8pm Friday Dec 15th Markree Castle ObservatoryWendy LyonsThe Lecture will cover briefly the founder Edward Joshua Cooper M.P. as related to the Markree Observatory. It will cover the history and achievements of the Markree Observatory from it construction to it final disbandment in theearly 1900'sWendy Lyons has lived in Collooney, Co.Sligo for 40 years. She has run her own private practice as a Conservation Consultant for over 35 years. She is a member of the Sligo Heritage Forum, azelwoood Heritage Society, and is presently President of the Sligo filed Club. She has always had a great interest in local history and is a keen promoter of Heritage in all its form within Co. Sligo. It is her belief that we do need to raise awareness within the county itself for locals and visitors alike. Her special interest is the built heritage of Sligo both large and small.