Steeped in Sligo’s Past, Actively Securing Sligo’s Future
Archaeology, History, Natural History and HeritageEstablished 1945
Student/Unwaged Membership €20 Single Membership €30Family 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
All are welcome - Non-members €5 donation entry
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You can write to with your membership intentions to Larry Mullin (Hon.Tres.) Ballinode, Sligoor purchase your membership online here.For More Details : or Phone 086-0579511
2018 Student/Unwaged Subscription to the SFC @ €20 2018 Single Subscription to the SFC @ €302018FamilySubscriptiontotheSFC@€40
Martin Wilson (President) Aidan Mannion (Vice President)
Paul J Allen (Hon Sec) Larry Mulllin (Hon. Tres.)
(1) Annaghdown Heritage Society Nuachtlitir an tSamhraidhOur Summer Newsletter is now available on our website at http://annaghdownheritage.ie/summer-2018-newsletter/.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: www.annaghdownheritage.ie(2) Peatlands Community Engagement SchemeMinister 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 https://www.npws.ie/peatlands-and-turf-cutting/peatlands-community-engagement-scheme. •Details of the Press Release are available on https://www.chg.gov.ie/minister-madigan-launches-new-peatlands-community-engagement-scheme/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org://gallery.mailchimp.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/d55b5c17-6463-4980-9c29-b47a3287fa1f/Peatlands_Community_Engagement_Terms_and_Conditions_and_Application_Form.pdf(3) Butterflies of the Burren'Winging it - Butterflies of the Burren' with Jesmond HardingSunday 1st July, 2018 at 2pm in a Central Burren LocationThe 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 www.burrenbeo.com. For more information please email email@example.com or phone 091 638096.https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/77518f25-7e65-4c4b-bf51-5464f7a72c60/Burrenbeo_Trust_Monthly_walk_July2018.pdf(4) Irish Kennedy GroupIrish 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 PhyllOn Tuesday 19 June 2018, 19:59:39 GMT+1, Larry Breen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:(5) Women Writers of the Big Househttps://gallery.mailchimp.com/e5e3dfd4c12216d7e548edf06/files/62b719d5-7e4e-4600-bb72-e01dcc06d224/WOMEN_WRITERS_OF_THE_BIG_HOUSE.01.doc
SFC 2018 Lectures & Events Programme Venue for all lectures : 8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo CampusJan 26th Aidan O'HaraThe Remarkable ColumsFeb 9th AGMFeb 23rd Michael FarrySligo 1918: The Young People Have Triumphed Over Their EldersMar 23rd Anne ChambersFrom Westport to the West Indies - The Life of Howe Peter Browne 2nd Marquess of Sligo, 1788-1845 Apr 27th Fiona GallagherWilliam Bourke Cockran May 25th Daniel CurleyRathcroghan – 5,500 Years of Continuity on the Limestone Plateau of mid-Co. RoscommonJun 13th Martin TimoneyOuting : Creevylea Abbey Jul 11th Tamlyn McHughOuting : 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 MuseumOct 6-7th 2018 ConferenceUrban Development in 19th Century Sligo Oct 26th Lynda McCormackThe Arrangement of Space in the Irish Passage Tomb Tradition: Monuments in the West and East Nov 30th Cian HarteSligo World War Soldiers Who Played for Sligo RoversDec 14th Pat O’BrienFrom Selected to Elected Administration: From Grand Jury to Sligo County Council