Friends of Festival

Skibbereen Arts Festival is a not-for-profit organisation run by a small but dedicated team of volunteers. Our aim is to bring world-class national and international artists to Skibbereen whilst ensuring accessibility to all by keeping ticket prices to a minimum. To help us achieve this goal we continue our ‘Friends of the Festival’ scheme where businesses and individuals can contribute towards the running costs of the festival. There’s still time to become a ‘Friend’ for 2016, just pop into the box office at Skibbereen Town Hall, or Tel: 087 1260327,

Here is the list of ‘Friends’ at the time of ‘going to print’ and we are extremely grateful for their generosity!

Ronnie Tanner - Ilenroy B&B The West Cork Hotel
Permanent TSB Skibbereen Morgan O' Driscoll Fine Art Auctioneers 
Skibbereen Heritage Centre The Corner Bar 
Market Street Dental Surgery Alma
Karizma Hair Salon Walsh's Butchers
Padraig O' Driscoll Victuallers Barry Brothers Builders Providers 
Maria O' Donovan & Co Solicitors Ger Carey - The Horse & Hound
Caitriona McSweeney Dental Surgery Good Things
South Coast Motor Cycles The Paragon
Essential Beauty Hourihane Sports
Trendy Hair Fashions Kalbo's Café
John Collins Castletownshend  Wish
Peggy Hayes Electrical Riverside Skibbereen
Kenneally Opticians Cleary's Pharmacy
Catherine Hammond Gallery Horgan's Pharmacy
Sean Murray Fashions Fiona's
Charles McCarthy Estate Agents Jeff's Wood Fired Pizza
Nealons Career Services Helen Dempsey - Abbey Furniture
Rue De Siam Rosaleen O' Shea Noreen Daly - Daly's Drapery
Inspire Design & Print Elaine O' Sullivan - The Beauty Spot
Hamilton's Pharmacy Pat Maguire Properties
Apple Betty's  Roycroft Cycles
Charlie & Noreen McCarthy  Hair Heaven
Skibbereen Chamber of Commerce /
Skibbereen Tourist Office
Grainne Collins - The Favourite
The Mobile Phone Shop Mona Best - Bridge House
Yin Yang Wholefoods South of Ireland Petroleum
Colin McCarthy Cahalane's Bar An Chistin Beag
The Eldon Hotel Designs
Fleur Angelique Michael McCarthy - Drinagh Pharmacy 
The Church Restaurant Cathal O' Donovan's Bookshop
Brendan & Eithne McCarthy The Time Travellers Bookshop
Maireadh Hurley - Gloss  Violette House
The Party & Gift Shop Anne Minihane Photography
La Femme Beauty Salon Siobhan Walsh, The Butchers Daughter
Micheál Daly Butchers AIB Skibbereen
O'Donovan Rossa GAA Club McCarthy Insurance Skibbereen
Peter & Eileen O'Sullivan  Desmond Gibbons & Co.

Become a Friend of the Festival

We're asking for donations of €50 for this year to become a Friend of the Festival

Amount to donate:


We process our online payments with PayPal. You don't need a PayPal account to pay, just a valid credit card. Just look for the second option after you click to buy titled "Don't have a PayPal Account?"

Funders and Sponsors

The Arts Council Cork County Council
Skibbereen Credit Union
Fields of Skibbereen
The Southern Star
Skibbereen and District Chamber of Commerce