Bridie brings home gold, silver and bronze

Sligo woman Bridie Nicholson touched down in Dublin Airport on Sunday last with more baggage than when she had left – in the form of three medals from the European Transplant Championships. Tweet

Packed programme of events revealed for upcoming Sligo Festival

The launch of the official programme for the first annual Sligo Festival took place in Kennedy’s Bar last weekend. The event was attended by a capacity crowd of figures from across the local art and political scenes who have lent their support to the festival. Rory Concannon and Karl Kelly, two of the organisers, spoke […]

Calls for more resources for Co. Sligo’s library service

There were calls for more resources from central government for Sligo’s library services at a Sligo Municipal District meeting on Monday. Tweet

Heavy rain forces agri show to be cancelled

THE Sligo County Agricultural Show billed to go ahead this Saturday has been cancelled. Tweet

Donald Trump’s running mate has Sligo roots

By Alan Finn SLIGO could have it’s very own man in the White House in the next year depending on the outcome of November’s presidential election in the United States. Donald Trump, who secured the Republic candidacy on Tuesday night, announced last weekend that Mike Pence, the Governor of Indiana, would be his running mate. […]

‘Ulysses’ sold for €9,500

A limited-edition copy of James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’, owned by a Sligo doctor, sold for €9,500 after less than a minute of bidding at an auction in Dublin on Tuesday of this week. Tweet


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 […]

Encouraging display by Rovers

Pre-season Friendly Sligo Rovers 1, Liverpool U-21s 2 Alan Finn SLIGO Rovers fell to a 2-1 defeat last night, Wednesday, as they hosted the Liverpool U-21s at The Showgrounds for their second pre-season outing. In front of over 2,500 fans, Adam Phillips gave Liverpool U-21s a 32nd minute lead that the visitors held at half-time. […]

Sligo are destroyed by merciless Mayo

Connacht Senior Final Mayo 6-25, Sligo 2-11 SLIGO were mercilessly destroyed by mighty Mayo in the Connacht GAA Senior Championship decider at Hyde Park yesterday (Sunday) as the defending champions made it five titles in-a-row in a horribly one-sided showdown. Inspired by the unmarkable powerhouse Aidan O’Shea, who scored 3-4, with Cillian O’Connor also on […]

Minors have a second chance

Connacht Minor Final Sligo 1-4, Mayo 0-7 SLIGO are still within reach of a first Connacht GAA Football Minor Championship title since 1968 – but only just – after being let off the hook by a wasteful Galway in a low-scoring yet absorbing decider at Hyde Park yesterday (Sunday). Tweet


Sligo son who has sung with Adele and talked to Ellen

If you enjoy your viral videos then you have probably seen the two Irish lads who were invited to perform on stage with Adele.  Tweet

Cairde to close with party

Sligo has been transformed into a kaleidoscope of colourful cultural happenings this week as visual artists, performers, musicians, comedians and writers continue to descend on Sligo town for Cairde Sligo Arts Festival. The festival’s third annual open submission exhibition, Cairde Visual, opened on Tuesday evening at the Hyde Bridge Gallery and continues Monday to Saturday […]

Declan O’Rourke at the Hawk’s Well Theatre

On Friday July 8, Declan O’Rourke returns to the Hawk’s Well Theatre in what will be one of the musical highlights of the summer.   O’Rourke has achieved critical acclaim for his songwriting, singing and performance. Jon Pareles of The New York Times said there was virtuosity in his guitar playing, with “intricately contrapuntal picking and meticulous […]

Cairde Sligo Arts Festival music line-up hits all the right notes

A great line-up of music at this year’s Cairde Sligo Arts Festival includes a special addition to the programme – Songs by the Sea – a new series of music at seaside locations in Sligo presented in collaboration with Bluestack Records. Tweet

Anything Goes with Dublin Gospel Choir

On Saturday, June 11, popular local group, Anything Goes will be joined on the Hawk’s Well stage by the Dublin Gospel Choir. This promises to be a concert not to be missed. Tweet

Reginald D. Hunter brings new show to Sligo

On Bank Holiday Monday, June 6, American comedian Reginald D. Hunter comes to the Hawk’s Well Stage as part of the inaugural tour of his brand new show “The Aluminum Negro”. 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 […]

Shanty Festival a success despite bad weather

Were you at last weekend’s Shanty Festival in Rosses Point?   We have two pages of photos from the festivities in this weekend’s Sligo Weekender newspaper. In shops now. Tweet

New Waterpoint gym opens in Enniscrone

Plans for new adventure centre revealed as seaside village aims to exploit Wild Atlantic Way potential. Tweet

Take a bit out of Sligo with food festival

The SÓ Sligo Food Festival gets underway on Thursday next, June 15 and this year’s spectacle will be even bigger than before. Tweet

Round Ireland sailor stops in Mullaghmore

USUALLY the circumnavigation of Ireland by sea is done with some creature comforts. For a start, there would be a facility aboard the yacht (usually) to have a cup of tea, to lie down or just simply to stop sailing at some stage or other during the journey. This is not the case for Gary […]

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Fairgreen work begins at last

| July 13, 2016

It has been the subject of plans and proposals for several decades, but work finally commenced this week on the recreational park at Fairgreen, off Temple Street in Sligo Town. Tweet

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Sligo doctor selling rare collection of 2,200 books

| July 6, 2016

A well known retired doctor in Sligo is selling his rare collection of 2,200 modern first editions at an auction in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin, on Tuesday next, July 12. Tweet

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Two-week festival promises the best of Sligo

| June 30, 2016

A two weeks long festival, celebrating the best of Sligo, aims not only to bring in visitors but to encourage Sligo people to get out and enjoy themselves. Inspired by the hugely successful Galway Arts Festival, The Sligo Festival will celebrate Sligo’s unique art and culture with a series of events running from Sunday, July […]

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Water tests results from beaches expected today

| June 30, 2016

The results of the latest water samples from three north Sligo beaches are due around lunchtime today, Thursday, and it is hoped that bathing restrictions can be lifted. A temporary ban on bathing at Rosses Point, Streedagh and Mullaghmore beaches was put in place on Friday after the level of intestinal enterococci in samples taken […]

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Sligo MEP calls for special deal for Ireland after Brexit

| June 30, 2016

Politicians in the North West have reacted with dismay at Britain’s decision to exit the European Union. News of the shock vote in favour of leaving the EU came through early on Friday morning last and immediately led to sharp falls on the stock exchange and to the price of Sterling falling to its lowest […]

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Judge describes man (66) as ‘truculent’ neighbour

| June 30, 2016

A 66 years-old Sligo man has been described by a judge as falling in the category of a “difficult and truculent” neighbour. At the local district court, Chris Kelly of Hazel Grove, Maugheraboy, denied a charge of threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour arising out of an incident with neighbours on May 14, 2015. Pauric Fallon […]

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