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Skibbereen Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Life Changing

Our tour group (Inishfree) was provided an overview of the history of the Potato Famine that was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dana M
Brilliantand well researched exibition and a centre for WestCork Heritage

We made the visit as part of a trip to research family history in the West Cork area.I had, prior... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
David K
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Skibbereen Heritage Centre's Great Famine Exhibition tells the poignant story of this pivotal period in Irish history. Skibbereen became notorious as one of the worst affected areas in all of Ireland and this tragic era is now brought to life via...more
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Old Gasworks Building | Upper Bridge Street, Skibbereen, Ireland
+353 28 40900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour group (Inishfree) was provided an overview of the history of the Potato Famine that was riveting, heartbreaking and enlightening. Thank you.

Thank Dana M
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We made the visit as part of a trip to research family history in the West Cork area.I had, prior to the trip some correspondence with the Heritage Centre in tracing family records and found them to be very welcoming and helpful. This view was...More

Thank David K
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Guided tour and overview were very well presented. The range of information regarding the famine and Irish history is impressive. Well worth the time to visit and listen and learn.

Thank Kathie F
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Found this exhibition to be very informative and well presented. The audio visual stories were an excellent way of getting the details of the daily lives of the local population. Would highly recommend a visit.

Thank KelGall
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We visited the centre and found it very informative of past events, plenty to learn about! especially informative and helpful was the resident genealogist who helped in our search for the Martin family. Well worth a visit, a small coffee shop would have been a...More

Thank denisparfitt52
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Confession time: in Australia we weren't taught about the Potato Famine at school. My vague impression was a food shortage where everyone had to eat potatoes because there was nothing else to eat in Ireland. How wrong was I??? *hangs head in shame* This museum...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Famine exhibition gave many facts and first hand experiences of this devastation to the population of Ireland.

Thank gailbnm
Reviewed September 16, 2018

an insightful place which opens your eyes as to what happened, and the staff have excellent knowledge.

Thank rob d
Reviewed September 15, 2018

This exhibit may be dated, and in our current shock-filled world, we may require more detailed accounting of the terrible atrocities suffered by the Irish people to fully illustrate their history, but the Skibbereen Heritage Center offers an entryway into the truth about the famine....More

Thank Patrice R
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Ireland is so rich in history, and for a thought provoking piece, I recommend the Skibbereen Heritage Center. It can be a bit sobering at times, but vital and interesting nonetheless.

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