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Skibbereen Heritage Centre
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Skibbereen's Famine Story Exhibition gives a compelling insight into this important event in Irish history.

Skibbereen was one of the worst affected areas in all of Ireland, a fact testified by the mass graves in Abbeystrowry near Skibbereen, where almost 10,000 victims are buried. This era is brought to life in a series of exhibits, dramatisations and interactive stations. Follow the Skibbereen Famine Story Walking Trail app to hear stories at sites in the town that have direct links to the Great Famine.

The second permanent exhibition at Skibbereen Heritage Centre about Lough Hyne. Here you can learn about the unique nature of this marine lake, Ireland’s first Marine Nature Reserve. Find out about the history, folklore and formation of this renowned natural phenomenon. Visit the lough and follow the Knockomagh Wood Nature Trail.

There is also a Genealogy Service for the greater West Cork area.

Highlights include:
  • Interactive story of the Great Irish Famine
  • Learn about government policies, local relief committees and the international response to the Famine
  • Discover the unique flora, fauna and ecology of Ireland’s first Marine Nature Reserve
  • Discover your West Cork heritage at the Genealogy Service
  • Walk Knockomagh Wood Nature Trail
  • See local sites related to the Famine with the Skibbereen Famine Story Walking Trail app

Visitor Information

Open March - November

March 18 to May 19 & September 28 to October 31
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

May 22 to September 27
Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

November 1 to 21
Monday - Friday, by appointment only

Contact Details

Skibbereen Heritage Centre
Upper Bridge Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

T: +353 (0) 28 409 00
E: info@skibbheritage.com
W: www.skibbheritage.com

Closed: November to February

Last admission: 45 minutes before closing

Approx. visit duration: 60 to 80 minutes

 

Admission Prices 2015/2016

Adult: €6.00
Senior (aged 65+): €4.50
Student (with valid ID): €4.50
Child (aged 2-13): €3.00
Toddler (aged 0-1): Free
Family (2 adults & up to 4 children): €14.00

 

Other Useful Information

LANGUAGES
Free leaflet available in German, French, Italian and Spanish. Smartphone app available in English (fee applies).

DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Hot and cold drinks available. 

SHOPPING
Gift shop selling souvenirs, books and gift items. 

PARKING
Free car and coach parking on-site.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
Fully accessible with accessible toilets. 

GROUPS
Group rates available (minimum 10 people). Pre-booking required.

WI-FI
Free Wi-Fi available.

ACCOLADES & AWARDS

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 and 2015

 

Map Location

Located just off the N71, in Skibbereen, West Cork. 80km from Cork city and Killarney

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Skibbereen Heritage Centre

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