West Cork Heritage Centre
West Cork Heritage Centre
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BonViveur_12
Leicester, UK38 contributions
This is an authentic exhibition, eclectic with sometimes donated items, housed in a deconsecrated church. There’s something to discover at every turn and the helpers are genuinely interested in visitors and making your visit enjoyable. It’s not spoon fed...you have to explore.
Written 14 August 2019
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Boscat
Bandon, Ireland28 contributions
I've been to this place several times- it helps in understanding the Irish Famine.
There is also a video about Lough Hyne illustrating the creatures that live in this unusual sea lough
Written 11 July 2019
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Nigel B
Riverview, Canada34 contributions
Couples
My wife's maiden name was O'Daly from back at this town so it was a treat for her and my sister in law to walk through and see some of the history from the era. Lots of info, documents, pictures and bits of history to give a great idea of the time back then. 5 euros each but we felt well worth it for the information provided
Written 9 August 2017
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kenmagicmoxley
Bushey, UK6 contributions
Solo
My advice is book before you go to insure the Centre is open and there are people there who can give you the help and advice you need. I found my family church records that cannot be found on line. A must for family research for this area of Ireland.
Written 29 May 2017
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Tom H
Cork, Ireland117 contributions
Solo
It's very helpful to know where to get a good orientation on an area before setting out driving, cycling or walking. This is very true of the beautiful area around Skibbereen. It has several small peninsulas with lots to see and do.
The Heritage Centre has a wonderful orientation on the areas story including the Famine times. But it also serves as great guide to the present - especially its treatment of Lough Hyne.
One the Centre's extra gifts to visitors is wonderful help with genealogy inquiries - though these are best roped into by giving advance notice of a visit.
It's a lovely place to ramble into. The staff are friendly and helpful and there's lots of parking at the doorstep.
Not a bad place to start a visit to West Cork.
Written 18 October 2016
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Serendipish
37 contributions
Family
I love this kind of museum, people's history going back to the origin of this really interesting town. The museum caretakers are a great bonus, wry and witty.
Written 23 July 2016
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Margaret C
County Cork, Ireland6 contributions
Couples
This is a wonderful place to visit in order to truly understand the history of the region. However learning facts related to the great famine is not a comfortable process especially if you have no prior knowledge . Depends really upon what kind of tourist you are. Excellent film to view regarding the past and present special qualities of Loch Hyne and related research .
Written 6 March 2016
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170sheilas
Penticton, Canada21 contributions
Solo
Much time could be spent at the Heritage Centre.
Lots of interesting and fascinating artifacts, photos, articles.
I missed seeing John Hurley but hope to meet him on my next visit.
Written 23 October 2015
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PiffyPooPar
Aldershot, UK37 contributions
Couples
I met up with John Hurley, a local historian, who was so welcoming and accommodating that I could not have asked for anything more. As my husband and I were researching family history, John took time out to sit with us at the back of the Heritage Centre and go through parish records. He had a wealth of information stored in his brain - far more than any books could hold in the same space - and was extremely helpful. Go and learn about Bandon's early years - oh yes and buy Bandon - 400 years; history from Fitzgerald's newsagents in the high street. A really good read for 14 euros.
Written 29 June 2015
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Researcher5696
Bendigo, Australia2 contributions
Solo
Was not opened when I visited and no sign of any contact. As only in Bandon for 3 nights to do some family research, I was disappointed as the web page says 5 days a week open.
Written 26 May 2015
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