Steeped in Sligo’s Past, Actively Securing Sligo’s Future
Archaeology, History, Natural History and HeritageEstablished 1945
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
2019 Student/Unemployed Subscription to the SFC @ €20 2019 Single Subscription to the SFC @ €302019FamilySubscriptiontotheSFC@€40
Ranelagh, County Roscommon
Venue for all lectures : 8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo CampusAll are Welcome but €5 Charge for Non-Members
Inaugural Mayo History ConferenceVenue: The Gateway Hotel, Swinford, Co Mayo1-3 MARCH 2019Friday 1 March 2019, 8pm, Official Opening by Charles Bourke, Earl of Mayo8.20pm ‘Swinford History’ by Breege Rowley and Michael Comer, local historian Saturday 2 March (30 euro for the day inclusive of tea/coffee and lunch9.30am-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 researches11am-11.30am tea/coffee11.30am-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 biographer1.00pm-2.00pm LUNCH2.00pm-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 historian3.30pm-4.00pm tea/coffee4.00pm -5.30pm A Hedge School Open Forum chaired by Tommy Graham, editor of History Ireland7.00 pm Conference dinner (optional)Sunday 3 March, 11am-1.00pm, A walking tour of Swinford conducted by Michael Comer BOOKING AND full particulars: email@example.com(telephone:087-6412785 )