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Ballymote Heritage Events 2014 – Celebrating 30 Years (1984-2014)

Founded on 30 May 1984, Ballymote Heritage Group celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2014.   Over that period it had met without fail each month and has continued to devote itself to its stated aim of raising awareness of all matters of Heritage.

Highlights of its activities include the Ballymote Heritage Weekend which this year celebrates its 25th year having taken place each year since 1990 at the August Bank Holiday and its publication of The Corran Herald each year since 1985. 

Thursday 31 July 2014

Classic film  – The Sound of Music

Admission: €6.00 Adults. €3 Children. Tickets from Tighe’s shop, Ballymote
Showing: 7:30pm
Venue:  The Art Deco Theatre & Cinema Ballymote

Friday 1 August 2014

Official Opening by Mary Kenny, Author  and Journalist.

Lecture: Poets and Priests of Ireland inn World War 1

Time: 8.30pm

Cost: €10

Venue: Teagasc Centre, Ballymote

(Take the Tubbercurry road out of Ballymote, cross the railway bridge and the Teagasc Centre is on the right hand side)


Saturday 2 August 2014

Outing To Derek Hill House and Glebe Gallery, Churchill, Co Donegal and Raphoe Heritage town.

Guide: Martin Timoney, BA FRSAI MIAI Research Archaeologist and Author.

Meeting point :Car Park at Catholic Church, Ballymote

Time: 9.00am


 Saturday 2 August 2014

Lecture: The Fadden More Psalter by John Gillis, Senior Book and Manuscript Conservator, Trinity College, Dublin.

Time: 8.30pm

Venue: Teagasc Centre, Ballymote (see above re location)

Cost: €10

Sunday 3 August 2014

Afternoon tea at Templehouse, Ballymote with Classical and Baroque Music.

Time : 3 pm

Cost: €12.50 (Accompanied children free)

Note: Tickets must be purchased in advance from Aidan Tighe’s shop, Ballymote, Remaining tickets available on the opening night.

Sunday 3 August 2014

Lecture: Sligo’s Hidden Bridges by Gary Salter, Conservation Engineer, Senior Executive Engineer, Sligo County Council.

Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Teagasc Centre, Ballymote ( see above re location)
Cost: €10


Monday 4 August 2014

Outing To Westport – guided walking tour of the historic town and guided tour of Westport House.

Meeting point: Car Park at Catholic Church, Ballymote

Time : 9.00am

Monday 4 August 2014

Lecture: Family Names in the Place-names of Sligo by Dr Conchubhar O Crualaoich

Time: 8.30pm

Venue: Teagasc Centre, Ballymote (  see above re location)

Cost: €10