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Interesting history of two prominent buildings in Skibbereen

In terms of Famine heritage, Skibbereen is almost certainly one of the most important towns in Ireland. Many buildings and ...
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A Fascinating Story of Skibbereen Ancestors

A recent visitor to our exhibitions, David Charles Hutchins, came to Skibbereen because his two grandfathers once both had businesses ...
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ON THIS DAY IN SKIBBEREEN: 14 October 1800

On this day, 14 October 1800, the sculptor John Hogan was born in Tallow, Co Waterford. John Hogan was Ireland’s ...
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ON THIS DAY IN SKIBBEREEN: 4 October 1944

On Wednesday, 4 October 1944, Micheál O’Sullivan, then a medical student at University College Cork, delivered a lecture in the ...
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Brilliant story of four Sullivan brothers

It is always nice to receive a present of a book. Even nicer, in our case, when that book is ...
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‘And Time Stood Still’ an invaluable historical record

EXTRAORDINARY PUBLICATIONS BY 'SKIBBEREEN'S MAGNIFICENT SEVEN' At Skibbereen Heritage Centre we get people calling in all the time looking for ...
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New Life for the Old School Building

We were delighted to join in the celebrations at the official opening of the new Spearline premises in the former ...
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‘Dear Old Skibbereen’

The best version of the song ‘Dear Old Skibbereen’ by our reckoning is the one recorded by Derry Moynihan which ...
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Abbeystrowry Cemetery, Skibbereen

Following their tour of the Famine exhibition at Skibbereen Heritage Centre, many visitors make their way to Abbeystrowry burial ground, ...
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McCarthy Home Excavation 2019

The second year of the excavation of the McCarthy home by the staff and students from the University of Maryland ...
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