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The Bram Stoker Sligo connection

Barry Mulligan
Sligo Abbey OPW

Not everyone knows about Bram Stoker’s connection to Sligo. This presentation, celebrating National Heritage Week, is about making people aware of this important link. The story will show how Sligo’s Cholera Epidemic helped to set some of the themes in the famous Gothic novel, Dracula. Specifically, looking at the influence of Stoker’s mother, Charlotte Matilda Blake Thornley, who lived in Sligo during the epidemic. She was an inspiration to Stoker and his writing.

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