Steeped in Sligo’s Past, Actively Securing Sligo’s Future
Archaeology, History, Natural History and HeritageEstablished 1945
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
SFC objectives are to promote interest in the environment, both natural and man-made, through lectures, guided field trips and other methods considered appropriate. The SFC’s general areas of interest are Archaeology, History, Natural History & environmental quality. The SFC annually holds a programme of nine monthly lectures on relevant topics by individuals and national authorities, together with a selection of evening, afternoon and full day field outings. We also organize special events of our main objectives as well as participate in many events arranged by other groups and organizations.
All are welcome - Non-members €5 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/Unemployed Subscription to the SFC @ €20 2018 Single Subscription to the SFC @ €302018FamilySubscriptiontotheSFC@€40
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 Dr Marion McGarryThe Irish Cottage - A case study of post Famine rural vernacular architecture in Ireland Nov 30th Shane DelaneyN4 Excavations (further details to follow ) Dec 14th Pat O’BrienFrom Selected to Elected Administration: From Grand Jury to Sligo County Council
Martin Wilson (President) Aidan Mannion (Vice President)
Paul J Allen (Hon Sec) Larry Mulllin (Hon. Tres.)
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