News Archive 2017

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European Volunteering Capital 2017 Launched

European Volunteering Capital 2017 launched with call for people across Ireland to volunteer their time — and skills — to help others
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Housing Assistance Payment Scheme helps 211 households in Sligo find Housing in 2016.

As part of meeting the Government’s ambitious “Rebuilding Ireland” target for the Housing Assistance Payment scheme (HAP) of securing housing for 12,000 households nationally in 2016, 211 households on the housing list in Sligo County Council have found long-term housing through HAP in 2016. Since November 2015 when HAP began in Sligo County Council more than 220 households have found housing through the scheme.
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Structures at Risk Fund 2017

Structures at Risk Fund 2017

Sligo County Council in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs are now inviting applications for the ‘Structures at Risk Fund’ (SRF) for 2017.
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Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017

Sligo County Council in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs are now inviting applications for the ‘Built Heritage Investment Scheme’ (BHIS) for 2017.
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Queen Maeve Tourism Award

Queen Maeve Tourism Award

Sligo County Council’s ‘Queen Maeve Trail - Knocknarea’ has been short-listed for a major Irish Tourism Industry Award in 2017 in the category of ‘Best Local Authority Tourism Innovation’
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Austrian Ambassador Visits County Hall

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney welcomed the Austrian Ambassador to Ireland Dr. Thomas Nader to County Hall on Thursday 2nd February.
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Tributes Paid to Councillor Sean MacManus

Tributes Paid to Councillor Sean MacManus

Sligo County Council’s elected members and staff paid tributes to Councillor Sean MacManus, who announced his retirement at the February meeting of the Council after 23 years service.
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Council Digest January 2017

Council Digest January 2017

Sligo has been designated as European Volunteering Capital for 2017.
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Hawk’s Well in line for Revamp with Capital Funding Announcement

The Hawk's Well Theatre has been successful in securing €550,000 in capital funding. The news has been announced by The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, today.
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News Digest February, 2017

News Digest February, 2017

Sligo County Council’s elected members and staff paid tributes to Councillor Sean MacManus who announced his retirement at the February meeting of the Council after 23 years service.
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Minister Coveney ‘turns the sod’ on Fr O’Flanagan Housing Scheme

Minister Coveney ‘turns the sod’ on Fr O’Flanagan Housing Scheme

Minister for Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government Simon Coveney, TD, visited Sligo on Friday 17th February to ‘turn the sod’ on the Fr O’Flanagan Housing Scheme. The Minister was welcomed by the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney, Chief Executive Ciarán Hayes, public representatives and members of the project team. The main contractors for the 22 unit scheme are Brendan Sammon (Aughnasheelin) Ltd. Ballinamore.
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Sligo's IBYE National Finalist meets with An Taoiseach

Sligo's IBYE National Finalist meets with An Taoiseach

LEO Sligo’s entrant in the IBYE National Final explains the benefits of ‘Stablelab’ to Sheelagh Daly, Head of Enterprise, LEO Wicklow and An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D.
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Minister Humphreys presents Hidden Heritage Award to LEAP Project Easkey

Minister Humphreys presents Hidden Heritage Award to LEAP Project Easkey

On Wednesday, 22nd February 2017, Minister Heather Humphreys presented a total of nine projects with the Heritage Council’s Heritage Awards. The awards were presented at the Heritage Council’s Heritage Awards Ceremony in Dublin and recognises the fantastic work of the heritage community in Ireland in showcasing the best of National Heritage Week.
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Sligo Historic Graveyard Training Project Begins

Sligo Historic Graveyard Training Project Begins

Do you have a historic graveyard in your area? Is your community group interested in recording the graveyard memorials in your local historic graveyard? If yes, then you will be interested to hear that a new training programme has been developed with the aim of training local communities in Sligo to record and publish their own historic graveyards.
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Sligo becomes first certified Coach Friendly Destination in Ireland

Sligo becomes first certified Coach Friendly Destination in Ireland

On February 10, Sligo passed the final stage of certification for the first town in Ireland to receive ‘Coach Friendly Destination' status awarded by the Coach Tourism Transport Council of Ireland (CTTC).
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A Vision For A Brighter Future

