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National Famine Commemoration in Skibbereen

Today is the 10th anniversary of the first National Famine Commemoration ever held in Ireland which took place in Skibbereen ...
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The Kinemac – the first cinema in Skibbereen

We’ve alluded to it many times, just how beautiful it is to look out over the River Ilen from Skibbereen ...
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McCarthy Foundry of Skibbereen

Almost directly across from the entrance to Skibbereen Heritage Centre car park at Upper Bridge Street is a little plaza ...
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Creagh Graveyard near Baltimore

Situated on the banks of the River Ilen, Creagh old graveyard contains the ruins of two churches now in ruins ...
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Abbeymahon Graveyard in Skibbereen

Abbeymahon graveyard is a small burial ground situated in a quiet corner off Chapel Lane in Skibbereen. It appears to ...
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Chapel Lane Graveyard Skibbereen

Chapel Lane, also known as Kilmahon or the 'Chapel Yard', is located on the site of a Mass House that ...
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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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