Sligo Secret Scripture Walking Tour

The Secret Scripture walking tour

Book a ticket for the guided Secret Scripture walking tour and discover Sligo town at the turn of the 20th century, from the perspective of one Sligo family, follow in their footsteps and see where they lived, worked and played. The Sligo secret scripture trail is a local history and literary tour based around Sligo town. The award-winning author Sebastian Barry set his novels in Sligo town … Continue reading The Secret Scripture walking tour

Book the Sligo Secret Scripture Walking Tour

Guided Walking Tour – Sligo Secret Scripture The Sligo Secret Scripture Trail, is a literary & local history tour based around Sligo town and county.  The tour takes a snapshot of Sligo in the 1920’s and 1930’s from the viewpoint of one semi-fictional family, who lived and worked in the town.  The award winning author Sebastian Barry, set his novels in Sligo town and wrote about his family … Continue reading Book the Sligo Secret Scripture Walking Tour

Sebastian Barry Literary Trail – Café Cairo

Are you a fan of the Secret Scripture?  this café is referenced throughout all three books and provides the backdrop to many scenes from the books.  As a child, Eneas’s mother brings him here for tea as they sheltered from the rain in The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, “usually they would not go into such a place, out of respect for the expense of bought tea..” after visiting the Cathedral. The Café … Continue reading Sebastian Barry Literary Trail – Café Cairo

Literary Trail – Sebastian Barry – 2nd Location

Literary Trail based on the novels – The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, The Secret Scripture and The Temporary Gentleman. Welcome back, the next point of interest on the Sebastian Barry Literary trail is located only a short walk from the main street in Sligo Town.  (You can click here to view the 1st point on the Literary trail.) 2. The Lungey House The second location is only … Continue reading Literary Trail – Sebastian Barry – 2nd Location

Literary Trail – Sebastian Barry – 1st Location

Literary Trail for Sebastian Barry’s trilogy – The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, The Secret Scripture and The Temporary Gentleman This first location in our Sebastian Barry Literary trail is within a short walking distance of the main thoroughfare in Sligo town, called O’Connell Street. 1. John Street – The McNulty family home was set on John Street and the opening line of the book “The Whereabouts of Eneas … Continue reading Literary Trail – Sebastian Barry – 1st Location

Old sligo street

In the footsteps of Eneas McNulty

Are you a fan of Sebastian Barry’s fictional trilogy about the McNulty family, Eneas, Roseanne, Jack and Mai ? Experience Sligo from the characters’ perspective.  Check out the melcoo literary trail to follow in the footsteps of your favourite characters. Over the  next few weeks, we will be posting a walking tour series about the streets and buildings in Sligo that helped inspire the novels.  Sebastian Barry’s novels have become a … Continue reading In the footsteps of Eneas McNulty

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

My favourite author Sebastian Barry

I’m a big fan of the author Sebastian Barry, I’ve read nearly all of his books, although he started out his career as a playwright, in the last few years he has become more well known as an author.  I really like the McNulty family series, he has written about.  Barry has written several books so far based on the semi-fictional McNulty family who lived … Continue reading My favourite author Sebastian Barry