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  Skibbereen
The Skibbereen Eagle, a newspaper founded in 1857, became famous by declaring it was "keeping an eye on the Czar of Russia" over his expansionist designs on China.
Skibbereen and the nearby villages were chosen as the location for the making of the film "War of the Buttons".
Skibbereen and the nearby villages are the home to many international celebrities such as film director Lord David Puttnam, actor Jeremy Irons, Ireland's richest man Dr.Tony O'Reilly, lateral-thinker Edward de Bono and others.
www.skibbereen.ie /top-ten.html   (276 words)

  
  Skibbereen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Skibbereen (Irish: An Sciobairín), (Coordinates: 51°33′N 9°16′W), is a town in Ireland known as the capital of West Cork.
Skibbereen is also the name of a song about the Famine, and the impact it and the British Government had on the people of Ireland.
The Skibbereen Eagle, a newspaper founded in 1857, became famous by declaring it was "keeping an eye on the Czar of Russia" over his expansionist designs on China.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Skibbereen   (551 words)

  
 Skibbereen Tourism Guide West Cork Ireland
The thriving town of Skibbereen is the capital of West Cork, centre for all the agricultural, industrial and tourist activities of a wide region.
When the Irish Famine took its toll in the mid 1800’s, the town of Skibbereen was one of the worst affected in all of Ireland, a fact testified by the mass graves at Abbeystrewry, where almost 10,000 are buried.
Skibbereen truly offers the visitor an a la carte menu, with something for everyone's taste — great places to visit, superb shopping, excellent accommodation, a wide selection of pubs and restaurants and that relaxed atmosphere that has made West Cork famous throughout the world.
www.cork-guide.ie /skibbereen/index.html   (336 words)

  
 Great Famine Commemoration Exhibition
The Skibbereen area was one of the worst affected by the Irish Famine.
From newspaper accounts of the time, Skibbereen was depicted as being symbolic of the destitution and hardship caused by the failure of the pototo crop.
Between 8,000 and 10,000 unidentified souls are buried in the Famine graveyard at Abbeystrewery near Skibbereen.
www.skibbheritage.com /famine.htm   (355 words)

  
 Skibbereen, golf, ireland, west cork,
There are lovely views over the surrounding countryside - from the 12th hole you can see Skibbereen town to the east, to the south the wooded hills around the unique salt water lake of Lough Hyne, to the west the harbour at Baltimore and further west Mount Gabriel with the two air traffic control domes.
With its proximity to the sea and the Gulf Stream this area enjoys a mild climate and the course is playable all year round.
"The Old 9" is situated on the southern side of the Skibbereen to Baltimore road and is mainly a parkland style layout.
www.skibbgolf.com   (269 words)

  
 Skibbereen
Skibbereen boasts of being the "Capital of the Carberies".
Skibbereen Heritage Centre, in the old gasworks building in Upper Bridge Street gives the story of the effects of the Famine on Skibbereen and the surrounding area.
The man who raised the National Flag at the G.P.O. in Dublin at the rebellion of 1916 was a Skibbereen man, Gearoid O'Sullivan.
www.westcorktravel.com /Towns/Skibbereen.htm   (190 words)

  
 Skibbereen, Co. Cork - 1 2 Travel - Ireland Travel Information Guide
Originally called the Skibbereen Eagle, it was famous in the last century as the paper which "kept its eye on the Russian Czar".
Today, Skibbereen's fortunes have taken a turn for the better and it is now considered the luckiest town in Ireland for winning the Lotto.
In summer time its a bustling place and it is one of the main towns on the West Cork tourist trail.
www.12travel.com /ie/Cork_Kerry/Skibbereen.html   (349 words)

  
 Holiday accommodation in Ballyalla, Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland. 4 bed cottage. Loch views.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Skibbereen Golf Club is also located approximately one mile outside Skibbereen off the Baltimore Road and approx 1 mile from the house.
Skibbereen town is approx 4km distance and the beautiful harbour village of Baltimore is approx 7km distance.
Skibbereen has all the major facilities you might need including a leisure centre and a childrens play area.
www.ownersdirect.co.uk /ireland/IR18.htm   (713 words)

  
 Skibbereen - Fishing West Cork Ireland
Sightings of heron, duck, kingfishers, various song birds, bats, mink and otters are quite common, and the fox and badger are never far away.
As a town it is goahead and welcoming, well provided with amenities and sevices, inviting shops, attractive restaurants and bars, a public library, indoor sports-centre, golf links, children's playground and of course the beach is only a few miles away.
Full details of the wide range of holiday activities available in West Cork holiday centres such as Skibbereen and Baltimore are available from the Tourist Office, Skibbereen, Co. Cork.
www.cork-guide.ie /skibbereen/fishing.html   (624 words)

  
 Skibbereen Town, Ireland - Key Properties Estate Agents, Bantry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Skibbereen is an up and coming town which is ever expanding.
Skibbereen is located on the river Ilen, which is a good salmon and trout fishing river.
Skibbereen has a regular bus service to Cork City, which has its own Airport and Ferry Services.
www.keyproperties.ie /keystwo/6314/index.html   (200 words)

