Thursday, August 3, 2017

Sligo Townhall and Mayor McHugh

We were in Sligo yesterday for an eye test.  The clinic wanted to see how I progressed since the surgery.  I was happy with the results but was informed that  a new cataract is starting to form in my right eye.  So, I guess in a few years  I will be returning to Sligo for more surgery. :(

Sligo Townhall is a detached seven-bay two-storey Lombardo Romanesque palazzo-style town hall, built c. 1865, returning nine-bays to south, with central single-bay break-front, three-stage square-plan clock tower to north-east. Extensively restored and rennovated, c. 1998 (Wikipedia)


To the right of Sligo Townhall stands a statue of Mr P. A. McHugh who was Mayor of Sligo in 1888, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898 and 1900 and also a Member of Parliament for North Leitrim in 1892.  McHugh died in 1909, with this fine statue being erected in his honour in 1916. 
(Wikipedia)



25 comments:

  1. Such an impressive building!

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  2. I don't think I've seen such an elaborately styled town hall like this anywhere else in Ireland!

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  3. Big building, looks very Victorian-ish in architecture so goes with the age gap you've mentioned.

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  4. That style of architecture you'd rarely see here.

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  5. ...the trim around the arched windows is lovely.

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  6. All I remember of that place is getting off at the railway station when my Aunty collected us in the car

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  7. McHugh must have been well respected, Bill!

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  8. Sorry about the possible surgery. :(

    That is an impressive building. I like it.

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  9. That's a grand building! I have cataracts but they are progressing very slowly.

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  10. The Sligo Townhall is truly a magnificent building. The curved windows and stone work adds to its beauty.

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  11. That's quite a nice building and the statue is impressive too. Waiting for the other shoe to drop for surgery? Not so great. Sorry!

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  12. It is a lovely building, Bill! I love your perspective in these photos.

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  13. Fine building and I also notice a very fancy fence behind the statue.

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  14. Nice Townhall. When we were in Sligo didn't saw it but a lot of Yeats.

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  15. He is still watching over his city from above.

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  16. Hi Bill.

    Beautiful building Bill

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  17. Good that you are happy with the eye test results, hopefully when the time comes the cataract will be taken care of.

    Your photos are lovely, and what a fine town hall that is. Greetings and best wishes!

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  18. Great architecture. ( I love the way this brick/stonework is done.)
    I also like the fence. Quite stylish.
    HAPPY WEEKEND!

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  19. That building is stunning. What a gorgeous building.

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  20. Mr McHugh looks as though he's about to step off the plinth! Good news that your eye surgery is a success, but not so good about the other cataract. But the happy thing is that it can be fixed!!!

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  21. I don't think we've been to Sligo, although we've been as close as Westport and Clifden. Thanks for the views.

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  22. I love Sligo Town Hall Bill.. never mind Romanesque, it's tres romantic ☺

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