Water and Transport

Baltimore Sea Safari


is a locally owned, family run boat trip business from Baltimore in West Cork. We operate daily close-up coastal sightseeing boat trips with whale & dolphin watching with seal & wildlife sightings in the waters around Baltimore and Carbery’s Hundred Isles in West Cork, an area of exceptional unspoiled natural beauty.

on our boats Seafari1and Seafari Too! for a truly unique adventure to take in the spectacular scenery and wildlife sightings, that could include a variety of whale and dolphin species, porpoises, basking sharks, seal colonies and a myriad of sea birds, all in their natural habitats. During our trips we provide an informative commentary on the sights of interest and on the fascinating history of the area and its wildlife.

Location: Baltimore Harbour
Contact: Micheal Cottrell
Phone: 028 20753 / 087 2409761


Cré Pottery Studio


West Cork’s only Paint your own pottery, is situated in the center of Skibbereen on Market Street. Choose from hundreds of pottery pieces and paint with glazes. (Take away kits also available.) These will then be fired in the studio in our kilns and be ready to collect in a few days all shiny and food safe! Artisan coffee and home baked treats all also available. Pottery Classes, baby hand impressions and Pottery Wheel lessons all by appointment

Find us on Facebook, Instagram or contact us below:

8 Market Street
Co. Cork
P81 W867
Phone: 028 22913

Financial and Legal

IFAC Skibbereen

ifac has been providing accountancy services and financial advice to farming families for over 40 years.

With over 30 ifac offices nationwide, our clients can access top-quality service from a location that is convenient for them. From family farms and forestry ventures to food business start-ups and agri-tourism enterprises, businesses need to run efficiently, invest wisely and grow sustainably.

When all of this happens and businesses succeed, so do the communities around them, creating employment and sustaining a unique way of life. We don’t take this for granted as it’s not always easy to see where you are or where you need to go.

Our teams in Bandon, Mallow, Blarney and our new Skibbereen offices are made up of experts in a wide range of areas, from farming and agribusiness advisory to financial planning, tax and payroll services.

Location: Townshend Street, Skibbereen
Contact: Gearoid Condon
Phone: 028 48400

Beauty and Wellness

Essential Beauty

Revive.  Refresh.  Replenish.

Established in 2008, Essential Beauty prides itself on offering the most up to date services in an inviting, tranquil environment using organic, natural & ethically sourced products.

Opening Hours: Tues-Fri: 9.30-6.00 Sat: 9.30-5.00

Click here to view Essential Beauty Pricelist

  • Gift Cards
  • Beauty Packages
  • Treatment Rewards Card
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Visa/Laser cards accepted


Agents for: Lycon ~ Lyco-pedi ~ Coleur Caramel ~ Modern Botany ~ Phyt’s ~ Vita Liberata ~ O.P.I ~ Max Benjamin

Essential Beauty
Heron Court
Town Car Park
Contact: Yvonne McNamara or Sharon O’Driscoll
Phone: 028 51501
Facebook: Essential Beauty Skibbereen
Instagram: Essential_Beauty_Skibbereen


E-PC Computers

E-PC is a Skibbereen based computer shop providing computer sales, services and repairs.

New and used computer sales. Free computer diagnostics. PC, laptop and console repairs.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9am – 6pm
68 North Street

Contact: Eddie
Phone: +353 (0)28 23769

Heritage and Culture

Skibbereen Arts Centre

West Cork Arts Centre was established in 1985 in Skibbereen, Co. Cork. It is a publicly funded arts facility that creates opportunities for the people of West Cork to have access to, and engagement with, local and global arts practice of excellence.

It supports a multi-disciplinary arts programme with a focus on contemporary visual art . It is a resource and development agency, providing expertise and physical and human resources to assist artists, other arts organisations, groups and individuals to realise arts projects.

It is committed to exploring new and innovative ways of combating the challenges facing audience development and participation, and the development of opportunities for artists, especially in relation to those located in rural communities.

