Steeped in Sligo’s Past, Actively Securing Sligo’s Future
Archaeology, History, Natural History and HeritageEstablished 1945
Student/Unwaged Membership €20 Single Membership €30Family Membership €40
The Sligo Field Club (SFC) is a voluntary organisation. Its objectives of the SFC are to promote interest in the environment, both natural and man-made, through lectures, guided field trips and other methods considered appropriate. The general areas of interest of the SFC are Archaeology, History, Natural History and the quality of the environment. The Club aims to interest the general public in its objectives and welcomes Members from all walks of life, family membership being particularly encouraged. SFC achieves these objectives by means of lectures, guided field trips and any other method considered appropriate. An annual programme of eight monthly lectures on relevant topics by national authorities is provided, together with a selection of evening, afternoon and full day field outings. We hold an annual programme of nine monthly lectures on relevant topics by national authorities, together with a selection of evening, afternoon and full day field outings. During National Heritage Week the SFC provides several lectures and outings. All of these events are free of charge to members and visitors. Since 2009 the SFC has organised an annual weekend themed conference entitled Celebrating Sligo the themes being specific to Sligo; e.g. 400 Years of the Borough to celebrate the Charter of the Borough of Sligo or A Celebration of Sligo Families in the Year of the Gathering.This year, 2017 our conference is on the ‘Rise and Fall of Landed Estates in the Northwest’.All Sligo Field Club monthly lectures take place in the Sligo Education Centre, IT Sligo campus unless otherwise notified. Details of lectures are usually announced in the Sligo Champion 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
All are welcome - Non-members €5 donation entry
Not a member? Then why not join us?
You can write to with your membership intentions to Larry Mullin (Hon.Tres.) Ballinode, Sligoor purchase your membership online here.For More Details : or Phone 086-0579511
2018 Student/Unwaged Subscription to the SFC @ €20 2018 Single Subscription to the SFC @ €302018FamilySubscriptiontotheSFC@€40
Martin Wilson (President) Aidan Mannion (Vice President)
Paul J Allen (Hon Sec) Larry Mulllin (Hon. Tres.)
(1) September Concert Cloyne Cathedralhttps://gallery.mailchimp.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/34dc9b3c-8210-4703-9bc2- (2) Celebrating Cork Past - Exhibition10th Annual Family Educational Heritage FestivalCelebrating Cork Past Exhibition 2018Millennium Hall, City Hall, Cork City, Ireland.Saturday, September 29th, 2018Launched:Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn & Mayor of County Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy Supported: Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Cork Lions ClubFrom 10am to 4.pm. Admission Freecelebratingcorkpast.com , Lifetime Heritage Award Recipient 2018 Professor John A. MurphyHistory is all around us. It’s alive. It’s continuously evolving. Since the dawning of time, humankind has been recording history on cave walls, rocks and wood for future generations and Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition is carrying on this grand tradition. This unique educational family exhibition was established in recognition of the importance of our history and the great need for heritage societies and organisations throughout Cork City and County to join forces and come together under one roof to showcase their own unique heritage.These heritage societies at the grass roots level are the bread and butter of our rich, colourful heritage, tradition and culture. A parish without a past is like a person without a memory. At the 10th Annual Heritage Festival – Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition, Millennium Hall, City Hall, Cork, Saturday, September 29th next the great voluntary endeavour of these passionate heritage ambassadors who are the guardians of our rich inheritance will be showcased. You will be left with no doubt that they are proud and loud of their heritage and can rest assured that our beautiful Cork City and the picturesque beauty of County Cork is in safe hands as we pass the red and white flag of our heritage, tradition and culture to the next generation.The goal of Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition is to encourage parishes in Cork City and County to establish their own historical society to promote our unique heritage locally, nationally and internationally.See Cork City & County in olden