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Get Your Digital Ducks in a Row

Skibbereen Chamber in association with Ludgate invites you to a breakfast briefing: Getting your digital ducks in a row Using digital & social media tools to grow your business Tuesday […]

Walks Around Skibbereen Town

ABBEY LOOP WALK Moderate Loop Walk • Distance: 4.3bm Total Climb: 60m • Time: 1 to Ihr 15min Terrain: roadside footpaths, public part?, quiet roads & riverside walh. Description: from […]

The Islands

There are many islands to explore near to Skibbereen.  Across the harbour from Baltimore the West Cork coastline merges into the myriad islands and rocky islets known collectively as Carbery’s […]

Origins of Skibbereen

Skibbereen (population c. 2,000) is a vibrant market town serving a large hinterland. The town as we now know it owes its origins to a raid of Algerian Pirates on nearby Baltimore in 1631, when 100 people were taken as ‘white slaves’. A small number of survivors moved up the river Ilen to establish the town where it is today.

Genealogy Service

Genealogy Service at Skibbereen Heritage Centre Genealogy service for the greater West Cork area by appointment with our genealogy team. Trace your West Cork ancestry and research your family tree. […]

The Great Famine – an Gorta Mór

The Great Famine – an Gorta Mór Skibbereen was devastated by the Great Famine of the 1840s. As one of the worst affected areas in all of Ireland, Skibbereen is synonymous […]

Skibb is getting ready for GDPR….

GDPR is new EU legislation coming into effect on 25th May and significantly increases the obligations and responsibilities for organisations and businesses in how they collect, use and protect personal […]