Skibbereen Heritage Centre
Heritage Centre is located in the award winning, beautifully
restored Old Gasworks Building, in Skibbereen, one of
West Cork’s most picturesque towns.
Great Famine Commemoration Exhibition
exhibition commemorates the tragic
period in the 1840s that is known in Irish History as the Great
Hunger. Skibbereen, along with many areas of the west, was very
badly affected losing up to a third of its population to hunger,
disease and emigration.
Lough Hyne Visitor Centre
Lough Hyne Visitor Centre explores the unique nature of this
salt- water marine lake, Ireland’s first Marine Nature Reserve.
features include an archaeology trail of the Skibbereen area,
displays on the Old Gasworks Building and information on the species
living on the River Ilen. See our Genealogy Page
for details of genealogy services. Also visit our online, fully
searchable databases, which include a Graveyard Survey, Loan Fund Records , Tithe Applotment Books, Estate Records and a Townlands Database.
and School Tours welcomed with guided talk and special rates!
Updates Page for a list of
During Heritage Week 2013 the Skibbereen Heritage Centre, with the support of Skibbereen Credit Union,will run a week of events to celebrate the year of the Gathering.
The full programme can be downloaded by clicking here.