Skibbereen Travel guide
Skibbereen : Michelin's recommendations
This lively market town owes its existence to the acts of Barbary Coast pirates who attacked the neighbouring village of Baltimore in 1631. Some of the English colonists were captured, but the survivors fled inland and created two new settlements, known as Bridgetown and Stapleton, which together grew into Skibbereen. The town suffered severely from the 19C famine, but today Skibbereen enjoys prosperity.
Tourist attractions Skibbereen : Things to see and do
R 596 IRL - Skibbereen
Visits around the estate have been devised to enhance the natural fauna and flora. Each element is isolated from the rest to create a series of open-air «rooms» where visitors may linger to enjoy colour, shape and sound - the subtle hues in the wild ..
R 595 IRL - Skibbereen
Extensive observation facilities. The presence of sea urchins makes it inadvisable to paddle barefoot. Set among low hills, this marine nature reserve containing unpolluted salt water is home to a unique ecosystem. Over 60 species have been recorded...
Castletownsend Road IRL - Skibbereen
This stunning, 200 acre estate includes beautiful gardens, a 50-acre lake, and the fantastic Sky Garden crater. Fresh home cooking is provided, and guests can enjoy canoeing on the lake. Spacious and bright, each room in the historic country house o..
Ilen Street IRL - Skibbereen
Overlooking the Ilen River and close to the centre of Skibbereen, the West Cork Hotel has a restaurant and a bar. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and free onsite parking are available. Established in 1902, the hotel combines period features with mod..