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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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Great Famine in Drimoleague

As in other places in the Skibbereen Poor Law Union, the people of Drimoleague suffered terribly during the Great Hunger ...
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Graveyards Appeal

Skibbereen Heritage Centre is seeking help from those who have relatives buried at Aughadown and Drinagh old graveyards in advance ...
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Historic Buildings Workshop

Do you have a ruined historic building in need of some TLC? Is your community group involved in maintaining a ...
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University of Maryland Excavates Skibbereen

The students from the University of Maryland have been working hard on their archaeological excavation in Skibbereen. The local pre-Famine ...
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