Heritage & Culture

Skibbereen in Moments: 4 Important Historical Events

Sack Of Baltimore (1631) Early in the morning of 20th June 1631, corsairs (raiders) from the Barbary Coast ...
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‘Dear Old Skibbereen’

Famous at home and abroad, the song ‘Skibbereen’ (also variously known as ‘Revenge for Skibbereen’, or ‘Dear Old ...
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Five Fascinating Historical Skibbereen Figures

1. Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa Born in Reenascreena near Rosscarbery in 1831, O’Donovan Rossa moved to Skibbereen shortly after ...
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The Skibbereen Area’s Marvellous Megaliths

West Cork has many megaliths (stone monuments) and the Skibbereen area is no exception. These stone monuments- from ...
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Hot off the Press!! 2019 West Cork History Festival taking place from 8-11 August 2019

The 2019 West Cork History Festival will take place from 8-11 August 2019. In the meantime, you can listen ...
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Skibbereen Arts Centre

West Cork Arts Centre was established in 1985 in Skibbereen, Co. Cork. It is a publicly funded arts ...
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Origins of Skibbereen

The Origins of Skibbereen Skibbereen (population c. 2,000) is a vibrant market town serving a large hinterland. The town ...
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Top Ten Facts

Top 10 Facts about Skibbereen 1. The name “Skibbereen” is thought to have derived from ‘skiff’, a type of ...
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Genealogy Service

Genealogy Service at Skibbereen Heritage Centre Genealogy service for the greater West Cork area by appointment with our ...
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Lough Hyne & Visitor Centre

Lough Hyne Visitor Centre at Skibbereen Heritage Centre Discover Ireland’s first Marine Nature Reserve and unique salt-water lake ...
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