The Way We Were
A special evening celebrating Sligo history. This evening will feature keynote speaker, author and retired librarian, John McTernan; local historian Simone Hickey and Sligo Harbour Master, John Carton, all of whom will share their tales of bygone days. There will also be an opportunity to talk about tracing your family history with County Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Society who will be in attendance from 6.30pm.
Retired Sligo County librarian John Mc Ternan has devoted much of his time over the past two decades to researching and writing on various aspects of the history of County Sligo. In 2002 the National University of Ireland conferred on him an honorary degree of M.A. in recognition of his contribution to the building of a comprehensive local history collection in Sligo County library and to honour the quantity and value of his many publications.
“It is not an exaggeration to say that no one has a right to speak with authority on Sligo, without first consulting those works.” - Mr Eugene Toolan, Head of Education Department and Board Director. St Angela’s College, Sligo.
Local historian Simone Hickey will speak about the lives of the residents of Forthill circa 1917 and the impact of the Great War upon this area. Sligo Port Harbour Master, John Carton will share some tales illustrating the vital role played by the port in the growth of the town.
County Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Centre will be represented by manager Adrian Regan. Providing a comprehensive genealogical service to people from all over the world wishing to trace their county Sligo roots, the centre is part of a national network of genealogical centres in Ireland and is a member of the Irish Family History Foundation.
Image courtesy National Library of Ireland