Trouble at the Fish Market in Sligo
Fish traders at the Fish market

Trouble at the Fish Market in Sligo

In the nineteenth-century, police constables were discouraged from interacting or becoming too friendly with their fellow citizens; least they might be unduly influenced, a professional distance was generally observed.In 1890,…

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Irish Harvesters
Irish Cabin

Irish Harvesters

In nineteenth-century, it was the practice of many poor tenant labourers to go to England and Scotland each year for the purpose of harvest work. They arrived in large groups…

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Christmas in Sligo Gaol
Sligo Gaol

Christmas in Sligo Gaol

In 1919, Bridget O'Mullane, an official Organiser in Cumann na mBan was convicted and sentenced to two months' hard labour for giving a speech encouraging the social ostracism of the…

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Hill of bodies

In April 1964, two young men from Cork were working on the building of a new church in the seaside resort of Enniscrone, Sligo. On their day off, they went…

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Valentine Blake Dillon
Valentine Blake Dillon Source: National Portraits Gallery

Valentine Blake Dillon

Valentine Blake Dillon (1845 – 1904) was an Irish solicitor and politician. Dillon worked as a Land League solicitor and defended Charles Stuart Parnell. In 1880, the Land War had intensified…

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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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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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