Anglo-Norman parks in medieval Ireland - Fiona Beglane This   illustrated   volume   examines   the   evidence   for   medieval   parks   in Anglo-Norman   Ireland.   It   is   the   first   book   on   the   subject   and   concentrates   on   the   parks   documented in   the   period   1169   to   c.1350.   Drawing   on   archaeological   fieldwork,   historical   and   place-name   evidence,   it   generates   a   broad   understanding   of   the   role   of   parks   in   medieval society.   It   stresses   the   importance   of   the   landscape   and   of   the   deer,   cattle   and   timber   within   it   as   integral   aspects   of   the   material   culture   of   high-medieval   Ireland.   The research   is   underpinned   by   extensive   fieldwork,   which   has   identified   surviving   park   features   in   the   landscape.   Key   topics   explored   include   the   form   and   function   of medieval   parks,   their   occurrence   and   location   in   the   landscape,   the   status   and   identity   of   their   owners   and   a   comparison   with   parks   elsewhere.   Notably,   the   evidence suggests   that   both   parks   and   fallow   deer   were   relatively   uncommon   in   Ireland   compared   to   England.   The   reasons   for   this   lie   in   chronology,   landscape   and   politics,   and these   form   a   major   theme   within   the   book.Fiona   Beglane   is   a   lecturer   in   archaeology   at   the   Institute   of   Technology,   Sligo,   and   a   consultant   zooarchaeologist   and   a   SFC Member.
Sligo Irish Historic Towns Atlas   Marie-Louise Legg & Fiona Gallagher,
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Sligo Field Club Journal Vol 4 Articles Richard B. Warner The Silver Thistle-Brooch from Tiratick Fiona Doherty Monuments in Ballynaglogh Conchubhar Ó Crualaoich Surnames in Sligo Placenames II Jim Higgins A Portrait Head of Pope Eugenius IV Martin A. Timoney The Bastioned Fort on Coney Island Elaine Conroy Rev. Dean Edward Newenham Hoare Leesa Wheatley German-Danish Views of Sligo in the 1830s Don C.F. Cotton and Mervyn Gawley Robert Warren (1829-1915) Aideen M. Ireland Wood-Martin and Wakeman Martin A. Timoney The Land League House of 1886, Breeoge
John Mullaney Forgotten Sweet Shops of Sligo Gary Burke Sligo Gaol and Sligo Women in 1916 David McNicholas and Mícheál Casey Raven Monitoring in Co. Sligo Don Cotton Marine Megafauna of the Sligo Coast Niamh MacCabe Tor Mór’s Trinity Knot
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SFC Journal Volume One €25 includes P&P
SFC Journal Volume Two €25 includes P&P
SFC Journal Volume Three €20 includes P&P
SFC Journal Volumes One,Two & Three All 3 Volumes only €65 includes P&P
Contents Include : Bunduff Four-poster, A Sand Dune or Mound, Moytara Stone Axheads, A Priest, A Cairn and a Bead, A Violent Death in Medieval Sligo, The Place Name Bradullen, Sligo Salt Industry : 1700-1850, Map of Sligo Gas Network in 1861, Gulls of Sligo Town, Dragonflies and Damselflies of Sligo, Yeats International Summer School, Plus Miscellanea Selection
Contents Include : SFC Logo and Carrowntemple, Doonshaskin Court Tomb, Farranyharpy Passage Tomb, Ballydawley Stone Heads, illarron Church Donegal, Symbolism of Medieval Griffins, Red Earl's Road and Bothar an Corrann, Clamlish, Carns Gave Sligo, Source of the River Moy, The Armada in Sligo: Stáid or Ahamlish?, Business in Sligo: An Historical Overview, Sligo Soldiers and Jalandhar, Barium Consolidated 1928, Robert Warren Naturalist, Butterflies and Moths of County Sligo,
Contents Include : A Souterrain in a Midden at Culleenamore, A Chair for Dubhaltach Mac Fhir Bhisigh, The ‘Poets Chairs’ at Skreen, Mac Fhirbhisigh Memorial: Unveiling Evidence for Surnames in Sligo Placenames, Jones Family, Benada Abbey, Co. Sligo, German Perceptions of Sligo: 1850s, Col. W.G. Wood-Martin, 1847 - 1917, Marine Debris Along the Sligo Coast, Death’s-head Hawk-moth in Co. Sligo, An Interview with Jack Flynn
 Ballintober Old Graveyard and the Grave Memorials of Co. Roscommon Mary B. Timoney, BA, HDEd, MA, MIAI, Research Archaeologist, Now available at Liber, O'Connell St., Sligo Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, Tulsk, Unabhán, King House, Boyle Garveys and Kennys in Ballintober The Museum in Roscommon town  
Contents Include : The Silver Thistle-Brooch from Tiratick, Monuments in Ballynaglogh, Surnames in Sligo Placenames II, A Portrait Head of Pope Eugenius IV, The Bastioned Fort on Coney Island, Rev. Dean Edward Newenham Hoare, German-Danish Views of Sligo in the 1830s, Robert Warren (1829-1915), Wood-Martin and Wakeman, The Land League House of 1886, Breeoge, Forgotten Sweet Shops of Sligo, Sligo Gaol and Sligo Women in 1916, Raven Monitoring in Co. Sligo, Marine Megafauna of the Sligo Coast, Tor Mór’s Trinity Knot
