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Skibbereen Heritage

Skibbereen Heritage Centre Old Gas Works, Upper Bridge Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland. Telephone:(353) 28 40900   Web:   History of Skibbereen Prior to 1600 most of the land belonged to the native McCarthy tribe - today McCarthy remains the town's most common surname. The town charter dates back to 1657 and a copy can be seen in the town council Chambers. In the early 1800's an Read more [...]