Bishop weighs in on cremation debate

THE Bishop of Elphin, Kevin Doran has this week given his view on cremation. Tweet

Sligo actor on island ad and his new work on internment camp

Local actor Bob Kelly will present his final work-in-progress reading at the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo on Thursday, October 20. Bob has been the Theatre Artist in Residence for 2016 where he has worked on developing the theatre’s training programme through workshops, rehearsed readings and discussions including hosting a ‘chat show’ after selected theatrical performances […]

Sligo Masonic Hall to hold open night

If you were one of the many of disappointed people who couldn’t get into the Sligo Masonic Hall on Culture Night last month, don’t worry, as due to the immense interest shown, there will be a second Open Night on Saturday, October 22. Tours of the Hall will commence at 3pm and run every 30mins […]

Sligo library to remain on rolling closures

The Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government informed Sligo County Council on 3rd October that it is ‘prepared to sanction in full for the recruitment of all six staff requested.’ The sanction is for four permanent staff and two contract staff for a period of six months.   A public notice concerning the […]

New Sligo eaterie wins national award

A restaurant opened earlier this year in Collooney has won one of the most prestigious dining awards in Ireland. Nook Café and Restaurant, run by Ethna Reynolds, was chosen as the Newcomer of the Year, 2017. Ethna was presented with her award by Georgina herself at an awards ceremony earlier this month. Commenting on this […]

Councillors not convinced to go for property tax ‘deal’

Sligo county councillors were not persuaded to entertain an increase in the property tax as part of a deal being offered to ease their present financial situation, it emerged at a special meeting of the council on Monday. The deal would have involved the council agreeing to a 15% increase in the Local Property Tax […]


McGrath defuses ref issue

SLIGO GAA referees administrator Pat McGrath has defended the appointment of Western Gaels player Michael Connolly for a Sligo Senior Hurling Championship group fixture last weekend, the result of which had a direct bearing on the championship progress of Connolly’s club. Hurling referee Connolly, who plays for west Sligo club Western Gaels, took charge of […]

Coaches will gather in Sligo for FAI workshop

THE Football Association of Ireland have rolled out a new programme, the Player Development Plan, aimed at enhancing underage Youth soccer structures across the country and, as a result, producing better players. One of the core aims of this plan is as follows: “Implementation of a player-focused model based on enjoyment and skill development whilst […]

Contrasting fortunes of two clubs

By Alan Finn NO matter their beloved team’s place in the table or ambitions for the season, The Clash of the Rovers is always the standout out fixture for supporters of the Bit O’Red. While the most recent periods of success have both come and gone for the clubs, the rivalry remains as strong as […]

No decision on Carew

DESPITE wanting another year in charge of the Sligo Senior Gaelic football team, Niall Carew is anxiously awaiting a Sligo GAA County Board review of the campaign just completed before he will get the go-ahead to take the Sligo hot seat for a third term. In August of last year the Kildare native was handed […]

Peers Testimonial is a six-goal thriller

The long-awaited testimonial of Sligo Rovers legend Gavin Peers took place yesterday (Wednesday) and certainly didn’t disappoint as they held Portsmouth to a 3-3 draw. The first half saw Paul Cook’s men take a 3-0 lead in to half-time against a Rovers team consisting of many fan favourites of the past including Joseph Ndo, Danny Ventre […]

Team Prediction: Sligo Rovers vs Shamrock Rovers

With Saturday’s kick-off fast approaching there will be much debate over Sligo Rovers starting line-up against Shamrock Rovers. For last year’s opener against Cork City, our reporter Alan Finn gave his prediction, getting nine out of 11 correct. He is back with his 2016 prediction, hoping for a full house on this occasion. MICHAEL SCHLINGERMANN […]


Saint Sister are special guests at Rodrigo Y Gabriela

SAINT SISTER have just been announced as Special Guests to Rodrigo Y Gabriela this Friday night at Knocknarea Arena for Sligo Live.   Tweet

‘Alice In Wonderland’

Blue Raincoat’s new production of “Alice In Wonderland” opened last night, Wednesday, October 26 and continues until Saturday, November 5. Tweet

Sligo Live give new music a chance to shine with Arrivals gig showcase

As part of their Arrivals series, Sligo Live will present some of the best emerging talent on the music scene from Thursday, October 27 to Monday, October 31.\ All Arrivals events are free and it’s a great way for festival goers to experience live music throughout the day in intimate venues around Sligo.\\\ These emerging […]

