a great selection of shopping choices await in Bantry

Bantry Market

Bantry Market is the largest market in Cork County and is held every Friday on Wolfe Tone Square from 10am-2pm.

Not just a Farmer’s Market, you will find everything here from local craft stalls to Bric á Brac, clothes, plants, tools and a fantastic array of food stalls selling the very best of West Cork fayre.

Every week is different at Bantry Market and the jovial atmosphere and buzz in the town is the highlight of the week for many.

The largest Bantry Market is held on the first Friday of every month, what was traditionally known as Fair Day.  Very often, you will still see small animals and poultry for sale at this market and it makes for a great spectacle, especially for families.  Find out more


Choose from a variety of supermakerts in Bantry including SuperValu Supermarket, Lidl, Centra and Mace.

Larger supermarkets include SuperValu, located in Harbour View and Lidl supermarket located in Newtown, Glengarriff Road in the direction of Glengarriff.

Smaller convieniance stores in the centre of town include Mace on Main Street and Centra on Chapel Street, near St. Finbarr’s Church.

Retail in Bantry

Bantry town has a fantastic array of shops to satisfy any retail therapy needs.

Choose from clothing stores to artisan craft shops, jewellers, hardware, shoe shops, charity shops and so much more!

Bantry also has a wide selection of Beauty & Wellness options both in the town and furtherafield, for a little pampering after your shopping.

You can also enjoy shopping in Bantry through our many online retailers, find out more through The Bantry Business Association.

Local Artist – Danny Vincent Smith

Danny Smith is an entirely self-taught artist from Bantry who has been passionately creating art since the year 2000.

To capture the breadth of his work, Danny travels on his motorbike (with his easel in tow) to many locations around Ireland but always returns to the people and the landscapes of West Cork, to draw on scenes which have led to some of his most sought-after work. He is driven by the desire to capture the play of light, tone, colour and atmosphere the Irish landscape offers, and his work encompasses Irish culture as depicted in, seascapes, lifescapes, people and animals.

Many of Danny’s painting are for sale locally or you can visit his studio in Bantry – Find out more

Things to Do in Bantry

Aside from shopping, we have plenty more things to do in Bantry, be it Indoor, Outdoor or Heritage activites.  Bantry offers a variety of things to do for all the family.

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