I had a lovely morning at Green Fort as part of the Open Doors series of tours of ‘hidden’ Sligo. It’s a wonderful place with stunning views..very much hidden as I hadn’t heard about it before.
There was a great turn out for the talk and tour. Fiona Gallagher who wrote ‘The Streets of Sligo’ gave a talk first about Sligo as a garrison town. It was really interesting and it was amazing to think there were so many soldiers based in Sligo and that what is now the Velvet Rooms was once a horse barracks!
After the talk we walked up The Greenfort. The people of Forthill have a history page so you can read more about it here and also see a video. Sam Moore, an archeologist, was telling us all about the fort.
Thanks to all involved for organising such a great event. The rest of my photos are here.