SFC Journal Volume Four €25 includes P&P
Ballintober     Old     Graveyard     and     The     Grave     Memorials     of     Co. Roscommon    presents    the    results    of    seven    years    personally    funded research   beginning   with   Ballintober   Old   and   extending   to   the   grave memorials   of   about   two   hundred   graveyards   in   Co.   Roscommon,   the surrounding counties and beyond. Memorials   were   part   of   the   lives   of   generations   -   they   remain   for   us today   to   be   appreciated.      Mary   B.   Timoney   in   this   book   makes   that appreciation   easier   and   more   complete.      She   distils   the   story   of   some 80,000   memorials   from   the   1650s   to   the   20th   century.      Many   clearly make the statement We were here, We are here, and We will be here. Lavishly    illustrated    this    book    is    for    all,    locals,    academics    and    the general   public.      A   visual   treat,   it   will   increase   local   pride   in   graveyards and    memorials,    not    just    in    Ballintober    and    Co.    Roscommon,    but nationally.        It    will    enhance    the    experience    of    a    visit    to    any    Irish graveyard,   making   it   easier   to   actually   see   what   many   so   easily   pass   by.     The    discoveries    and    revelations    of    the    decorative    content    of    the memorials   gets   close   to   those   commemorated,   to   those   who   had   the stones   erected   and,   significantly,   to   those   who   cut   and   carved   them   -   the work   of   about   one   hundred   stone   masons   has   been   identified   by   initials, signatures or styles. This   book   of   twenty-one   chapters,   with   prefaces   by   Albert   Siggins   and Nollaig   Feeney   and   a   catalogue   of   Ballintober   Old,   has   528   A4   pages and   is   illustrated   with   1,331   images,   most   in   colour.      The   text   of   some 100,000 words, analyses the varied decoration from five centuries. Printed   by   KPS,   Knock,   Co.   Mayo,   it   will   be   available   from   July   2018 at €40 (plus postage) for a hardback. The   printing   of   the   book   is   funded   under   the   Heritage   Council   County Heritage   Plan   funding   scheme   and   is   supported   by   Roscommon   County Council as an action of the County Roscommon Heritage Plan. About   the   author:       Mary   B.   Timoney   has   lectured   and   published extensively   on   graveyard   memorials   in   Ireland,   predominantly   those   in the   North   West.      This   book   follows   on   from   her   2005   book,   Had   Me Made: A   Study   of   the   Grave   Memorials   of   Co.   Sligo   from   c.   1650   to   the Present. CONTENT: Appreciation   and   Acknowledgements,   Prefaces   by   Albert   Siggins   and Nollaig   Feeney,   Ballintober   Old   Graveyard   and   The   Grave   Memorials of    Co.    Roscommon,    Introductory    Matters,    Conventions,    Definitions, Explanations,     17th     Century     Memorials,     18th     Century     Memorials Relating   to   Kilkenny.   IHS   with   Scrolls,   Spirals   or   Scrolled   Leaves,   IHS with   Leaf   Stems   or   Flowers   Stems,   IHS   with   Sunbursts,   Occupational Symbols,   18th   and   Early   19th   Century   Stone   Masons   Signatures   in Ballintober,      East      Roscommon,      North-East      Galway,      Miniature Headstones   and   One-off   Designs,   Funeral   Structures,   Re-used   Stones, Imported   Memorials,   Private   Burial   Grounds,   Grave   Memorials   outside Graveyards,   Memorials   in   Other   Materials,   Inscriptions,   Stone   Masons and   Quarries   in   Co.   Roscommon,   The   Madden   Stone   Mason   Family, Concluding   Thoughts   –   Ballintober   Old   Graveyard   and   its   Memorials, An    Appreciation    of    the    Graveyards    and    the    Memorials    of    Co. Roscommon,   Ballintober   Old   -   The   Catalogue,   Appendices   and   Other Matters,    Bibliography    and    Further    Reading,    Numerical    Listing    of Illustrations,   Thematic   Index,   Index   of   Illustrations,   Map   of   Graveyards and Cemeteries of Co. Roscommon. Expressions    of    interest    for    purchase    to    Mary    B.    Timoney,    Keash, Ballymote, Co. Sligo, or martintimoney06@eircom.net
