WATCH: Heritage Centre video recalls story of Skibbereen Eagle's famous editor

May 18th, 2020 4:34 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

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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!

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