Ballymote Heritage Events

Friday 2nd August 8.30 P.M. Official Opening And Lecture “Irish Legal History at the turn of the century with a focus on County Sligo”, Speaker: Judge Keenan Johnson

Lecture: Irish Legal History at the turn of the century with a focus on County Sligo. Speaker: Judge Keenan Johnson [...]

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Saturday 3rd August 8.30 P.M. Lecture “Sligo’s archaeology history and folklore as revealed through caves”, Speaker: Dr. Marion Dowd

Speaker: Dr. Marion Dowd, Lecturer in prehistoric Archaeology in School of Science, Sligo IT. Lectures at The Teagasc Centre: €10. [...]

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Sunday 4th August 11.30 A.M. Fr Anton McDonagh Chalice will be present at 11.30 Mass

The Fr. Anton McDonagh chalice is the only memorial left today, whose association with the Franciscan Friary at Ballymote is [...]

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Sunday 4th August 2.00 P.M. Outing: Walking Tour of Ballymote

Guides: Neal Farry, Derek Davey and Dermot Henry. Starts at Emlaghfad old Church and finishes at Coach House Hotel at [...]

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Sunday 4th August 8.30 P.M. Lecture “The Illumination of the Book of Ballymote”, Speaker: Dr. Karen Ralph

Speaker: Dr. Karen Ralph – New York University, Paris. Lectures at The Teagasc Centre: €10. Further Information: 086 3542905

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Monday 5th August 9.00 A.M. Outing: Birr Castle

Guided tour of the Castle and Self guided tour of the Gardens and Science Centre. Lunch in Courtyard Cafe on [...]

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Monday 5th August 8.30 P.M. Lecture “Sligo 1919 with a particular focus on South Sligo”, Speaker: Dr. Michael Farry

Speaker: Dr. Michael Farry, Writer, Historian Lectures at The Teagasc Centre: €10. Further Information: 086 3542905

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Friday 3rd August 8.30 p.m. Official Opening and Lecture

Professor Mary E. Daly, Professor Emerita UCD. President Royal Irish Academy 2014 -2017 Lecture: “Female Suffrage and the Irish Revolution, [...]

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Saturday 4th August 9am – Outing: North Sligo/ Donegal

Spanish Armada Interpretive Centre and Streedagh beach in Grange. Guide: Eddie O Gorman, Chairman of the Grange Armada Development Association. [...]

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Saturday 4th August 8.30 p.m. Lecture: “A Sacred Island before Christianity”

Speaker: Alf Monaghan. Alf has worked on Economic Development in the Near East. His years there triggered a deep interest [...]

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Sunday 5th August 1.30 p.m. Outing: South Sligo

Crucifixion Plaque at St. Atracta’s Holy Well at Clogher and replica Early Christian decorated slabs at Carrowntemple Early Monastery. Guide: [...]

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Sunday 5th August 8.30 p.m. Lecture: “The Clergy and the First Crusade”.

Speaker: Malcolm Billings, former Presenter of BBC Radio 4 current affairs programmes and Presenter/Producer of archaeological programmes on BBC World [...]

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Monday 6th August 9 a.m. Outing: Roscommon

Ballintober Castle, Roscommon – medieval castle, former seat of the O’Connor Don family. Guide: Pyers O’Connor Nash Ballintober Old Graveyard. [...]

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Monday 6th August 8:30 p.m. Lecture: “The last Lord Coloony (Collooney) aka Sir Charles Coote, Earl of Bellamont (1738-1800).”

Speaker: John Coleman M. Litt. who is currently working on a biography of the Earl of Bellamont. Lectures at The [...]

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