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Dedicated to Sligo Author : Martin Timoney (ed.)  A   wide   range   of   authors   describe,   analyse,   interpret   and   re-      interpret   parts   of   the complex   understudied,   and   at   times      misunderstood,   archive   of   eight   thousand   years of   Co.   Sligo’s   past.      Drawing   on   new   and   exciting   knowledge   about   what   Sligo looked      like   at   times   in   the   remote   past,   the   events   which   changed      lifestyles   and   the products   of   humble   and   status   craftsmen   the      authors   give   us   a   greater   understanding of   our   county   and   its   place      in   Ireland’s   past   and   present   and   they   inform   us   of   some inspired      intellectual   and   artistic   giants   of   more   recent   centuries.   The      illustrations draw   us   out   into   the   Sligo   landscape,   so   richly      endowed   with   the   natural   beauty, archaeology and history that surrounds us all the   days of our lives.
A Celebration of Sligo: First Essays for Sligo Field   Club [Hardback]  This   collection   of   34   essays   celebrates   fifty   years   of   the   Sligo   Field     Club   and   reflect   the   interests   of   its   members   in   the   archaeology   and     environment   of   County   Sligo,   Ireland.   A   wide   variety   of   subjects   are     included    supported    by    photographs,    illustrations    and    maps.        ISBN: 9780952809104   |   Published   by:   Sligo   Field   Club    |   Year   of      Publication: 2002 | 336p, b/w illus, maps  
Gerry     Foley    The     Benbulbin Barytes   Miners,   The   Forgotten   Story The    book    is    on    sale    at    €12    in    the Liber   and   Eason   bookstores   in   Sligo and    other    outlets,    including    country markets,       throughout       the       North Sligo/Leitrim area.
The    24th    in    the    IHTA    series    records    the    topographical    development       of    Sligo    from    earliest   times    to    c.    1900    *    Over    20    historical    and    old       views    are    presented    in    colour    on   A3    sheets   with   additional   thematic     maps   and   illustrations   in   the   accompanying   text.   *   The    extensive       topographical    gazetteer    documents    over    1000    topographical    sites    in       Sligo   and    is    accompanied    by    an    essay    explaining    the    urban    morphological    development    of    the      town.    Over    1000    sites    are    documented    in    Sligo    depicting    the    urban    development    of    the      strategically    situated    north-western    town.    The    atlas    traces    growth    from    Gaelic    settlement   to       the    medieval    town    that    developed    around    Sligo    Castle,    to    its    early    modern    military   presence       through    to    the    twentieth    century.    Sligo    includes    twenty-one    maps    and    views    of   Sligo    as       thematic    maps    included    in    the    essay    and    topographical    gazetteer.   Also    included   is    a    CD-ROM       of    the    publication    where    the    text    is    word    searchable    and    the    maps    and   images   are   in   high     resolution   allowing   for   detailed   examination  
Sligo Irish Historic Towns Atlas   Marie-Louise Legg & Fiona Gallagher,
This illustrated volume examines the evidence for medieval parks in Anglo-Norman Ireland. It is the first book on the subject and concentrates on the parks documented in the period 1169 to c.1350. Drawing on archaeological fieldwork, historical and place-name evidence, it generates a broad understanding of the role of parks in medieval society. It stresses the importance of the landscape and of the deer, cattle and timber within it as integral aspects of the material culture of high-medieval Ireland. The research is underpinned by extensive fieldwork, which has identified surviving park features in the landscape. Key topics explored include the form and function of medieval parks, their occurrence and location in the landscape, the status and identity of their owners and a comparison with parks elsewhere. Notably, the evidence suggests that both parks and fallow deer were relatively uncommon in Ireland compared to England. The reasons for this lie in chronology, landscape and politics, and these form a major theme within the book. Fiona Beglane is a lecturer in archaeology at the Institute of Technology, Sligo, and a consultant zooarchaeologist.
