Skibbereen

A traditional Irish town with a long and interesting history, full of many old buildings, great nearby beaches, and cultural venues.

Skibbereen is a town in County Cork, Ireland and the River Ilen runs through the town. Its location near the coast of Ireland makes it a perfect place to pursue sea fishing, scuba diving, sailing, and kayaking. Just outside of town is Tragumna Beach where many people go to swim during the summer. Skibbereen Arts Festival occurs annually; It takes place the end of July and prides itself in showcasing community based projects as well as hosting a varied mix of nationally and internationally acclaimed films, theatre, visual art and music. The town has strong musical traditions with many different music events held each year. A few bars in town also host various musical acts throughout the week.
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