The inspiration for West Cork Business Network came from now West Cork based Accountant, Caroline Crowley.

Caroline relocated from North London to Clonakilty in 2014 to set up a new business in Bandon.

“A few months after arriving back to Irish soil I bought a house in Clonakilty and needed reliable local trades people to help me with the house and also local business contacts to support me in setting up and running a business from West Cork. I struggled to find all these contacts and felt a local business directory would be a useful resource for individuals relocating to Ireland from overseas or for local people looking for professionals or simply looking for the best place to get a coffee. With West Cork Business Network (WCB) whether you need photographers in Cork , cafes in Kinsale or phone repairs in Clonakilty, WCB has it all at your fingertips.”

There is a great loyalty in West Cork, the local community want to support local businesses, especially in light of recent events which saw Bandon being devastated by flooding. This directory gives those locals the opportunity to find and contact local businesses in their support in west cork

For ex-pats, West Cork has a lot to offer. It is great place to raise kids, start a business, buy property, enjoy a holiday or simply kick back and retire. Kinsale is the gourmet capital, Schull and Baltimore appeal for their sailing, Bandon the gateway to West Cork, while a town like Clonakilty is unique because of its beautiful beaches. West Cork is also perfectly placed for commuters working in Cork City or those needing access to Cork airport.

West Cork offers the best of both worlds with peace and quiet during the winter and a great buzz during the summer, plus beautiful scenery all year round with the Wild Atlantic Way passing our doorstep.

If you are thinking about opening a business in West Cork and you wish to join our network email