Steeped in Sligo’s Past,      Actively Securing Sligo’s Future
    2017 Programme of Lectures Venue for all lectures :    8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo Campus Jan 27 Dr Noel Kissane   St Brigid : Life, Legend, Cult Feb 24 Seosamh O'Cuaig  From the shores of Connemara to the Prairies of Minnesota Mar 31 Dr Wes Forsythe The Archaeology of Salt Production in Ireland         Apr 28 Claire Foley Archaeological Survey of County Fermanagh May 17 Sam Moore Outing : Highwood Ramble                            May 26 Dr Laurence Geary Sir William Wilde (1815-1876): A Nineteenth-Century Irish Polymath Jun 17 Sean McLoughlin Outing : Cavan Burren Jul 5 Martin Wilson Outing : Streamstown, Ballysodare Walk                           Sep 29 Coilin O'Drisceoil The Black Pigs Dyke                    Oct 27 Nicola Gordon Bowe A Host of Shining Saints: the Stained Glass Revival in Ireland's Celtic Revival 1900-1930 Oct 7th – 8th SFC Conference The Rise and Fall of Landed Estates in the Northwest Nov 24  Shane Delaney The Roscommon Burials         Dec 15 Wendy Lyons Markree Castle Observatory
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Date : 8pm Friday Oct 27th  Lecturer : Nicola Gordon Bowe Title : A Host of Shining Saints: the                               Stained Glass Revival in Ireland's                               Celtic Revival 1900-1930
A Host of Shining Saints: the Stained Glass Revival as part of Ireland's Celtic Revival c. 1900 – 1930 One of the most successful ventures of the later manifestation of the Celtic Revival in Ireland was the establishment in 1903 of An Túr Gloine (the Tower of Glass) stained glass workshop in Dublin by the painter Sarah Purser and Co. Galway patron and writer Edward Martyn.  The small group of artist/craftsmen she assembled with the advice of W.B. Yeats and leading nationalist advisers under the tutelage of the teacher sent over from the studio of Christopher Whall, father of the English Arts & Crafts stained glass movement, included Michael Healy, Wilhelmina Geddes, Ethel Rhind, Catherine O'Brien and in its final years, Evie Hone.  This richly illustrated lecture will contextualize their achievement and that of Harry Clarke, the other major artistic
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8pm Friday Oct 27th Nicola Gordon Bowe A Host of Shining Saints: the Stained Glass Revival in Ireland's Celtic Revival 1900-1930
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8pm Friday 27th Oct