Sligo Walking Tours - Melcoo Tours in the News and Media
February 2022 – St Angela’s College social media channels – Graduation from St Angela’s College with a first-class Master in Historical & Heritage Studies.
19 October 2021 – The Sligo Champion – Interview with Micheál Ó Domhnaill for Sligo Walks series.
Published article Autumn 2021
Archaeology Ireland, Volume 35 No. 3 Issue No. 137
Titled: A shipwreck in Sligo: inspiration for the vampire’s landing ?
Archaeology Ireland publishing our piece speculating on the wreck of the Whitby Greyhound as another possible Sligo influence on Bram Stoker
Written by Mel Ní Mhaolanfaidh Sligo Walk Tours & Dr Marion McGarry
3 September 2021 – RTE Drivetime Radio show with Sarah McInerney and Cormac Ó hEadhra
Cormac Ó hEadhra chats to Tour Guide and Local Historian, Mel Ni Mhaolanfaidh, about the history of Sligo.
12 – 17 March 2021 – St Patrick’s Festival
Walking tour video trailer created for the national St Patrick’s Festival (stpatricksfestival.ie), the video was broadcast across Irish national TV platforms on Oireachtas TV and the St Patrick’s Festival website on the 14th March 2021. Currently, available to view on the St Patrick’s Festival website https://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/sligo-walking-tours or watch below.
Promotional trailer for launch of the Sligo Walking Tour in conjunction with the St Patrick's Festival - March 2021 (1 minute)
Watch Sligo Walking Tours St Patrick's Festival video - highlights from the tour (15 minutes)
19 March 2020 – Sligo Weekender newspaper interview entitled “Some striking parallels with 1832 epidemic that hit Sligo“, where I spoke to Journalist Alan Finn about the cholera outbreak and the Coronavirus.
23 October 2019 – RTE News report by Eileen Magnier featuring Mel Ni Mhaolanfaidh a member of the Sligo Stoker Society. I gave Dacre Stoker, the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker, a walking tour of Sligo as part of the Sligo Stoker Society day.
23 October 2019 – Sligo Champion and Sligo Weekender – Coverage of Dacre Stoker’s visit to Sligo.
29th August 2019 – Sligo Weekender newspaper article entitled “How Melissa moved from Secret Scripture walks to Dark Tourism”
22nd August 2019 – Sligo Weekender newspaper article entitled “The epidemic in Sligo behind Bram Stoker’s iconic Dracula’
4th June 2019 – Interview on The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTE Radio 1
Mel Maolanfaidh from Melcoo Tours was interviewed by Ryan Tubridy on the RTE 1 morning radio show. They chatted about Sligo’s Dracula connections and Bram Stoker as Mel is a member of the Sligo Dracula Society. Also, dark tourism, the Secret Scripture book and walking tours.
Photographer and writer Magnumlady took the Sligo Dark Tales tour in May 2019.
Check out her atmospheric photographs and read about her experience here.
10th November 2018 – Canis Major – Clayton Hotel, Sligo
How Sligo Shaped Dracula Conference
Gave a talk on Sligo Dracula connections and Sligo’s dark tales.