Top things to do

Museum in Skibbereen

Skibbereen Heritage Centre

Constructed on the site of the town’s old gasworks, the Skibbereen Heritage Centre houses a haunting exhibition about the Famine, with actors reading heartbreaking contemporary accounts; a visit here puts Irish hist…
Modern Irish in Skibbereen

Good Things Café

This foodie haven serves great contemporary dishes made with organic, locally sourced ingredients. The cafe's own cookery school offers one-day courses that include A Dozen Quickies in a Day (a dozen dishes for your…
International in Skibbereen

Riverside Café & Restaurant

Seafood casserole in lobster bisque, seaweed paella, and bangers and mash with oxtail gravy are among the choices at this popular spot, along with cheese and smoked-fish boards. But the biggest drawcard is the river…
International in Skibbereen


Cafe by day, bistro on weekend evenings. This place uses locally sourced produce and a deft hand in the kitchen to produce breakfast dishes such as vanilla pancakes, and lunch and dinner specials that include crab l…
Food & Drink in Skibbereen

Taste of West Cork Food Festival

If you're in town in mid-September, don't miss this foodie extravaganza, including a lively farmers market and events at local restaurants.
Market in Skibbereen

Farmers Market

Local producers set up on Old Market Sq.
Distillery in Skibbereen

West Cork Distillers

This craft distillery produces liqueurs (Drombeg, Lough Hyne), vodka (Two Trees) and a range of whiskies (blended, pot still and single malt) under its own name.