Steeped in Sligo’s Past,      Actively Securing Sligo’s Future
Archaeology, History, Natural History and Heritage Established 1945
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    The First Dáil Éireann   Dr John O’Callaghan
Inaugural Mayo History Conference Venue:  The Gateway Hotel, Swinford, Co Mayo 1-3 MARCH 2019 Friday 1 March 2019, 8pm, Official Opening by Charles Bourke, Earl of Mayo 8.20pm ‘Swinford History’ by Breege Rowley  and Michael Comer, local historian  Saturday 2 March (30 euro for the day inclusive of tea/coffee and lunch 9.30am-11am  (a) ‘Introduction to  archaeological and historical settlement in County Mayo’  by Bernard O’Hara,              author of Exploring Mayo (b) ‘Irish Rock Art from Cork to Mayo’  by Finola Finlay and Robert Harris, Irish Rock Art researches 11am-11.30am tea/coffee 11.30am-1.00pm (a)  'The Seventeenth-Century Land Settlements in County Mayo’ by Dr John Cunningham,  Queen's University, Belfast (b) ‘The Brownes of Westport’ by Anne Chambers, historical biographer 1.00pm-2.00pm LUNCH 2.00pm-3.30pm (a) ‘Ulster Migration 1795/6 to County Mayo’ by Michael Brabazon, Mayo historian  (b) ‘The Peoples of Mayo through the Ages: An Overview’ by Dr Nollaig Ó Muraíle, leading Irish scholar and historian 3.30pm-4.00pm tea/coffee 4.00pm -5.30pm  A Hedge School Open Forum chaired by Tommy Graham, editor of History Ireland 7.00 pm  Conference dinner (optional) Sunday 3 March, 1 1am-1.00pm,  A walking tour of Swinford conducted by Michael Comer  BOOKING AND full particulars:  (telephone:087-6412785 )
    Venue for all lectures :    8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre,  IT Sligo Campus All are Welcome but €5 Charge for Non-Members