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SFC 2018 Lectures & Events Programme              Venue for all lectures :    8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo Campus Jan 26th   Aidan O'Hara The Remarkable Colums Feb 9th AGM Feb 23rd Michael Farry Sligo 1918: The Young People Have Triumphed Over Their Elders Mar 23rd  Anne Chambers From Westport to the West Indies - The Life of Howe Peter Browne  2nd Marquess of Sligo, 1788-1845                                                      Apr 27th Fiona Gallagher William Bourke Cockran                                                               May 25th Daniel Curley Rathcroghan – 5,500 Years of Continuity on the Limestone Plateau of mid-Co. Roscommon Jun 13th Martin Timoney Outing : Creevylea Abbey    Jul 11th Tamlyn McHugh Outing : Sligo Gaol - Unfortunately CANCELLED due to circumstances beyond our control. A replacement outing is beng sought. Please re-visit the website for further details. Aug 18-26th Heritage Week (Events TBA) Sep 28th Maeve Sikora Antiquities From Co. Sligo in the National Museum Oct 6-7th 2018 Conference Urban Development in 19th Century Sligo                                                                                                                                                                                        Oct 26th Lynda McCormack The Arrangement of Space in the Irish Passage Tomb Tradition: Monuments in the West and East                                                                                                          Nov 30th Cian Harte Sligo World War Soldiers Who Played for Sligo Rovers                                                                                                                Dec 14th Pat O’Brien From Selected to Elected Administration: From Grand Jury to Sligo  County Council     Venue for all lectures :    8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo Campus All are Welcome but €5 Charge for Non-Members
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Ranelagh, County Roscommon
8pm Friday Sep 28th Maeve Sikora Antiquities From Co. Sligo in the National Museum
    Venue for all lectures :    8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo Campus All are Welcome but €5 Charge for Non-Members
In 2011 the National Museum of Ireland published a large volume on burials excavations undertaken by the National Museum over the past 100 years. This lecture will focus on burials of a variety of periods from Sligo and highlight some important findings and results from this publication and put them in the context of some more recent finds as well as some high profile finds from Co. Sligo in the collections of the NMI.
Maeve Sikora was appointed Keeper of Irish Antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland in July 2017, taking responsibility for the Museum’s archaeological collections. Maeve’s interests are in the early medieval and Viking collections and in the archaeology of death and burial in Ireland. She has curated exhibitions including The Treasury: Celtic and Early Christian Ireland, Iconic Treasures, Ceramics and Glass from Ancient Cyprus and The Sea Stallion from Glendalough. Maeve has published on burial archaeology, on Viking-age material and on the early medieval collections. Among her recent publications are a two-volume co-edited work on burial archaeology, Breaking ground, finding graves—reports on the excavations of burials undertaken by the National Museum of Ireland 1927-2006 and The Treasury: A guide to the exhibition. Maeve holds a BA in Archaeology and History and an MA in Archaeology from University College Cork. She joined the Museum in 2001 as a curatorial researcher on the Unpublished Burials Project. Since 2004, as full- time Assistant Keeper in the Irish Antiquities Division, she has engaged in a wide range of curatorial tasks including fieldwork and excavation, lecturing and outreach. She has represented the Irish Antiquities Division in a number of national and international projects and committees.
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