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RTE to broadcast Garland Sunday live from Sligo

| July 23, 2015

This year’s Garland Sunday celebrations on Sunday, July 26, will have an added interest for the people of Sligo with mass from the Holy Well being broadcast live on RTE to Ireland and across the world on the internet. Kairos Communications, who count two Sligo people from the same family among their staff, will be […]

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Sligo Jazz Festival launches

| July 16, 2015

The Sligo Jazz Festival was officially launched in Hargadon’s this week. The Festival programme get’s under way on Tuesday, July 21 with a perfomance from world music star Dhafer Youssef’s highly acclaimed Birds Requim Quartet in the Hawk’s Well Theatre. For more information on Dhafer Youssef’s concert and photos from the Hargadon’s launch, see this […]

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Irish music stars play for nursing home

| July 9, 2015

Abbey Haven Care Centre and Nursing Home, Boyle celebrated Nursing Homes Week in style on Friday last with the very talented singer Eleanor Shanley and Eurovision winner Charlie McGettigan. Eleanor and Charlie took time out of their busy schedules to sing and entertain the residents, family and staff. They started the afternoon with old favourite […]

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Havin’ A Laugh weekend is good for body and soul

| June 18, 2015

The Havin’ a Laugh Adventurefest returns next month with a weekend of fun adventures, comedy, music, food, meditation and more – from July 3-5. Havin a Laugh is the festival that keeps on giving. It’s popularity has grown over the past four years and it has gradually become one of the most hotly anticipated events […]

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Strandhill woman is ambassador for Global Wellness Day

| June 11, 2015

Kira Walton, co-founder of luxury organic marine skincare brand, VOYA, has been announced as Ireland’s official ambassador for Global Wellness Day which takes place this Saturday, June 13. Global Wellness Day is an international non-profit organization which started as a social project created solely by volunteers. The concept is simple, that one day a year, […]

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Só Sligo Festival set to showcase our finest foods

| June 11, 2015

JP McMahon, the proprietor of the Michelin-star rated Anair eaterie in Galway City got the 2015 Só Sligo Festival underway yesterday evening, Wednesday, June 10. The five-day festival highlights the best of Sligo’s food finders, growers, producers and cookers. And with 2015 being the 150th birthday of W.B. Yeats, the annual Yeats Food Trail, which […]

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Yeats-inspired garden wows President and public at Bloom

| June 4, 2015

Sligo gardener Lorely Forrester wins Gold Medal at Bloom 2015. Two other Sligo winners as well. Tweet

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Hospice sunflower fundraising starts today, Thursday

| June 4, 2015

Spread some sunshine and wear your Sunflower for North West Hospice Sunflower Days in aid of North West Hospice get underway today, Thursday, June 4, and continue right through to Saturday. Tweet

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Darina Allen to cook at the Organic Centre

| May 28, 2015

Darina Allen cooks at The Organic Centre, Rossinver, on Sunday, June 28 to raise funds for the Centre’s refurbishment. Celebrated chef, food writer, TV personality and founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School, Darina will give a cooking demonstration at The Organic Centre as part of their 20th Anniversary programme. “Darina was one of our first Board […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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