Skibbereen Heritage Centre, Skibbereen

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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. Plan to visit Skibbereen Heritage Centre during your Skibbereen vacation using our convenient Skibbereen holiday planner .
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  • August 17, 2017
    Our Inishfree tour brought us to see the exhibit and get a VIP tour from Terri. She gave us an great overview and insight to one of Ireland's terrible tragedies. You leave with a great sadness in your...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Terri was very friendly and informative to tell us about the town. The short movies concerning the famine and Lough Ine provided many details. I will recommend the Heritage Center to any visitors, as ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    if your looking to discover you ancestry in West Cork the center is the place to start researching that long lost family member. the center also acts as a visitor center for the nearby Nature Reserve ...  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    Was recommended to visit when in the Portumna Workhouse and am delighted we visited. Manned by such nice people and while small in size the place is big in heart.
  • May 27, 2017
    Good that pumps are 24hr but should have a shop
  • June 3, 2017
    Small and perfectly formed, maintained and staffed.
  • February 14, 2017
    Excellent centre with wonderful exhibitions and staff.
  • February 7, 2017
    Excellent presentation of the facts about the Great Famine.

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