Launch of historical trail in Sligo this afternoon

Details of a new historical trail around Sligo will be announced this afternoon with the unveiling of the first phase of a series of plaques in the town.

Seven plaques will commemorate people and buildings of note.

The launch will take place at 4 o clock at The Yeats Building.

It’s hoped to have 20 plaques erected by the end of August.

Twenty-thousand information leaflets will also be distributed to hotels, guest houses, tourist offices and other outlets.

Jim Lawlor, chairman of the Heritage Project Team, says the project has involved many people and groups, and is one that can, in time, be expanded even further: