Skibbereen Heritage Centre, Skibbereen

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
Learn about the Great Famine at Skibbereen Heritage Centre, a museum located in an old gasworks building with exhibits on the famine and on Lough Hyne. Through an interactive timeline that includes firsthand accounts and performances, you'll gain insight into the tragic event of the Great Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s, where about a million Irish people died. The second exhibit on Lough Hyne features Ireland's first marine nature reserve, where you can explore the Knockomagh wood nature trail and spot interesting plants and wildlife. The attraction also offers an archeology trail. Using our online itinerary creator, Skibbereen attractions like Skibbereen Heritage Centre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We had a small tour group that received a special tour with the director giving us the information about the famine. There is also a program about the events of that time plus exhibits detailing the s...  read more »
  • The Skibereen Heritage Centre on the banks of Loch Hyne in West Cork is both a history centre of the potato famine and a look at the work of the marine biologists in the loch. The history of the potat...  read more »
  • A well-organized introduction to the Great Irish Famine, espcially for those relatively new to Irish history and/or genealogy. Tastefully done, with thoughtful insights into the causes, experiences an...  read more »
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  • This a most interesting museum, featuring two exhibitions (famine, Lough Hyme). We only had time for the famine exhibition but it was well worth it - considering the fact that in general, too little information is provided elsewhere on history / cultural heritage, this makes it an exception. The exhibition is well-organised, easy to follow, and of ideal length. Highly reccommended!
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