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A fascinating evening about the historical gem that is Sligo Gaol

Sept 2015

On this special evening we discovered stories of past lives which varied from heart-breaking to audacious. Historian Michael Farry and a team of expert speakers discussed public executions, pillorying and transportation and the jail escape that made headlines across the world. Attended by Friends of Sligo Gaol, Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Centre, original items from Sligo Gaol were exhibited in the Hawk's Well foyer during this event.

Guest speaker, Michael Farry is a native of County Sligo. He is retired primary teacher living in County Meath. He previously published 'Killoran and Coolaney: A Local History' (1985), 'Sligo 1914-1921: A Chronicle of Conflict' (1992) and 'The Afternmath of Revolution:Sligo 1921-23' (2000), the latter based on his Trinity College Dublin doctoral thesis. The evening finished up with a questions and answers session with the panel chaired by Sligo’s Columb McBride.

This event was kindly supported by Sligo County Council Community & Voluntary Sector Scheme.