Steeped in Sligo’s Past, Actively Securing Sligo’s Future
Archaeology, History, Natural History and Heritage Established 1945
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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You can write to with your membership intentions to Larry Mullin (Hon.Tres.) Ballinode, Sligo or purchase your membership online here. For More Details : or Phone 086-0579511
2019 Student/Unemployed Subscription to the SFC @ €20 2019 Single Subscription to the SFC @ €30 2019 Family Subscription to the SFC @ €40
Martin Wilson (President) Aidan Mannion (Vice President)
Paul J Allen (Hon Sec) Larry Mulllin (Hon. Tres.)
Student/Unemployed Membership Single Membership Family Membership
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SFC Next Lecture
(1) FEDERATION OF LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETIES - AGM 2019 IMPORTANT NOTICE !!! Attached below is our final booking notice for this year's Annual General Meeting which is taking place over a weekend in May in Athlone. This is our flagship event of the year and as always promises to be an interesting and stimulating experience. We warmly invite you all to come along and join us on the occasion. Hope to see you there. see link below (2) Co Dublin - City Hall Lunchtime Lectures see link below (3) Co Cork - Cloyne Cathedral & Gothic Architecture in Ireland Please find attached a poster for our upcoming talk in May in association with the Cork Historical & Archaeological Society. see link below
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SFC 2019 Lectures & Events Programme Jan 25th Dr Robert Hensey Carrowkeel to Cambridge: Investigating the Origins of & Pádraig Meehan Sligo's Neolithic Ancestors Feb 8th AGM Feb 22nd Mary Timoney The Grave Memorials of Co.Roscommon Mar 29th Dr John O’Callaghan The First Dáil Éireann Apr 26th Prof. Alan Ford The History of the History of the Reformation in Ireland May 15th Outing* Dromore West Workhouse Jun 22nd Outing* Ballina Jul 17th Outing* Boyle Abbey & King’s House Aug 17– 25th Heritage Week* (Events TBA) Sep 27th Phelim Brady Michael Collins’s Sligo Jail Journal, 2nd - 21st April 1918, The Voice of the Big Fellow Oct 11-12th 2019 Conference* Conference Weekend Details to be Confirmed Oct 25th Dr Críostóir MacCarthaigh Samhain Traditions in Ireland Nov 29th Dr. James Bonsall New Archaeological Research at the Carrowmore Complex, Co. Sligo & Dr. Marion Dowd * Full details will be announced throughout the year. Full lecture, changes & event details are updated on the SFC website & Facebook. Venue for all lectures : 8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo Campus All are Welcome but €5 Charge for Non-Members