Jail Break Sligo Gaol 19 April 2018
Jail Break Sligo Gaol 19 April 2018

Address: IT Sligo

Email: sligojailbreak@gmail.com

URL: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/200-years-of-sligo-gaol-tickets-43653094581

Starts: 19-04-2018

Ends: 19-04-2018


Celebrating 200 years of Sligo Gaol and marking the 100 years since the incarceration of the iconic Republican, Michael Collins.

Sligo County Council have marked 2018 as the "Year of Sligo Gaol".

Learn more about the history of the former inmates, including Michael Collins, who was held there from 2nd to 22nd of April 1918.

Join us for a talk and hear from some of the experts on Sligo Gaol and it's facinating history on the 19th of April, Aurivo auditorium, IT Sligo.



Aurivo Auditorium IT Sligo 12pm - 1pm

Title : The Past , The Present and The Future of the Sligo Gaol

1st Speaker - The Past

12.00 - 12.15

Michael Farry, historian and poet will give a presentation on the prisoners recorded at the Sligo Gaol in the 1911 Census.

2nd Speaker - The Present

12.15- 12.30

Tamlyn McHugh Friends of Sligo Gaol , will explain the layout and significance of the jail buildings , also referring to work done to date by FOSG with the aim of restoring Sligo Gaol. 

3rd Speaker - The Future

12.30 - 12.45

Siobhan Ryan Heritage Office will give a talk regarding "2018 a Year of the Sligo Gaol" and Sligo Co Co future plans , possibilities and opportunities for Sligo Gaol.

12.45 - 1.00

Panel discussion

After presentations there will be an opportunity to engage in panel discussion with guest speakers.