On Sunday 5th of February 2017 Sligo BID supported by the Western Development Commission hosted a half day workshop with the aim of identifying key projects that will enhance Sligo as a destination of choice for the coming year.
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Sligo St Patrick's Day Parade

Sligo St Patrick's Day Parade

Sligo St Patrick’s Day Committee are now accepting entries for the St Patrick’s Day Parade 2017.
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Sligo Library Service Introduce New Computer System

Sligo Library Service Introduce New Computer System

Local Authority library services throughout Ireland have been working together over the past 18 months to create one joint library catalogue, using a shared computer system. Sligo Library Service introduced this new computer system, Sierra, on Wednesday March 1st 2017.
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National Tree Week - March 5th to March 12th 2017

As part of National Tree Week tree saplings will be available to clubs, schools resident associations and community groups.
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Cathaoirleach Pays Tribute to the Late Tommy Lavin

Cathaoirleach Pays Tribute to the Late Tommy Lavin

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has paid tribute to the late Tommy Lavin, describing him as ‘One of the most respected and experienced Councillors in this Authority’s history.
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Sport Ireland Yeats Tour of Sligo

Together we can inspire 2000 cyclists to come to scenic Sligo for the May Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy a great cycling experience.
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‘Green Aware’ Campaign 2017 Launch

‘Green Aware’ Campaign 2017 Launch

The ‘Green Aware’ Campaign 2017 was launched by Cathaoirleach Councillor Hubert Keaney, in advance of Sligo’s St. Patricks Day Festival, last Tuesday 7th March, in City Hall, Sligo.
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News Digest - March 2017

News Digest - March 2017

 
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Cathaoirleach Pays Tribute to Captain Fitzpatrick

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has expressed his sympathy to the family of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, who lost her life in a helicopter crash off the West coast
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Book of Condolence for the late Martin McGuinness

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has paid tribute to the late Martin McGuinness calling him ‘an exceptional statesman who made an enormous contribution during his career in public life.
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Award Winning Dancer Gary O’Reilly Honoured at County Hall

Internationally acclaimed Dancer and Choreographer Gary O’Reilly has been honoured with a reception at County Hall hosted by the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney.
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Teenage entrepreneurs going to Croke Park National Final announced

Teenage entrepreneurs going to Croke Park National Final announced

Teenage entrepreneurs from three local secondary schools are on their way to Croke Park in Dublin next month, to represent the county and Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Sligo at the National Finals of the Student Enterprise Programme.
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Opening times for Sligo Branch Libraries

Tubbercurry Community Library and Ballymote Community Library will return to full time opening hours from Tuesday April 4th 2017. As an interim measure, Sligo Central Library will continue with the rolling closures until such time as the recruitment of sufficient additional staff is in place.
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Vital role played by Local Authorities in supporting Tourism

Vital role played by Local Authorities in supporting Tourism

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney believes that Local Authorities have a critical role to play in developing and supporting tourism initiatives. ‘This is one area where an inter-agency approach can be very effective. The Irish tourism market is supported by very targeted and active participation by local government and in partnership with a number of government agencies, who work very positively on national, regional and local initiatives. The quality of our product provides an excellent starting point to promote local and regional tourism.’
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Irish Water’s €6.8m Water Mains Rehab Works in Sligo City and Pearse Road Sewer Network Project Has Commenced

Irish Water’s €6.8m Water Mains Rehab Works in Sligo City and Pearse Road Sewer Network Project Has Commenced

31 March 2017 - Works commenced this week on the €6.8 million Sligo City water main rehabilitation and Pearse Road sewer network project.
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National Spring Clean 2017

National Spring Clean 2017

Sligo County Council joined with members of the PPN and Sligo Volunteer Centre to kick off the National Spring Clean campaign 2017.
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Sligo Joint Policing Committee – Strategic Plan 2017-2022

