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  • KakiBW
    Ellicott City, MD491 contributions
    This was so amazing to us since we do not have anything like this in the U.S. It felt very ancient and mysterious. We were really impressed by the “grill”. Our main gripe was we tried to time travel through the stones to get to Jamie but failed!
    Written 30 August 2022
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  • Meg
    16 contributions
    Went for the 2km walk up the hill behind the lake. Really nice walk, surrounding by greenery. The view at the top over the lake and the surrounding area was gorgeous!
    Written 13 September 2022
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  • John T
    3 contributions
    Excellent little museum telling the harrowing story of the Irish potato famine of the 1840s. Really worth a visit.
    Written 17 September 2022
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  • TravelLife19
    Cork, Ireland543 contributions
    The santicity of this ground can not be out into words. To stand at the door of the mass famine grave and have a quiet moment is very moving. It puts into focus the enormity of the famine in very real terms. This was the height of British cruelity towards the Irish when you consider there was an enormous amount of beef, butter, and grain being extracted for British markets. The sins if British imperialism lay bare on this hallowed ground. Best seen in conjunction with the famine museum in town.
    Written 4 September 2019
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  • Peter W
    1 contribution
    Nice little small town farmers market/flea market that’s worth checking out if you’re in Skibbereenon a Saturday morning. Standard produce, Mediterranean deli items, and some local cheeses and craft products.
    Written 15 August 2021
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  • Thomas Lonergan
    Clonmel, Ireland10 contributions
    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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  • scrowl
    6 contributions
    Beautiful building and stage for the works displayed there, outwardly striking yet very fitting to the surroundings and inside so spacious and calm.
    Very helpful and friendly staff also!
    Written 6 August 2019
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  • daviddenisfassbender
    County Dublin, Ireland11 contributions
    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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  • Annette H
    2 contributions
    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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  • Ronan
    1 contribution
    This was not a polished tourist tour away from the reality but a very genuine guide to how their modern distillery works. We were given high vis jackets and brought through the operation, through noisy warehouses and up gangways to peer into vats. Even into the high tech control room that monitors everything
    They shared their story from humble beginnings to one of Ireland largest distilleries in two decades and have a whiskey tasting at the end.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • David S
    Western Ireland, Ireland1,012 contributions
    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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  • martlovestrav
    Ireland11 contributions
    Not enough shore locations. Not suitable for a family day.
    Only 4 lakes left, so need to be made special for the money.
    Badly needs attention
    Written 23 July 2016
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  • GavinLynam
    Dublin, Ireland615 contributions
    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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  • Barry C
    Hastings, UK43 contributions
    A small gallery in the middle of town, so it is easy to fit in a visit. Carol Hodder's colourful, atmospheric paintings were on view at the time of my visit. Well-displayed and lit. Some beautiful "shorescapes" to be admired, and bought, obviously, if you have the ackers. Nobody pesters you. It is good to have this gallery now that the one in Glengarriff has closed.
    Written 7 September 2016
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  • Bridget G
    Skibbereen, Ireland106 contributions
    It's always great to visit a studio/gallery where you can meet the artists and at this one you will always get a warm welcome. If you time in right you might catch one of their poetry and music evenings, not to be missed.
    Written 25 April 2016
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