Welcome to West Cork - A Place Apart


West Cork possesses a unique character, beauty, tradition and culture, factors all manifest in the variety, quality and originality of its produce. The Fuchsia brand is a quality regional brand for food, tourism and craft from West Cork, Ireland. Almost 200 local businesses are currently approved to use to the logo and take part in a marketing and development programme with West Cork LEADER Co-Op. Read More...

All of the West Cork photographs in this collection are taken by our own staff and are available in high resolution for Fuchsia members and others on request. Click here for more...


The 2009 Designer Arts and Crafts Fair, organised and promoted by local artist and Fuchsia member Jenni White, will take place on Sunday 8th November 2009 from 10:30am to 6pm.

The Fair features work by more than thirty carefully-selected local artists and craftspeople, from artists to jewellers and ceramics to stained-glass - and offers a relaxed alternative to hectic Christmas shopping in the big cities. As you’ll be buying direct from the craftspeople & artists - you can also expect to get really special, locally-made gifts, at great prices!

If you can’t make it to the real Fair - you can still contact all of the artists and craftspeople - at http://www.designerartsandcrafts.com/

The Irish Times have published a super supplement today for those of your planning a holiday in West Cork, and guess who's grabbed the back cover - us!! Click on the adjacent image to open in a new window and follow links on the ads to members that seized the day and placed ads with us. Alternatively, if you're new to the site, click on food, tourism or craft on the page header above and find out more about the businesses that are part of this magical place.

Beyond Landscape Calendar 2009


Send us an email with your name and address to Can I have copy of your 2009 calendar.The photos are all our own and are drawn from our image database, you can also download the calendar in pdf format.

Launch of E-Book - Perspectives

Presented in electronic format, our new book, Perspectives on the West Cork Regional Brand, documents for the first time the development, evolution and outcomes of the Fuchsia Brand from 1994. Compiled as a series of essays, this onl ine resource explores phases of development , critical decisions and presents valuable 3rd party research on the brand. Following this link to view Pespectives in our flippingpages publications catalogue.

New West Cork Food Map

We've just launched our new food map of West Cork. The map is a photo montage of the area and is full to bursting with wonderful colourful images of fish, fowl, fancies and fine food. [pics & text]


We have an extensive range of recipes ranging from 3 course meals to pub grub to platters and soups, all of which have been taken from our West Cork Caterers Guide. The recipes were created by Chef Rory Morahan, who has brought a modern twist and style to some of our most traditional dishes. The principal ingredients are from producers participating in the West Cork Regional Brand.


Recipe ideas for food from West Cork


The Retail Affiliate Scheme was launched on 19th March 2003 in the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery. Eleven local stores are participating in this exciting initiative that aims to enhance the consumer's experience of local foods.


Retail Affiliate Scheme



Our members are continuously winning awards in both the Food and Tourism sectors.



Influenced by a temperate climate, proud farming traditions and an abundant supply of fresh raw material, West Cork is long renowned at home and abroad for its excellent produce.


Food Sector

Tourism Sector


West Cork's stunning scenery, clean unspoilt environment, fine food and the ever increasing range of top quality tourism services combine to ensure that this is truly A Place Apart.