Sligo historian believes case to be made for County Museum

A Sligo historian believes there is a case to be made for a County Museum.

The editor of the Sligo Field Club’s annual journal, Martin Timoney, published an article where he emphasised a museum is not a visitor centre.

He says if there was an official County Museum, it would mean the county and regions history is preserved and it could encourage people to check their attics as he says, ‘who knows what someone could find.’

Under current laws, archaeological finds must be handed over to the National Museum of Ireland.

Martin Timoney believes museums are important information centres for a region.