Some 30km southwest of Sligo, TUBBERCURRY is a rather docile small town but traditional music thrives here, focused on the week-long South Sligo Summer School (wwww.sssschool.org) held in mid-July, with various classes, pub sessions and concerts. Tubbercurry’s origins date back to the late fourteenth century when the O’Connors built a fortress here, but it remained a sleepy little settlement until becoming a stop on one of Bianconi’s coaching routes in 1853. The burgeoning town was all but destroyed by fire during a zealous Black and Tan reprisal in 1920, and little remains from earlier times.

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