Promoting your business or event across our media platforms will deliver you more sales

The Southern Star is part of the fabric of West Cork life … and has been for over 128 years! Our newspaper, magazines and digital media are enjoyed in thousands of households, businesses, schools, colleges and sports clubs across our region and beyond, every day. Our expert editors, journalists, sales, marketing, digital and design teams are trusted by both readers and advertisers to deliver high quality news, sport, information and creative solutions across our media platforms and that’s why we maintain such a large and responsive audience. If you need to know what’s going on in West Cork, you need The Southern Star!


The BIGGEST and most active audience
in West Cork

Our audience is made up of responsive consumers that businesses want to engage with


50,000 readers weekly. Our main readership towns are Cork city, Kinsale, Bandon, Clonakilty, Dunmanway, Skibbereen, Bantry,  Castletownbere and all places in between!


The Southern Star now reaches people across West Cork, Ireland and the world, providing a useful source of information to locals and tourists, plus we keep our diaspora connected to home.


We have a large & highly interactive social media audience who we engage with 7 days a week with breaking news, views, sport, information, offers and competitions. 

Five ways we can help grow your sales


1: Newspaper adverts

West Cork’s biggest selling newspaper stays in households for an average of 5* days, meaning your adverts get seen. 

Advertising options in News, Recruitment, Farming & Fisheries, Business & Jobs, Property, Lifestyle, Entertainment & Community sections.

A range of ad sizes, formats and prices to suit your budget.


2: Magazines

We publish over 25 magazines each year including Get Active, Weddings, Home & Garden, Farming, Motors, West Fork and Courses & Training … perfect for businesses wishing to target a particular readership.

Our ’50 things to see & do’ and ‘Christmas in …’ range of magazines help local businesses target tourists and locals at two key points in the year. 


3: Newspaper Inserts

Complement your advertising with high impact inserts.

A range of formats and geographical targeting options available. 

We can design and print inserts for you, saving you time and money.


4: Digital & Social

Display advertising options across our website

Dedicated Facebook promotions to reach a new audience online and deliver new likes to your page. 

Video advertising and corporate video options for your business.

*Data Source: Local Ireland IPSOS MRBI Readership Survey

5: Southern Star Creative

We design, print and produce flyers, brochures, event programmes, books, posters, logos, adverts, banners, signs, promotional and point of sale items for a range of businesses and festivals.

We provide web, social media and online marketing services for businesses and festivals.

Visit Star Creative for more information.

A few of our many satisfied customers


“We’ve used The Southern Star for over 30 years to get the message out about our hotel and the Blue Haven Collection to a wide West Cork audience.”

Cassandra Burke, The Blue Haven Collection, Kinsale


“Our ads in The Southern Star bring us customers, not just from Skibbereen, but from Clonakilty, Bantry, Bandon and even Cork City.”

Elaine Doolan, Fusion Home Interiors, Skibbereen


“When I started advertising my products in The Southern Star I couldn’t keep up with demand. A nice problem to have!”

April Danann, Natural Rebel, Caheragh



“The Southern Star stays in local people’s houses for a week so it helps make sure our ads are seen and brings us business from nearby and further afield. It helps keep our name out there.”

Michael Condon/Niall Geary, Hardwood Floors & Tiles, Bandon & Macroom


“We use The Southern Star paper and website for advertising and their design and print service to produce our quarterly newsletter which we then insert into the newspaper. A great one stop shop!”

Pat Gill, General Manager, The Westlodge Hotel, Bantry


“We recently placed a recruitment ad in The Southern Star for a Financial Controller and were very pleased with both the quantity and quality of response for this senior role.”

Neil Grant, General Manager, Celtic Ross Hotel Rosscarbery


Are you recruiting? 

Our recruitment section can help you find the perfect candidate for your vacancy. Learn more in our recruitment video: 


We'd love to hear from you over email, phone or in person and answer any questions you have about advertising with The Southern Star. Please find our contact details below, or fill out the contact form and we'll get back to you. 

Tel: 028 21200

Email: advertising (at)

The Southern Star, Ilen St. Skibbereen, Co. Cork

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