Monasteraden, Neighbourhood Tour. PJ O'Neill will escort the group around the sites of St Attracta's Well, Clougher Stone Fort, Carrowntemple telling you their history and stories and their significance to the local area and people
Tuesday 21st August,
Evening Tour Gleniff Mining Valley. Gerry Foley leads a tour of Gleniff mining valley inc. old Gleniff Barytes Mill site.Small dam and larger one up stream on the Ballintrillick river. Drive to Gore Booth, mine and Barton aerial tramway and miners accommodation.
Friday 24th August,
The Rambling House. “Come listen to Joe Mc Gowan recount the days of the ‘rambling house’ It was here that local news was exchanged, ghost and fairy stories told and the old lore passed on before the arrival of ‘mass media’. The door was always open or at least unlocked. Everyone felt welcome and a visitor never had to knock: they just walked in.
Sunday 26th August,
Sligo's forgotten Castle - Doonfore.Visit to explore Sligo's forgotten Doonfore Castle. Constructed by the O'Harte family and enhanced by Francis Gore, the first of the Gores to settle in North Sligo.
Monasteraden, Neighbourhood Tour. 19 August, 2:30pm - 4:30pm Meet : Drury’s Pub, Monasteraden, Co. SligoMonasteraden is a village in County Sligo, Ireland. The village is located on the shores of Lough Gara. St Aiden's church is the village's church. Other sights include Lough Gara Lodge, Slí na Croí's Roundhouse Ecolodge, Drury's pub and the general store. There is a holy well called St Attracta's and that is where many people used to get their drinking water The lake is used for fishing and is divided by the bridge at Clooncunny.
Evening Tour Gleniff Mining Valley21 August, 6pm - 8pm Meet : Old Gleniff Barytes Mill Site. Co. SligoNot included mountain mines visit. Tracing the historical aspects of the Gleniff Valley mining heritage. Gleniff Mill examining its foundations,talk on its history and operation. Visiting a small and larger dam on the river.Concrete plinths in the river that supported a railway line (Gleniff and Mullaghmore mineral) line will be highlighted.Drive to Gore Booth mine/Barton aerial tramway and miner’s accommodation. Pilot Mill, Barium Consolidated gravity operated mountain rail indicted. Carpooling and careful parking needed.
The Rambling House24 August, 8pm-10pm Meet : IT Sligo Education Centre, Sligo“Here was their paper, a living warp and weft spun of their own thoughts, fancies and doings. Now and again a biting turn of phrase, for in their nature was the old Gaelic satire… there was a love of discussion and argument that would take up a subject casually without belief and in a searching way develop it… Deferential to a stranger, they evoked in themselves a sympathetic mood, changing gears in conversation to suit his beliefs and half believing then through sympathy whilst he was present.” (Ernie O’Malley)
Sligo's Forgotten Castle - Doonfore26 August, 3pm - 5pm Meet : Sligo Field Club Meet at Dunleavy's Shop, Maugherow, Co. Sligo Leo Leydon will explore Sligo's forgotten Doonfore Castle. Constructed by the O'Harte family and enhanced by Francis Gore, the first of the Gores to settle in North Sligo. Event includes a visit to Robert Gore-Booth's '5 mile avenue', constructed to impress his second bride. Email Leo for further details
All SFC Heritage Week events are FREE to Members and Non-Members. Pre-booking is NOT required. For further details email
Heritage Week will take place from 18-26 August 2018 is a highlight of Ireland’s celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. This initiative by the European Commission and coordinated in Ireland by the Heritage Council aims to involve all citizens in events that help to deepen the connection between people and heritage.We are exploring this theme by asking you to 'Share A Story, Make A Connection'. It is your chance to share heritage stories in new ways, with new people. Everyone from young people to new arrivals to Ireland to retired people can get involved and share your stories. We want everyone to have the chance to connect with their heritage; to enjoy, appreciate and share it.