Things to see or do
- Directions: From Cork Take the N71 road through Bandon and Clonakily, approximately 50 miles. From Killarney Take the N71 road via Kenmare and Bantry. Follow the road signs to Skibbereen, approximately 50 miles.
- Audio Visual Presentation: In Irish, English, French and German
- Retail Outlet: Yes
- Opening Times: Mid March to Mid May and mid September to end November, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm. Mid May to mid September daily, from 10am to 6pm
- Disabled Access: Yes
- Method of Payment: Visa, Access, Mastercard or cash
- Guided Tours Available: Yes, by arrangements for groups
- Admission Prices: Adult: €6 Child: €3 Student/Senior Citizen: €4.50 Family 2 adults & 4 children: €14
Skibbereen Heritage CentreSkibbereen Cork - Ireland South
Skibbereen Heritage Centre, in Skibbereen West Cork, features two main exhibitions. Firstly there is the Great Famine Exhibition which commemorates this period of Irish history using the latest in multimedia technology. Skibbereen was one of the worst affected areas in Ireland, as testified by the mass graves, where almost 10,000 people are buried. The other exhibition is the Lough Hyne Visitor Centre which reveals the unique nature of this marine lake and Ireland's first marine nature reserve. Find out about the history, folklore and formation of this renowned natural phenomenon with a multi-lingual audio-visual display. At the Skibbereen Heritage Centre there is also genealogy information, a gift shop, archaeological information, information of the wildlife of the river Ilen, a reference library and adjacent car parking.
ContactTelephone:+353 (0)28 40 900
Fax:+353 (0)28 40 957
Address: Old Gasworks Building, Upper Bridge Street, Skibbereen, Co Cork, Republic of Ireland