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Skibbereen Heritage Centre

Category: Families, Rainy Day, Culture, Nature/Wildlife

Type: Visitor Centres, General Attractions

Old Gasworks Building, Upper Bridge Street
Skibbereen
Co Cork
Tel: +353 28 40900

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

Home to the Great Famine Commemoration Exhibition that commemorates the tragic period in the 1840s that is known in Irish History as the Great Hunger

Skibbereen Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre is located in the award winning, beautifully restored Old Gasworks Building, in Skibbereen and is home to the Great Famine Commemoration Exhibition that 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.

It is also where the Lough Hyne Visitor Centre resides. Lough Hyne was Ireland's first marine nature reserve and the exhibition explains the unique nature of this salt water marine lake.

There's also an archaeology trail of the local area and displays.

Opening Time:

Open Mid March to End October (or other times by appointment). Mid Mar-May, Tue-Sat 10am-6pm. Jun-Mid Sept, Daily 10am-6pm. Mid Sept-Oct, Tue-Sat 10am-6pm

Admission Charge:

Adults €5.50; OAP/Student €4; Child €2.50; Family €14
Skibbereen Heritage Centre - Heritage Centre in Skibbereen - Skibbereen  County Cork Ireland
Skibbereen Heritage Centre - Heritage Centre in Skibbereen - Skibbereen  County Cork Ireland
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