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Beautiful and tragic site

We visited Abbeystrewery twice during our recent visit. It helps to have read about the great... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Haslingden, United Kingdom
Beautiful and emotional

My son and I decided to do the trail that was given to us by the skibbereen heritage centre we... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
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Schull Road | N71, Skibbereen, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Skibbereen and the surrounding countryside was the epicenter of the Great Famine between 1845 and 1852. Potatoes were the sole subsistence crop for about 1/3rd of the population, and when that crop failed, the hungry began pouring into population centers for help. Skibbereeen was arguably...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

We visited Abbeystrewery twice during our recent visit. It helps to have read about the great Potato Famine to appreciate the full horror of the history of this site, but the various memorials here also bring this home. The Cemetery is the site of burial...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

My son and I decided to do the trail that was given to us by the skibbereen heritage centre we managed to get to a few of them. Even though I was taught about the famine in school to see the Mass Graves really brought...More

Thank Tootsystar
Reviewed 22 July 2018

After receiving a guided tour of the Skibberreen Heritage Center, we visited the graveyard the next day. Seeing the small plot where 8,000 famine victims are buried is a sobering experience. The several monuments, each understated, contribute to the dignity of the site. Our experience...More

Thank Douglas M
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We were directed to this graveyard by the bartender at Cahalane's shortly after arriving in Skibbereen. It was a beautiful afternoon for a walk along the River Ilen and across to the graveyard, and he told us to use the gate at the back as...More

Thank quinnunit66
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Go to the exhibition in Skibereen first to get the full account of the tragic and unforgivable events which led to the creation of this poignant and moving place. It is not hard to find simply follow the N71 main road out of Skibereen to...More

4  Thank 66grahams
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We actually had problems finding this graveyard even with Google maps. Once found it was quite sad to see what happened during the potato famine here. There is a mass grave with one stone to remember all the people who starved to death. There are...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I learned at the Skibbereen Heritage Center that it's possible I have relatives buried here during the time of the Great Famine.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here as part of the wild Atlantic way. Interesting the history associated to the site. Good information on the site

Thank Jamescarlow
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This little grave yard, with its mass grave, really brings home the tragedy of the famine. Go to the Heritage Center and read about the events of the mid 19th century and then take the short trip to this little grave yard. It is free...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Having visited the Skibbereen Heritage Centre we wanted to visit the graveyard to respect those who had perished in the famine. The words on the headstones around the grave area are very moving. The final resting place of 9000 men, women and children. Stop and...More

1  Thank Discoveranewyou
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