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Sligo Field ClubJournal Vol 4
Sligo Field Club Journal Vol 4 Articles Richard B. WarnerThe Silver Thistle-Brooch from TiratickFiona DohertyMonuments in BallynagloghConchubhar Ó CrualaoichSurnames in Sligo Placenames IIJim HigginsA Portrait Head of Pope Eugenius IVMartin A. TimoneyThe Bastioned Fort on Coney IslandElaine ConroyRev. Dean Edward Newenham HoareLeesa WheatleyGerman-Danish Views of Sligo in the 1830sDon C.F. Cotton and Mervyn GawleyRobert Warren (1829-1915)Aideen M. IrelandWood-Martin and WakemanMartin A. TimoneyThe Land League House of 1886, Breeoge
John MullaneyForgotten Sweet Shops of SligoGary BurkeSligo Gaol and Sligo Women in 1916David McNicholas and Mícheál CaseyRaven Monitoring in Co. SligoDon CottonMarine Megafauna of the Sligo CoastNiamh MacCabeTor Mór’s Trinity Knot
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SFC Journal Volume One €25 includes P&P
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Contents Include : Bunduff Four-poster, A Sand Dune or Mound, Moytara Stone Axheads, A Priest, A Cairn and a Bead, A Violent Death in Medieval Sligo, The Place Name Bradullen, Sligo Salt Industry : 1700-1850, Map of Sligo Gas Network in 1861, Gulls of Sligo Town, Dragonflies and Damselflies of Sligo, Yeats International Summer School, Plus Miscellanea Selection
Contents Include :SFC Logo and Carrowntemple, Doonshaskin Court Tomb, Farranyharpy Passage Tomb, Ballydawley Stone Heads, illarron Church Donegal, Symbolism of Medieval Griffins, Red Earl's Road and Bothar an Corrann, Clamlish, Carns Gave Sligo, Source of the River Moy, The Armada in Sligo: Stáid or Ahamlish?, Business in Sligo: An Historical Overview, Sligo Soldiers and Jalandhar, Barium Consolidated 1928, Robert Warren Naturalist, Butterflies and Moths of County Sligo,
Contents Include : A Souterrain in a Midden at Culleenamore, A Chair for Dubhaltach Mac Fhir Bhisigh, The ‘Poets Chairs’ at Skreen, Mac Fhirbhisigh Memorial: Unveiling Evidence for Surnames in Sligo Placenames, Jones Family, Benada Abbey, Co. Sligo, German Perceptions of Sligo: 1850s, Col. W.G. Wood-Martin, 1847 - 1917, Marine Debris Along the Sligo Coast, Death’s-head Hawk-moth in Co. Sligo, An Interview with Jack Flynn
Ballintober Old Graveyard and the Grave Memorials of Co. RoscommonMary B. Timoney, BA, HDEd, MA, MIAI,Research Archaeologist,Now available at Liber, O'Connell St., Sligo Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, Tulsk, Unabhán, King House, Boyle Garveys and Kennys in Ballintober The Museum in Roscommon town
Contents Include : The Silver Thistle-Brooch from Tiratick, Monuments in Ballynaglogh, Surnames in Sligo Placenames II, A Portrait Head of Pope Eugenius IV, The Bastioned Fort on Coney Island, Rev. Dean Edward Newenham Hoare, German-Danish Views of Sligo in the 1830s, Robert Warren (1829-1915), Wood-Martin and Wakeman, The Land League House of 1886, Breeoge, Forgotten Sweet Shops of Sligo, Sligo Gaol and Sligo Women in 1916, Raven Monitoring in Co. Sligo, Marine Megafauna of the Sligo Coast, Tor Mór’s Trinity Knot
SFC Journal Volume Four €25 includes P&P
BallintoberOldGraveyardandTheGraveMemorialsofCo. Roscommonpresentstheresultsofsevenyearspersonallyfunded researchbeginningwithBallintoberOldandextendingtothegrave memorialsofabouttwohundredgraveyardsinCo.Roscommon,the surrounding counties and beyond.Memorialswerepartofthelivesofgenerations-theyremainforus todaytobeappreciated.MaryB.Timoneyinthisbookmakesthat appreciationeasierandmorecomplete.Shedistilsthestoryofsome 80,000memorialsfromthe1650stothe20thcentury.Manyclearly make the statement We were here, We are here, and We will be here.Lavishlyillustratedthisbookisforall,locals,academicsandthe generalpublic.Avisualtreat,itwillincreaselocalprideingraveyards andmemorials,notjustinBallintoberandCo.Roscommon,but nationally.ItwillenhancetheexperienceofavisittoanyIrish graveyard,makingiteasiertoactuallyseewhatmanysoeasilypassby.Thediscoveriesandrevelationsofthedecorativecontentofthe memorialsgetsclosetothosecommemorated,tothosewhohadthe stoneserectedand,significantly,tothosewhocutandcarvedthem-the workofaboutonehundredstonemasonshasbeenidentifiedbyinitials, signatures or styles.Thisbookoftwenty-onechapters,withprefacesbyAlbertSigginsand NollaigFeeneyandacatalogueofBallintoberOld,has528A4pages andisillustratedwith1,331images,mostincolour.Thetextofsome 100,000 words, analyses the varied decoration from five centuries. PrintedbyKPS,Knock,Co.Mayo,itwillbeavailablefromJuly2018 at €40 (plus postage) for