  
 Skibbereen Poor Law Union and Workhouse
Skibbereen Poor Law Union was formally declared on the 31st January 1839 and covered an area of 369 square miles.
The new Skibbereen Union workhouse was erected in 1840-1 on a 10.5-acre site a mile to the north of Skibbereen.
At the end of 1842, Skibbereen was one of the unions in which anti-English feeling was sufficiently aroused for its ratepayers to resist collection of the rates.
users.ox.ac.uk /~peter/workhouse/Skibbereen/Skibbereen.shtml   (487 words)

  
 Holiday rentals in Skibbereen, South West, Cork, Ireland, The Old Stone Cottage, Cottage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It is about 4 miles from Skibbereen, the capital of West Cork.
The town of Skibbereen is a traditional West Cork market town.
Its colourful shops are complimented by a good selection of pubs and restaurants and many of the pubs feature live music during the week and at weekends.
www.holidaylets.net /properties/5945   (1006 words)

  
 Skibbereen Heritage Centre - Home Page
The Heritage Centre is located in the award winning, beautifully restored Old Gasworks Building, in Skibbereen, one of West Cork’s most picturesque towns.
Skibbereen was one of the worst affected areas, and the events of the era are depicted using local characters and events.
Other features include an archaeology trail of the Skibbereen area, displays on the Old Gasworks Building and information on the species living on the River Ilen.
www.skibbheritage.com   (165 words)

  
 Ilenroy House - Skibbereen, Ireland
Located in the busy market town of Skibbereen, Ilenroy House is the perfect base for visiting all the scenery of West Cork.
Skibbereen has heaps to offer visitors with its golden beaches, stunning scenery, Heritage Centres, challenging golf courses, to name just a few of the attractions.
Every Wednesday and Friday Skibbereen plays host to two markets that are visited by farmers and locals from around the county.
www.hostelz.com /hotel/33273-Ilenroy-House   (326 words)

  
 Skibbereen Heritage Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Skibbereen and its environs were one of the worst affected areas in all of Ireland.
At the famine burial pits at Abbeystrewery near Skibbereen rest between 8,000 and 10,000 unidentified souls, a sad reminder of how the area was affected.
The Great Famine Commemoration Exhibition at the Skibbereen Heritage Centre commemorates this period of Irish history and serves as a tribute to all affected.
www.westcorkweb.ie /heritage/famine.html   (368 words)

  
 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Skibbereen Eagle (The).
Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Skibbereen Eagle (The).
It was the Skibbereen, or West Cork Eagle newspaper, that solemnly told Lord Palmerston that it had “got its eye both upon him and on the Emperor of Russia.” This terrible warning has elevated the little insignificant town of Skibbereen, in the southwest coast of Ireland, quite into a Lilliputian pre-eminence.
Beware, beware, ye statesmen, emperors, and thrones, for the Skibbereen Eagle has its eye upon you!
www.bartleby.com /81/15462.html   (109 words)

  
 Skibbereen self-catering holiday homes - Holiday rentals in Skibbereen, Ireland - Book direct
The property has a private shingle beach, and the estate is located a conservation area, noted for its marine life and...
Situated in a stunning location, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the blue flag beach of Tragumna Bay.
The famous Skibbereen Eagle pub is only a three minute walk along the coastline.
www.holidaylettings.co.uk /skibbereen   (246 words)

  
 The Session: Tunes - Back To Skibbereen (jig)
Skibbereen is a lovely town in West Cork where I lived for a year (and learned about irish music).
The tune really fits the mood I'm in when I want to be "back in Skibbereen"....
Garry Walsh writes that he learned the tune from the lilting of his mother who is from Skibbereen and who in turn learned it from her father....
www.thesession.org /tunes/display/5604/comments   (174 words)

  
 Welcome to Cork Kerry-Skibbereen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Skibbereen with a population of approximately 2,000 people is the capital of the Carberies and is a most progressive town.
Also the Famine in Skibbereen is examined in an exhibition at Skibbereen Heritage Centre.
O'Donovan Rossa who was prominent in the Irish independence movement lived here most of his life (when he wasn't in jail!) and is commemorated in a small attractive park on the outskirts of the town.
www.corkkerry.ie /content.asp?id=148   (206 words)

  
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SKIBBEREEN O, Father dear, I ofttimes heard you talk of Erin's Isle, Her valleys green, her lofty scene, her mountains rude and wild; You said it was a pleasant place wherein a prince might dwell, Why have you then forsaken her, the reason to me tell?
My son, I loved our native land with energy and pride Until a blight fell on the land and sheep and cattle died, The rents and taxes were to pay, I could not them redeem, And that's the cruel reason why I left Old Skibbereen.
Your mother, too, God rest her soul, lay on the snowy ground, She fainted in her anguish of the desolation round.
www.lpt.fi /~zaphod/lyrics/skibbereen   (217 words)

