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Rossa’s burial of Jillen Andy

In these dark days of the corona virus crisis our society is being changed utterly. People are dying from this ...
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Famine Documentary Now Online

While our exhibitions are closed to the public, we can still share the story of the Great Famine in Skibbereen ...
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Caheragh Old Graveyard

The old Caheragh Graveyard is adjacent to the River Ilen and an ancient monastic site – 'Blessed Mary de Caheragh' ...
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Convent of Mercy, Skibbereen

As far back as 1850 a site for a convent had been established in Skibbereen when Sir William Wrixon Becher ...
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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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