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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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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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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