  
 West Cork Business Directory, Travel guide and forums. Travel guide to Lough Hyne Skibbereen
At Skibbereen, 19k from Rosscarbery follow the town's one-way system to the roundabout, and at that take the exit directly across the roundabout from you, R595, the road to Baltimore.
(The one-way system in Skibbereen means we go left at the roundabout, right at the next junction and then take the first left on the North Street).
Note: Instead of walking the lakeside route, you can drive it but the road is narrow and the final bit to the pier is very narrow.
www.westcorktravel.com /Drives/LoughHyne/LoughHyne.htm   (620 words)

  
 Skibbereen West Cork Self Catering Ireland Holiday Home Cottages to Rent
Riverbank Cottage and Barn is located about 3km from the West Cork town of Skibbereen.
The beauty of Skibbereen is that it is recognised as the 'hub' of West Cork.
Travel a few miles in any direction from Skibb and you are treated to a delight in scenery, places to visit and things to do.
www.riverbankcottage.net /riverbank-cottage/location.html   (222 words)

  
 Self Catering Ireland Self Catering Cork Baltimore Skibbereen West Cork Ireland
Inish Beg is a private island estate in beautiful West Cork Ireland -- just a few miles from the thriving market town of Skibbereen and the idyllic little port of Baltimore with its sailing, fishing and diving centres.
Facilities nearby in Skibbereen and Baltimore, Cork Ireland
Within a few minutes drive to the mainland you will find the nearby towns of Baltimore and Skibbereen and an 18-hole golf course, sailing, scuba diving, adventure activity centre, visits to the islands and private gardens.
www.inishbeg.com   (1265 words)

  
 Skibbereen Fire Service - Welcome
This site is dedicated to you, our visitor and to all the men who have served or currently serve in Skibbereen Fire Brigade.
Skibbereen Fire Service has been relocated to a new fire station at Marsh Rd, Skibbereen.
Please note that this is not an official Cork County Council site and consequently may not necessarily reflect the views of Cork County Council on any matter contained herein.
homepage.eircom.net /~skibbfire/index.htm   (195 words)

  
 Sea Angling in Baltimore, Skibbereen and Cape Clear Island
Baltimore is well known for deep sea angling, and the shore angling is not as good.
Skibbereen is inland, so sea angling in non-existent.
There is a Seabait king ragworm farm on the island (see links page), and you might be able to buy some directly from here.
www.angelfire.com /hi/Ragworm/baltimore.html   (346 words)

  
 Irish Songs - Skibbereen
I heaved a sigh and bade goodbye to dear old Skibbereen.
She found a quiet grave, me boy, in dear old Skibbereen.
And loud and clear we'll raise the cheer, Revenge for Skibbereen!
www.fiftiesweb.com /stpats/skibbereen.htm   (306 words)

  
 Skibbereen bed and breakfast, cottage and self catering accommodation, Skibbereen guest houses, hotels & other holiday ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Skibbereen bed and breakfast, cottage and self catering accommodation, Skibbereen guest houses, hotels & other holiday accommodation and places to stay in Skibbereen.
Skibbereen holiday accommodation and places to stay including bed and breakfast (B&B) in Skibbereen, cottages, guest houses, hotels in Skibbereen, chalets, holiday lets, flats & apartments, camp sites & caravan parks.
Skibbereen (in the county of County Cork, IRELAND) - Accommodation At A Glance
www.gocoastal.co.uk /resort_guides/skibbereen   (493 words)

  
 Skibbereen Walking Group
We are a small group of walking enthusiasts who ramble in the Skibbereen area of County Cork, Ireland
If you live in or around Skibbereen and like to walk, or are visiting the area, please contact us below:
Please be patient, some of the pages are quite large and will take a few minutes to download.
www.geocities.com /skibwalk   (86 words)

  
 Skibbereen
I heaved a sigh and bade goodbye to dear old Skibbereen.
She found a quiet grave, me boy, in dear old Skibbereen.
And loud and clear we'll raise the cheer, Revenge for Skibbereen!
www.palletmastersworkshop.com /skibbereen.html   (315 words)

  
 Skibbereen, Cork Copywriters - Copy Writer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Here are the most recent Skibbereen, Cork copywriter vendors that have requested a listing on Marketingtool.com.
Click here to learn more about why a Marketingtool.com Skibbereen copy writer featured listing is one of the best methods of advertising your business.
THE best place to find Skibbereen copywriters for advertising campaigns, public relations campaigns and marketing initiatives.
www.marketingtool.com /channel/copy/b.457.g.22380.html   (131 words)

  
  Lurriga Gardens Skibbereen Self catering vacation rental West Cork Ireland
Lurriga Gardens is a luxuriously appointed and furnished  self catering vacation rental  detached 3 bedroom (master en-suite) bungalow residence  (holiday home) on its own private mature gardens/grounds of c.1 acre,located in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of Skibbereen town in West Cork Ireland,within walking distance of all amenities and the town centre.
This self catering vacation rental holiday home is at Skibbereen town is a great base for the Cork  / Kerry area 
It is a lively Market town (weekly cattle market) with plenty traditional pubs, restaurants, shopping,Gaelic games grounds,etc. The Lough Hyne Marine Nature Reserve heritage centre and the heritage centre which holds the Famine Records and Pictorial records and artefacts of the time on display.
www.ireland2vacation.com /index_files/lurriga.htm   (275 words)

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