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Sliabh Bán - A Historical Journey

Sliabh Bán – A Historical Journey


Covering a large swathe of the eastern part of the county, ‘Sliabh Bán, A Historical Journey’, is a 470-page volume which chronicles the lives and times of generations past who lived on and around the rugged mountain.

This publication is the culmination of twenty years of research and writing by Henry Owens of Lismehy. He has been assisted in recent years by Mike Lennon, now Dublin-based, but who grew up in Corbohill.


Sligo Field Club Journal Vol.1

Sligo Field Club Journal Vol.1


Sligo Field Club was 70 years old in 2015 and to celebrate the occasion it has published the first volume of what it hopes will be an annual journal. There are 15 articles covering a period of 5,000 years.

Topics included:

  • Megalithic tombs of Sligo
  • Early Christian sites and early roads
  • The symbolism of Griffins
  • Folklore on the source of the Moy
  • The Spanish Armada and Sligo business history
  • The Jalandhar Mutiny
  • Barytes mining and aspects of the natural world such as ornithology, butterflies and moths.

Sligo Field Club Journal Vol.6


The sixth instalment of the Sligo Field Club Journal, 2020.

List of contents; Martin Wilson – Presidential, Martin A. Timoney – Editorial.

Don C.F. Cotton – Peat and wood deposits along the seashore of Co. Sligo, Martin A. Timoney – Early Bronze Age Cist Grave, Moylough, 1928, Martin A. Timoney – Imitative Fert Burials, Knocknashammer, Brian Lacey – Cúl Dreimne, Drumcliff and Colum Cille, Jim Higgins – Some County Sligo Rood Lofts, Jim Higgins -Medieval Men in Feathered Suits at Sligo Abbey, Conor MacHale – Ó Dubhda Family of Sligo, Eamonn P. Kelly – Antiquarian Research in Co. Sligo, Eamonn P. Kelly – Battle of Moytura and the Enchanted Forge, John McKeon – Lord Palmerston’s Sligo Town Properties, Peter Henry – Some Sligo-related Armorial Bookplates, John Mullaney – V.E. Day 2020, Conchubhar Ó Crualaoich – Monasterredan: How Looks Can Deceive, Harry Keaney – Field-names ‘Sketch the Land in Language’, Ben Healy – God-out-of-the-Bottle, Rory Callagy – Remembering Des Smith.


Sligo Field Journal Vol.2

Sligo Field Club Journal Vol.2


Contents include:

  • Bunduff Four-poster
  • A Sand Dune or Mound
  • Moytara Stone Axheads
  • A Priest, A Cairn and a Bead
  • A Violent Death in Medieval Sligo
  • The Place Name Bradullen
  • Sligo Salt Industry : 1700-1850
  • Map of Sligo Gas Network in 1861
  • Gulls of Sligo Town
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies of Sligo
  • Yeats International Summer School.
Sligo Field Journal Vol.3

Sligo Field Club Journal Vol.3


Contents include:

  • A Souterrain in a Midden at Culleenamore
  • A Chair for Dubhaltach Mac Fhir Bhisigh
  • The ‘Poets Chairs’ at Skreen
  • Mac Fhirbhisigh Memorial: unveiling
  • Evidence for Surnames in Sligo Placenames
  • Jones Family, Benada Abbey, Co. Sligo
  • German Perceptions of Sligo: 1850s, Col. W.G. Wood-Martin, 1847 – 1917
  • Marine Debris Along the Sligo Coast
  • Death’s-head Hawk-moth in Co. Sligo
  • An Interview with Jack Flynn.
Taughmaconnell A HistoryOut of stock

Taughmaconnell A History


This 2nd edition of the book explores the history and times past of the parish of Taughmaconnell in South Roscommon and comes eighteen years on from the first iteration.

The aim of the book is to provide a window into a way of life, much of which is no longer to be seen. It is the story of struggle, comradeship and an appreciation of community.

Ballintober Old Graveyard

Ballintober Old Graveyard


Richly illustrated, this book is a valuable resource not just for the people of Roscommon, but a template for memorial studies in other counties.

This research began in 2012 with the study of the grave memorials of the late 17th century to the 1860’s in Ballintober Old, Co. Roscommon. The richness of memorial work here is indication of the importance of Ballintober and the O’Conor family. A catalogue of these memorials, including the full inscription, photo and references is given.

Details: 528 A4 pages, 1,331 colour images, hardback only.

Mary B. Timoney, originally from Waterford and living in south Sligo, has been researching graveyard memorials since 1984. She received an M. A. from UCC in 2001 for her study of ‘The Decorated Box Tombs of the Skreen School, Co. Sligo, c. 1780 – 1850’. In 2005 she published ‘Had Me Made, A Study of the Grave Memorials of Co. Sligo fro c. 1650 to the Present’. She has lectured and published on grave memorials in Co.s Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon and Sligo as well as on the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead, Ireland, and on the care of graveyards.