RSSCategory: Lifestyle

Kate’s happy ever after starts with debut novel

| May 21, 2015

Irrepressible, boisterous, mischievous and curious. All words which could equally describe the fictional character Rosie Potter and her creator, Sligo author Kate Winter. However, as the full title of Kate’s debut novel reveals, one rather big difference (aside from being fictional) separates both ladies – “The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP)”. Yes, Rosie, […]

Continue Reading

Free Bealtaine event with Brian Leyden

| May 14, 2015

The Bealtaine Festival Sligo will introduce Old Flames which will feature new work from writer Brian Leyden. This event was commissioned for 2015 by Sligo Arts Services and the Hawk’s Well Theatre, with funding from Sligo County Council, HSE West and the Arts Council of Ireland. It takes place in the Hawk’s Well on Wednesday, […]

Continue Reading

Strandhill People’s Market marks one year of business

| May 7, 2015

The Strandhill People’s Market turned one year old last Sunday and celebrated in style with music from ‘Turn It On’ in Hangar 1 at Sligo Airport. The market, which started on the beachfront last year, has gone from strength to strength over the past twelve months. With a focus on supporting local, the market is […]

Continue Reading

Sligo Bloom garden is a collaborative affair

| April 30, 2015

Sligo will be represented at Bloom, the national garden show this year with a garden designed by Secret Gardens of Sligo member, Lorely Forrester. The show garden is called ‘Yeats’s Secret Garden in Sligo’ and is a Yeats2015 initiative, part of the celebrations for the poet’s 150th anniversary that are taking place nationwide. “It is […]

Continue Reading

Little Workshop of Horrors

| April 30, 2015

The Ill Willed Workshop hosted it’s first ever course in Sligo last week where students created prosthetics used for wounds and scars on film sets. Our reporter Alan Finn went a long for a look. For the full story pick up this week’s paper- in shops Thursday. Tweet

Continue Reading

Organisers hope Yeats rose will become familiar sight in Sligo

| April 23, 2015

One of the most innovative means of celebrating the 150th birthday of W.B. Yeats this year has come from a group of keen Sligo gardeners. Secret Gardens of Sligo and the Yeats Society are launching a brand new variety of rose to be named in honour of the famous poet as part of the Yeats2015 […]

Continue Reading

Sligo ‘is an inspiration to the rest of the country’

| April 23, 2015

Sligo was described “an inspiration to the rest of the country” by Minister for Children, Dr James Reilly when he officially opened a €1.2m holiday and respite centre for people with MS and other physical disabilities on Monday. Woodhaven is a specially equipped facility on the First Sea Road in Sligo town to provide accessible […]

Continue Reading

Win a training session with women’s mini-marathon

| April 16, 2015

Sligo women who have signed up for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon are in with a chance to win the ultimate training session with the Vhi Support Team of David Gillick and Sligowoman Louise Heraghty. Tweet

Continue Reading

Bressie talks Mullaghmore, cycling and Kian Egan

| April 16, 2015

THE An Post Cycle is growing. Close to 75,000 people have rallied in behind the cycle which seeks to promote good causes and get people fit along the way. Tweet

Continue Reading

Sligo Flea Market ‘springs’ back into the Model

| April 9, 2015

Sligo’s popular indoor vintage and craft market returns to The Model on Saturday April 11 for its first market of 2015. Tweet

Continue Reading

Did you hear the one about the Sligo man?

| April 9, 2015

Niamh Marron, comedian and Sligo Weekender Columnist speaks to fellow comedian and Sligoman John, Cleary, and looks forward to two weekends of laughter.  Tweet

Continue Reading

Sligo business joins ‘food heroes’

| April 9, 2015

A family-run Sligo business is one of 18 Irish food and drink firms which this week joined a programme to help small and medium-sized companies. Tweet

Continue Reading

<