The 22nd annual Ballymote Heritage Weekend takes place next weekend, Friday 29 July to Monday 1st August, in the Coach House Hotel, Ballymote, Co Sligo.
Friday 29 July:
8.30 Official Opening by Peta Taaffe.
Lecture: A Family called Taaffe - Peta Taaffe
Saturday 30 July:
9.00 am: Outing to Foxford Woolen Mills and Turlough Park Museum.
8.30 pm: Lecture: Woolworths and the Irish Main Street - Barbara Walsh
Sunday 31 July:
2.00 pm: Outing to Glenview folk Museum, Ballinamore.
8.30 pm: Lecture: Eva Gore Booth, Champion of the worker - Cllr Ruth Illingworth
Monday 1 August:
9.00 am: Outing to Rosserk Abbey, Downpatrick Head, Céide Fields.
8.30 pm: Lecture: Lawlessness prevails everywhere - South Sligo 1918-1821 - Michael Farry
Should be a great weekend. I hope to make the Eva Gore Booth lecture on the Sunday. My own talk is nearly finished (I hope), plenty of slides in my presentation with some great pictures of south Sligo taken by members of the Bedfordshire Regiment in 1920/21. Hope to make the words as interesting!