Skibbereen Heritage Centre

Skibbereen Heritage Centre is a Cork County Council-owned Museum that tells the story of the Great Famine of the 1840s when over one million Irish people died. 

Skibbereen became infamous as one of the worst affected areas in all of Ireland. The true enormity of this national tragedy is revealed in microcosm through 'The

Skibbereen Famine Story Exhibitions' where you can;

  • Listen to personal account of those who experienced the Famine in Skibbereen;
  • Take a 'virtual tour' of Famine sites in the town;
  • Follow with a visit to Abbeystrowry burial pits where up to 10,000 victims are buried.

Skibbereen Heritage Centre also provides a Genealogy Service for the greater West Cork area, by appointment.