Cholera and the Cure

The cholera epidemic remembered one hundred years after the event, as written by a schoolboy James Reynolds from Knockminna National School near Ballymote in Sligo from the Duchas school folklore…

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Lady Anne Trail
Hazelwood House circa 1890s - Lawrence Collection - NLI.ie

Lady Anne Trail

The Lady Anne Walk that originally connected Hazelwood House with Ardaghowen has received funding for the trail to be extended and renovated. The historic nature walk was built for Lady…

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Sligo Dark Tales – The perils of travelling alone in the 18th-Century
Hawks Rock, Coolaney, Sligo

Sligo Dark Tales – The perils of travelling alone in the 18th-Century

Shepherd-boy by Thomas Barker (1769-1847) From the newspaper archives comes the late eighteenth-century story of two young boys herding cattle on Doomore mountain near Coolaney, County Sligo.Booleying farming was an agriculture…

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