Skibbereen became infamous as one of the worst affected areas of the Great Famine, in all of Ireland. The true enormity of this national tragedy is revealed in microcosm through Skibbereen’s Famine stories.
Rediscover this era through exhibits, dramatisations and interactive stations.
Take a ‘virtual tour’ of Famine sites in the town and hear the stories associated with them.
Follow with a visit to Abbeystrowry Famine burial pits (one of 3 mass Famine graves in Skibbereen) where up to 10,000 victims are buried.
Genealogy Service for the area by appointment.
Gift shop, teas/coffees and a great welcome!
Mid March to April 30 & October: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00–18:00
May 01 to September 30: Monday to Saturday 10:00–18:00
Closed on Sundays
Winter opening by appointment only
Admission Prices 2020:
Senior (aged 65+): €4.50
Student (with valid ID): €4.50
REFRESHMENTS: Tea and coffee available
SHOPPING: Gift shopping available
ACCESSIBILITY: Wheelchair accessible
PARKING: Adjacent car park, free parking for cars and coaches
From Cork City: Take the N71 road through Bandon and Clonakilty approximately 80 km. From Killarney take the N71 via Kenmare and Bantry approximately 80 km
Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland
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