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St Mary’s Graveyard Caheragh

St Mary's Church of Ireland church and graveyard is situated just before the village of Caheragh as you drive from ...
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Famous Famine Letter with Links to Family of Rita Hayworth Comes Home to Skibbereen

A letter written in late 1846, which had a profound effect on the outcome of the Great Famine, is now ...
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Old Gasworks Building Skibbereen

Skibbereen Heritage Centre is housed in the historic and beautiful Old Gasworks Building, on the banks of the River Ilen, ...
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Railway nostalgia in Skibbereen

There is always a great sense of nostalgia about railways and the part they played in providing an economic and ...
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Ilen Street, Skibbereen

Three of the most imposing buildings on Ilen Street are the Steam Mill, the West Cork Hotel and the offices ...
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Skibb Heritage Centre to Reopen!

We are delighted to say that Skibbereen Heritage Centre will reopen to the public on Tuesday the 30th of June ...
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Aughadown Graveyard Video Tour

As part of our ongoing series of video tours of local historic graveyards, click here to see a short film ...
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Abbeystrewry Church, Skibbereen

One of the most beautiful places in Skibbereen town is what is known locally as the Church Meadow. The site ...
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Methodist Church, Skibbereen

Skibbereen had a large and active Methodist community from early in the 1800s. However, that community dwindled substantially in the ...
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Market Street, Skibbereen

Market Street is a relatively new street in the town of Skibbereen and was constructed in the late 1850s, after ...
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