Attractions

Museum in Skibbereen

Skibbereen Heritage Centre

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 hist…
Cemetery in Skibbereen

Abbeystrewery Famine Cemetery

This graveyard, 1km west of Skibbereen beside the N71 road towards Schull, contains the mass grave of 8000 to 10,000 local people who died during the Famine, marked by a memorial of polished black stone. There's no …
Distillery in Skibbereen

West Cork Distillers

This craft distillery produces liqueurs (Drombeg, Lough Hyne), vodka (Two Trees) and a range of whiskies (blended, pot still and single malt) under its own name. No formal tours, but visitors are welcome if you call…