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Skibbereen Heritage Centre

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A very educating experience

Skibbereen Heritage Centre basically consists of two parts: one on Lough Hyne's underwater flora... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
binapiraeus
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Piraeus Region, Greece
Very informative especially with details of the Irish famine

We spent time in the visitor centre and also at the site of the mass grave just about a mile away... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2018
MikeC2011
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

Skibbereen Heritage Centre basically consists of two parts: one on Lough Hyne's underwater flora and fauna, and one on the Great Famine in Ireland in general and West Cork in particular. To a historian like me, the latter exhibition was the more interesting one -...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank binapiraeus
Reviewed November 19, 2018

We spent time in the visitor centre and also at the site of the mass grave just about a mile away. This is a place that brings to life the struggles, social and physical, of those times. Also a geneology centre and information on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MikeC2011
Reviewed November 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank BowralBB
Reviewed September 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gailbnm
Reviewed September 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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