New book on history of Geevagh in County Sligo

The south east area of County Sligo is about to become one of the most written about in the county in a short space of time.

It’s the result of a number of books on the area, some of which have already been published, with more on the way.

A book about the Gleann area was recently put together by people in that parish to coincide with a planned reunion of pupils and families connected with the now-closed Gleann National School.

Some years ago, a comprehensive history was compiled on the Church of the Sacred Heart in Riverstown and the people connected to it.

Now, a book on the history of the nearby Geevagh area, from 1500 to 1800, has just been published by Aidan Conlon, a veterinary surgeon who’s a native of Ballycullen, Geevagh.

Another book is due out soon by Riverstown native Harry Keaney on growing up in his native townland of Carrowreagh, the nearby village of Riverstown and his experience of  secondary school across the Curlieu mountains in Boyle in County Roscommon..

Meanwhile, the Shamrock Gaels GAA Club is currently working on a book to mark the 50th anniversary next year of the foundation of the club.

Geevagh’s Aidan Conlon has been telling Ocean FM News what motivated him to write his book and why he concentrated on the 1500 to 1800 period.