Famine Story App

Listen to the voices of the era as they guide you around the sites in Skibbereen that have direct links to the Great Hunger.

Experience the tragedy in the places where the stories unfolded and hear directly from the people who experienced it in West Cork.

Local actors (including Jeremy Irons) portray the voices of Dr Dan Donovan, Lord Dufferin and others as they describe what they experienced during the terrible years of the Irish Potato Famine.

Listen to a segment of the app HERE


 •    Download the free app ‘Guidigo’ to your phone. Search for ‘Skibbereen’ and download the Famine Story app.

 •    OR – Use a ‘virtual tour’ version of the app in Skibbereen Heritage Centre’s Famine exhibition.

Famine Story Exhibition

Visit our exhibition at Skibbereen Heritage Centre
to learn more about the Great Irish Famine.

Famine Story Book

Gain an insight into the major events of the Great Famine in Ireland
from the experiences of the people of Skibbereen.

Famine Story Sites

A map of Skibbereen’s Famine heritage sites showing buildings and streets
that have direct links to this tragic time.

Famine Sites Video Clips

Short video clips showing Famine sites in Skibbereen.