SFC 2018 Lectures & Events Programme Venue for all lectures : 8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo CampusJan 26th Aidan O'HaraThe Remarkable ColumsFeb 9th AGMFeb 23rd Michael FarrySligo 1918: The Young People Have Triumphed Over Their EldersMar 23rd Anne ChambersFrom Westport to the West Indies - The Life of Howe Peter Browne 2nd Marquess of Sligo, 1788-1845 Apr 27th Fiona GallagherWilliam Bourke Cockran May 25th Daniel CurleyRathcroghan – 5,500 Years of Continuity on the Limestone Plateau of mid-Co. RoscommonJun 13th Martin TimoneyOuting : Creevylea Abbey Jul 11th Tamlyn McHughOuting : Sligo Gaol -Unfortunately CANCELLED due to circumstances beyond our control. Areplacement 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 MuseumOct 6-7th 2018 ConferenceUrban Development in 19th Century Sligo Oct 26th Lynda McCormackThe Arrangement of Space in the Irish Passage Tomb Tradition: Monuments in the West and East Nov 30th Cian HarteSligo World War Soldiers Who Played for Sligo RoversDec 14th Pat O’BrienFrom Selected to Elected Administration: From Grand Jury to Sligo County Council Venue for all lectures : 8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo CampusAll 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 CampusAll 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.