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Abbeystrewry Graveyard

Schull Road | N71, Skibbereen, Ireland
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Very moving to visit

We were directed to this graveyard by the bartender at Cahalane's shortly after arriving in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
quinnunit66
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Essential if visiting cork

Go to the exhibition in Skibereen first to get the full account of the tragic and unforgivable... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
66grahams
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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“sad place” (2 reviews)
“great famine” (2 reviews)
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Schull Road | N71, Skibbereen, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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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

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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

1  Thank JanaZC
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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

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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
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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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Reviewed 30 June 2017

This graveyard is moving and interesting to visit. The words written around the famine grave are deeply moving.I have visited more than over the years. Definitely a must for visitors to this area.

1  Thank 2dogs2017
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Has famine grave ,very sad place but should be visited just to remind people of what Ireland went through although on busy road always seems quiet when you are there. Have visited many times

1  Thank 275happytraveller
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Very sobering to look at the numbers of those who died as a direct result of the famine Sobering that so many people died or lost their homes and all they had and that many were just buried together without acknowledgement of age or name.

Thank Betty668988
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