West Cork is located on the far south west corner of Ireland.
Its rolling hills and verdant valleys are washed by the wild Atlantic Sea and warmed by the waters of the Gulf Stream.This "soft" weather supports a "micro climate" which provides top class grazing for animals and supports the growth of high standard fruit and vegtables. The exceptional quality of milk produced by the region's cows, sheep and goats is instrumental in the production of award winning cheeses and dairy produce.


Traditionally, always, a farming and fishing community, dotted with a couple of market towns and a number of small fishing villages, West Cork is proud of its reputation as the producer of the best artisan food in Ireland.

Weekly local markets in Clonakilty, Bantry, Schull and especially Skibbereen showcase the extent of the food producing communities in West Cork which are greatly enhanced by the artists, craft people and musicians of the area.

A synergy of clean and largely untouched landscape ; a deep respect for traditional wisdom and skills; mixed with cutting edge innovative thinking and knowledge and a soul connection with nature, have fashioned the persons who have emerged as the national and international artisan,West Cork, food producers.


The natural beauty of West cork; its history and heritage; its friendly and welcoming communities and its wonderful and varied activities to include walking, sailing, angling,diving and golf (to name but a few) together with the adventure of discovering its offshore islands (Carberys Hundred Isles) makes  West Cork a must for the discerning traveller.