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Places to Visit in Skibbereen

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  • Faith
    Rutledge, GA13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a very accessible museum. Wonderfully designed exhibits. Available in many languages on self-paced tour. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good mix of history and nature. Highly recommend.
    Written 11 July 2024
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  • Jim D
    Kinsale, Ireland241 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lough Hyne is worth a visit based purely on it's location, natural beauty and watersport options. Add in the uniqueness of the lough (a very protected saltwater lake that's as good as inland) the possibility of bioluminescence and it's a must-see. We live in West Cork now, close enough to make visits more or less off the cuff, and we have our own kayaks, but if you don't, it's worth going on the guided tour where stable sea kayaks are supplied and a knowledgeable tour-leader will show you the kayaking ropes and guide you through the darkness to where the luminescence is brightest.
    The best months are in the summer and, obviously, the darker the night, the better. As evening darkens to night one's paddle changes from a simple means of propulsion to a magic wand scattering little sparkles with every stroke. A hard pull will ignite a swirl of light deep in the water and the bow wave becomes a "V" of night-club ultraviolet. As you come ashore there will be night swimmers paddling around, exclaiming with delight, enjoying the patterns and swirls they make with their hands. And then it's us into dry clothes, and a flask of coffee (or something stronger) into us. Highly recommended.
    Written 25 September 2023
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  • Alison L
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely unspoiled quiet place. Perfect. This is not a place for group visits or coach trips. A short trip to contemplate and admire the location
    Written 10 July 2023
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  • Thomas Lonergan
    Clonmel, Ireland103 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went for a week, great place to have an adventure around. Great beaches and amazing walks. Pizzheiria on the island is a great place for a bit to eat.
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • Dane S
    Overland Park, KS34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delightful experience. Food stalls, art and antiques, produce, live poultry (!), crafts. Spent way longer here than we expected.
    Written 19 July 2023
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  • Penny C
    London, UK138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to visit this graveyard after listening to Neil Oliver talk about the Irish Famine on one of his YouTube videos. It was very interesting but very sad to know that over 9000 unnamed bodies were disposed of in the burial pit. When we arrived it was a rare beautiful day and the graveyard was being tended by workers. Also, quite astonished to see a few recent burials had taken place. If you are interested in Irish history then go here and explore the site of an old abbey and find out about the famine story of 1845-1850 and how badly it affected the people of this area and the subsequent emigration of Irish people to America.
    Written 20 August 2023
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  • Annette H
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    And absolute wonderful experience well worth the trip up the hill. Both adults and kids loved watching and helping milk the goats with Ed .
    Written 21 August 2022
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  • daviddenisfassbender
    County Dublin, Ireland9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our 6th visit to the Island Cottage restaurant which is the highlight of our annual holiday in West Cork. A short ferry crossing followed by a slow wander to the homely Cottage.
    Warm welcome by Ellmary. No hassle about choosing your food because it is a set menu of taste,quality,freshness and value.
    No visit to West Cork is complete without a visit to this special restaurant.
    Written 2 September 2019
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  • David S
    Western Ireland, Ireland937 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited on a Saturday to light a memorial candle and find mass times for the next day. Surprised to find a cathedral in Skibereen and as we were the only visitors took advantage of the peace and quiet for a period of reflection in this beautiful and spiritual place. Well worth a visit and the stained glass windows are really special to see...
    Written 5 September 2018
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  • Adamthegardener
    Crawfordsburn, UK448 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre is a purpose-built building for the arts in West Cork. it comprises two contemporary galleries, three artists' studios, a work space, a multi-purpose dance/performance/film/lecture space,café, courtyard and office space.
    A visit to this traveling exhibition is a truly moving experience!
    I recommend that you will need most of an hour to see the exhibition. It is recommended that you arrive at least 1 hour before closing to enable yourself time to see and experience the wonderful Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger. The audio tours which are available for a refundable deposit of €10 and a fee of €2 also take most of an hour to complete.
    Written 12 September 2018
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  • GavinLynam
    Dublin, Ireland616 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very cool outdoor market! Great to see the fresh produce and there are tourists stalls too, with great coffee available onsite.
    Written 27 September 2020
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  • Angelo_Berlin
    Berlin, Germany130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Though the official visitor center is not finished yet we decided to cone along and have a watch. Two employees took us inside to the front desk (The door is always closed normally). I asked if they could offer a tour for me and my wife and you know what... after a phone call the R&D manager Kevin took some time to get us around. Labratory, botteling, cask warehouse, product storage.He even took us in his private car to the second location with the current stills. (The new pot stills at the main location were a construction site this day). We could ask, taste and touch anything we liked. Who could ever smell the difference of heart and tail directly from the spirit safe?

    So it was one of the best and by far the most authentic destillery tour we ever had. Thanx a lot Kevin.
    Written 4 July 2019
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