Steeped in Sligo’s Past,      Actively Securing Sligo’s Future
Archaeology, History, Natural History and Heritage Established 1945
Student/Unwaged Membership €20 Single Membership  €30 Family Membership €40
The     Sligo     Field     Club     (SFC)     is     a     voluntary organisation.   Its   objectives   of   the   SFC   are   to   promote interest   in      the   environment,   both   natural   and   man-made, through      lectures,   guided   field   trips   and         other   methods considered      appropriate.   The   general   areas   of   interest   of the   SFC   are      Archaeology,   History,      Natural      History   and the   quality   of   the      environment.     The   Club   aims   to   interest the     general     public     in     its     objectives     and     welcomes Members   from   all   walks   of   life,   family   membership   being particularly encouraged. SFC   achieves   these   objectives   by   means   of   lectures, guided    field    trips    and    any    other    method    considered appropriate.    An    annual    programme    of    eight    monthly lectures    on    relevant    topics    by    national    authorities    is provided,   together   with   a   selection   of   evening,   afternoon and full day field outings.  We   hold   an   annual   programme   of   nine      monthly lectures     on     relevant     topics     by     national     authorities, together   with   a   selection   of   evening,   afternoon   and   full day    field    outings.    During    National    Heritage    Week    the SFC   provides   several   lectures   and   outings.   All   of   these events    are    free    of    charge    to    members    and    visitors. Since    2009    the    SFC    has    organised    an    annual weekend   themed   conference   entitled   Celebrating   Sligo   the themes    being    specific    to    Sligo;    e.g.    400    Years    of    the Borough   to   celebrate   the   Charter   of   the   Borough   of   Sligo or   A    Celebration    of    Sligo    Families    in    the   Year    of    the Gathering.   This   year,   2017   our   conference   is   on   the   ‘Rise and Fall of Landed Estates in the Northwest’. All      Sligo Field    Club    monthly    lectures    take    place    in        the    Sligo Education      Centre,   IT   Sligo   campus   unless      otherwise notified.   Details   of   lectures   are   usually      announced   in   the Sligo   Champion   and Weekender.        All   the   latest   SFC   news and updates can be found on our website and Facebook.
The SFC annually holds a programme of nine monthly lectures on relevant topics by national authorities. A selection of evening, afternoon and full day field outings. Aan annual conference. Organize special events As as well as participating in many events arranged by other groups and organizations
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Federation of Local History Societies  NEWS PAGE
Martin Wilson (President)    Aidan Mannion (Vice President) 
Paul J Allen (Hon Sec)  Larry Mulllin (Hon. Tres.)
(1)  Annaghdown Heritage Society                    Nuachtlitir an tSamhraidh Our Summer Newsletter is now available on our website at It includes interesting articles by Irene McGoldrick, Johnny Burke, and Jessica Cooke, as well as two fascinating items from the early 1900s: a diary entry describing William Ford's visit to Annaghdown from New Zealand in 1927, and Arthur Braginton's visit in 1900. Sincere thanks to all who contributed. Printed copies will be available at our table at the Corrandulla Show on Sunday - please do drop by if you're there! We hope to publish the next edition of the newsletter in December; as always, contributions of material are most welcome. Le dea-ghuí,.     Cumann Oidhreachta Eanach Dhúin     Annaghdown Heritage Society    Web: (2)  Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme Minister Josepha Madigan T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht announced the launch of a pilot Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme on the 30 May 2018.  This Scheme aims to encourage local communities, local groups, schools and individuals to engage with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in relation to the conservation and revitalisation of raised bog Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), Natural Heritage Areas (NHAs) and other raised bog areas and promote public engagement and awareness of our natural heritage.  • Details of the Scheme are available on  • Details of the Press Release are available on  I would appreciate if you could please forward this email and attachment to any local community, public body,  local groups or individual who may have an interest in this Scheme.  If you have any queries on this Scheme please do not hesitate to contact the Peatlands Management Unit please at (3)  Butterflies of the Burren 'Winging it - Butterflies of the Burren' with Jesmond HardingSunday 1st July, 2018 at 2pm in a Central Burren Location The butterfly season was off to a late start this year after the extended winter, but we’re counting on the Burren butterflies to make an appearance for our July walk with Jesmond Harding! The walk will explore a beautiful area of the Burren where there are many species of butterflies, including the Marsh Fritillary. This lovely butterfly has a remarkable variety of colouring, patterning and size, with no two ever alike. It is the only legally protected species in Ireland and its habitat must be maintained if it is to continue to survive. The walk will be led by Jesmond Harding of Butterfly Conservation Ireland, an organisation run by dedicated volunteers with a deep concern for our butterflies. Butterfly Conservation Ireland operates a nature reserve in Lullybeg, Co. Kildare, where active conservation techniques enhance the habitat for several scarce and endangered species. Jesmond is a published author on butterflies, with a particular interest in endangered species, and he is a regular visitor to the Burren.  Please note the start time for the walk is 2pm. Suitable footwear is essential, and waterproof boots are recommended, as is appropriate clothing for the weather, including waterproofs. No dogs allowed. While the focus of the walk will be on information sharing rather than covering large distances, a reasonable level of fitness is required. Start location will be sent to Burrenbeo Trust members in advance. If you are not yet a member, you can sign up for membership on For more information please email  or phone 091 638096. (4)  Irish Kennedy Group Irish Kennedy Group gathering on the 8th July, at Rody,s Kennedy,s Rearcross, Co Tipperary.  Prior to the gathering at 8 pm.  Kennedy Country Tour starting at Rearcross at 1 pm, Tuesday 10th July, visit to the Heritage Centre Nenagh to view the  Kennedy Heritage Display at 11 am also a visit to Nenagh Castle. Thursday 12th July, A bus tour to Kennedy Homestead in Wexford starting at Rearcross.                     Thanks, Larry, Regards  Phyll On Tuesday 19 June 2018, 19:59:39 GMT+1, Larry Breen <> wrote: (5)  Women Writers of the Big House
SFC 2018 Lectures & Events Programme              Venue for all lectures :    8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo Campus Jan 26th   Aidan O'Hara The Remarkable Colums Feb 9th AGM Feb 23rd Michael Farry Sligo 1918: The Young People Have Triumphed Over Their Elders Mar 23rd  Anne Chambers From Westport to the West Indies - The Life of Howe Peter Browne  2nd Marquess of Sligo, 1788-1845                                                      Apr 27th Fiona Gallagher William Bourke Cockran                                                               May 25th Daniel Curley Rathcroghan – 5,500 Years of Continuity on the Limestone Plateau of mid-Co. Roscommon Jun 13th Martin Timoney Outing : Creevylea Abbey    Jul 11th Tamlyn McHugh Outing : Sligo Gaol - Unfortunately CANCELLED due to circumstances beyond our control. Aug 18-26th Heritage Week (Events TBA) Sep 28th Maeve Sikora Antiquities From Co. Sligo in the National Museum Oct 6-7th 2018 Conference Urban Development in 19th Century Sligo                                                                                                                                                                                        Oct 26th Lynda McCormack The Arrangement of Space in the Irish Passage Tomb Tradition: Monuments in the West and East                                                                                                          Nov 30th Cian Harte Sligo World War Soldiers Who Played for Sligo Rovers                                                                                                                Dec 14th Pat O’Brien From Selected to Elected Administration: From Grand Jury to Sligo  County Council
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