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Skibbereen is the capital of the Carberies. The town developed on the banks of the river Ilen just where the rivers turns to flow in a westerly direction towards the sea. This town was one of of many in Ireland, which suffered very badly during the period of the Irish Famine in the 1840's.


It was here that in 1889 West Cork's own newspaper 'The Southern Star' formerly known as 'The Skibbereen Eagle' was established. At the turn of the century this newspaper was to warn that 'The Skibbereen Eagle' had its eye on the Czar of Russia!

Local Heritage Centre

Places to Visit:

SKIBBEREEN HERITAGE CENTRE - Situated in beautifully restored historic riverside building, features the Great Famine Exhibit, Lough Hyne Visitor Centre and Genealogy information as well as a gift shop and archaeology trial.

LOUGH HYNE - Off the road to Baltimore, Lough Hyne is Ireland's first marine reserve, and the only inland solt water lake in Europe.

THE MAID OF ERIN - in the Square is one of the main landmarks of the town.

WEST CORK ARTS CENTRE - North Street - houses several exhibitions and arts events throughout the year.

ABBEYSTREWERY ABBEY - Located 1.5km west of Skibbereen on the northen side of River Ilen. This is the remains of a 14th century Cistercian abbey.

SKIBBEREEN HISTORICAL WALKS - Twice weekly quided historical tour of Skibbereen Town, Tel: 087 930 5735.

O'DONOVAN ROSSA MEMORIAL - Located at the entrance to the Park, this commemorates the famous Irish patriot, born in 1831, and died in 1915.

ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL - This is built in the Grecian Style and dates from 1826.

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