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Women of the Rising: Journeys and Learnings

As it's International Women's Day it seems fitting to give a mention to Bus Éireann's 1916 commemorative campaign. Sligo's Countess Markievicz will feature in the North West. Bus Éireann and the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) have launched a collaborative campaign to commemorate leading female participants in the 1916 Rising. The campaign features a specially wrapped… Continue reading Women of the Rising: Journeys and Learnings

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Sligo Gaol in 1916

Yesterday the Friends of Sligo Gaol organised a seminar about Sligo Gaol and the life of Sligo women in 1916. I am fascinated by Sligo Gaol so I jumped at the chance to get back inside to have another look. I went along in 2013 and took a wealth of photos, sadly the hard drive they… Continue reading Sligo Gaol in 1916

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Sligo Stories

The Hawk's Well Sligo Stories project has had a really enthusiastic response from the public to their call out for cuairteoiri - volunteers who will interview and record those who have stories to tell about Sligo in the early 1900s. The training event in October was a lively and informative afternoon with their visiting guest speaker, Carmel O'Dea… Continue reading Sligo Stories