Michael Collins’s Sligo Jail Journal, 2nd - 21st April 1918, The Voice of the Big Fellow Despite the many biographies of Michael Collins he remains something of a mystery. Famous for hiding in plain sight as he rushed around Dublin; he eludes us still. Warrior, peacemaker, constitutional innovator, spy master, friend and foe. Loved by the village blacksmith and the poet. Not merely feared but admired by the brightest minds of the Empire. Phelim in his lecture contends that Collins’ Sligo jail journal offers a singular insight into the man we think we know. Phelim Brady was for many years a sociology lecturer. He is now Vice Chair of an NHS Commissioning Board and is a co-investigator with Surrey University.In 2012 he was appointed MBE for services to education.
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 Nov 2nd-3rd 2019 Conference*Early Mediaeval ChristianityOct 25th Dr Críostóir MacCarthaigh Samhain Traditions in Ireland Nov 29th Dr. James Bonsall New Archaeological Research at the Carrowmore Complex, Co. Sligo & Dr. Marion DowdVenue for all lectures : 8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo CampusAll are Welcome but €5 Charge for Non-Members* Full details will be announced throughout the year. Full lecture & event details plus any changes are updated on the SFC website & Facebook.