Steeped in Sligo’s Past, Actively Securing Sligo’s Future
Archaeology, History, Natural History and HeritageEstablished 1945
TheSligoFieldClub(SFC)isavoluntary organisation.ItsobjectivesoftheSFCaretopromote interestintheenvironment,bothnaturalandman-made, throughlectures,guidedfieldtripsandothermethods consideredappropriate.Thegeneralareasofinterestof theSFCareArchaeology,History,NaturalHistoryand thequalityoftheenvironment.TheClubaimstointerest thegeneralpublicinitsobjectivesandwelcomes Membersfromallwalksoflife,familymembershipbeing particularly encouraged. SFCachievestheseobjectivesbymeansoflectures, guidedfieldtripsandanyothermethodconsidered appropriate.Anannualprogrammeofeightmonthly lecturesonrelevanttopicsbynationalauthoritiesis provided,togetherwithaselectionofevening,afternoon and full day field outings. Weholdanannualprogrammeofninemonthly lecturesonrelevanttopicsbynationalauthorities, togetherwithaselectionofevening,afternoonandfull dayfieldoutings.DuringNationalHeritageWeekthe SFCprovidesseverallecturesandoutings.Allofthese eventsarefreeofchargetomembersandvisitors. Since2009theSFChasorganisedanannual weekendthemedconferenceentitledCelebratingSligothe themesbeingspecifictoSligo;e.g.400Yearsofthe BoroughtocelebratetheCharteroftheBoroughofSligo orACelebrationofSligoFamiliesintheYearofthe Gathering.Thisyear,2017ourconferenceisonthe‘Rise and Fall of Landed Estates in the Northwest’.AllSligo FieldClubmonthlylecturestakeplaceintheSligo EducationCentre,ITSligocampusunlessotherwise notified.Detailsoflecturesareusuallyannouncedinthe SligoChampionand Weekender.AllthelatestSFCnews 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, Sligoor 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 @ €302019 FamilySubscriptiontotheSFC@€40
Martin Wilson (President) Aidan Mannion (Vice President)
Paul J Allen (Hon Sec) Larry Mulllin (Hon. Tres.)
Student/Unemployed Membership Single Membership Family Membership
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.RoscommonMar 29th Dr John O’Callaghan The First Dáil ÉireannApr 26th Prof. Alan Ford The History of the History of the Reformation in IrelandMay 15th Outing*Dromore West Workhouse Jun 22ndOuting*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 ConfirmedOct 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 CampusAll are Welcome but €5 Charge for Non-Members