A plan has been developed to protect 17th century Sligo town defences

A conservation plan has been developed to protect the last visible remains of the 17th century defences of Sligo town.

The plan has been prepared for the Green Fort which is located at the top of Forthill in O’Boyle Park.

Over many years the local community has canvassed the Council to develop the site and protect.

The conservation plan is the start of this process and it has now been approved to go to public consultation.

The plan will be on public display from the 9th of October for a 4 week period.

Heritage Officer with Sligo County Council, Siobhan Ryan is urging people to get more information at a public event which is taking place in the Northside on the 19th of October: