Baltimore Outing

A walking tour of Baltimore on Sunday 24th April at 2:30pm with Julianna Minihan.  The starting point for this tour of Baltimore is near to the island craftshop, opposite the sailing club, and just below the steps by the sundial

Schull Outing

A walking tour of Schull on Sunday 22nd May 2022 at 2:30pm, with Sarah Attridge. The starting point for this tour is at the gates of the graveyard on the Colla Road, Schull. Please note that for insurance reasons attendance

Cancelled 2022 Journal Launch

Due to the high number of Covid-19 cases in the community, the Skibbereen & District Historical Society has decided to cancel the 2022 Journal lunch on Thursday 7th July. Apologies to anyone for any inconvenience caused by this.

Union Hall Outing

Denis Shanahan will be our host in Union Hall that afternoon. We will meet at the Church in Union Hall at 2.30pm on Sunday 2 October and the walk will take approximately an hour and a half to two hours.

October Lecture

O'Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland

We are delighted to recommence our live lectures with: '"A strongly Free State area ... our friends were very few": The Civil War in west Cork, 1922-3' by John O'Donovan. This will take place in the O'Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion,

November Lecture

O'Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion O'Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion, Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland

Our November Lecture is: The life of Kate McCarty (Sr Marie Laurence) from Drominidy North, Drimoleague by Catherine Fleming. Sr Marie Laurence spent much of her working life in France. During World War II she aiding Allied troops escaping from

Book Launch: ‘Searching for Thaddeus’

St Fachtna' Cathedal, Rosscabery Carbery's Lane, Rosscabery, Cork, Ireland

Rosscarbery Historical Society are hosting the launch of Patricia Curtin-Kelly's book, Searching for Thaddeus in Rosscarbery Cathedral on 8th December 2022 at 8.00pm. This event is co-hosted by Skibbereen & District Historical Society and Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage and the venue

January Lecture

O'Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion O'Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion, Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland

Our January Lecture is: West Cork Railways, Birth, Beauty and Betrayal by Chris Larkin. The talk is based on Chris Larkin's recently published book on the same subject and will be fully illustrated with unique photographs from the speaker's collection

March Leacture

O'Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion O'Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion, Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland

Our March Lecture is: Holy Wells of County Cork by Amanda Clarke. Amanda worked as as a teacher, associate researcher at Leicester University and sometime tutor with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has an MA in Museum and Gallery Education.

May Lecture

West Cork Hotel Skibbereen

Our May Lecture is: Liam Lynch; To declare a Republic by Gerard Shannon. Gerard Shannon is a resident of Skerries in north county Dublin, with a lifelong interest in modern Irish history. He has completed a Masters in History in the