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Date : 8pm Friday Mar 23rd Lecturer : Anne Chambers Title : From Westport to the West Indies -  The Life of Howe Peter Browne  2nd Marquess of Sligo, 1788-1845  
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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 James O’Neill Tyrone's Rebellion, the War in the West: Curlew Pass & Beyond Jun 13th Martin Timoney Outing : Creevylea Abbey    Jul 11th Tamlyn McHugh Outing : Sligo Gaol 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
From   Ireland,   England,   France,   Austria,   Greece,   Turkey   and   Italy   to   America   and   the West   Indies,   overflowing   with   historic   events,   from   the   French   Revolution   to   the   Great   Irish Famine,   with   a   cast   of   the   famous   and   infamous,   Howe   Peter   Browne,   2nd   Marquess   of   Sligo, lived life to the absolute limits.  Privileged   yet   compassionate,   charismatic   yet   flawed,   Regency   Buck,   Irish   landlord, West    Indian    plantation    owner,    Knight    of    St    Patrick,    Privy    Counsellor,    intrepid    traveller, intimate   of   kings,   emperors   and   despots,   favoured   guest   in   the   fashionable   salons   of   London and   Paris,   patron   of   artists   and   pugilists,   founder   of   the   Irish   Turf   Club,   friend   and   fellow traveller   of   Lord   Byron,   treasure-seeker,   spy,   sailor   and   jailbird,   as   well   as   the   father   of   fifteen children, the astonishing range and diversity of Sligo’s life is breathtaking.                                                                                                  From    a    youth    of    hedonistic    self-indulgence    in    Regency    England    to    a    reforming, responsible,   well-intentioned   legislator   and   landlord,   Sligo   became   enshrined   in   the   history   of Jamaica   as   ‘Emancipator   of   the   Slaves’   and   in   Ireland   as   ‘The   Poor   Man’s   Friend’   during   the most difficult of times.
ANNE CHAMBERS Author of eight biographies, including Granuaile – Grace O’Malley – Ireland’s Pirate Queen, historical novel, a collection of short stories, film and TV screenplays. Anne’s books have been the subject of TV and Radio documentaries for Discovery, The Learning Channel, Travel Channel, ABC Australia, RTE, Lyric FM and BBC and have been translated and published in many countries. Her short film COMING HOME, a drama about breast cancer awareness, was broadcast on RTE. She was short-listed for the Irish Book Awards for her biographies Eleanor Countess of Desmond, 1545-1638 in 1987 and TK Whitaker: Portrait of a Patriot in 2014 and for short stories in the 2004 Hennessey Literary Awards. Her new biography The Great Leviathan – The Life of Howe Peter Browne 2nd Marquess of Sligo (1788-1845) was published in November 2017 She holds a MA in History from the National University of Ireland.