Merchants of Sligo – Higgins & Keighron
Knox Street Sligo late nineteenth-century

Merchants of Sligo – Higgins & Keighron

Higgins & Keighron flagon - Source - B. Higgins Irish Antique Bottle Collectors Club Facebook group A whiskey flagon from Higgins & Keighron Ltd, Wholesale Merchants, Sligo. Higgins & Keighron…

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Cabbages – A Halloween custom
Lady Jane Wilde recorded Samhain divination customs.

Cabbages – A Halloween custom

One Halloween night in 1879, several young boys sat huddled together in a field.They had lit a small fire to keep themselves warm from the October chill. Their duty that…

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When the Sequah came to Sligo
Advertisement for Sequah's Oils and prarie Flower

When the Sequah came to Sligo

An advert for Sequah Remedies, the cure all. Source: The Graphic 11 July 1891 In 1891, a quack doctor arrived in Sligo with much fanfare. Sequah products were sold using…

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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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