Sligo Joint Policing Committee – Strategic Plan 2017-2022

Chair of Sligo County Council’s Joint Policing Committee Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady has commended the many people involved in formulating the Committee’s Work Plan for 2017 and adopting a five year Strategic Plan at their recent meeting in Enniscrone.
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Funding for Rosses Point pier and Raughley Harbour

Funding of €111,750 has been approved under the 2017 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme towards the cost of provision of a Pontoon and access ramp at Rosses Point Pier.
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CATHAOIRLEACH WELCOMES CLÁR PROGRAMME

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has welcomed today’s announcement of a new round of funding for Sligo under the Clár Programme.
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Cathaoirleach Commends Civil Defence Volunteers

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has paid tribute to the Civil Defence Volunteers and asked people to reflect on the valued role they play in our community.
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Broadcaster and author Henry Wymbs honoured

Broadcaster and author Henry Wymbs honoured

Singer Daniel O’Donnell says his friend Henry Wymbs ‘Is a man who has the ability to connect with people in a very special way’. To mark the publication of his book ‘A Wymbsical Journey’ Cathaoirleach Councillor Hubert Keaney hosted a reception in his honour in County Hall.
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Sligo County Council records €2.1M surplus for 2016

Sligo County Council’s Annual Financial Statement for 2016 showed a surplus of €2,111,257 income over expenditure for year ending 31st December 2016. Together with the surplus of €659,677 for 2015, this yields a total surplus of €2.8m for the last two years.
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Famine Trail Walk and Famine Emigrant Play

On this coming Easter Saturday, 15th April, several members of the Kavanagh family from Canada return to Sligo to take part in another Famine Trail walk from their ancestral home in Cross, south Sligo, to Sligo Port repeating the walk their ancestors took when leaving Sligo at the peak of the Great famine in April 1847.
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Council briefed on Development Plans for Hawk’s Well

Council briefed on Development Plans for Hawk’s Well

The Director of the Hawk’s Well Marie O’Byrne attended the April meeting of the Council to present a briefing on development plans for the theatre.
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Cathaoirleach Supports ‘Darkness into Light’ Launch

Cathaoirleach Supports ‘Darkness into Light’ Launch

The Cathaoirleach attended the launch of the 2017 ‘Darkness into Light’ Walk, which will take place on Saturday morning 6th May.
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Civic Reception for Grand National Champion Derek Fox

A huge crowd turned out at County Hall on Easter Sunday evening to welcome home Sligo’s latest sporting hero, Derek Fox, who just a week ago rode ‘One for Arthur’ to win the 2017 Aintree Grand National.
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Restoration Works at Cully Bridge

Restoration Works at Cully Bridge

During 2016, repairs were carried out to this attractive triple span segmental limestone arch bridge spanning the Mullaghnahoe River, near the Mayo border
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Western Drama Festival Committee honoured

Western Drama Festival Committee honoured

Chair of the Ballymote-Tobercurry Municipal District Councillor Dara Mulvey hosted a reception in Teach Laighne, Tubbercurry for the Western Drama festival committee.
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Fatalities at Fire Market St Sligo

It has been confirmed that two people, a father and son lost their lives in a fire at an apartment in Market Street Sligo.
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Book of Condolence for Christopher and Sean Harte

Book of Condolence for Christopher and Sean Harte

A Book of Condolence has been opened in memory of the late Christopher and Sean Harte, who lost their lives in a fire tragedy at the weekend.
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An Garda Síochána Parade and Awards Ceremony

An Garda Síochána Parade and Awards Ceremony

An Garda Síochána are holding a parade and an awards ceremony in Sligo this coming Saturday 6th May.
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Cathaoirleach pays tribute to Gardaí at City Hall ceremony

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has paid tribute to the Gardaí serving in the Sligo-Leitrim Division.
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Highlighting the danger of skin cancer

The Cathaoirleach Councillor Hubert Keaney was joined by fellow Councillors and Chief Executive Ciarán Hayes for a photocall at County Hall aimed at promoting awareness of skin cancer in men.
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Contract signed for N4 Engineering Consultancy Services

