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Don’t miss The Skibbereen Walking Festival September 27th,28th,29th 2019

All roads lead to and from Skibbereen this September when The Walking Festival takes place on the 27th ,28th and 29th September 2019 with guided walks through quiet country roads (with some off-road sections) for walkers of all abilities.  Take a look at the brochure here and book your tickets below.   Click here to […]

Upcoming Events not to be missed at the Celtic Ross Hotel this September

Pitmaster Masterclass Sunday 10th September 3-7pm Celtic Ross Hotel Kate Ryan of Flavour.ie presents a Masterclass with Decky Walsh, one of Ireland’s most foremost Pitmasters and expert in cooking low and slow over smoke and fire – the most elemental cookery method that is literally as old as time. During this 4-hour long Masterclass, learn […]

Elvis Lives!

Elvis Lives! But for 1 night only in Skibbereen on Saturday 26th August.  All our very welcome to come along and join in the fun in Skibb as local Elvis’s compete to be crowned “The King”.  There will be music celebrating Elvis on the Bridge and Main Street that evening from 5pm as well as […]

Annual Skibbereen Arts Festival kicks off this weekend

The 2017 Skibbereen Arts Festival kicks off in West Cork on Friday 28th July with yet another jam-packed programme of music, film, theatre, exhibitions, poetry, installations, workshops, walks, talks and we’re certainly not forgetting the spectacular 1970s street disco “Friday Night Fever“. Skibbereen Arts Festival opens with a tribute to the 1977 classic movie Saturday Night […]

Not to be missed the first West Cork History Festival

The West Cork History Festival will take place from 28th-30th July near Skibbereen. The programme will span a diverse set of places, historical subjects and periods, from the local to the international, ranging from the medieval Knights Templar to pirates off the Cork coast to the First World War and the events of the Irish […]

Irish Blood Transfusion Service in Skibbereen this week

Wednesday 14th  June is World Blood Donor Day and the Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be in the West Cork area in both Skibbereen and Bantry all week. If you are available please pop into the West Cork Hotel at the times indicated on the poster below.

St Fachtna’s Silver Band to play in Skibb this Saturday, 27th May

Cork County Council are once again sponsoring special music events in 2017 with local musicians lined up to provide recitals in towns across West Cork during the summer months. The scheme is designed to enable local voluntary music groups to work with local business groups to organise music events to be played on the town […]

Skibbereen’s Super Six!

Skibbereen celebrates another historic rowing achievement with their “Super Six” arriving home to West Cork with medals galore! Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan led the day with the first medal for Skibbereen  – a gold! and no doubt inspiring the success that was to come. Denise Walsh kept the medals coming with a super race […]

Another Rowing first!!

Huge congratulations to Ireland’s women’s double of Margaret Cremen and our own Aoife Casey on winning silver at the European Rowing Junior Championships in Germany this weekend, the first time Ireland has ever medalled in the competition. Aofie who is part of the successful Skibbereen Rowing Club, is the daughter of Eleanor and Dominic Casey, Ireland Coach […]

Skibbereen Rowers on top of the world!

Skibbereen rowing is celebrating world success with super results at the World Rowing Cup in Belgrade, Serbia. Four Irish teams competed and all reached A finals – a great result so early in the season. Skibbereen Rowing Club’s Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan won gold medals in the men’s lightweight leading from halfway before crossing […]

Skibbereen U16’s complete a historic treble for Skibbereen RFC!!

Skibbereen Rugby’s U16’s have now added the South Munster A league and the South Munster A Cup to the Bank of Ireland Munster U16 Cup which they won last month.  This means the team are now the reigning Munster U16 Champions, South Munster A League Champions and the South Munster A Cup Champions completing a […]

West Cork Flag Day Collections in aid of Cork ARC Cancer Support House

Cork ARC Cancer Support House’s annual West Cork Flag Day collections are set to take place in Bandon on Friday 21st April and in Castletownbere, Bantry, Ballylickey, Skibbereen, Clonakilty, Kinsale and Macroom on Thursday 27th April, 2017. Hilary Sullivan, Head of Fundraising / Corporate Affairs at Cork ARC Cancer Support House says: “Please remember on […]

Don’t miss West Side Saga presented by Skibbereen Community School TY

Skibbereen Community School’s TYs present West Side Saga, a musical taking place this Thursday 4th, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th May at 8pm in the School. Tickets can be purchased from the school office  – 028 51172 or from Cathal O’Donovan’s Skibbereen Bookshop. Tickets going fast so don’t miss out!    

New National Cultural Day comes to Skibbereen at Uillinn

Crinniú na Cascá at Uillinn – a feast of free family events  ‘Made in County Cork’ A Day of FREE Family Activities at Uillinn – Easter Monday 17 April, 11.00am to 4.00pm If you’re a regular visitor or you’ve never been here at all, this is your chance to come and see what’s happening at Uillinn: […]

Darkness Into Light in Skibbereen for the 1st time – Saturday 6th May

Darkness into Light – Skibbereen, Saturday 6th May Darkness Into Light (DIL), Pieta House’s flagship annual fundraising and awareness event, started with approximately 400 people in the now iconic yellow DIL T-shirts walking the 5km course in Dublin’s Phoenix Park in 2009. This year there will be 150 DIL venues across Ireland and worldwide including […]

St. Patrick’s Day in Skibbereen

Plans are taking shape for this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in Skibbereen, which takes place on Friday 17th March at 4 pm. The route will start at the Children’s Playground on the Cork Road, move along North Street before turning right into Main St, past the viewing platform on the Bridge and finish in […]

Harness the internet: Increase your bed bookings

An essential guide for accommodation providers in West Cork, Harnessing the power of the internet, a workshop for all Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Hotels & Tourist Attractions takes place on Wed 1st March in the Ludgate Centre Skibbereen and aims to promote your accommodation and sell bed-nights using the internet. Please click on the […]

St Patrick BNS host Monster Bingo, Sunday 29th January at 6pm in West Cork Hotel

St. Patrick’s BNS Parents’ Association are hosting their annual family Monster €1,000 bingo on Sunday 29th January at 6pm in The West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen. Come along for a great evening of Monster Bingo with lots of fabulous prizes up for grabs. Children’s raffle also available. For more information please contact Noeleen on  086 3254214.

Revisit Newstalk “Down to Business Roadshow” from Skibbereen

Newstalk’s Down to Business roadshow was broadcast live from the West Cork Hotel in Skibbereen on Saturday 12th November during National Digital Week. If you missed the show you can listen below to local business owners John Field, Field’s Supervalu, Cathal Wilson Chairman of Skibbereen Chamber of Commerce and Director of Ceramicx in Ballydehob and Cathal […]

Christmas is coming to the Celtic Ross Hotel

Don’t miss the exciting Christmas Events coming to the Celtic Ross Hotel this festive season: On the Friday 2nd December Christmas Party Night kicks off festivities and launches the party season with a bang! the inaugural Christmas Charity Ball –  a night of glamour and sparkle is not to be missed on Friday 16th December and […]

Skibbereen’s Christmas Lights being switched on Saturday 26th November

We’ve had a great year in Skibb! and have been well and truly in the public eye with our Olympic Rowers, homecoming celebrations, Tidy Towns’ successes and all things digital! This year Christmas festivities get under way in Skibbereen with the annual tradition of the Christmas Parade which this year takes place on Saturday November […]