BygonesBygones is a look at the town of Sligo during a period of change into the hippie subculture. It started in America in the 1960s and made its way over and invaded the town in the summer of 1971. A music festival called 'Sligo Sounds' was born from this. The ethos that surrounded the hippie youth culture embraced freedom from the typical social constraints of the time, give way to the sexual revolution and was more open minded about other religions as well as people becoming more politically active in important issues. At that time in Ireland it was mostly influenced by the church so this youth movement coming to Ireland and consuming the island wasn't welcome by older generations.
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