1895 – Gillooly Memorial Hall, Sligo, Co. Sligo

Architect: P.J. Kilgallen

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Built to commemorate the deceased Bishop Gillooly who was a campaigner against alcohol. The interior is classic victorian – polished mahogany and leaded glass. The exterior is grim and foreboding, and reminiscent of many a presbytery or small religious institution around Ireland. The statue depicts the Bishop denouncing Ireland – “Ireland sober is Ireland free”.