a hardback.TheprintingofthebookisfundedundertheHeritageCouncilCounty HeritagePlanfundingschemeandissupportedbyRoscommonCounty Council as an action of the County Roscommon Heritage Plan.About the author:MaryB.Timoneyhaslecturedandpublished extensivelyongraveyardmemorialsinIreland,predominantlythosein theNorthWest.Thisbookfollowsonfromher2005book,HadMe Made: AStudyoftheGraveMemorialsofCo.Sligofromc.1650tothe Present.CONTENT: AppreciationandAcknowledgements,PrefacesbyAlbertSigginsand NollaigFeeney,BallintoberOldGraveyardandTheGraveMemorials ofCo.Roscommon,IntroductoryMatters,Conventions,Definitions, Explanations,17thCenturyMemorials,18thCenturyMemorials RelatingtoKilkenny.IHSwithScrolls,SpiralsorScrolledLeaves,IHS withLeafStemsorFlowersStems,IHSwithSunbursts,Occupational Symbols,18thandEarly19thCenturyStoneMasonsSignaturesin Ballintober,EastRoscommon,North-EastGalway,Miniature HeadstonesandOne-offDesigns,FuneralStructures,Re-usedStones, ImportedMemorials,PrivateBurialGrounds,GraveMemorialsoutside Graveyards,MemorialsinOtherMaterials,Inscriptions,StoneMasons andQuarriesinCo.Roscommon,TheMaddenStoneMasonFamily, ConcludingThoughts–BallintoberOldGraveyardanditsMemorials, AnAppreciationoftheGraveyardsandtheMemorialsofCo. Roscommon,BallintoberOld-TheCatalogue,AppendicesandOther Matters,BibliographyandFurtherReading,NumericalListingof Illustrations,ThematicIndex,IndexofIllustrations,MapofGraveyards and Cemeteries of Co. Roscommon.ExpressionsofinterestforpurchasetoMaryB.Timoney,Keash, Ballymote, Co. Sligo, or email@example.com
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Dedicated to Sligo Author : Martin Timoney (ed.) Awiderangeofauthorsdescribe,analyse,interpretandre-interpretpartsofthe complexunderstudied,andattimesmisunderstood,archiveofeightthousandyears ofCo.Sligo’spast.DrawingonnewandexcitingknowledgeaboutwhatSligo lookedlikeattimesintheremotepast,theeventswhichchangedlifestylesandthe productsofhumbleandstatuscraftsmentheauthorsgiveusagreaterunderstanding ofourcountyanditsplaceinIreland’spastandpresentandtheyinformusofsome inspiredintellectualandartisticgiantsofmorerecentcenturies.Theillustrations drawusoutintotheSligolandscape,sorichlyendowedwiththenaturalbeauty, archaeology and history that surrounds us all the days of our lives.
A Celebration of Sligo: First Essays for Sligo Field Club [Hardback] Thiscollectionof34essayscelebratesfiftyyearsoftheSligoFieldClubandreflecttheinterestsofitsmembersinthearchaeologyandenvironmentofCountySligo,Ireland.Awidevarietyofsubjectsareincludedsupportedbyphotographs,illustrationsandmaps.ISBN: 9780952809104|Publishedby:Sligo Field Club|YearofPublication: 2002 | 336p, b/w illus, maps
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.
BOOK SELECTION WITH A SLIGO INTERESTSubjective review of books currently available that can be bought online or given details where they can be purchased
Sligo Field Club celebrated its 70thAnniversary.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.
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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."
‘The Lost Tales: Riverstown’s Troubles, 1919-1923’ isthesecondpublicationin‘TheLostTales’seriesbylocal historian/authorCíanHarte.ThebookdealswiththeyearsIreland soughttoattainfreedomfromtheBritishEmpirewithinthelocal contextofruraleastSligo.Itfollowstheactivitiesofthe5thIRA RiverstownBattalionfromthebeginningoftheWarofIndependence totheendofthebloodyanddivisiveCivilWar.Thepublicationisthe culminationofalongresearchprocesswhichincludedaccessingIRA pensionservicefiles,IRAwitnessstatements,contactingnextofkinall aroundtheworld,aswellasknowledgeablelocalsofthearea.Much materialhadtobehandledwithgreatcareduetothesensitivenatureof the material to hand. Theauthorappreciateshowthisperiodwasextremelyfluidin termsoflocalpoliticalallegiances.Hehassoughttohearthesideofall argumentsandwriteinanon-partisanmanner.Asaresult,thebook containsuniquebiographiesofRoyalIrishConstabularyenlisteesas wellascharacter.portraitsonlocalVolunteers,politicians,Cumannna mBanmembersandFreeStatearmysoldiers.Furthermore,an appendixincludesallknownvolunteersofthe5thBattalion, encompassingwellover350nameswithpersonaldetailgatheredon everysinglemember.Dozensofcontemporarypicturesarealso includedwithinthepagesofthebook. Aswellasthefactualnarratives ofthefirstfewchapters,localsoftheareahavealsobeenprovideda spaceinachaptertitled:‘OralsTalesofthePast’whichprovidea forumforlocalstoretelltheoldstoriestheyheardinthedaysofthe rambling house. Many such stories are quite humorous in nature