October 2023 Lecture

O'Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland

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

Drinagh Co-op Talk

O'Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland

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.

November 2023 Lecture

O'Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland

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

January 2024 Lecture

O'Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland

"The Skellig Lists: A Folk Tradition concerning Marriage" by Shane Lehane.   Shane Lehane is Course Director of Cultural and Heritage Studies in Cork College of FET, Tramore Road Campus, Cork. He has lectured in archaeology, folklore, history, and the arts for over

Society AGM 2024

O'Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland

The AGM of Skibbereen and District Historical Society will be held at 8.00pm on Wednesday 28th February 2024 at the O'Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion, Skibbereen. We will be showing a short 30 minute film entitled "An Muileannn - A history of milling in Cork".

March 2024 Lecture

O'Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland

‘Stories of the Revolution’ by Terri Kearney and Margaret Murphy of the Skibbereen Heritage Centre. Modelled on the highly successful 1937 Schools' Folklore project, the ‘Stories of the Revolution’ project involved 823 children from 48 schools all around West Cork

April 2024 Lecture

O'Donovan Rossa GAA Pavilion Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland

Our April Lecture is: 'Walking with Stones' by David Myler. David Myler author of the book Walking with Stones will present a talk about the ancient sites of West Cork, based on his site visits, research and recent publication. The