The Green Fort is a seventeenth century earthwork fortification in Sligo on the west coast of Ireland. The fort is an archaeological monument, and one with the highest level of legislative protection. Currently, a conservation plan is being developed to determine how best to protect, manage, interpret and present the site.
The Green Fort is the largest and strongest of three spear-shaped bastion forts erected in the seventeenth century to protect Sligo town. These forts were the still-extant Green Fort and Coney Island Fort, and the now-lost Stone Fort which lay beneath Sligo Town Hall . The Green Fort appears to have had two or possibly three stages of development, and then passed into a long three hundred year period of abandonment. Continue reading