StoryTracks

A brand new app has launched today called StoryTracks. I really love this idea, it's an audio-guide where local people bring their own stories to life and although it's based in Sligo it covers the whole of Ireland. StoryTrack allows users to explore stories on the move as well as create their own StoryTracks as... Continue Reading →

Markree Castle

Markree Castle in Collooney, Co. Sligo is a place that is very dear to my heart. I was involved in the Sligo Leader Hidden History project in 2013 where I spent a great deal of time meandering around the grounds and researching the history of the castle. The Corscadden family purchased Markree Castle in 2015... Continue Reading →

The Dublin Riviera

Jono and I are both fans of trains so when we found out a steam train was running from Dublin to Wicklow we jumped at the chance to go on it. What a fantastic day it was. We got to travel from Dublin Connolly to Greystones on the K2 Class 2-6-0 No 461. The sun shone and... Continue Reading →

Spirit of the Rising

Calry Drama are delighted to present a special dramatic production “Spirit of the Rising” for the centenary celebration of 1916. It will be held in the Arts Space in Hazelwood Estate, on Wednesday 23rd March at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are strictly limited for this one-night-only production. The story highlights the struggle for Irish freedom, encapsulating... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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