Skibbereen Eagle editor’s grave

May 29th, 2020 10:10 PM

By Southern Star Team

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THE Skibbereen Heritage Centre has just uploaded another video of interest to anyone with links to West Cork, and Skibbereen in particular. This latest video, in its Graveyard series, features a very old burial site in Skibbereen. It opens with the tale of one Frederick Potter, the famous editor of the Skibbereen Eagle – the precursor to today’s Southern Star – who is buried there. Mr Potter, of course, became world-famous for his editorial which warned the Russians that West Cork was ‘keeping its eye’ on them! You can watch it by clicking on the news and article tab at

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