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The McCarthy Excavation ‘Backstory’

Research by the academics from Maryland University, Professor Stephen Brighton and his PhD student Drew Webster, tells us that two ...

The Provincial Bank & the Great Famine

This building was once the site of the Provincial Bank of Ireland and its manager in the 1840s, JW Clerke, ...

First Land Survey of Ireland

The 17th century was an extremely turbulent time in Ireland. Post the Battle of Kinsale in 1601, resentment festered amongst ...

Drimoleague Old Graveyard

Drimoleague Old Graveyard is in the heart of West Cork. (Watch a short film on this graveyard for a tour ...

Historic photograph taken on the morning after Bloody Sunday

With the killing of 32 people, ‘Bloody Sunday’, 21 November 1920, was one of the most far-reaching and crucial days ...

The West Cork Graveyard Project

The West Cork Graveyard Project's aim is to raise awareness and foster pride in the historic graveyards of West Cork; ...

Long Island, Schull Postage Stamps

West Cork is known for its eclectic mix of people who sometimes decide to take matters into their own hands ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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