Currently WCAC provides a range of education and community programmes for adults and children at the Centre in Skibbereen and throughout the West Cork region. The unique and enriching opportunity to experience and work with real artworks and live artists is explored through many of its programmes. Our Artists’ Residency programme (Artists’ Studios and Dance Studio) offers Artist in Residence studio opportunities to artists locally, nationally and internationally. West Cork Arts Centre places education at the heart of its activities with a wide range of arts workshopscommunity-based projects, film screenings, seminars, talks and gallery tours on offer throughout the year.

West Cork Arts Centre covers the Skibbereen and Bantry urban and rural area which stretches from the Beara Peninsula in the west, to Clonakilty in the east, from Dunmanway in the north, to the islands of Cape Clear and Sherkin in the south. A considerable number of artists and crafts people from Ireland and abroad are living and working in the area.

Partnerships with other organisations and agencies are formed to deal with this geographical area and this is a vital strategy for realising the objectives of the Centre

Estate Agents and Auctioneers

Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill

Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill have been selling property in West Cork for 4 generations having been founded in 1930 by Michael J. O’Neill. His Grandson and our current Principal, Raymond O’Neill, took the helm in 1978. Our aim is to ensure that our clients get the best possible outcome when selling their property. Our local, national and international network ensure your property achieves maximum exposure to the market.

Our services include:

  • Residential, Commercial and Farm Sales & Lettings
  • Country Homes & Estates (Christies)
  • New Homes & Developments
  • Residential, Commercial & Land Valuations

37 North Street
P81 X370

Contact: Raymond O’Neill/Olivia Hanafin/Con O’Neill
Phone: 028 21404


St. Patrick’s Parish, Skibbereen

Mass Times
Sunday: 9.00 am & 11.30 am
Saturday: 6.30 pm Vigil Mass
Weekdays: Monday to Friday, 9.30 am
Working Holydays: 9.00 am
Eve of Working Holydays: 6.30 pm Vigil
Confession: Saturday: 12.00 noon – 1.00pm

Very Rev. Michael Kelleher Adm
Address: No. 2, The Presbytery, North Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Telephone: 028-22878

Rev. Chris O’Donovan CC
Address: No. 1, The Presbytery, Skibbereen, Co. Cork,
Telephone: 028-22877

Parish Office
The Presbytery,
North Street

Office Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10.00am – 12.00noon

Contact: Margaret Murphy
Phone: 028-22828
Email: Click Here

Eat and Drink Stay

West Cork Hotel

Overlooking the Ilen River, the West Cork Hotel is located on the Wild Atlantic Way and in the heart of Skibbereen. We offer tranquil riverside accommodation along with the laid-back charm of one of West Cork’s most colourful market towns.

Through many generations of family ownership, The West Cork Hotel remains Skibbereen’s and indeed West Cork’s most iconic hotel. Deeply rooted in the community, it’s the warmth of The West Cork Hotel’s staff, relaxed charm and town centre location that reveal the true heart of this hotel.

Established in 1902, The West Cork Hotel was owned and operated by the Murphy family for 104 years. In 2006, it was acquired by Skibbereen residents Tim and Marian Looney who pledged to continue the hotel’s ethos of old fashioned hospitality and value.

Ideally located for visiting all of the tourist attractions West Cork has to offer. Baltimore & the Islands, Lough Hyne, Schull, Mizen Head, Glandore, Union Hall, Sheep’s Head and The Beara Peninsula are all within a short drive from the hotel.

The West Cork Hotel
Ilen St, Skibbereen
Contact: Reception
Phone: 028 21277
Fax: 028 22333
Email: Click Here
Website: Click Here


Cottages for Couples

Cottages for Couples offer seven luxury cottages and three luxury treehouses for short breaks in three locations around Skibbereen.

We have carefully restored authentic stone barns, stables and cottages to provide fabulous accommodation with bags of character. We have then sympathetically added some modern day luxuries to create a perfect place to relax with one another. Bedroom jacuzzis, king-size beds, smart TVs, bluetooth sound systems, wi-fi and even a private hot-tub – so you can indulge yourselves in your own personal and private space.

