Cork - Cork County / Skibbereen

Skibbereen Heritage Centre

Open Evening

Skibbereen Heritage Centre will have an open evening on Culture Night between 6 – 8pm when its Famine Story and Lough Hyne exhibitions will be free of charge, while Comhaltas will give a performance of music and dance in the Courtyard.


The Famine Story Exhibition – Learn about the Famine of the 1840s when one million Irish people died and at least another 1.25 million emigrated. Skibbereen became infamous as one of the worst affected areas in all of Ireland. The true enormity of the national tragedy is revealed through Skibbereen’s Famine stories.

Lough Hyne Exhibition – Discover Ireland’s first Marine Nature Reserve and unique salt-water lake. Find out about the history, folklore and formation of this renowned natural phenomenon at Skibbereen Heritage Centre’s Lough Hyne exhibition.

Music and Dancing Seisiún – Come along and enjoy a music session with the Skibbereen Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann group who will give a musical and dance performance in the Courtyard of Skibbereen Heritage Centre in celebration of Culture Night 2017.

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Genres: Heritage / History / Museum / Storytelling / Tour

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Old Gasworks Building, Upper Bridge Street


No Booking Required