Membership of the Skibbereen and District Historical Society is open to all with an interest in the history of the area.
The benefits of membership include:

  • Attendance at the Society’s lectures free of charge (a fee is normally charged for non-members)
  • The ability attend our outings, which for insurance reasons are restricted to members only.
  • You will be added to our email list for society notifications.
  • Members may also benefit from the purchase of our Journal at a reduced rate.
Membership Fees:

The annul membership fees are as follows:

  • Individual: €15
  • Family: €20

Please note that you must be 18 or over to join our society. Under 18s, accompanied by an adult, are welcome to attend our lectures, free of charge.
For more information please contact our secretary at

Skibbereen & District Historical Society
General Data Protection Regulation Policy

Personal Data
When people join the society, they are asked to provide personal data such as postal address, email address and mobile telephone number. This data is initially recorded in the Treasurer’s ledger and then transferred to an excel datasheet retained and updated by the secretary.

Why do we hold personal data?
We use the contact details to inform our members of events related to the society and retransmit information from the Federation of Local History Societies, of which we are members, and any other information that we feel would be relevant to our members.

Do you have to give personal data?
No, you may be a member by only giving your name and paying the relevant fee.

How secure is the data?
The handwritten ledger is retained by the treasurer and the electronic resister is retained on a personal PC protected by a virus guard.

Is the data shared with any third parties?
We use a web-based texting service, to send texts to our members. All emails are sent by the secretary or PRO using the bcc option on the email messages. The data is never transferred to any other third party.

How long do we retain it?
We delete all personal data from our datasheet for all lapsed members twelve months after their last membership.

Can you have access to your personal data?
Yes, you may request access to your personal data by contacting the secretary at at any time and we undertake to respond within 7 days.

Can you request that your personal details be removed?
Yes, you may request that your personal data be removed by contacting the secretary at at any time and we undertake to remove it within 7 days.

Data breaches
All breaches will be reported to the affected members and reported to the Data Protection Commissioner within 3 days.