 Train the Trainer. […]

‘A Taste of West Cork’ Food Festival, 6th – 15th September

Festival Brochure (PDF Version)   THE FOOD FESTIVAL AND WHAT IT’S ABOUT A Taste of West Cork Food Festival is much more than a festival which happens to be about food. Food ,in itself, carries an inherent feeling of nurture, comfort and gratification. Healthy, naturally produced, fresh tasting and beautifully prepared food further enhances our […]

Harvest Moon Music Festival, 6th – 8th September

There are ticketed and non-ticketed gigs in various locations around the village – Just follow the pints….and the music! Line -up  includes: The Saxy Lady Boys; The Ceili Allstars; John Walsh; Mongoose ; Seany K and friends; Wiggle;  the Eskies; Paul Tiernan and Tony Davis; JoJaris; Jim Murray and Richard Lucey; Rag Order; Camilla Griehsel […]

Backstage Performing Arts Adacemy for Skibbereen!

BACKSTAGE PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY FOR WEST CORK  Backstage has been in existence for fifteen years and has a number of Performing Arts Academies throughout the country. The staff are a unique combination of teacher and performing arts practicioner, all well known in the industry and of the highest quality-as demonstrated to parents and students at […]