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Thursday, 13 June 2013

Skibbereen pulls out the stops for Heritage Week

Skibbereen Heritage Centre has organised an action-packed 8-day programme of events for Heritage Week.

Getting the ball rolling on Saturday 17 August is a Genealogy Day when family historians can get free advice from experienced genealogists. It's strictly by appointment and will be held at the Heritage Centre.

That evening, local historian and genealogist William Casey will give an illustrated talk 'How to Research your West Cork Ancestry'.

During the rest of the week there's a series of interesting talks about the Famine and famine emigration, and West Cork's O'Driscoll, O'Donovan and O'Sullivan clans, plus there are pageants and plays on historical themes, a guided historical walk of Skibbereeen Town and even a litter pick at beautiful Lough Hyne!

While all the events are free, places are limited (especially for the Genealogy events and the walk) so be sure to book good and early. August seems a long way off, but it'll come round before you know it. The programme can be downloaded here, or you can phone to reserve a place on +353 (0)28 40900.