Contract signed for N4 Engineering Consultancy Services

Another significant milestone in the development of the N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Road Development Project has been reached with the signing of the Contract with Halcrow Barry Limited to provide Engineering Consultancy Services for the Scheme.
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Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council visits Sligo City Water Main Rehab Works

Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council visits Sligo City Water Main Rehab Works

Work is progressing on track on the Sligo City Water Main Rehabilitation and Pearse Road Sewer Network Project according to Irish Water with the contractors on track for a May 2018 completion date for the mains replacement works.
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Cathaoirleach hosts reception for Diabetes Ireland 50th Anniversary

Cathaoirleach hosts reception for Diabetes Ireland 50th Anniversary

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney hosted a reception at Sligo County Council’s offices to honour Diabetes Ireland on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary celebrations. The reception was attended by CEO of Diabetes Ireland Kieran O’Leary, Deputies Tony McLoughlin and Eamon Scanlon and Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady
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Council Honours GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney hosted a reception at County Hall on Sunday for Aogán Ó Fearghail, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael. The ceremony was hosted in advance of the official opening of the GAA Centre of Excellence in Scarden later that afternoon.
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Sligo Blue Flag and Green Coast Awards 2017

Rosses Point retains Blue Flag status
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Cathaoirleach Commends Sligo Fire Service Personnel

Cathaoirleach Commends Sligo Fire Service Personnel

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney visited Sligo Fire Station on Thursday evening to thank the Fire Service staff for their exceptional work in recent weeks.
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N16 SLIGO TO COUNTY BOUNDARY PUBLIC CONSULTATION

N16 SLIGO TO COUNTY BOUNDARY PUBLIC CONSULTATION

ROUTE SELECTION' EMERGING PREFERRED ROUTE'
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Rathcormack Church Folk Group celebrates 25 years in existence

Rathcormack Church Folk Group celebrated their silver anniversary on Friday evening 2nd June, 2017.
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Bike Week 2017

Bike Week 2017

Sligo Bike Week Festival takes place from 10th to 18th June with lots of events taking place.
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‘Bridge of Light’ naming ceremony

The official naming ceremony for Sligo’s ‘Bridge of Light’ was conducted Saturday afternoon an initiative coordinated by Sligo County Council, Northwest Hospice and Comhaltas.
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Group from Estonia and Lithuania visit Sligo

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney welcomed a group of visitors from Estonia and Lithuania to Sligo City Hall.
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Storytelling at Rosses Point Beach

As part of the Blue Flag activities for Rosses Point Junior and Senior Infants from Réalt na Mara National School, Rosses Point, made a special visit to Rosses Point beach on Monday 6th June to celebrate 30 years of the Blue Flag.
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Blue Flag Colouring Competition

Blue Flag Colouring Competition

To celebrate 30 years of the international Blue Flag Programme Sligo County Council is holding a Colouring Competition for young people.
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Heritage Council Board visits Sligo

Heritage Council Board visits Sligo

The Heritage Council held its Board Meeting in Sligo from Wednesday, 7 June to Friday, 9 June 2017. Each year, the Heritage Council Board holds one of its meetings outside Kilkenny in conjunction with the County Heritage Office in the county in question.
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Councillor Jerry Lundy elected Chair of Ballymote-Tobercurry Municipal District

Councillor Jerry Lundy was unanimously elected Chair of the Ballymote-Tobercurry Municipal District at its Annual General meeting, which was held in Teach Laighne, Tubbercurry on Monday 19th June. Councillor Dara Mulvey was elected Vice-Chair.
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Councillor Hubert Keaney Elected Mayor of Sligo Municipal District

Councillor Hubert Keaney Elected Mayor of Sligo Municipal District

Councillor Hubert Keaney was elected Mayor of Sligo Municipal District at its Annual General Meeting in Sligo City Hall on 19th June. Councillor Chris MacManus was elected Deputy Mayor.
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Councillor Seamus Kilgannon Elected Cathaoirleach

Councillor Seamus Kilgannon Elected Cathaoirleach

Councillor Seamus Kilgannon was unanimously elected Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council at its Annual General meeting on 19th June. Councillor Keith Henry was unanimously elected Leas Cathaoirleach.
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National Playday 2017

