Ballymote Heritage Weekend 3 - 6 August 2001
In Pastoral Center, Ballymote, Co. Sligo.
Friday 3rd August
8.30 pm. Official Opening
by Liam Healy, Deputy Chairman, Independent News and Media.
Lecture: John Synge and Irish Nationalism. Dr. Bruce Arnold, Author and Journalist.
Saturday 4th August
11.30 am: Outing: Tour of Manorhamilton area to include Hamilton's Castle, Market House, Fever Hospital, Famine Graveyard, Sean Mac Diarmada's Home, etc. Guide: Prin Duignan, M.A.
8.30 pm: Lecture:Dating the Past - Tree Rings, Carbon 14 and Ice Cores. John Dayton, B.Sc, PhD, Baron of Corran.
Sunday 5th August
2.00 pm. Outing: Art, Design, and Family History - some places of Cultural Interest in the environs of Ballymote. Guide: John Maiben Gilmartin, MA, DIT School of Art, Design and Printing.
8.30 pm. Lecture:From Sligo to Valparaiso. John Maiben Gilmartin MA.
Monday 6th August
9.30 am: Outing: Belvedere House and Gardens, Mullingar; Multyfarnham Franciscan Friary.
8.30 pm: Lecture: Jane Austen's Irish Friend. Jeffry Lefroy, Carrickglass Manor
Ballymote Heritage Group was founded in May 1984. Monthly meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month. As a highlight of the year's activities a Heritage Weekend has been organised on each August Bank Holiday since 1990. This has brought the Group's work to a much wider audience.
An annual publication, The CORRAN HERALD has been produced and published by the Group since 1985.
Most Rev Dr. T. Flynn, Bishop of Achonry
John Dayton, Barron of Corran.
President: Gerry Cassidy
Vice-President: Matilda Casey
Chairperson: Eileen Tighe
Vice-Chairperson: Yvonne Perceval
Secretary: Betty Conlon
Treasurers: Des Black & Mary Martin
PRO & Editor of Corran Herald: James Flanagan.
Members: Maureen Egan, Ann Harrison, Carmel Rogers, Jack Martin, Esther Cassidy, Anne Flanagan, Mary O'Donnell, Stan Casey, Paddy Horan, Nuala Rogers, Noreen Friel, Nellie Jordan, John Conlon, John & Marie Perry, Mary Black, Brenda Friel, Molly Howard, Maisie Mc Govern, Cathleen Coleman.