Every Friday in Bantry, specialising in local produce and handmade goods. It takes place across Wolfe Tone Square in the main centre of Bantry as well as in the car park alongside the bay.

Fair day markets (which tend to be larger) are always on the first Friday of each month.

Organic fruit and veg, food, baking, cheese, fish, meats, olives, eggs, honey, preserves, plants, local crafts, pet supplies, bric-a-brac and collectables. The largest of the West Cork markets, Bantry Market occupies the central town square and also the adjoining roads and car parks. The regular Friday market gets even bigger on the first Friday of each month (the traditional Fair Day) when it’s not unusual to see donkeys tethered to lampposts and cages full of ducks and hens for sale.

The market is regulated by Cork County Council who employ a market manager to ensure the smooth running of the market on the day.

For more information on trading at the market, please see our new traders page.