Cycle couple raise funds for suicide charity

By Danny Keown A pilot and a former hockey international will begin an epic five-and-a-half day trek around Ireland this Sunday, and are due in Sligo on Tuesday afternoon. Tweet

First step taken to save Elsinore House

A Heritage Council funded conservation study is the first step in securing the future of the historic Elsinore House at Rosses Point. Hidden behind a wall of ivy for over a decade, the future of Elsinore house at Rosses Point is suddenly much brighter with the awarding of a grant for the funding of a […]

Teenager overcame broken back to win Irish gold

By Alan Finn The past year has been like a script from a Hollywood movie for a Sligo teenager who overcame a serious back injury to celebrating a sporting triumph. Keelan Kilrehill, a 15-year-old Colaiste Iascaigh (Easkey) student, recounted the accident last August which resulted in him breaking bones, including a vertebra. “I was going […]

Swim star Clodagh dived into the Channell challenge

The English Channel was not just conquered last week, it was tamed in a battle that Poseidon himself would quake at, as Sligo-born Clodagh Murray, from Larkhill Road, swam 21 miles / 32 km from England to France on Sunday 14 August. Tweet

Moygara castle part of the community

By Luke Henderson The entire county of Sligo is steeped in history – North, East, West and South. Tweet

Little Green Cars Sligo gig

Dublin indie rock band, Little Green Cars will perform live on Saturday, October 29 in the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo as part of Sligo Live 2016. Little Green Cars’ second album reinforces their status as one of the best bands in Ireland. Taking its title from the W.B. Yeats poem “Ephemera”, it is fitting that […]


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 […]

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. […]


Little Green Cars Sligo gig

Indie group to headline the Knocknarea Arena on Oct 29 as part of Sligo Live. Tweet

Nathan Carter to record RTE shows in Sligo

Following the huge success of RTE’s The Nathan Carter Show last Christmas, top Irish country music entertainer Nathan Carter is filming four shows for RTE this summer, in IT Sligo’s Knocknarea Arena. His natural talent in front of the camera has inspired RTE to commission a four part series and you could be up close […]

Beezneez reprise ‘Lovely Leitrim’ to mark 20 years

Beezneez Theatre Company hit a significant landmark in 2016, when they celebrate 20 years of national touring, during which time they have become one of the most popular touring companies in Ireland.   The mark the occasion, Beezneez is responding to constant requests by presenting a revival of John McDwyer’s first play, “Lovely Leitrim” and […]

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 […]


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 […]

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

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