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) September Concert Cloyne Cathedral (2)  Celebrating Cork Past - Exhibition   10th Annual Family Educational Heritage Festival Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition 2018 Millennium Hall, City Hall, Cork City, Ireland. Saturday, September 29th, 2018 Launched: Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn & Mayor of County Cork, Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy  Supported: Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Cork Lions Club From 10am to  Admission Free                 , Lifetime Heritage Award Recipient 2018 Professor John A. Murphy                                                                                                History is all around us. It’s alive. It’s continuously evolving. Since the dawning of time, humankind has been recording history on cave walls, rocks and wood for future generations and Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition is carrying on this grand tradition. This unique educational family exhibition was established in recognition of the importance of our history and the great need for heritage societies and organisations throughout Cork City and County to join forces and come together under one roof to showcase their own unique heritage. These heritage societies at the grass roots level are the bread and butter of our rich, colourful heritage, tradition and culture. A parish without a past is like a person without a memory. At the 10th Annual Heritage Festival – Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition, Millennium Hall, City Hall, Cork, Saturday, September 29th next the great voluntary endeavour of these passionate heritage ambassadors who are the guardians of our rich inheritance will be showcased. You will be left with no doubt that they are proud and loud of their heritage and can rest assured that our beautiful Cork City and the picturesque beauty of County Cork is in safe hands as we pass the red and white flag of our heritage, tradition and culture to the next generation. The goal of Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition is to encourage parishes in Cork City and County to establish their own historical society to promote our unique heritage locally, nationally and internationally.   See Cork City & County in olden days. Click: Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition film Chairperson, Richard T. Cooke: 021- 4318894 / 086 - 8972547 / Niamh Twomey, Cork City Heritage Officer: 021-4924018 / Conor Nelligan, Cork County Council Heritage Officer/Adviser: 021-4285905 / Catryn Power, Historical Consultant: 086 - 8202204 / Angela Murphy, Chairperson, Passage West Maritime Museum: 087 – 1357634 / angmurphy@eircom.netNoel Condon, Camden Fort Meagher/Cork Harbour Heritage Alliance (CHHA): 086 - 2352208 / 3199356b6410/ September_Concert_Poster_.pd (3)  Emly Historical Society - Lecture   Emly Historical Society presents a lecture by noted historian Des Marnane entitled; ' Strangers in our Midst. The impact of Tipperary military barracks c 1870-1922. September 20th @8 pm in St Ailbe's Parish Hall. Refreshments served. Admission 5 euros Poetry and song to open. (4)  West Wicklow Historical Society   The West Wicklow Historical Society is bringing you an event with a difference… “Hello Delia Murphy” is the story of the singer Delia Murphy, whose signature tune was ‘The Spinning Wheel’.  She was credited with laying the groundwork for the Irish folk revival in the 1930s – 1950s, continued later by Liam Clancy.  The presentation is a talk interspersed with Delia’s songs.  It is given / sung by her niece Carmen Cullen, accompanied on guitar by Gerry Anderson.   The presentation takes place in Baltinglass Courthouse on Wednesday 26 September at 8pm.  Tickets, priced at €10, are on sale in advance.  Enquiries to or 086-3301032.    (5)  Cork County Council - Local Studies Digital Records Itmaybe of interest  (6) Moate  Historical Society - Lecture  Please find attached details of our upcoming lecture next Monday night at 8.15 pm. We look forward to seeing you there. see link below (7) RMS Leinster Centenary Events Listed below is a programme for the centenary events in regard to the RMS Leinster. This offers historians many opportunities to learn about this tragic event with its extensive range of events and activities. All are welcome to participate. (8)  Clare Roots Society - RMS Leinster The Clare Roots Society has organised a Mass at 11.30 am on Sunday, 7 October 2018 in Ennis Cathedral, to remember the Clare victims of the sinking of the RMS Leinster. It is hoped to contact family members of the Clare victims who might wish to attend this Mass and who might bring up a picture of the person, or a picture of a gravestone or simply a framed card with the name of the person and a Cross, to the Altar during the Mass. At 12.30 pm, in the Parish Office, the Clare Roots booklet on the RMS Leinster will be introduced by the author, and formally launched by the Mayor of Ennis, followed by tea and refreshments. A wreath-laying ceremony, organised by the Clare Peace Park committee, will take place at the Peace Park which is a short walk from the Parish Office at 2.30 pm. If you are interested please contact Larry Parks,Secretary, Clare Roots Society at 
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 CANCELLED     The Arrangement of Space in the Irish Passage Tomb Tradition: Awaiting Replacement                                                                                                        Nov 30th CANCELLED   Sligo World War Soldiers Who Played for Sligo Rovers Awaiting Replacement                                                                                                                   Dec 14th Pat O’Brien From Selected to Elected Administration: From Grand Jury to Sligo  County Council
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