Steeped in Sligo’s Past,      Actively Securing Sligo’s Future
Archaeology, History, Natural History and Heritage Established 1945
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SFC objectives are to promote interest in the environment, both natural and man-made, through lectures, guided field trips and other methods considered appropriate. The SFC’s general areas of interest are Archaeology, History, Natural History & environmental quality. The SFC annually holds a programme of nine monthly lectures on relevant topics by individuals and national authorities, together with a selection of evening, afternoon and full day field outings. We also organize special events of our main objectives as well as participate in many events arranged by other groups and organizations. 
You can write to with your  membership intentions to Larry Mullin (Hon.Tres.)  Ballinode, Sligo. For More Details :   or Phone 086-0579511
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2018 Student/Unwaged Subscription to the SFC @ €20       2018 Single Subscription to the SFC @ €30 2018 Family Subscription to the SFC @ €40 

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Ranelagh, County Roscommon
    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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 DRUMCLIFF  MONASTIC SETTLEMENT Rev.    Stella    Durand,    author    of    "Drumcliffe Parish,    The    Church    of    Ireland    Parish    in    its    North Sligo   Setting"   (2000)   will   talk   of   the   foundation   of   a monastery   at   Drumcliff   by   St   Colmcille   and   the   rule of   life   that   the   monks   followed,   the   importance   of Drumcliff   in   the   history   of   Sligo   and   indeed   of   the northwest. She   will   speak   of   the   many   abbots   of   the   church of      Drumcliff,   three   of   whom   were   saints,   several other    local    saints,    the    nun,    St.    Mudhnata    and    of mysteries associated with possibly two churches. She   will   talk   about   the   famous   "Battle   of   the   Book", the    controversies    associated    with    it    and    explore reasons for that battle other than the disputed book. A   Minister   of   Religion   at   the   Church   of   Ireland, Rev.    Stella    Durand    studied    philosophy    at    Trinity College    Dublin    and    researched    the    Theology    of Religions   for   her   Ph.D.   at   the   National   University   of Ireland.    Stella    Durand    served    for    many    years    as Rector    of    the    Kiltegan    Group    of    parishes    in    the Diocese   of   Cashel,   Ferns   and   Ossory   where   she   was regarded    with    great    esteem,    appreciation    and    real affection. .
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