18th century contract killers
18th century highway robbery

18th century contract killers

From the archives of 1728 comes the dark tale of Captain Parks of Sligo, who is described as a Gentleman of considerable Estate in the neighbourhood, who was condemned to…

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Melancholy Shipwreck
Shipwreck off a rocky coast by Abraham Hulk Senior (1846)

Melancholy Shipwreck

The Tory vessel on its return to Sligo from Liverpool in January 1856, struck rocks and sank with the loss of five lives. The owners of the vessel, both inhabitants…

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John Walsh and Edenhill House in Sligo
John Walsh's Royal Mail and Day Car service on Corcoran's Mall, Sligo.

John Walsh and Edenhill House in Sligo

Charles Bianconi revolutionised public transport in Ireland with the use of horses and carriages. He established a network of routes, which covered most of the country. John Walsh was apprenticed to…

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Jack Butler Yeats
The Riverside (Long Ago) - painted in 1922 and set twenty years before in the Edwardian era © estate of Jack B. Yeats. Painting photo credit: Ulster Museum

Jack Butler Yeats

The artist Jack Butler Yeats was born in London in 1871. Yeats was the youngest child of the painter John Yeats and brother of the poet W. B. Yeats.As a…

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