National Playday 2017

National Playday 2017 in Sligo Central Library
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National Day of Commemoration

National Day of Commemoration

Ceremonies will take place countrywide on Sunday 9th July as part of a National Day of Commemoration, which commemorates all Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations.
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Swift Response Restores Sligo Way Boardwalk

Thanks to the quick response of Sligo County Council with cooperation of Coillte and local land-owners, the fire damaged section of the Sligo Way has been fully restored.
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Council to honour Mona McSharry

Council to honour Mona McSharry

At its July meeting on Monday, Sligo County Council agreed to hold a Civic reception to honour Mona McSharry following her outstanding success in the European Junior Championships last week, when she won two gold medals and a silver medal, and also set a new Irish Record.
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Sligo’s National Day of Commemoration

Sligo’s National Day of Commemoration

The National Day of Commemoration Ceremony was held at Sligo City Hall on Sunday afternoon. The ceremony commemorates Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations.
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Award Winning Coach Facilities Are For Coaches Only

Award Winning Coach Facilities Are For Coaches Only

Market research conducted in 2013 and 2014 clearly showed that Sligo had a perception issue around the availability of dedicated coach facilities close to the town centre. Following two years of time, investment and promotion, Sligo is now the recipient of two awards (from the Coach Tourism Transport Council of Ireland and the Association of Town and City Management UK and Ireland), recognising the improved services to this market segment.
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Major European Award for Northern & Western Region

Major European Award for Northern & Western Region

The Northern and Western Regional Assembly has been declared ‘European Entrepreneurial Region 2018.
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Draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018-2021

To make sure we improve water quality throughout the country, the Government has produced a draft document titled The River Basin Management Plan for Ireland (2018–2021).
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Major Funding for Rural Recreation Projects in County Sligo

Major Funding for Rural Recreation Projects in County Sligo

Almost one million euro in funding has been announced for out-door recreation facilities in County Sligo, including a grant of €840,285 for Coolaney National Mountain Biking Centre.
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Yeats United Girls Honoured at City Hall

The Yeats United Girls Under 16 soccer team was awarded a reception at Sligo City Hall to honour their recent success at the International tournament in San Marino.
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N16 Route Selection Report

N16 Route Selection Report

The N16 Sligo to County Boundary Route Selection Report is now available for viewing.
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New Development Plan for County Sligo 2017–2023

New Development Plan for County Sligo 2017–2023

On 31st July 2017, the members of Sligo County Council made a new Development Plan for the County.
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Cathaoirleach Honours Gaynor Cup Finalists

The Sligo-Leitrim U-14 Girls Soccer Team were honoured by Sligo County Council to honour their achievement in reaching the final of the All-Ireland Gaynor Cup competition.
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Bridge Conservation and Repair Enhances Dunneill River Walk, Dromore West

Over the past eight months works have been carried out by Sligo County Council’s, Structures and Marine Section on both the Ballygilcash and Donaghintraine Bridges which both span the Dunneill River, north of Dromore West.
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LEO Plans for Ploughing Championships Unveiled

An Tánaiste and Minister Breen launch Local Enterprise Office plans for ‘Local Enterprise Village’ at next months Ploughing Championships.
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Search for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur is underway in Sligo

Search for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur is underway in Sligo

€50,000 investment fund to support young entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 35.
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Civic Reception for NYPD Emerald Society

Civic Reception for NYPD Emerald Society

A civic reception was hosted in City Hall on Bank Holiday Monday in honour of the NYPD Emerald Society who were visiting Sligo as guests of the Sligo Leitrim Division of the Garda Síochana.
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Large Crowd Attend Naming Ceremony for O’Boyle Park

The official naming ceremony of O’Boyle Park at Forthill took place on Friday 11th August, two years to the day from the untimely passing of Councillor Seamie O’Boyle, in whose honour the Park was named.
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“Sligo Rose draws Enterprise Centre Winner”

“Sligo Rose draws Enterprise Centre Winner”

