The gates to the ground may be closed but Sligo Rovers has produced a virtual tour of its outdoor museum at the Showgrounds so people can learn about the history of the club from wherever they are.

The museum, which was officially opened in October 2019, is the first of its kind provided by an Irish football club according to Rovers.

It offers "a unique overview of the fascinating history of Sligo Rovers" on 100 panels erected at different locations around the ground which feature "legendary players, managers, club volunteers and famous supporters".

A brainchild of the club's Heritage Group, it says the museum highlights the important role played by the club in the community and "represents a social history of Sligo over the last 90+ years".

The Sligo Rovers Heritage Group says that their aim was to demonstrate the diverse and inclusive history of Sligo Rovers.

"The club’s original proposal to promote open access to the museum in recent months had to be revisited in light of public health guidelines, but as an outdoor facility, it will represent a safe and secure setting for visitors when restrictions are eased."

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In the meantime, people can enjoy the museum from the comfort of their own homes via the club’s website.