I have a chapter on the Sligo experience of the Irish Revolution in Cork University Press's just published Atlas of the Irish Revolution edited by John Crowley, Donal O Drisceoil and Mike Murphy.
"Written by the leading historians, geographers and literary scholars of the Irish revolutionary period, this work, with its authoritative texts, superb photographs, informative maps and its reproduction of key documents, promises to be the outstanding publication of the ‘decade of commemorations'."
To see some sample pages from the publication go to this page.
Irish Times review by Diarmaid Ferriter.
Michael Farry researched the history of his native parish of Killoran, Co. Sligo and published “Killoran and Coolaney – A Local History” in 1985. This book is out of print but a pdf is available on this site. Follow the link on the drop down menu under History to the left.
He researched the history of the War of Independence in Co. Sligo and published “A Chronicle of Conflict: Sligo 1914-
He researched the civil war in Co. Sligo as a doctoral thesis in Trinity College, Dublin 1995-
His book, "Sligo 1912-
Two articles by Michael Farry based on poems about the war published in Sligo newspapers in 1915 have appeared in local history journals: “Old Erin’s sons are fighting now On Belgium’s gory plain” in The Corran Herald 48, 2015/2016, and War Poems in Sligo Newspapers 1915, in The Spark, North-
Michael Farry has an article in the 2014 issue of The Corran Herald. The article deals with the meeting, and subsequent short correspondence, of two south Sligo men and the Irish-
The Corran Herald is published annually by Ballymote Heritage Group and should be available from the group and in Sligo bookshops.
This article is also included in the first issue of
The 2013 issue of the The Corran Herald can now be read online and has an article by Michael Farry on another interesting south Sligo meeting, between an IRA commandant, Michael Marren, and the O/C of British troops in Sligo, Major E.S.C. Grune, which occurred in May 1921.
"Sligo Jail 1912-
"War Poets and War Poetry" in the Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo on 11 November 2014.
"The Transition from the Irish Parliamentary Party to Sinn Féin" at the Sligo Field Club conference "Sligo in Transition 1914-
United Left, Sligo, March: "The Irish Revolution and the Labour Movement in Sligo 1912-
Coolaney Community Centre, May. On the occasion of the reopening of the refurbished Centre. "A History of Coolaney in 15 Objects". Link to a digital copy of the illustrated handout
Yeats Society Sligo, October "Sligo 1913".
Sligo Field Club, February. "From Parliamentary Party to Sinn Féin-
Ballymote Heritage Weekend, August. "Lawlessness Prevails Everywhere -
Séan MacDiarmada Summer School. "Challenging Authorities in County Sligo 1914-