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,
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
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
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
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.
On Thursday, 29 June at 7.30pm Donal O’Donovan will conduct a guided walk of Leap village for members of Skibbereen & District Historical Society. The guided tour will begin from the hard shoulder on the right-hand side of the road
Uillinn: West Cork Centre, Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland
The formal launch of our 2023 Journal will take place at the Uillinn West Cork Art Centre, Skibbereen on Friday 7th July at 7:30 pm. In recognition of the fact that our society is twenty-one years old this year the
On Thursday, 20 July at 7.00pm Tim Feen will conduct a guided walk for the Skibbereen & District Historical Society of Ardfield village and signal tower. The guided tour will begin from the Ardfield Church (eircode P85 DD40). If anyone
On Thursday 24 August 2023 at 6:30pm, Vincent O'Neill will conduct a tour for the Skibbereen & District Historical Society of the Toe Head area of Castlehaven. The group will meet at the Toe Head Coast Guard Station (eircode: P81
Our October Lecture is: The Rev. Edward Spring and his Mission By William Casey From the 1840s to 1860s the Rev. Edward Spring spearheaded a Protestant mission to the islands of Roaring Water Bay. In this talk, local historian William Casey examines that
Talk on the History of Drinagh Co-operative Creamery Limited By Philip O’Regan At the O’Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion, Skibbereen All welcome – free admission Note: This talk is organised by Drinagh Co-op, it is not a Skibbereen Historical Society event.
Our November Lecture is: Creameries in the barony of West Carbery before Drinagh Coop By Proinnsias Breathnach Department of Geography, Maynooth University In the decades following the introduction of the creamery system to Ireland in the early 1880s, an extraordinary