West Cork Crafts is a new type of art & crafts shop, located in Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland.
It is run co-operatively, by the artists and crafters themselves, and offers a wide selection of local art and crafts direct from the makers at remarkably low prices.
We have put together a small selection of our members' work on this website - and invite you to browse and make your purchases. If you have any questions at all - please call us on 028 22555 during shop hours or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can't see exactly what you want - please contact us, as we'll be happy to help.
When you place an order, we will pass your order details on to the individual artist / craftsperson, who will make, pack and post your purchases to you. Some items will be made-to-order - so please allow at least seven working days for despatch, plus time for shipping. Your order may arrive as several packages, especially if it comes from more than one artist or craftsperson.
We are one of the very few Crafts Council of Ireland "Approved Retailers" in West Cork - and (we think!) the one with the widest range and the best prices! Because of our unique 'co-operative' structure - we don't charge any mark-up or commission on anything that we sell - so if an item is priced at €10 in West Cork Crafts, when it sells the full €10 goes straight to the person who made it. In a 'normal' shop or gallery, anything up to 70% of the price you pay is taken up with the shop's profit margin, taxes and so on - leaving very little reward for the artist or craftsperson.
Thank you for supporting our local artists and craftspeople - we hope that you are delighted with your purchases. To keep up-to-date with all the latest news from West Cork Crafts - please follow us on Facebook or visit our website. www.westcorkcrafts.ie