Sligo Irish Historic Towns Atlas   Marie-Louise Legg & Fiona Gallagher,
Anglo-Norman parks in medieval Ireland - Fiona Beglane This   illustrated   volume   examines   the   evidence   for   medieval   parks   in   Anglo-Norman   Ireland.   It   is   the   first   book   on   the   subject   and   concentrates   on   the   parks documented   in   the   period   1169   to   c.1350.   Drawing   on   archaeological   fieldwork,   historical   and   place-name   evidence,   it   generates   a   broad   understanding   of   the   role   of parks   in   medieval   society.   It   stresses   the   importance   of   the   landscape   and   of   the   deer,   cattle   and   timber   within   it   as   integral   aspects   of   the   material   culture   of   high- medieval   Ireland.   The   research   is   underpinned   by   extensive   fieldwork,   which   has   identified   surviving   park   features   in   the   landscape.   Key   topics   explored   include   the form   and   function   of   medieval   parks,   their   occurrence   and   location   in   the   landscape,   the   status   and   identity   of   their   owners   and   a   comparison   with   parks   elsewhere. Notably,   the   evidence   suggests   that   both   parks   and   fallow   deer   were   relatively   uncommon   in   Ireland   compared   to   England.   The   reasons   for   this   lie   in   chronology, landscape   and   politics,   and   these   form   a   major   theme   within   the   book.Fiona   Beglane   is   a   lecturer   in   archaeology   at   the   Institute   of Technology,   Sligo,   and   a   consultant zooarchaeologist and a SFC Member.
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BOOK SELECTION WITH A SLIGO INTEREST   Subjective review of books currently  available that can be bought online or given details where they can be purchased 
Cian Harte is hosting a book launch of 'Henry Kelly (1895-1920): Co Sligo's Forgotten Rebel' in Liber Bookshop on Saturday, 21st of October, from 12-2 p.m. For further information please visit:  https://www.facebook.com/cianhartehistorian  Come along to learn of the story of one of the few Sligo soldiers to fight in Easter Week on the side of the rebels. 'Henry Kelly (1894-1920): County Sligo's Forgotten Rebel' is a short biographical study of Volunteer Henry Kelly of Ballygawley, an Easter Rebel of 1916, who was executed by an RIC Auxiliary Raid on the Banba Hall, Dublin on the 17th of October, 1920, during the War of Independence. The author hoped to revitalise the life of a forgotten rebel, one of only a handful of Sligo natives to involve themselves in the 1916 Rising. Henry received no adulation, no recognition and no medals due to his early demise. The author wishes to rectify this tragedy with this publication. Proceeds of the book will go towards the resurfacing of Henry's weathered headstone in Kilross Cemetery, Ballygawley and towards an application for posthumous IRA medals due to him and his next of kin. *Softback version from €9.99. It can also be purchased online by following this link:  http://www.lulu.com/shop/cían-harte/henry-kelly-1894-1920-co-sligos-forgotten- rebel/paperback/product-23328787.html *Hardback version can be purchased online for €16.99 by following this link: http://www.lulu.com/shop/cían-harte/henry-kelly-1894-1920-co-sligos- forgotten-rebel/hardcover/product-23284943.html
Dedicated to Sligo Author : Martin Timoney (ed.)  A   wide   range   of   authors   describe,   analyse,   interpret   and   re-      interpret parts    of    the    complex    understudied,    and    at    times        misunderstood, archive   of   eight   thousand   years   of   Co.   Sligo’s   past.      Drawing   on   new and   exciting   knowledge   about   what   Sligo   looked      like   at   times   in   the remote   past,   the   events   which   changed      lifestyles   and   the   products   of humble    and    status    craftsmen    the        authors    give    us    a    greater understanding    of    our    county    and    its    place        in    Ireland’s    past    and present   and   they   inform   us   of   some   inspired      intellectual   and   artistic giants   of   more   recent   centuries. The      illustrations   draw   us   out   into   the Sligo    landscape,    so    richly        endowed    with    the    natural    beauty, archaeology and history that surrounds us all the   days of our lives.
A Celebration of Sligo: First Essays for Sligo Field   Club [Hardback]  This   collection   of   34   essays   celebrates   fifty   years   of   the   Sligo   Field     Club   and   reflect   the   interests   of   its   members   in   the   archaeology   and     environment   of   County   Sligo,   Ireland.   A   wide   variety   of   subjects   are     included    supported    by    photographs,    illustrations    and    maps.        ISBN: 9780952809104   |   Published   by:   Sligo   Field   Club    | Year   of      Publication: 2002 | 336p, b/w illus, maps  
Cian Harte ‘The Lost Tales: Riverstown's Great War, 1914-1918' "This book is primarily a character focussed study, reconstructing the lives of soldiers, sailors, nurses, chaplains and stokers from the local community of Riverstown. Almost eighty people were involved in the war from this area, with dozens failing to return home. 'The Lost Tales: Riverstown's Great War, 1914-1918' is a unique insight into the lives and community of the greater Riverstown area during the destructive years of the First World War. The life of the village will be explored with a focus upon the upsurge of radical republicanism and Sinn Féin and how changing attitudes at home affected the lives of the men at the front."
