The Pope has appointed a former Sligo priest as Bishop of Kerry. Fr. Raymond Browne takes over the top position in the Kerry diocese after the the resignation of Bishop William Murphy. Pope Francis made the appointment today, Thursday. A native of Chapel Street, Athlone, the new bishop is aged 56. He attended Summerhill College [...]
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A revealing new exhibition exploring the fascinating stories of the Irish passengers who travelled on Titanic, including that of a Sligo woman, is running at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, Co. Tyrone.
Four primary schools in Sligo are included in an initiative to replace prefabs at schools nationally and as John Bromley found out the scheme is badly needed. The rental of prefab classrooms is costing Sligo schools hundreds of thousands of euro every year at a time when severe cuts are being made in the education [...]
Towns and villages all around the area will put their best foot forward for their Saint Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday. Obviously the main parade will be in Sligo town where there will be dozens of colourful floats and several bands – many of them from the North – entertaining thousands of onlookers. For the [...]