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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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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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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