TheSligoFieldClub(SFC)isavoluntary organisation.ItsobjectivesoftheSFCaretopromote interestintheenvironment,bothnaturalandman-made,throughlectures,guidedfieldtripsandother methodsconsideredappropriate. Thegeneralareasof interestoftheSFCareArchaeology,History,NaturalHistoryandthequalityoftheenvironment.The Clubaimstointerestthegeneralpublicinits objectivesandwelcomesMembersfromallwalksof life,familymembershipbeingparticularly encouraged. SFCachievestheseobjectives bymeansoflectures,guidedfieldtripsandanyother methodconsideredappropriate.Anannual programmeofeightmonthlylecturesonrelevant topicsbynationalauthoritiesisprovided,together withaselectionofevening,afternoonandfullday field outings. Weholdanannualprogrammeofninemonthly lecturesonrelevanttopicsbynationalauthorities, togetherwithaselectionofevening,afternoonandfull dayfieldoutings.DuringNationalHeritageWeekthe SFCprovidesseverallecturesandoutings. Allofthese eventsarefreeofchargetomembersandvisitors. Since2009theSFChasorganisedanannual weekendthemedconferenceentitledCelebratingSligo thethemesbeingspecifictoSligo;e.g.400 Yearsofthe BoroughtocelebratetheCharteroftheBoroughof SligoorACelebrationofSligoFamiliesintheYearof the Gathering.Thisyear,2017ourconferenceisonthe‘Rise and Fall of Landed Estates in the Northwest’.AllSligoFieldClubmonthlylecturestakeplaceinthe SligoEducationCentre,ITSligocampusunlessotherwisenotified.DetailsoflecturesareusuallyannouncedintheSligoChampionandWeekender.AllthelatestSFCnewsandupdatescanbefoundon 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
SFC objectives are to promote interest in the environment, both natural and man-made, through lectures, guided field trips and other methods considered appropriate. The SFC’s general areas of interest are Archaeology, History, Natural History & environmental quality. The SFC annually holds a programme of nine monthly lectures on relevant topics by individuals and national authorities, together with a selection of evening, afternoon and full day field outings. We also organize special events of our main objectives as well as participate in many events arranged by other groups and organizations.
2019 Student/Unemployed Subscription to the SFC @ €20 2019 Single Subscription to the SFC @ €302019 FamilySubscriptiontotheSFC@€40
Ranelagh, County Roscommon
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Martin Wilson (President) Aidan Mannion (Vice President)
Hon. SecretaryLarry Mulllin (Hon. Tres.)
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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.RoscommonMar 29th Dr John O’CallaghanThe 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* SFC Heritage Week EventsSep 27th Phelim Brady Michael Collins’s Sligo Jail Journal, 2nd - 21st April 1918, The Voice of the Big Fellow Oct 25th Dr Críostóir MacCarthaigh Samhain Traditions in Ireland Nov 2nd-3rd 2019 Conference*Early Mediaeval ChristianityNov 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