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Canadian Ambassador visits Sligo for Hargadon Commemoration Events

Canadian Ambassador visits Sligo for Hargadon Commemoration Events

The Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers attended a reception in his honour in Sligo City Hall on Wednesday hosted by Cathaoirleach Councillor Martin Baker.
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Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival 2018

Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival 2018

The Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival takes place from Saturday 4th to Wednesday 8th August, with the highlight of the festival the Old Fair Day on the Wednesday.
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Four-day Sligo Summer Festival is going from strength to strength

Four-day Sligo Summer Festival is going from strength to strength

The Sligo Summer Festival has become a welcome recurring feature on Sligo’s events calendar, bringing 20,000 people into the centre of the town and creating a lively carnival atmosphere complete with a wide variety of food stalls.
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Rovers legend Raf Cretaro honoured at County Hall

Rovers legend Raf Cretaro honoured at County Hall

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Martin Baker hosted a reception for long-serving Sligo Rovers player Raf Cretaro. The reception was hosted on Saturday afternoon as part of his testimonial celebrations, and guests included Raf’s family and friends, local Councillors and Deputy Eamon Scanlon, members of Sligo Rovers Management Committee and the Testimonial organising committee
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Statement Regarding Connaughton Road

Sligo County Council welcomes the decision announced by the McGinley family to vacate Connaughton Road car-park and the Council is committed to the early delivery of a solution.
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Council Supports Defence Forces ‘Fuschia Flag’ Initiative

Council Supports Defence Forces ‘Fuschia Flag’ Initiative

Cathaoirleach Councillor Martin Baker welcomed a number of retired members of the Defence Forces to County Hall.
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Mullaghmore Beach - Temporary ban on bathing lifted

The temporary ban on bathing placed on Mullaghmore Beach on the 19th July 2018 has been lifted
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Update on Hazardous Waste disposal service at Greenstar, Deepwater Quay

Due to the unprecedented demand for the free disposal of household hazardous waste at the Greenstar Facility in Sligo this morning and in consultation with the Sligo Gardai, the service had to be terminated due to traffic congestion, health and safety concerns and the site having reached full capacity. We thank the public for the support in this initiative and we apologise to those who were unable to dispose of their waste. We hope to find a solution to those who were affected and will issue an update in due course.
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EU Funding for ‘Saving Rural Retail’ Project

EU Funding for ‘Saving Rural Retail’ Project

One of the main objectives of the County Sligo Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) 2016-2021 is to develop Sligo as the economic driver of the Northwest and to promote is as an attractive location for investment, tourism, entrepreneurship and employment.
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Sligo Libraries hosting Summer Stars Reading Adventure

Sligo Libraries hosting Summer Stars Reading Adventure

Mr Seán Kyne TD, the Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development launched the national Summer Stars Children’s Reading Adventure recently.
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Cathaoirleach commends organisers of Benbulben Festival

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Martin Baker has commended the people involved in hosting the Benbulben Country Music Festival
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National Day Of Commemoration Ceremony At Sligo City Hall

The National Day of Commemoration Ceremony, to honour all those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations, was held on Sunday at Sligo City Hall.
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Cathaoirleach meets Rovers Legends

Cathaoirleach meets Rovers Legends

Cathaoirleach Councillor Martin Baker was in the Showgrounds on Saturday to welcome a Rovers legend, Graham Fox, who captained the team to league success in 1977.
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National Day of Commemoration Ceremony

The National Day of Commemoration Ceremony, to honour all those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations, will be held on Sunday, 8th July at 1.30pm at City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo.
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New Chairs elected by Sligo County Council and Municipal Districts

New Chairs elected by Sligo County Council and Municipal Districts

Councillor Martin Baker has been elected Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council at its Annual General meeting in Sligo County Hall on 18th June.
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Official opening of new pontoon in Rosses Point

There was a large attendance on Thursday eveing at the Lifeboat Station in Rosses Point for the official opening of the new pontoon and walkway.
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Media Statement Re: Halting site at Glenview

The halting site at Glenview contains 8 bays, 6 of which are unused and are derelict. The Sligo County Council Traveller Accommodation Plan 2014 – 2018 includes the following objective:
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Launch of Bike Week 2018

Launch of Bike Week 2018

Sligo Bike Week 2018 was officially launched by Cathaoirleach Seamus Kilgannon on Thursday 7th June, and was attended by Elected Members, Sligo County Council staff members, representatives from Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership, North West Adventure Tours, Innisfree Wheelers Cycling Club and Sligo Cycling Campaign.
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Cathaoirleach welcomes latest jobs announcement

Following on from the news of Abtran’s imminent arrival in Sligo bringing 350 jobs, the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has welcomed the announcement that Retail Solutions Company E3 Retail will create 40 jobs.
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Cathaoirleach Welcomes Jobs Announcement

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has welcomed the news that 350 jobs are to be created in this region.
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N59 Owenbeg Recycling Scheme

N59 Owenbeg Recycling Scheme

The TII are undertaking a recycling scheme on the Bog Rampart section of the N59 West of Dromore West.
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Summerhill Gaelic Team honoured at County Hall

The Summerhill Gaelic team that won the double of the Juvenile A Championship and League were honoured with a reception hosted by Mayor Councillor Hubert Keaney at County Hall
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The late Ciaran McCarthy

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has expressed his sympathies to the McCarthy family on the sudden passing of Ciaran, founder and editor of news website Sligo Today.
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Civic Reception to honour 60 years of Yeats Society

Civic Reception to honour 60 years of Yeats Society

Sligo County Council hosted a Civic Reception for the Board and membership of the Yeats Society to celebrate their sixty years of outstanding service.
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National "Slow Down" Day- 7.00 hrs Friday 25th May to 7.00 hrs Saturday 26th May 2018.

An Garda Síochana will conduct a national speed enforcement operation "Slow Down", supported by the Road Safety Authority and other stakeholders for a 24 hour period from 07.00 hrs on Friday 25th May to 07.00 hrs on Saturday 26th May 2018.
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The late Bishop Christopher Jones

The late Bishop Christopher Jones

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon recalled the late Bishop Christy Jones as 'A decent and generous man whose discreet acts of kindness touched so many people.
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Tubbercurry Credit Union celebrates 25 years of service

Tubbercurry Credit Union celebrates 25 years of service

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon hosted a reception in Teach Laighne for the Board, staff and members of Tubbercurry Credit Union to mark their 25th Anniversary celebrations.
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Portuguese Visitors Welcomed to County Hall

Portuguese Visitors Welcomed to County Hall

A delegation from Portuguese town Miranda Da Douro, led by Mayor Artur Nunes, visited County Hall on Sunday last for a reception hosted by Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Hubert Keaney.
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Europe Day Schools Debate 2018

Sligo Grammar School and Mercy College Sligo once again battled it out in the finals of the Europe Day debate held in the Sligo County Council Chamber on the 9th May 2018.
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Sligo Community Archaeology Seminar

Sligo Community Archaeology Seminar

As part of the ‘Sligo Community Archaeology Project’ a free seminar on Sligo Community Archaeology will be held on the evening of Wednesday the 30th of May at the Clayton Hotel Sligo at 6.45 pm – 9.30pm.
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