A quick note to say a big thank you to all who attended the heritage week, Sligo secret scripture walking tours. We got a nice crowd each day and the weather stayed dry on both days with the sun making an appearance on Sunday which always helps.
If you missed the tours and would like an opportunity to attend, the tour is now available for group bookings.
Book a guided Secret Scripture walking tour and discover Sligo town at the turn of the 20th century, from the perspective of one Sligo family, follow in their footsteps and see where they lived, worked and played. The Sligo secret scripture trail, is a local history and literary tour based around Sligo town. The award winning author Sebastian Barry, set his novels in Sligo town and wrote about his family who resided in Sligo at the time. This tour will take you through the streets of Sligo where the characters walked, combining the books and social history of Sligo.
Please phone or email to arrange a booking.
Organiser: Melcoo Tours
Self-guided App Tours
You can also download an app I have created for the Secret Scripture tour. The walking tour app is available on iOS and Android
Go to the Apple or Play store and search for Guidigo, download this free app, then search for Sligo Secret Scripture trail and sign in with a gmail, facebook or email account.
The app, guides you around several locations, the majority of which, can be reached on foot, the locations further out from the town, have been placed towards the end of the tour. We have suggested an order to explore the places but feel free to take the tour at your own pace, in whatever order suits you best. The map suggests a route of numbered stops but where you start and stop is entirely up to you. Instructions and directions are provided and you can check the map at any time, during the tour.
The tour is based around the books of author Sebastian Barry who set his novels, The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, The Secret Scripture (movie due to be released before Christmas) and The Temporary Gentleman in Sligo.
Here is link to all the youtube videos, which the Sligo photographer, Tadgh Kilgannon took one hundred years ago in his studio in Sligo. The old glass negatives were found by Roly Sleator at the Sligo marshes and later scanned by Alex Foley and transferred into videos for everyone to view and enjoy. Here is a link to the background story.
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