Steeped in Sligo’s Past, Actively Securing Sligo’s Future
Archaeology, History, Natural History and HeritageEstablished 1945
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
2018 Student/Unwaged Subscription to the SFC @ €20 2018 Single Subscription to the SFC @ €302018FamilySubscriptiontotheSFC@€40
Ranelagh, County Roscommon
Venue for all lectures : 8pm Sligo Institute of Technology Education Centre, IT Sligo CampusAll are Welcome but €5 Charge for Non-Members
DRUMCLIFF MONASTIC SETTLEMENTRev. 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..