Anglo-Norman parks in medieval Ireland - Fiona BeglaneThis 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.
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Sligo Field Club Journal Vol 4 Articles Richard B. WarnerThe Silver Thistle-Brooch from TiratickFiona DohertyMonuments in BallynagloghConchubhar Ó CrualaoichSurnames in Sligo Placenames IIJim HigginsA Portrait Head of Pope Eugenius IVMartin A. TimoneyThe Bastioned Fort on Coney IslandElaine ConroyRev. Dean Edward Newenham HoareLeesa WheatleyGerman-Danish Views of Sligo in the 1830sDon C.F. Cotton and Mervyn GawleyRobert Warren (1829-1915)Aideen M. IrelandWood-Martin and WakemanMartin A. TimoneyThe Land League House of 1886, Breeoge
John MullaneyForgotten Sweet Shops of SligoGary BurkeSligo Gaol and Sligo Women in 1916David McNicholas and Mícheál CaseyRaven Monitoring in Co. SligoDon CottonMarine Megafauna of the Sligo CoastNiamh MacCabeTor 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. RoscommonMary 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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 70thAnniversary.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.
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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