days. Click: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJN0YtpsBmA-YXRr5I2UIwACelebrating Cork Past Exhibition film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Loy4JPgRT5IChairperson, Richard T. Cooke: 021- 4318894 / 086 - 8972547 / firstname.lastname@example.orgNiamh Twomey, Cork City Heritage Officer: 021-4924018 / email@example.comConor Nelligan, Cork County Council Heritage Officer/Adviser: 021-4285905 / firstname.lastname@example.orgCatryn Power, Historical Consultant: 086 - 8202204 / email@example.comAngela Murphy, Chairperson, Passage West Maritime Museum: 087 – 1357634 / firstname.lastname@example.orgNoel Condon, Camden Fort Meagher/Cork Harbour Heritage Alliance (CHHA): 086 - 2352208 / email@example.com 3199356b6410/ September_Concert_Poster_.pd(3) Emly Historical Society - LectureEmly Historical Society presents a lecture by noted historian Des Marnane entitled;' Strangers in our Midst. The impact of Tipperary military barracks c 1870-1922.September 20th @8 pm in St Ailbe's Parish Hall. Refreshments served. Admission 5 eurosPoetry and song to open.(4) West Wicklow Historical SocietyThe West Wicklow Historical Society is bringing you an event with a difference…“Hello Delia Murphy” is the story of the singer Delia Murphy, whose signature tune was ‘The Spinning Wheel’. She was credited with laying the groundwork for the Irish folk revival in the 1930s – 1950s, continued later by Liam Clancy. The presentation is a talk interspersed with Delia’s songs. It is given / sung by her niece Carmen Cullen, accompanied on guitar by Gerry Anderson.The presentation takes place in Baltinglass Courthouse on Wednesday 26 September at 8pm. Tickets, priced at €10, are on sale in advance. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or 086-3301032. (5) Cork County Council - Local Studies Digital Records Itmaybe of interest http://corklocalstudies.ie/collections/show/19(6) Moate Historical Society - Lecture Please find attached details of our upcoming lecture next Monday night at 8.15 pm.We look forward to seeing you there.see link belowhttps://gallery.mailchimp.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/62ff27d4-fb7d-45e5-beb5-3a267ea2af1c/Notice_for_members.03.pdf(7) RMS Leinster Centenary Events Listed below is a programme for the centenary events in regard to the RMS Leinster.This offers historians many opportunities to learn about this tragic event with its extensive range of events and activities. All are welcome to participate.https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/c5680f95-ca9c-4db0-8fe1-1dabef7f1865/RMS_Leinster_Centenary_Events_2018.pdf(8) Clare Roots Society - RMS LeinsterThe Clare Roots Society has organised a Mass at 11.30 am on Sunday, 7 October 2018 in Ennis Cathedral, to remember the Clare victims of the sinking of the RMS Leinster. It is hoped to contact family members of the Clare victims who might wish to attend this Mass and who might bring up a picture of the person, or a picture of a gravestone or simply a framed card with the name of the person and a Cross, to the Altar during the Mass.At 12.30 pm, in the Parish Office, the Clare Roots booklet on the RMS Leinster will be introduced by the author, and formally launched by the Mayor of Ennis, followed by tea and refreshments.A wreath-laying ceremony, organised by the Clare Peace Park committee, will take place at the Peace Park which is a short walk from the Parish Office at 2.30 pm.If you are interested please contact Larry Parks,Secretary, Clare Roots Society at email@example.com
SFC 2018 Lectures & Events Programme Venue for all lectures : 8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo CampusJan 26th Aidan O'HaraThe Remarkable ColumsFeb 9th AGMFeb 23rd Michael FarrySligo 1918: The Young People Have Triumphed Over Their EldersMar 23rd Anne ChambersFrom Westport to the West Indies - The Life of Howe Peter Browne 2nd Marquess of Sligo, 1788-1845 Apr 27th Fiona GallagherWilliam Bourke Cockran May 25th Daniel CurleyRathcroghan – 5,500 Years of Continuity on the Limestone Plateau of mid-Co. RoscommonJun 13th Martin TimoneyOuting : Creevylea Abbey Jul 11th Tamlyn McHughOuting : Sligo Gaol -Unfortunately CANCELLED due to circumstances beyond our control. Aug 18-26th Heritage Week (Events TBA)Sep 28th Maeve Sikora Antiquities From Co. Sligo in the National MuseumOct 6-7th 2018 ConferenceUrban Development in 19th Century Sligo Oct 26th Lynda McCormackThe Arrangement of Space in the Irish Passage Tomb Tradition: Monuments in the West and East Nov 30th Cian HarteSligo World War Soldiers Who Played for Sligo RoversDec 14th Pat O’BrienFrom Selected to Elected Administration: From Grand Jury to Sligo County Council