Skibbereen & District Historical Society 2023 Journal has 16 articles covering a diverse and wide range of topics. An interesting feature of the 2023 Journal is that of the 16 articles, 8 are written by new contributors to the Journal.
https://youtu.be/yByQT3qgPB8 On Sunday 13 August 2023 a beautiful Service of the Word was held at St Matthew’s Church, Aughadown, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the consecration of the church. The Service was 150 years to the day from consecration
On Friday night, 7th July, Skibbereen & District Historical Society formally launched the Skibbereen Historical Journal, Vol. 19 2023. The launch was performed by the Society’s President and founder member, Gerald O’Brien. This was particularly fitting as this year marks
Although Skibbereen was one of the quieter areas of county Cork during the War of Independence and Civil War, the town did see a few weeks of intense activity in July and August 1922. Following the Anglo-Irish Treaty, opinion in
On the morning of Tuesday 22 August 1922, just hours before he was shot and killed at Béal an mBláth, Michael Collins held a meeting at the Eldon Hotel in Skibbereen. There was, and still is, much speculation about why