Steeped in Sligo’s Past, Actively Securing Sligo’s Future
Archaeology, History, Natural History and Heritage Established 1945
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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.
You can write to with your membership intentions to Larry Mullin (Hon.Tres.) Ballinode, Sligo. For More Details : or Phone 086-0579511
SFC Membership
2019 Student/Unemployed Subscription to the SFC @ €20 2019 Single Subscription to the SFC @ €30 2019 Family Subscription to the SFC @ €40
Ranelagh, County Roscommon
Venue for all lectures : 8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo Campus All are Welcome but €5 Charge for Non-Members
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Martin Wilson (SFC President) will lead an ‘Outing to Dromore West Workhouse’ Weds May 15th Meet 6pm Collery’s Shop, Beltra All Are Welcome
Friday Sep 27th Michael Collins’s Sligo Jail Journal, 2nd - 21st April 1918, The Voice of the Big Fellow Phelim Brady (More Details To Follow)
FREE 'TELLING OUR STORY - HERITAGE INTERPRETATION WORKSHOP' As part of the ‘Sligo Community Archaeology Project’ a free workshop on heritage interpretation of archaeological monuments with heritage specialist Zena Hoctor, will be held on the evening of Thursday the 23rd of May at the Sligo Park Hotel at 6.45 pm – 9.30pm. Sligo has an exceptional wealth of archaeological monuments spread throughout the county, from mounds and tombs to castles and medieval churches. The archaeology of Sligo dates from earliest times to the present day and includes approximately 6,500 known sites which are located throughout our countryside. Increasingly, local communities are realising the value of their local archaeological resource and there is a demand for greater community involvement with the county’s archaeology whether through directly experiencing sites and monuments, or by developing heritage trails, exhibitions or events. Zena Hoctor is a heritage specialist with a background in ecology, archaeology, local history and rural development. Her work has included the design and delivery of several ‘Reading Your Local Landscape’ heritage training courses, community heritage audits and heritage interpretive plans in Counties Galway, Clare, Wexford, Wicklow, Tipperary, Laois, Kerry and Roscommon. The aims of the workshop are to engage local communities in presenting and interpreting their local heritage sites, focussing on archaeological monuments in particular. Zena will guide communities through the step-by- step process of developing interpretation for local sites and monuments and will provide best practice guidance to communities developing heritage interpretation. The workshop provides an occasion to discuss shared challenges and the opportunities available through the County Sligo Heritage Plan 2016-2020 and other initiatives. This workshop is aimed at community groups, burial ground committees, heritage groups, ‘Tidy Towns’ committees, Tús and Rural Social Scheme participants, youth groups, Men’s Sheds, Active Retirement groups, local authority staff and anyone who has an interest in local history and heritage. This workshop on heritage interpretation is an output of the ‘Sligo Community Archaeology Project’. It is an initiative of Sligo Heritage Forum and is an action of the County Sligo Heritage Plan 2016 – 2020. The seminar and project are funded by Sligo County Council in partnership with The Heritage Council and are being delivered by Tamlyn McHugh of Fadó Archaeology on behalf of the Heritage Office, Sligo County Council. While the workshop is free, places are strictly limited (max 25 with 2 attending per community group) and are on a first come first served basis. For more information and booking contact Tamlyn McHugh by phoning 086 8706529 or emailing info@fadoarchaeology.com.
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