The Amazing Clerke sisters from Skibbereen.

  The Clerke Sisters, Ellen and Agnes, are two very fascinating women who were streaks ahead of their time.  Born in Skibbereen in 1840 and 1842 respectively, they became very respected astronomers and writers during their lifespan.    In an era where women traditionally received little education, these two sisters, who were entirely home-schooled, went on …