Friday 7th September:
Clayton Hotel, Sligo at 8pm
Conference Opening & Book Launch
Launch of “My Tale Untold”, a beautifully Illustrated children's book set in 1839 Sligo Gaol, produced by Friends of Sligo Gaol and illustrator Wayne O'Connor.
The book will be launched by acclaimed artist and writer of children's fiction PJ Lynch, Ireland's Laureate na nÓg for 2017-2018.
The conference will be officially launched on the evening by An Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Cllr Martin Baker.
My Tale Untold:
Inspired by real life characters, places and events, 'My Tale Untold' follows the story of
a young girl in 1839 from Sligo and how events bring her within the walls of Sligo Goal and beyond. It is a touching story of a young girl forced to make her own way in the world of the time.
The book was a passionate undertaking for Friends of Sligo Gaol that has been in the planning for four years. It aims to educate younger generations about the history of Sligo town, Sligo Gaol and what life was like for a child in the 19th century. We are proudly providing a number of free copies of the book to each primary school in Co. Sligo.
The book was kindly funded by Sligo LCDC, County Sligo Leader Partnership Company Ltd, the Creative Ireland Programme Sligo and Sligo Credit Union. We achieved these aims through collaboration with talented local illustrator Wayne O'Connor.
Wayne O Connor is an artist and storyteller from Sligo. His passions for Mythology, gaming,
Fantasy and Science Fiction form his major influences. He works mainly in Digital media and pen and ink. 'My Tale Untold' is his first book.
You can find his work on:
The launch evening for 'My Tale Untold' has also kindly been funded by Sligo BID and the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland.