The Sligo Stoker Society is a voluntary group that aims to highlight the historic connections between the author Bram Stoker (1847-1912) and Sligo Town.
Stoker’s mother Charlotte Thornley Stoker (1818-1901) grew up in Sligo town. She survived when Sligo was the worst affected provincial town in all of Ireland or Britain by the cholera pandemic of 1832. Charlotte's 'Experiences of the Cholera in Ireland' (1873) is a credible eyewitness account of events in Sligo. It greatly influenced Bram Stoker’s most famous work, the novel Dracula (1897).