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Do you have what it takes to design a Supergarden?

| February 11, 2016

RTE’s “Supergarden” is on the look-out for designers ready to showcase their green fingered talent and previous winner Leonie Cornelius is eager to have Sligo represented. German-born, Sligo-raised and now Leitrim-based Leonie, who will mentor the five designers chosen for the next season of Showgarden, is encouraging anyone with a love of design and gardens […]

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Katleen’s design earns her spot on catwalk

| December 3, 2015

A student of St. Angela’s College in Sligo has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Wedding Journal’s Young Designer of the Year award. Katleen Amazonas was nominated for a public vote for the Young Designer award and her’s was among the most popular designs chosen. Launched by Ireland’s Wedding Journal magazine in May, the […]

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Sligo podiatrist launches book

| November 26, 2015

A Sligo podiatrist has released a book which is being hailed as the definitive guide to foot health. Isobel Guckian has distilled her extensive knowledge in the book, entitled “Floorplay” which, amazingly, is the first book on foot health to be published in Europe and aimed at a general audience since 1845. The book was […]

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Tommy Higgins launches his autobiography

| November 5, 2015

Sligo entrepreneur Tommy Higgins launched his autobiography in the Embassy Rooms on Friday evening last. Tommy, who founded Star Music in Sligo and was also responsible for bringing the Ticketmaster and HMV franchises to Ireland. Tommy served as Executive VP of Ticketmaster Europe and Group Managing Director UK and Ireland. In 1986 Tommy formed a […]

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Sligo inspires new novel

| October 29, 2015

SLIGO has served as inspiration for many writers. Be they Yeats, Stoker or in recent times Kate Winter, Sligo’s scenery and people have been the basis for many author’s creative juices starting to flow. The latest addition to the list of authors coming Sligo is novelist Emma Bellemy. She has just published ‘Living with Juno’ […]

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Sligo actor to lead theatre workshops

| October 22, 2015

The Hawk’s Well Theatre will welcome Sligo actor Bob Kelly as Theatre Artist in Residence from November 2015. Bob will be working on a number of exciting theatre projects during the year. As part of his residency he will also be delivering a number of acting courses at the theatre. His acting courses throughout 2014/2015 […]

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New baking adventures for Pudding Row

| October 15, 2015

Easkey’s newest eaterie, Pudding Row Café, will play host to baking classes beginning on Wednesday next, October 21. Easkey native Dervla James, who runs the cafe with husband Johnny Conlon, will give the classes in the cafe, which is located in Easkey House, above the Easkey Surf Centre, on the main street. Following the very […]

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Surf brothers showcase Strandhill

| October 8, 2015

Popular travel video bloggers the Vagabrothers have released a brand new online video showing them surfing in Strandhill. Called ‘Surfing in Ireland’, the video blog is the first in a series of nine which the Californian brothers – Marko and Alex Ayling – will publish over the coming weeks. Last month, Tourism Ireland enlisted the […]

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Gun Dog Fair

| October 1, 2015

Were you at this year’s Northwest Working & Gun Dog Fair at Temple House?           We have a two page spread of photos from the day in this week’s Sligo Weekender newspaper. In shops now! Tweet

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Culture night and PARKing day in Sligo

| September 24, 2015

Sligo was a mecca for culture and creativity on Friday last with both Culture Night and Sligo PARKing Day taking place. All of Sligo’s cultural centres held events to mark Culture Night, including The Model, which played host to a fascinating Bilingual Percussion Workshop by Rossa O’Snodaigh. This rhythm workshop gave lots of children of […]

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Life in Sligo in 1865

| September 10, 2015

This year Sligo is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of poet WB Yeats, but have you ever wondered what life was like in Sligo back in 1865? We have a special two page feature in this week’s Sligo Weekender newspaper with photos, information and statistics from the archives. Pick up a copy of […]

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Local B&B features in Daniel’s new TV series

| September 10, 2015

A County Sligo B & B will feature in a new TV series involving singer Daniel O’Donnell. The new six-part UTV Ireland series called ‘Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip’ is being billed as a reality travel programme with a difference. Daniel and his wife Majella take to the open road in a Skoda Yeti (Skoda […]

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