If you’re planning a trip to Skibbereen you should include the Heritage Centre as one of your places to visit.
Located in the beautifully restored old gasworks in Upper Bridge Street, the centre is currently exhibiting The Great Famine Commemoration, showing an audio-visual documentary on the history, formation and folklore of the unique Lough Hyne, and has a growing library of local genealogy resources to help you explore your family ancestry.
There’s also an interesting series of events planned for heritage week 2009 (22nd to 28th August), with walks, talks, movies and more – all the details here.
You can also get the new DVD ‘Remember Skibbereen’ which tells the story of the Great Famine in Skibbereen and beyond, or if you can’t make the visit it’s also available online.
A great place to go to, and one that will bring you closer to the history and heritage of Skibbereen.