About Sustainable Skibbereen

Who are we?

Sustainable Skibbereen is a collaboration of people, groups and organisations working across the town on individual and shared projects to make our town and environment attractive and sustainable.

If you would like to support us in any way, or get involved, please email us at contact@sustainableskibbereen.com


Our members include Incredible Edible, Apple Town, Herb Ville, Plastic Recycling Project, Wildlife Group, Men’s Sheds, Skibbereen Walks and Zero Waste.  We are a not-for-profit organisation supported financially by Cork County Council, The Gwendoline Harold Barry Trust and Skibbereen Chamber of Commerce.  We are working with the Heritage Centre, Schools, Russagh Mill Hostel, Taste of West Cork Food Festival and Co-Action.

Sustainability in Ireland

“Sustainable Development in Ireland sets out the challenges and options to ensure that quality of life and general well-being can be improved and sustained. Translating these goals is simple. It starts with each individual, in the community, taking a first step.  Many people are already contributing to a sustainable future in their day to day lives. Many others only need to make small adjustments to everyday actions to reach the Sustainable Development goals. Education and awareness initiatives can help us meet these Goals”.   Tidy Towns Ireland.

EU Sustainability

“The EU Next Steps for a Sustainable European Future 2030 is committed to development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. A life of dignity for all within the planet’s limits that reconciles economic prosperity and efficiency, peaceful societies, social inclusion and environmental responsibility is at the essence of sustainable development.’


Sustainable Skibbereen Projects

We have started a number of projects around the town to protect and enhance its environment.  Please click the link below to our contact form and send us a message and/or ask to be kept informed by joining our emailing list.

Contact Us

You can message us and be kept informed by clicking the link here, and joining our mailing list.  Volunteers, collaborators, suggestions, donations and offers of help all welcome.


Email Us

Facebook /sustainableskibbereen

Twitter  @sustainableskib



Chair: Brian Granaghan, Vice Chair: Matthew Clarke, Treasurers: Susan Boland/Robert Hurden, Secretary: Sekeeta Crowley, plus: Katie Mann, Michael Burke & Moze Jacobs.

Email: sustainableskibbereen@gmail.com  Bank: TSB Skibbereen.




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