Yes it’s still raining. There doesn’t seem to be much of let up. I read on Facebook that Mid West Radio are holding a mass on Wednesday to pray for an improvement in the weather (I’m saying nothing):
Isn’t it amazing what you see in Sligo? Today I was walking along by the river and saw this wonderful garment!! I’m bemused as to who would wear these but whatever floats your boat. I posted this on Facebook and got a lot of comments including one friend telling me I could make a top out of them!
I had a visit to Markree Castle for their tour today. They run these tours on a regular basis and it was very interesting to find out more about the history of the castle and it’s owners.
The ceiling is also something special. In fact the whole building is. Francis Johnston was the architect who designed Markree Castle. He also designed the General Post Office in O’Connell Street in Dublin and Charleville Castle, Offaly amongst others.
A lot of the research I was doing today was for the Hidden Histories project I am volunteering in. I can tell you though that the hymn ‘All things bright and beautiful’ was written by Cecil Alexander when she stayed at Markree.
I can also tell you that Johnny Cash stayed in the castle and had a Halloween party there.
There’s also a least one ghost, who you might bump into in the lady’s toilet (which used to be the butler’s pantry). She’s thought to be a servant and several people have seen her.
If you want to know anymore you’ll have to buy the Hidden Histories book when it comes out
The students of the Diploma in Creative Textiles in St Angela’s College are having an exhibition of their Textile Art in the Cat and the Moon in 4 Castle Street, Sligo. This exploration in Textiles and Fine Art runs from the 17th May to the 27th May. The exhibition will be offically opened by Mary McAuliffe (Programme Director for the Creative State’s 4 CNW Programme). You can find out more on their Facebook page.
I had the pleasure of photography these gorgeous kittens during the week. They are up for adoption from Sligo Animal Rescue and will be ready in three weeks. If you can give them a home please contact the rescue.
This above really made me laugh. It’s between Coolaney and Collooney. The road is narrow enough as it is and the powers that be decided to make it even narrower by putting this island in it. Someone has made it known exactly what they think about this ‘improvement’ with their handmade signs.