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Historic peace gardens attract year-round visitors

| April 28, 2016

By Alan Finn Nestled in the cosy south Sligo village of Banada lies a tranquil park built as a symbol of cross-border reconciliation. The Banada peace gardens, opened in 1997 by Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume, has continued to grow and develop over the last 19 years as it became the centrepiece which encapsulates […]

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Gurteen tractor and vintage car run

| April 21, 2016

Vehicles big and small, from classic Honda 50s to brand new tractors took to the roads around Gurteen on Sunday, April 17 to raise funds for the Gurteen Playground & Recreation Group. O’Dowd’s Warehouse provided enough space for the tractors, classic cars and motorbikes to assemble ahead of the run, which started at 12 noon. […]

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness campaign celebrated in Sligo

| April 14, 2016

The second annual Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day was celebrated in Sligo this week. The national event, organised by Bundoran native Christopher Keenaghan, was launched last year and proved to be a major success. Christopher is a student at the National Learning Network in Sligo and is also a monthly columnist with the Sligo Weekender. A […]

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Sligo students impress at Prague music festival

| March 31, 2016

The Sligo Academy of Music Sinfonietta, Jazz Orchestra and Summerhill College Choir travelled to Prague on Thursday, March 13 to take part in the Young Bohemia Prague Festival 2016. Eighty students representing Sligo took part in competitions for Symphony Orchestras, Jazz Orchestra’s and Boys Choirs. The festival had participating ensembles from 16 different countries. All […]

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Countdown for dog owners to microchip

| March 10, 2016

Dog owners and breeders in the Republic of Ireland have until March 31 to comply with new laws which make it compulsory to have all dogs microchipped and registered with a Government-approved database such as www.fido.ie. As part of the new legislation dog owners must also have a certificate from the database provider to prove […]

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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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