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Two Sligo designers in Kilkenny show

| February 26, 2015

Sligo designers Ashleigh Smith and Rebecca Marsden have been chosen to feature in Fresh Talent, an exhibition of work by Irish designers. Fresh Talent showcases the work of emerging Irish designers since 2011. Fresh Talent is a government-backed project exploring, promoting and celebrating Irish design nationally and internationally. The exhibition has been commissioned to form […]

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Yeats dinner to help Rory’s wish to walk

| February 26, 2015

Husband and wife Damien Brennan and Paula Gilvarry will host a Yeats Dinner on Saturday, March 14 to raise funds for the “Rory Wishes To Walk” campaign. The campaign was set up to help youngster Rory Gallagher to realise his dream to walk. His family have until end of June 2015 to raise €120,000 to […]

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Sligo Children’s Book Festival starts next Month

| February 19, 2015

Three of Sligo’s leading cultural organisations have come together for a third year to host the Sligo Children’s Book Festival, celebrating family literacy and creativity of parents and young children. Tweet

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I’m not in love with Valentine’s Day

| February 19, 2015

Claire Ronan’s column from the Sligo Weekender issue of 12/02/2015 Be sure to pick up this week’s paper for the latest column from comedian Niamh Marron.  According to one legend, Valentine was a Christian martyr killed for standing up to the Roman emperor who would not allow soldiers to get married. Another says that Valentine […]

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Valentine’s column by Claire

| February 12, 2015

Be sure to pick up a copy of this week’s paper. Columnist, broadcaster and mother Claire Ronan gives her thoughts on Valentine’s Day. It’s not to be missed. Tweet

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New Mayor of Tubbercurry crowned

| February 5, 2015

THE new mayor of Tubbercurry assumed office this week. Pat Kilcoyne has taken the crown of mayor following on from the Tubbercurry’s last mayor, the late Joe Masterson. The mayoral election in Tubbercurry was held to raise funds and make improvements to GAA facilities in the town, with all the money raised from events organised […]

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Sligo actress in ‘Red Rock’

| February 5, 2015

Sligo actress Elva Trill is set to feature in next week’s episode of the hit TV3 drama “Red Rock”, airing on Wednesday, February 11 at 8.30pm. The twice-weekly drama series has proven a huge ratings-winner for TV3. It revolves around a garda station caught in the middle of two warring families in a fictional Dublin […]

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Welcome aboard Niamh

| January 29, 2015

Comedian Niamh Marron has written her very first column for the Sligo Weekender this week. Be sure to pick up a copy and read about “Walking down the ‘aisle’ of Innisfree”.  Only in this week’s paper. Tweet

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Fundraising continues for Rory’s Wish To Walk

| January 29, 2015

The fundraising events for the Rory Gallagher’s Wish To Walk campaign continues apace in counties Sligo and Donegal. Last weekend, Grange village hosted a trio of fundraising events, including a bake sale and a special spinning event in the local park. Gavin of G4 Fitness in Grange provided the exercise machines and thankfully the weather […]

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Small change can make a big difference

| January 29, 2015

If you have unwanted one and two cent coins then you could be in a position to help many worthy Irish charities. Tweet

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Carbury kids raise funds for hospice

| January 29, 2015

Three enterprising kids from Carbury National School succeeded in raising over €200 before Christmas which, last week, they presented to the Children’s War of Sligo Regional Hospital. Fourth Class Students Mia Harmon Clinch, Anushka Pathak and Sadbh Timmons Hennessy set up a Christmas stall with home-made goods at the IT Sligo Christmas Market in December […]

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Sligo summit aims to be Ireland’s top ‘Ideas Conference’

| January 22, 2015

The Swell Summit, a free day-long event for the web, creative and start-up communities in the North West, will take place in Sligo Airport on Saturday, 31 January. Tweet

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