Guided Walking Tour – Sligo Secret Scripture The Sligo Secret Scripture tour is a literary & local history tour based in Sligo town. The tour takes you back to Sligo from the turn of the twentieth century to 1930’s from the viewpoint of one semi-fictional family. The award-winning author and Laureate in Fiction Sebastian Barry, inspired by his family history set his novels in the town. This tour will … Continue reading The Secret Scripture walking tour
I came across this interesting social history case in the DIPPAM Archives recently. DIPPAM which stands for Documenting Ireland: Parliament, People and Migration, is an online virtual archive of documents and sources relating to the history of Ireland, and its migration experience from the 18th to the late 20th centuries. The documents related to an event which occurred in 1879 and an inquiry was called … Continue reading A scandalous event at the Dromore West Workhouse
I took this photo a few weeks ago when I was out for a lunchtime stroll. I really like these quaint little red brick terraced houses on Doris street in Ringsend in Dublin 4. Doris street is located in an area called South Lotts, which was reclaimed marshes along the South of the river Liffey in Dublin. I believe these houses were built-in circa 1905, as I can’t find any … Continue reading Who once lived on this Dublin street ?
Guided Walking Tour – Sligo Secret Scripture The Sligo Secret Scripture Trail is a literary & local history tour based in 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 who … Continue reading Book the Sligo Secret Scripture Walking Tour
We took part in a new walking tour over the summer in County Longford. The St. Mary’s to St. John’s & Beyond walking tour is an historical and literary trail based in the town of Edgeworthstown. The walking tour tells the history of the town and of the Edgeworth family and other famous literary figures connected with the family in County Longford, including the head … Continue reading To Edgeworthstown and Beyond