Steeped in Sligo’s Past,      Actively Securing Sligo’s Future
Archaeology, History, Natural History and Heritage Established 1945
Student/Unwaged Membership €20 Single Membership  €30 Family Membership €40
Field     Club     (SFC)     is     a     voluntary objectives   of   the   SFC   are   to   promote environment,   both   natural   and   man-made, guided   field   trips   and         other   methods appropriate.   The   general   areas   of   interest   of Archaeology,   History,      Natural      History   and environment.     The   Club   aims   to   interest public     in     its     objectives     and     welcomes walks   of   life,   family   membership   being particularly encouraged. achieves   these   objectives   by   means   of   lectures, trips    and    any    other    method    considered annual    programme    of    eight    monthly relevant    topics    by    national    authorities    is together   with   a   selection   of   evening,   afternoon and full day field outings.  annual   programme   of   nine      monthly relevant     topics     by     national     authorities, selection   of   evening,   afternoon   and   full outings.    During    National    Heritage    Week    the several   lectures   and   outings.   All   of   these of    charge    to    members    and    visitors. the    SFC    has    organised    an    annual conference   entitled   Celebrating   Sligo   the specific    to    Sligo;    e.g.    400    Years    of    the celebrate   the   Charter   of   the   Borough   of   Sligo of    Sligo    Families    in    the   Year    of    the year,   2017   our   conference   is   on   the   ‘Rise and Fall of Landed Estates in the Northwest’. All      Sligo monthly    lectures    take    place    in        the    Sligo Centre,   IT   Sligo   campus   unless      otherwise of   lectures   are   usually      announced   in   the and Weekender.        All   the   latest   SFC   news and updates can be found on our website and Facebook.
The SFC annually holds a programme of nine monthly lectures on relevant topics by national authorities. A selection of evening, afternoon and full day field outings. Aan annual conference. Organize special events As as well as participating in many events arranged by other groups and organizations
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SFC 2018 Lectures & Events Programme              Venue for all lectures :    8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo Campus Aidan O'Hara The Remarkable Colums AGM Michael Farry Sligo 1918: The Young People Have Triumphed Over Their Elders Anne Chambers From Westport to the West Indies - The Life of Howe Peter Browne  2nd Marquess of Sligo, 1788-1845                                                      Fiona Gallagher William Bourke Cockran                                                               James O’Neill Tyrone's Rebellion, the War in the West: Curlew Pass & Beyond Martin Timoney Outing : Creevylea Abbey    Tamlyn McHugh Outing : Sligo Gaol Aug 18-26th Heritage Week (Events TBA) Maeve Sikora Antiquities From Co. Sligo in the National Museum 2018 Conference Urban Development in 19th Century Sligo                                                                                                                                                                                        Lynda McCormack The Arrangement of Space in the Irish Passage Tomb Tradition: Monuments in the West and East                                                                                                          Cian Harte Sligo World War Soldiers Who Played for Sligo Rovers                                                                                                                Pat O’Brien From Selected to Elected Administration: From Grand Jury to Sligo  County Council
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Thomas Corkie Walsh - Centenary Unveiling of a centenary monument to Thomas Corkie Walsh     A Chairde, I wonder if you can let people know about an event we are organising for Sunday, March 4th next at 1pm. We are unveiling a centenary monument to Thomas Corkie Walsh, a Mason from Cork who fought in the 1916 rising with James Connolly's Citizen Army. He died in 1918 and was the brother- in-law of Thomas Mac Curtain and is buried in St Finbarr's Cemetery.   