As part of their Decade of Centenaries programme, Sligo Libraries have created a series of short online lectures. These recorded discussions will feature historical events of Sligo significance commemorated during the Decade of Centenaries.

These talks are illuminating events, people and places from a century ago. The materials accompanying these talks are from the local studies library, and also from the contributor’s collections.

Dr. Michael Farry’s lecture is on the Chaffpool Ambush which took place on 30th September 1920.

Dr Padraig Deignan’s lecture is on Linda Kearns, her life and times.

Local Historian and author Joe McGowan will lecture on the Moneygold Ambush which took place on the 25th October 1920.

Michèle Cashman, Librarian at the Local Studies Section of Sligo County Library, will deliver a talk on behalf of Dr. Rev. Peter C. Humphries on The History of the Sligo Congregational Church (1780-1939). This talk will coincide with a forthcoming publication by Sligo Library of a pamphlet written by Rev. Dr Peter C. Humphries on the SCC.

Simone Hickey will give a lecture on the Sligo Connection to WWI and of some of those soldiers from Sligo who died in the conflict with input from Michael Kirby. Tommy Higgins will also be on hand to provide information on Lest Sligo Forgets, the campaign to commemorate those from Sligo who died in WWI.

On behalf of Donal Tinney and Sligo Libraries I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our contributors, who took part in the Online Lecture Series under rather challenging circumstances.

Wednesday 9th December from 8pm: Dr.Padraig Deignan – Linda Kearns, her life and times Joe McGowan Local Historian  – The Moneygold Ambush. Sligo County Library Youtube and Facebook Page

Wednesday 16th – December from 8pm, Dr. Michael Farry – The Chaffpool Ambush / Michèle Cashman on behalf of Dr. Peter C. Humphries – The Sligo Congregational Church 1780-1939 Sligo County Library Youtube and Facebook Page

Wednesday 23rd December from 8pm: Lest Sligo Forgets with Simone Hickey, Tommy Higgins and Michael Kirby Sligo County Library Youtube and Facebook Page