For something unique, try our treehouses, nestling in the branches of spruce pines high up off the ground. It’s back to nature but with all the home comforts of our cottages.

For both cottages and treehouses, short breaks are available from one night and more (subject to availability)

Four Star Luxury in the Heart of West Cork

Grove House
West Cork

Contact:  Anna & Peter Warburton
Phone: 028 22957

Financial and Legal

Blueprint Financial Planning

Blueprint Financial Planning  is an impartial financial planning firm who are committed to building long term collaborative relationships with our clients.  They are highly qualified and committed to ongoing professional development and are interested in helping you achieve your financial goals and objectives.

John O’Driscoll is the founder and Managing Director of Blueprint Financial Planning and has over 10 years’ experience of designing and implementing bespoke financial plans for individuals and families. John is highly qualified in his field and is a firm believer in constantly upskilling in order to add value to his clients, he is passionate about helping people achieve their financial goals and obtain their desired lifestyle.

“Our mission is to empower our clients to achieve their goals and secure their future through the implementation of a bespoke financial plan.”

Blueprint Financial Planning
2nd Floor, Office 4,
No 13 North Street,

Contact: John O’Driscoll
Phone: 085 1126454


The Party and Gift Shop

The Party and Gift Shop  is a treasure trove stocking accessories for all the best parties!

You will find great ideas for any party from tableware, decorations and fancy dress too!  All seasons are catered for, in particular Halloween where you will find the ideal trick and treat or party outfit.

Pop in if you are looking for an unusual or novelty gift with a great range of unique Irish souvenirs on offer too.

  • Lamps
  • Vases
  • Newgrange Ware
  • Furniture
  • Mirrors
  • Canvas Prints
  • Stemware
  • Dinner Service
  • Handbags
  • Jewellery
  • Frames
  • Candle Holders

Unique party gifts and ideas!

Opening Hours:   Monday – Saturday 10am to 6pm
29 North Street
Contact: Kathleen Harrington
Phone: 086 0638344
Email: Click Here

Construction, DIY and Garden Shop

Fusion Home Interiors

Fusion Home Interiors, est. 2006, are at Cork Road, Skibbereen, Co Cork. Part of the Albany group, we are a one-stop shop for all your décor needs.

We have experienced staff in all areas of decorating and soft furnishing, able to give you all the advice you need regarding your particular project.

We pride ourselves on our customer service, for both trade and retail customers.

A professional & friendly service!

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday 8am – 5:30pm
Saturday 8am – 5pm
Cork Road, Skibbereen

Contact: Ciarán Crowley & Elaine Doolan
Phone: 028 23162
Email: Click Here. Cork

Fuel, Motor and Servicing

Tria West Cork Oil

Tria West Cork Oil has been serving West Cork with quality oil and fuels since 1991.  Tria West Cork Oil delivers all oils and fuels, including home heating oil (kerosene), agricultural/green diesel (marked gas oil), marine diesel, road diesel (DERV), and unleaded petrol.

Tria puts its customers first by offering competitive prices with convenient and dependable delivery – all with friendly, experienced local service.  We are also committed to serving the needs of our communities.

Have no hesitation in picking up the phone and placing an order with Tria.  For a competitive quote, to discuss a home heating oil savings plan, regular scheduled oil top-up, to purchase a voucher for family and friends, or just to chat with someone on the team.

Located in Caheragh Village, between Skibbereen and Bantry on the R594, Tria Express at Caheragh is the first 24-hour self-service fuel station in West Cork and is a DCI Core site. Road diesel, unleaded petrol, agri diesel, and kerosene are available at the pump. Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards and DCI direct cards are accepted.

  • Home Heating Oil (kerosene)
  • Agricultural / Green Diesel (marked gas oil)
  • Marine Diesel
  • Road Diesel (DERV)
  • Unleaded Petrol

Tria.  Fuelling the way.

