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    Church of St. John the Baptist

    John Street
    Sligo,
    +353 71 62263

    Jul to Aug - We from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM,Jul to Aug - Sa from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Sligo Town's oldest building that has been in continuous use, it is likely that the site originally had a hospital or almshouse in 1242, but all traces of it have disappeared. In 1427 a rectory was built and the building was used at various times during the 17th century as a church and mortuary chapel. In 1730 Richard Cassels, architect for Hazelwood House, designed a new church. Many of his features were lost to modifications in 1812 and 1883 when Romanesque decorations replaced Cassels' Gothic designs. Some of Sligo's most notable and historic families have associations with this church, including W. B. Yeats' mother, Susan Mary. A brass tablet dedicated to her can be found inside.
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