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 Sligo Field Club celebrated its 70 th   Anniversary.  To mark this auspicious event the SFC published a Journal on County Sligo and the North West. In 1945 the Sligo Antiquarian Society was founded. A year later it re-named itself the Sligo Field Club. Despite a transitional period in its initial decade, by 1954 the SFC had established itself as an active society promoting the Archaeology, History, Natural History and Heritage of Sligo Town and County. To mark this occasion a SFC Journal has been published with articles from members and the general public comprising of  topics covering a very wide scope that encompass County Sligo and the North-West.
Sligo Field Club   Vol 3 Journal   11 Articles Only €20 includes P&P
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Cian Harte ‘The Lost Tales: Riverstown's Great War, 1914-1918' "This book is primarily a character focussed study, reconstructing the lives of soldiers, sailors, nurses, chaplains and stokers from the local community of Riverstown. Almost eighty people were involved in the war from this area, with dozens failing to return home. ' The Lost Tales: Riverstown's Great War, 1914-1918' is a unique insight into the lives and community of the greater Riverstown area during the destructive years of the First World War. The life of the village will be explored with a focus upon the upsurge of radical republicanism and Sinn Féin and how changing attitudes at home affected the lives of the men at the front."
‘The Lost Tales: Riverstown’s Troubles, 1919-1923’ is   the   second   publication   in   ‘The   Lost   Tales’   series   by   local historian/author   Cían   Harte.   The   book   deals   with   the   years   Ireland sought    to    attain    freedom    from    the    British    Empire    within    the    local context   of   rural   east   Sligo.   It   follows   the   activities   of   the   5th   IRA Riverstown   Battalion   from   the   beginning   of   the   War   of   Independence to   the   end   of   the   bloody   and   divisive   Civil   War.   The   publication   is   the culmination   of   a   long   research   process   which   included   accessing   IRA pension   service   files,   IRA   witness   statements,   contacting   next   of   kin   all around   the   world,   as   well   as   knowledgeable   locals   of   the   area.   Much material   had   to   be   handled   with   great   care   due   to   the   sensitive   nature   of the material to hand. The   author   appreciates   how   this   period   was   extremely   fluid   in terms   of   local   political   allegiances.   He   has   sought   to   hear   the   side   of   all arguments   and   write   in   a   non-partisan   manner.   As   a   result,   the   book contains   unique   biographies   of   Royal   Irish   Constabulary   enlistees   as well   as   character   .portraits   on   local   Volunteers,   politicians,   Cumann   na mBan    members    and    Free    State    army    soldiers.    Furthermore,    an appendix     includes     all     known     volunteers     of     the     5th     Battalion, encompassing   well   over   350   names   with   personal   detail   gathered   on every    single    member.    Dozens    of    contemporary    pictures    are    also included   within   the   pages   of   the   book. As   well   as   the   factual   narratives of   the   first   few   chapters,   locals   of   the   area   have   also   been   provided   a space   in   a   chapter   titled:   ‘Orals   Tales   of   the   Past’   which   provide   a forum   for   locals   to   retell   the   old   stories   they   heard   in   the   days   of   the rambling house. Many such stories are quite humorous in nature
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