Tria West Cork Oil and Tria Express Caheragh
Caheragh (at the Travellers Rest pub)
Contact: Aiden Cahalane
Phone: 028 31396
Website: Click Here

Eat and Drink

Travellers Rest Pub

Traditional family run pub with live music every Saturday.

The Travellers Rest Pub is located in Caheragh village along the Wild Atlantic Way, beside the Tria Express 24-hour fuel station and overlooking the Professor Gerry O’Sullivan Memorial Park.

It is a traditional pub with a new modern lounge, a new bar, a traditional bar and a large multi-purpose function room to cater for all functions.  The pub also offers live music every Saturday evening.

Travellers Rest Pub
Contact: Kathleen Kirby
Phone: 028 32666
Facebook: Click Here


C103 – Cork’s Greatest Hits

C103 playing Cork’s Greatest Hits – the home of Cork’s More Music Breakfast with Colum McGrath and Cork Today with Patricia Messinger.

A local radio station serving local people and businesses in Cork City and County – with a focus on West Cork providing music, competitions, fun and entertainment.

C103 – Cork’s Greatest Hits!

Weir Street
Contact: Patrick Murray
Phone: 023 88 42103
Email: Click Here
Twitter: @C103Cork
Facebook: C103Cork
Instagram: c103cork

Design, Print, Websites and Marketing

The Fastnet Group

The Fastnet Group is a multi-disciplined team of professionals, all experts in their field, all West Cork locals or long-standing residents.  We provide seamless, cost-effective online solutions for your business, including:

  • Website Design
  • Hosting and Maintenance
  • Social Media
  • e-commerce
  • Digital Marketing Strategies

Our clients include hotels, SMEs, retailers, festivals, food-producers, professionals of all disciplines, artists and charities.


The Fastnet Group
Ludgate Hub,
Townshend Street,

Phone: 085 726 6311
Email: Click Here



Glencora B&B

Welcome to Glencora B&B, located within 3 mins walk of Skibbereen town centre, with beautifully landscaped gardens and a commanding view over the town.

Skibbereen is the ‘hub’ of West Cork and is an ideal base from which to discover all that the area has to offer and is a vibrant, colourful and friendly town where you can sample the very best of West Cork’s best artisan food and craft.

Glencora B&B is the perfect stopover on the Wild Atlantic Way…and is ideally located for touring West Cork, with its beautiful beaches, fishing and many islands to explore.  Nearby facilities include golf, horse riding, angling, walks including the Famine trail which leads to the Famine plot in the Abbey graveyard.

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Glencora B&B
Contact: Seamus & Anne O’Brien
Phone: +353 28 22619
Email: Click Here

Website: Click Here

Eat and Drink

The Church Restaurant

The Church Restaurant is located in the heart of Skibbereen Town in West Cork. Steeped in history, it was originally a Methodist Church from 1833 to 2003 and still retains the character and charm with lovely stained glass windows and high wooden ceilings.

The Church Restaurant is open 7 days a week serving a variety of locally sourced produce. All the meat served in this restaurant is of Irish origin and purchased in the local butcher shop.  Fresh fish comes from the local shores of Union Hall and vegetables are purchased daily for local suppliers.

  • Enjoy Our Delicious Breakfasts Served From 9am
  • Lunch served from 12:30pm
  • Dinner served from 6pm …Ask About Our Early Bird Options
  • Treat yourself to your favourite dessert


We look forward to welcoming you to the Church Restaurant, Skibbereen.

Opening Hours:   * Mon – Thu 9am to 6pm  * Fri – Sat 9am to 9pm  * Sun 12:30pm – 8pm
Bridge Street
Contact: Regina Daly
Phone: 028 23625
Website: Click Here
Facebook: Click Here


Violette House

Violette is a treasure chest of beautiful women’s clothes, accessories, hats, bags and more….

