Sligo County Museum and Niland Gallery

Sligo County Museum and Niland Gallery

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David D
1,018 contributions
Jun 2022
The museum is quite small, only comprising a few rooms. The collection is all things related to Sligo. Due to the space constraints many of the exhibits are right beside each other and not grouped by period. However, the staff make this museum, and if you ask the curators questions they will give in-depth and fascinating stories about the artefacts and the area. It is well worth a visit.
Written 28 June 2022
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Runninglaura
Dundee, UK200 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Small but fascinating museum next to the library in Sligo. For those interested in WB Yeats this Museum would be a must. I’d never heard of Constance Markievicz, but I will not forget her now. Born into the wealth and privilege of the Gore-Booth family who had land around Sligo and in Britain, Constance studied art in London and Paris. She married a Polish aristocrat, and took up the cause of Ireland. She was the first woman every to be elected to Parliament in Britain 1919. Her politics would see her arrested, incarcerated and possibly tortured: she lost all her teeth in prison. I am moved by the account of her life, and her efforts to make the lives of her Irish countrymen better. A woman, way ahead of her time, and her social group. Thank you Sligo Museum, a great learning experience.
Written 22 September 2018
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507adventurelover
Port Washington, Wisconsin227 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
Trips can be mentally fatiguing, but I chose to go in to the County Museum since I still had time before my bus departed. Not much to see some would say, but I am so glad that I stopped. I saw preserved bog butter and some of the most interesting ancient keys I have ever seen. I wasn't any more tired after my visit than before, but I was surely more excited with my special finds!
Written 4 August 2018
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Seafishtown
Belfast, UK46 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
The focus of the museum is narrow, but Constance Gore-Booth and William Butler Yeats are worthy subjects and the prison garment worn (and possibly made) by Constance was delightful.

This merits a short visit, purely due to its small scale, but it added to a wonderful visit to Sligo.
Written 12 July 2017
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Currachs
South Portland, ME17 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
Beautiful space filled with an interesting collectIon of pieces. Jack Yeats, artist brother of W.B.yeats was feature along with the painting he donated to them. Donations accepted.
Written 17 September 2015
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JMB1239
Preston, UK30 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
This museum was closed for a period when I attempted to visit, on same day as my visit to Sligo Abbey. This was so disappointing and bad timing in the Summer season.
Written 1 September 2015
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R G
Dublin, Ireland947 contributions
Nov 2014
A must for Yeats fans host a large range of memoribelia of WB and paintings of Jack . as well as numerous local artefacts.
Written 19 August 2015
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Nicole R
Nashville, TN217 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
This museum's just two rooms but it's free and includes a small room on Yeats, including his Nobel Prize.

When we visited, you could buy 3 used books for a Euro in the lobby of the library. Love a deal!

Also, the staff here was so friendly and kind.

I think our visit took about 45 minutes or less and I read EVERYTHING in the two exhibit rooms.

The museum staff told us that the Yeats exhibit would be further developed by the end of June 2015.
Written 19 June 2015
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Brenda D
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland194 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
Went into Sligo town just to goto this museum. Looked up the opening hours online and waited for a day they said they were open. (Closed Sundays and Mondays). Arrived at 12.30 and the museum was closed. Sign up to say it was open at 2 so we presumed it was a very long lunch time closing and went off to have something to eat and a walk around. Came back at 2.30 and it was still locked up. Very disappointing after travelling a long distance with kids and grandparents.
Written 13 July 2014
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