Exhibition will honour the first 'Rovers'

Last year the Sligo Rovers Heritage Group hosted an exhibition in County Sligo Museum.
 
Titled ‘Legends-Champions’, the exhibition was launched by former Rovers Manager Billy Sinclair, who has a keen appreciation of the club’s history and has often called for a permanent display of exhibits. The exhibition attracted over 3,000 visitors, the highlight being the visit of the family of Dixie Dean to see the special section devoted to the legendary forward.
 
This year the Heritage Group is joining forces with Forthill History Group to host an exhibition celebrating the special connection between the first Rovers team of 1928 and the Northside/Forthill community. 
 
The exhibition will be hosted in September in the Northside Community Centre and will feature photos, mementoes and other records documenting the community’s long-standing association with Sligo Rovers.
 
To present the proposals for the project, an Exhibition Open Day and Launch will be held in the Northside Community Centre on Thursday next 31st July. The event will get underway at 7PM and everyone is welcome.
 
Chairman of Sligo Rovers Heritage Group Aidan Mannion said their group hope to build on the success of last year’s exhibition and anticipated a keen interest, not solely from Rovers supporters, but also from the general public.
 
 
This view was echoed by Danny Garvey of the Forthill History Group, who confirmed there was great feedback from the local community, who are looking forward to the exhibition being displayed at the home of Sligo Rovers.
 
The exhibition will be open at 7.00PM Thursday 31st July Northside Community Centre                                  
 
Northside/Forthill Community includes Holborn St, Barrack St, St Edwards’s Tce,  St John’s Tce, Benbulben Tce and the surrounding area. 
 

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