Skibbereen Heritage Centre

Learn about the Great Famine of the 1840s, your West Cork Ancestry and more at Skibbereen Heritage Centre

Skibbereen – The Famine Story Exhibition

Learn about the Great Famine of the 1840s when over one million Irish people died and another 1.5 million emigrated. Skibbereen was one of the worst affected areas in all of Ireland, a fact testified by the mass graves in Abbeystrowry near Skibbereen, where almost 10,000 victims are buried. This era is brought to life in a series of exhibits, dramatisations and interactive stations. Follow the Skibbereen Famine Story Walking Trail app to hear the experiences of the local people at sites in the town where the story unfolded.

The Lough Hyne Visitor Centre

Reveals the unique nature of this marine lake, Ireland’s first Marine Nature Reserve. Find out about the history, folklore and formation of this renowned natural phenomenon. Visit the lough and follow the Knockomagh Wood Nature Trail.

Genealogy Service

For the greater West Cork area by appointment with our genealogy team.

Gift shop, teas/coffees, indoor/all weather activity and a great welcome guaranteed!

Open:

• Daily ex Sunday May-Sept, 10am-6pm

• Tuesday to Saturday March-April & October, 10am-6pm

Address: Skibbereen Heritage Centre, Old Gasworks Building, Upper Bridge, Co. Cork, Skibbereen

Telephone: 028 40900

Email: info@skibbheritage.com

Website: www.skibbheritage.com

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