Skibbereen Things to Do

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    Skibbereen Heritage Centre

    by WhispersWest Updated Mar 26, 2007
    Heritage Centre - Skibbereen

    This was a delightful way to learn about the history of Skibbbereen. The museum presents its unvarnished history in a platable manor. Housed in the old Glassworks buildings, The Centre has been very attentive in creating as interactive of a museum as they possibly were able.

    Also housed on the grounds is a genealogy center, which is very well laid out and the people are quite helpful.

    Skibbereen Heritage Centre offers a great evening walking tour of the town on summer evenings.

    They also have an exhibit which explains the inhabitants of the River Ilen.

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    • Archeology
    • Family Travel

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    Talk a Walk Through a Trying Time

    by WhispersWest Updated Mar 26, 2007
    Skibbereen Famine Trail

    The Skibbereen trail is a tour in which the walker visits sites which have direct links with the Great Irish Famine. Each site is unique. Some commemorate great works of philanthropy, others of emigration, more of Relief Schemes, while others tell of famine, fever and death. The Trail offers an overview of conditions in the area during the period 1840-50.
    1. The Square
    2. Home of Jerry Crowley
    3. Becher Arms Hotel
    4. O'Connell Meeting, Curragh Hill
    5. St. Fachtna's De La Salle
    6. Windmill Hill, Workhouse
    7. Chapel Yard
    8. Levis' Quay
    9. O' Donovan Rossa 10. Townshend Street
    11. Abbeystrewery Church
    12. J.W. Clerke
    13. Poor Law Union Dispensary
    14. Soup House, Steam Mill
    15. Bridgetown
    16. Abbeystrewery House
    17. Famine Burials, Abbeystrewery Cemetry

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    A Taste of West Cork Food Festival

    by songlines Updated Sep 4, 2006

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    Skibbereen holds its "A Taste of West Cork Food Festival" from 14th to 17th of September this year.
    It is a great festival for all the family and there are lots of food stalls all over the place with plenty of opportunity to taste and buy delicious foods. It is also a great opportunity to sample true West Cork food.

    For more extensive information and photos, definitely visit the website www.skibbereen.ie

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    • Road Trip
    • Food and Dining

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    A nice drive along the N71 to Ballydehob

    by songlines Written Feb 6, 2006

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    N71 between Skibbereen and Ballydehob, West Cork
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    Well, you can drive and take in the beautiful scenery, or you can walk along the road but it is not so nice as there is quite a bit of traffic on this road. If you drive, there are regular lay-by's where you can stop and take in the scenery or make photos.
    In May or June this drive is magical, in fact, all summer it is, the wild flowers are just so abundant and colourful. On part of this road the sea is visible.

    More photos to be added!

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    • Backpacking
    • Family Travel

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