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Drinagh West Graveyard in West Cork

Drinagh West is a beautiful medieval graveyard that overlooks Curraghlicky lake outside Drinagh village, north of Skibbereen. We are happy ...
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Aughadown Graveyard in West Cork

At Skibbereen Heritage Centre we 'get' graveyards. They are such interesting places and often quite peaceful and beautiful too. Over ...
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River Ilen Wildlife

We love our new 'Wildlife of the River Ilen' signs which feature the extraordinary photos of Sharron Franks. These panels ...
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A Tribute to Pat Cleary

We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of the distinguished local historian Pat Cleary. Pat was one of ...
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Irish Famine Orphan Story

During Ireland's Great Famine, many of the children in the workhouses were orphaned or abandoned. In 1848, a new international ...
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Famine-era Housing of the Poor

"Most of the houses are of the most miserable description, far surpassing in that respect what I have seen anywhere ...
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A Century as a Local Historian

Today is the 100th birthday of local historian Neily Bohane of Dromadoon, Lough Hyne and this was marked by centenary ...
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Excellence Awards

We were delighted to be shortlisted for the Chambers Excellence in Local Government Awards 2018 and huge congratulations to the ...
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Historic Famine Building Restored

We are delighted to witness the transformation of one of Skibbereen's historic buildings. The former St Fachtna's De La Salle ...
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On the 100th anniversary of armistice day

Some years ago, the memorial plaque of John Stephen Sweetnam was handed into Skibbereen Heritage Centre. These memorial plaques were ...
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