Michael Farry will be speaking at the Letters of 1916 SFI Community Engagement event in Sligo

We are delighted to announce Michael Farry as a speaker at the Letters of 1916 SFI Community Engagement event on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at Hawk’s Well Theatre in Sligo.

Michael Farry
Michael Farry

Michael Farry, a retired primary teacher, is a native of Coolaney, Co. Sligo. He obtained a PhD in Trinity College, Dublin 1999 for his thesis on the civil war in Co. Sligo. This was published by UCD Press in 2000 as “The Aftermath of Revolution – Sligo 1921-23”. Previously he had published “Killoran and Coolaney – A Local History” (1985) and “A Chronicle of Conflict: Sligo 1914-1921” (1992).

In 2012 his book, “Sligo 1912-1923 The Irish Revolution”, was published by Four Courts Press, Dublin as the first volume in The Irish Revolution, 1912-23 series (Mary Ann Lyons & Daithí Ó Corráin, series editors).

He also writes poetry which has been widely published and his collection “Asking for Directions” was published by Doghouse Books, Tralee in 2012.

For more information about Michael Farry visit: www.michaelfarry.com

This event is an opportunity for the Letters of 1916 to conduct a collection event in Sligo to digitise any letters that the public will bring along. We are interested in letters written between 1 November 1915 and 31 October 1916, and any accompanying photographs of the correspondents. In addition, we will be providing advice on the storage and care of your century-old documents.
Between 7-8pm there will be talks by the Letters of 1916 team and a guest speaker, Michael Farry, about the letters from County Sligo and their context giving a new insight into everyday life in the area 100 years ago. We will also read excerpts from letters and engage in a conversation with the public. This will continue at the reception from 8pm.


Free event. Drop in any time from 6pm-9pm.

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

6-7pm | Collection event

7-8pm | Talks

8-9pm | Reception


SFI_logo_2016__master_colour_BoarderThe outreach event was made possible through a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) grant.

This funding allows the Letters of 1916 project to extend its outreach with five Community Engagement Events in 2016 (Spring: Donegal, Kerry; Autumn: Sligo, Clare & Louth).



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