I had a blogger from Spain contact me during the week to say he was staying in Sligo and couldn’t work out how to get into the Famine Graveyard, I met him yesterday and showed him the entrance, he was sad by what he saw. Last year I did a blog about it to say the main gate has been locked and the only way in now is through St. John’s Hospital, You can read that blog post here.
Myself and Joe McGowan from Sligo Heritage have been into the hospital a few times to see if the bins could be moved as they are against the wall made from stones from the workhouse and also blocking the plaque. A year on nothing has changed.
To the person who said this to me: ‘You should count yourself VERY lucky indeed that you have so little to worry you’ – it’s a shame you didn’t bother to find out more about me before you made such a statement. In your world maybe we should just sit back and do nothing.