Cockran’s Mall Sligo in the 19th Century

Originally posted on Melcoo Tours:
Art murals by the talented late Sligo artist Bernard McDonagh on the walls of the back bar in the Embassy/The Belfry on Kennedy Parade, Sligo. McDonagh was influenced by the local history of the street, recreating scenes of Linenhall Street in the late 18 century and early 19th century.     In the late 18th century, the street was known… Continue reading Cockran’s Mall Sligo in the 19th Century

Sligo 1916 Rising Art Mural

1916 Easter Rising Art Mural

Over Christmas, I got to view the new art mural in Sligo, which is commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising, with portraits of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, the GPO and Benbulben mountain depicted.  It was painted by the Artist Nik Purdy, who also painted the nearby William B. Yeats and Maud Gonne murals.  It is situated in Sligo town on the Joe Banks road (inner … Continue reading 1916 Easter Rising Art Mural