Skibbereen Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre is located in the award winning, beautifully restored Old Gasworks Building, in Skibbereen, one of West Cork’s most picturesque towns.

skibbereen heritage centre

The Great Famine Commemoration Exhibition

This 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.

The Lough Hyne Visitor Centre

The Lough Hyne Visitor Centre explores the unique nature of this salt- water marine lake, Ireland’s first Marine Nature Reserve.

Other 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.

Groups and School Tours welcomed with guided talk and special rates!

Telephone: +353 28 40900

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