 Sligo Field Club celebrated its 70 th  Anniversary.  To mark this auspicious event the SFC published a Journal on County Sligo and the North West. In 1945 the Sligo Antiquarian Society was founded. A year later it re-named itself the Sligo Field Club. Despite a transitional period in its initial decade, by 1954 the SFC had established itself as an active society promoting the Archaeology, History, Natural History and Heritage of Sligo Town and County. To mark this occasion a SFC Journal has been published with articles from members and the general public comprising of  topics covering a very wide scope that encompass County Sligo and the North-West.
The Journal is available at Liber Bookshop, O’Connell St, Sligo and many other good bookshops in Sligo.
‘The Lost Tales: Riverstown’s Troubles, 1919-1923’ is   the   second   publication   in   ‘The   Lost   Tales’   series   by   local   historian/author   Cían   Harte.   The   book   deals   with   the   years   Ireland   sought to   attain   freedom   from   the   British   Empire   within   the   local   context   of   rural   east   Sligo.   It   follows   the   activities   of   the   5th   IRA   Riverstown   Battalion   from   the beginning   of   the   War   of   Independence   to   the   end   of   the   bloody   and   divisive   Civil   War.   The   publication   is   the   culmination   of   a   long   research   process   which included   accessing   IRA   pension   service   files,   IRA   witness   statements,   contacting   next   of   kin   all   around   the   world,   as   well   as   knowledgeable   locals   of   the   area. Much material had to be handled with great care due to the sensitive nature of the material to hand. The   author   appreciates   how   this   period   was   extremely   fluid   in   terms   of   local   political   allegiances.   He   has   sought   to   hear   the   side   of   all arguments   and   write   in   a   non-partisan   manner.   As   a   result,   the   book   contains   unique   biographies   of   Royal   Irish   Constabulary   enlistees   as   well   as   character .portraits   on   local   Volunteers,   politicians,   Cumann   na   mBan   members   and   Free   State   army   soldiers.   Furthermore,   an   appendix   includes   all   known   volunteers   of the   5th   Battalion,   encompassing   well   over   350   names   with   personal   detail   gathered   on   every   single   member.   Dozens   of   contemporary   pictures   are   also   included within   the   pages   of   the   book. As   well   as   the   factual   narratives   of   the   first   few   chapters,   locals   of   the   area   have   also   been   provided   a   space   in   a   chapter   titled:   ‘Orals Tales   of   the   Past’   which   provide   a   forum   for   locals   to   retell   the   old   stories   they   heard   in   the   days   of   the   rambling   house.   Many   such   stories   are   quite   humorous   in nature
Gerry     Foley    The     Benbulbin Barytes   Miners,   The   Forgotten   Story The    book    is    on    sale    at    €12    in    the Liber   and   Eason   bookstores   in   Sligo and    other    outlets,    including    country markets,       throughout       the       North Sligo/Leitrim area.
The    24th    in    the    IHTA    series    records    the    topographical    development       of    Sligo    from    earliest   times    to    c.    1900    *    Over    20    historical    and    old       views    are    presented    in    colour    on   A3    sheets   with   additional   thematic     maps   and   illustrations   in   the   accompanying   text.   *   The    extensive       topographical    gazetteer    documents    over    1000    topographical    sites    in       Sligo   and    is    accompanied    by    an    essay    explaining    the    urban    morphological    development    of    the      town.    Over    1000    sites    are    documented    in    Sligo    depicting    the    urban    development    of    the      strategically    situated    north-western    town.    The    atlas    traces    growth    from    Gaelic    settlement   to       the    medieval    town    that    developed    around    Sligo    Castle,    to    its    early    modern    military   presence       through    to    the    twentieth    century.    Sligo    includes    twenty-one    maps    and    views    of   Sligo    as       thematic    maps    included    in    the    essay    and    topographical    gazetteer.   Also    included   is    a    CD-ROM       of    the    publication    where    the    text    is    word    searchable    and    the    maps    and   images   are   in   high     resolution   allowing   for   detailed   examination  
Sligo Irish Historic Towns Atlas   Marie-Louise Legg & Fiona Gallagher,
Sligo Field Club  2016 Vol 2 Journal  Now Available  18 Articles  Only €20