Our next talk will take place at 8.30 pm on 29th November 2018 in the West Cork Hotel entitled: “The Earls of Castlehaven or Lord Audleys” by Dr Michael Keane, who is a retired lecturer from University College, Cork and
Dates for your Diary 28th 29th 30th July 2017. These dates mark the birth of West Cork History Festival at “Rosebank”, Russagh, Skibbereen, County Cork. I was born across the fields from “Rosebank” which was in clear view in those
A recent post on this website, ‘The cradle of Temperance,’ has generated quite an amount of interest and comment. Among the ‘History Heads’ there has been some discussion about the early days of the society and the significance of 2017
THIS YEAR 2017 marks a significant milestone in Skibbereen. Two hundred years ago, in 1817, a Total Abstinence Association was founded in Skibbereen. Messrs Geoffrey Sedwards, William Coughlan, and James White were the founders of the movement, which was the
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