Friday, 18 March 2016

IT Sligo commemorates 1916

Several events were held in the Institute to mark Proclamation Day on March 15th. The reading of the Proclamation at the entrance to the college started off events which included music, song, and recitals. This was followed by a film installation and drama performances in the afternoon of popular stage melodramas from the time of the Rising by students from Performing Arts, as well as excerpts from the play The Plough and the Stars.
The evening finished with talks by two guest lecturers on the topics on gender representation over the last one hundred years on and off stage and the influence of The Plough and the Stars.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Sligo Through the Decades- official launch

TY students who participated in
 Sligo Through the Decades project
The Yeats Library and and TY students from Sligo are bringing together an exciting series of local events and stories from 1916 – 2016 as part of a local history research project.The research has been compiled into a travelling exhibition which will be  officially launched this Tuesday evening, March 8th, in A0006 at 7pm.

It will be on display at the Institute from March 8th until Easter. The exhibition will then visit each of the participating ‘Sligo Through The Decades‘ schools.

The project was part funded by Sligo County Council, in association with Ireland 2016, the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht and IT Sligo.