Orchid Collective announced on line-up for Sligo Live

Following their recent sold-out show at Whelan’s and their amazing set at Castlepalooza, it has been announced that Orchid Collective will be Special Guests to The Saw Doctors at Sligo Live on Sunday, October 30 at Knocknarea Arena. Together for just over a year Orchid Collective have been gigging relentlessly throughout Ireland and have worked […]

Spanish ship to visit Sligo as part of Armada festival

A Spanish Navy ship will sail into Sligo Bay later this month to honour the memories of Spanish sailors who lost their lives against the rugged Sligo coast four centuries earlier. Tweet

Rodrigo Y Gabriela added to Sligo Live

Mexican guitar maestros Rodrigo Y Gabriela are the newest additions to the Sligo Live line-up this October. Tweet


Locks & Lace celebrate one year in business

Emma Murphy opened Sligo’s first eco-certified organic hair and millinery studio, Locks & Lace, in Strandhill last year. Emma has over 20 years experience of working in the hairdressing industry and she is also a talented milliner, or in other words – a hat designer extraordinaire. Emma and her team offers a unique service, combining […]

Park(ing) day returns to Sligo town centre

Following its successful launch in 2015, Sligo Park(ing) Day returns again this year, taking place on Friday September 16, the afternoon of Culture Night 2016. Part of the global Park(ing) Day initiative, the Sligo event will again see on-street car parking spaces temporarily transformed into small urban ‘parks’ by local creatives and voluntary groups, for […]

Bronze Beauty and Golden Scissors Awards

THE Sligo Weekender held it’s annual Bronzed Beauty and Golden Scissors Awards night on Saturday last. The event was attended by over 300 people and entertainment was provided by DJ Scruffy Duffy. The event was split over a range of different categories, with awards to the best and brightest in Sligo’s hair stylists and beauticians. […]

Bloggers Boot Camp with Tríona O’Donnell

On Thursday next, August 4, the Hawk’s Well Theatre will run a workshop led by popular style blogger Tríona O’Donnell. Tweet

Ben Bulben night walk vital for Mountain Rescue team

HAVE you ever wanted to see the view of Sligo from atop Ben Bulben? Tweet

Woodturner wins Etsy’s Best Irish Maker Award

This week a major international player in the craft world has awarded a woodturner from Riverstown the Best Maker in Ireland Award. Matt Jones who works from his studio in Riverstown village, won a prestigious Etsy Regional Award as a direct result of his product designs and handcrafted gifts that he sells via his on-line […]

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Armada reception strengthens ties between Spain and Sligo

| September 29, 2016

City Hall in Sligo was packed with guests, many in Spanish Navy uniform, for a Gala Reception on Saturday evening last. Tweet

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Bishop to meet parishioners on future of parish house

| September 22, 2016

THE Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran is set to meet with parishioners from Rosses Point to discuss the future of the parochial house and the grounds surrounding it this evening (Thursday). Speaking to the Sligo Weekender, Bishop Doran outlined his thoughts ahead of the meeting with parishioners. “I will be discussing with them the arrangements […]

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Sale of landmark building agreed

| September 22, 2016

The Diocese of Elphin has announced that an agreement has been reached for the sale of the old Summerhill College building. The building has been purchased by Liverpool-based company Eastview Limited, however it has not yet been clarified what their plans are. Bishop Kevin Doran told the Sligo Weekender that Diocese of Elphin was responsible […]

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Crozon visitors mark 35 years of twinning with Sligo

| September 15, 2016

A group of 57 visitors from the French port town of Crozon are guests of Sligo Town Twinning this week, in the North West capital to honour the 35th anniversary of the union of the two towns. 35th anniversary celebrations of the Sligo/Crozon twinning began on Saturday, September 10 when they arrive and will continue […]

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€16 million East City plan finally in place

| September 8, 2016

The long-awaited adoption of the Sligo East City Cranmore and Environs Regeneration Masterplan finally took place on Monday, 12 years after work first began on it. The plan was originally for just the Cranmore estate, but was later expanded to include surrounding areas, including St Anne’s, Doorly Park, Martin Savage Terrace, Garavogue Villas and Cleveragh. […]

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O’Connell Street closed to traffic for €1.25m scheme

| September 7, 2016

O’Connell Street in Sligo closed to traffic on Monday and will remain so until November 30. The closure is for Irish Water to carry out a €1.25m scheme which will include the replacement of approximately 510 metres of water main and the rehabilitation of 210 metres of Victorian culvert sewer. The works will extend into […]

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