Stocking a unique and eclectic range of clothes and accessories, Violette cater for a wide range of ages and sizes.  In-store, you’ll find a large and varied collection of fascinators, hats, hair accessories, clutch bags, wraps and scarves; perfect for weddings & special occasions and gifts.

A kaleidoscope of colour…. you are sure to find that something special whatever the occasion.

Our aim is to provide a relaxed environment and a personal service for all our customers!

Opening Hours:   Monday – Saturday  9am to 6pm

6/7 Main Street
Contact: Sandra & Fiona
Phone: + 353 28 40935



Fuchsia – Kevin O’Regan Footwear

Fuchsia – Kevin O’Regan Footwear are stockists of family footwear in Skibbereen & Clonakilty. They have something to suit every member of the family from casual and practical to stylish and elegant.

• Skechers
• Vans
• Geox
• Tommy Bowe
• Nordikas
• The Bourbon Collection by Amy Humberman

Opening Hours:   Monday – Saturday 9:30am to 6pm

42 North Street
Contact: Kevin O’Regan
Phone: 028 21629

Construction, DIY and Garden

Dan McCarthy Builder

Dan McCarthy Builders will be delighted to help you through each of the stages involved in a typical building project.  Dan McCarthy Builders (Skibbereen) Ltd. Established 1997 – for all your building needs.

Dan McCarthy Builder

Phone: 028 21431
Email: Click Here
Website: Click Here

Water and Transport

Cape Clear Ferry Service

Cape Clear FerryCailín Óir Cape Clear Island Ferry Service – Ferry Service from Baltimore, West Cork to Cape Clear Island on the Wild Atlantic Way

Cape Clear Island is off the coast of West Cork. It is 8 miles  from Baltimore Village and is the nearest inhabited area to the famous Fastnet Rock Light House.  It is a romantic and beautiful place, rugged but enormously welcoming, an ancient patchwork landscape surrounded by shimmering seas.  The island is three and a half miles long by one and a half miles wide and has a permanent population of 130 which increases significantly during the Summer months. It is a Gaeltacht, where Irish is still spoken.

Please click here  for details on times, timetable & booking on the ferry to Cape Clear. You can enjoy our new ferry with upper deck seating, Dún an Óir 11 which commenced service to Cape Clear Island in March 2011.   Remember that the two main Cape Clear Ferries from Baltimore & Schull share a reciprocal ticketing scheme so that passengers can embark on one ferry & return on the other.

 Cailín Óir Cape Clear Island Ferry & Cruise  Service

Cape Clear Island
Phone: Office: 028 39159/41923 or On Board: 086 3465110


Website: Click Here 

Eat and Drink Stay

Liss Ard Estate & Gardens


Unlike most hotels, Liss Ard Estate boasts a variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and holidaying needs.

This beautiful 200-acre estate encompasses:
• The Victorian Country House, with its contemporary design
• The adjacent Garden Mews, a former 1800s stable block that has been lovingly restored
• The Lake Lodge, a Victorian Dower house overlooking the 50-acre lake available for exclusive self–catering or for individual guest stays.

The entire accommodation on the Estate is twenty five bedrooms and includes the splendour of the six-bedroom Country House with adjacent 9-bedroom Garden Mews, and located close by on a separate part of the estate, the Lake Lodge with reception rooms framing breath taking views of the lake and ten Zen-like bedrooms.

Liss Ard Estate is a wonderful find, just the right amount of distance off the beaten track, in a very special part of the world. We offer a wonderful ‘home from home’ feeling with its open fires and relaxed atmosphere. We invite you to come and experience it for yourself and to choose the accommodation type that best suits your needs.

Striking the perfect balance of seclusion without solitude, Liss Ard Estate allows guests to determine the tone of their stay, whether they’re looking to disappear for an intimate getaway or gather with other guests and make new acquaintances.

Liss Ard Estate & Gardens
Castletownshend Road
West Cork
Contact: Melanie
Phone: (028) 40000
Email: Click Here
Website: Click Here