They will be a fascinating historical talk on the Life and Times of Thomas Corkie Walsh in the Carpenter's Hall, 6 Father Mathew Quay, Centre, on Saturday, 3rd March next at 8pm. For more information contact: Jim Fahy, Chairperson, Cork Operative Society of Masons & Bricklayers Historical Society; Historian, Writer, Lecturer, Public Speaker. Contacts: 085- 1151774 / Minor Placenames Workshop https://localhistory.us15.list- Tricolour Celebrations Waterford https://localhistory.us15.list- https://localhistory.us15.list- Old Drogheda Society Lecture The first Old Drogheda Society lecture of the year takes place on this Wednesday evening, February 28th at 8 pm in the Governor's House, Millmount when Harry Hall will speak on " Memories of Mell & Hall,s shop 1941-1995"  Harry grew up in the family-run grocery & sweet shop that was the heart of the community of Mell for more than five decades. Providing this important local service, while interacting with the neighbours from the surrounding area on a daily basis, on a business and a social level, the `shop- lady` became affectionately known to all as `Mrs. Hall`. His talk will remember some of the great characters from the Mell area as well as events and the changes that took place over the years. Harry is a native of the Parish of Mell, one of three children to the late Tommy and Eileen Hall. He was a manager in the Health Service processing medical card claims and payments for most of his life. He also played football in his younger days with Oliver Plunketts G.F.C. and is, like his father was, a member of the Old Drogheda Society for many years. There will be a bookstall on the night and both members and non members are welcome.   Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097 or find us on FaceBook   Cork Street Games & Comics Bishopstown Historical Society Talks Presents:   Cork Street Games & Comics In The 40s,50s,60s. Speaker: Mr Liam Ó h-Uigin,Historian, Writer, Lecturer, Tour Guide.   https://localhistory.us15.list- Wilton, Sarsfield Rd, Bishopstown, Cork, Open today · 10a.m.–5:30p.m. (021) 492 4950 https://localhistory.us15.list- https://localhistory.us15.list-  https://localhistory.us15.list- History Ireland Hedge Schools - Discussion Panel https://localhistory.us15.list-   Moate Historical Society - Lecture https://localhistory.us15.list-
Martin Wilson (President)    Aidan Mannion (Vice President) 
Paul J Allen (Hon Sec)  Larry Mulllin (Hon. Tres.)
Kate Nolan Invite The Office of Public Works and the Pearse Museum cordially invite you to the opening of : Primal Landscape an exhibition of paintings by Kate Nolan  at 7pm on Thursday 8 March The exhibition will be opened by Dr. Matthew Jebb, Director of the National Botanic Gardens The exhibition will continue until 20 May https://localhistory.us15.list- Burrenbeo Talk   ‘People, Livestock and Landscape in the 1930s Burren: Sustaining Holistic Relationships’  with Anne Byrne 14th March, 2018 8.30pm @ Tubber Village Hall (OS52 N395 W956) The unique Burren landscape owes much of its character to its long agricultural history, and the Burrenbeo Trust March Tea Talk promises to be a fascinating exploration of the lives of our forebears. In the 1930s, Harvard scholars Arensberg and Kimball visited the area as part of the Harvard Irish Mission, and interviewed local families. This talk investigates their original manuscripts, recalling the farming and laboring lives of a previous generation, their land and their animals, while considering what endures to this day. Anne Byrne is Senior Lecturer at the NUI Galway School of Political Science and Sociology, who specialises in the early 20th century and has a long-standing interest in the everyday history of individual and community life. The kettle will be on from 8pm if anyone would like to join us for a cup of tea beforehand. This event is open to everyone; however it is free for Burrenbeo Trust Members and we ask for a suggested €5 donation from non-members. For more information please email or phone 091 638096. Link to location of Tubber Village Hall below: https://localhistory.us15.list- https://localhistory.us15.list- Katie Donovan   I'm writing to let you and your members know about the upcoming workshop by award-winning poet Katie Donovan, titled "A Writer in the Family" on 9th March in the Royal Irish Academy, considering family history as a factor in the creative processes of Irish writers. It may be of particular interest to family historians. The talk is free but spaces are limited and should be booked on https://localhistory.us15.list-   A flyer is attached with all the information, and please circulate if you feel your members might be interested.   Many thanks, Brigit McCone https://localhistory.us15.list- https://localhistory.us15.list-  Dromana House https://localhistory.us15.list-
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