Skibbereen Heritage Centre

Skibbereen Heritage Centre information

Skibbereen , Ireland
Upper Bridge St
+353 28 40900
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adult/child €6/3
Opening hours
10am-6pm Mon-Sat mid-May–mid-Sep, shorter hrs mid-Sep–mid-Nov & mid-Mar–mid-May, closed mid-Nov–mid-Mar
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Constructed on the site of the town’s old gasworks, the Skibbereen Heritage Centre houses a haunting exhibition about the Famine, with actors reading heartbreaking contemporary accounts; a visit here puts Irish history into harrowing perspective. There’s also a smaller exhibition about nearby Lough Hyne , the first marine nature reserve in Ireland, and a genealogical centre.

Guided evening historical walks (adult/child €5/2.50), lasting 1½ hours, leave from the heritage centre. Call to confirm times.