Our West Cork markets – Skibbereen, Bantry and Schull – are thriving. Each has a distinct character and all of them are fun for wandering, browsing and buying.
Top right: A basket of scotch eggs from West Cork Pies; bottom left: April Danann from Rebel Foods
Skibbereen Market on Saturday mornings has become the iconic foodie market of West Cork. Everyone goes – it’s a social occasion as much as a shopping trip. Yesterday, Darina Allen of Ballymaloe breezed through when I was chatting with Eithne McCarthy, and rumour had it that Saoirse Ronan had been spotted earlier.
Everybody loves Eithne McCarthy’s home made cakes, breads, jams and chutneys.
There’s music and coffee and crepes and bean burgers and sausages and cupcakes and scotch eggs and anything else you can happily munch on as you wander.
Many stall are devoted to locally produced and artisan foods. Perhaps the best known is
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