As part of Old Fair Day Celebrations in Tubbercurry, An Chroí – South Sligo Enterprise Centre – ran a competition for local businesses and entrepreneurs, to win 1 year’s use of boardroom and training room facilities.
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Cathaoirleach attends function for U.S. Congressman Brendan Boyle

Cathaoirleach attends function for U.S. Congressman Brendan Boyle

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon made a presentation to U.S. Congressman Brendan Boyle at an event in his honour in Enniscrone. Congressman Boyle, who has west Sligo and Donegal roots, is Speaker in the Philadelphia House of Representatives.
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Leas Cathaoirleach opens Coleman Festival

Leas Cathaoirleach opens Coleman Festival

On Friday night last the Leas Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Councillor Keith Henry opened the Michael Coleman Traditional Music Festival in Gurteen.
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Cathaoirleach honours Spanish Ambassador

Cathaoirleach honours Spanish Ambassador

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo Count Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon welcomed the Spanish Ambassador to Ireland, José María Rodriguez-Coso, to Sligo City Hall.
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Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition Open Day

Search for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur is underway in Sligo €50,000 investment fund to support young entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 35.
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Cathaoirleach Welcomes Another Medal Success For Sligo

Following on from Mona McSharry’s magnificent success at the World Junior Championships, the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon congratulated Drumcliffe native Joseph Mooney on winning a Gold Medal at the European Swimming Championships in Belgium in the ‘Line Throw’ category.
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Summer Stars 2017 at Ballymote Community Library

Summer Stars 2017 at Ballymote Community Library

The Summer Stars Reading programme at Ballymote Community Library commenced at the end of June and concluded with a ceremony in the library on Saturday the 2nd of September at 11.30am.
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Council supports Light up Orange Campaign

Council supports Light up Orange Campaign

Sligo City Hall was illuminated Sunday evening in support of a Suicide Awareness campaign.
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More Sligo Young Entrepreneurs Wanted

More young entrepreneurs from Sligo are wanted for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition.
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Sligo Ladies Team Honoured by Council

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon hosted a reception in County Hall for the County Sligo Ladies Team, to honour the achievement in winning the Connacht Title and reaching the All Ireland semi-final.
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Cathaoirleach Welcomes Announcement on Local Improvement Schemes

Sligo County Council is pleased to welcome a funding allocation of €282,000 for the county’s Local Improvement Schemes.
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Good News for Sligo Entrants in Tidy Towns Awards

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has welcomed the results of the National Tidy Towns Awards and commended the many volunteers across County Sligo who played an active role in their communities.
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Let's Get Sligo Walking

“Let’s not only get Sligo walking, let’s get the world walking in Sligo,” were the final words spoken at the launch of the new Sligo Walks website and video at Sligo Airport, Strandhill on Friday last. Those words were spoken by Deirdre Lavin of the Sligo Sport & Recreation Partnership, who were among the many organizations, groups and other stakeholders present at the event, which also included a short but symbolic walk in glorious sunshine along the nearby Killaspugbrone Looped Walk in Strandhill.
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Council Launch Guide on Historic Windows

Councillor Hubert Keaney, Mayor of Sligo Municipal District, has welcomed the publication of an information leaflet on the importance of maintaining and repairing sash windows on historic buildings.
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Public Briefing on Draft River Basin Management

Sligo County Council will host a public information briefing on its Draft River Basin Management Plan. It will be held in the Council Chamber, County Hall, between 2.00pm and 4.00pm on Friday next, 6th October.
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Notification of Water Outage – Areas Served off Farnacardy Service Reservoir

Sligo County Council Water Services, on behalf of Irish Water, wish to issue the following notification relating to a water supply interruption.
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Cathaoirleach Welcomes Major Funding for Rural Schemes

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has welcomed today’s announcement that almost 300 rural towns and villages are set to benefit from over €21m in funding announced today under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Fourteen Schemes in County Sligo will receive funding totalling €1.06 million.
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Launch of Boats from Cranmore Boat Building Programme

On Saturday 30th September 2017, Sligo witnessed the final stage of the Cranmore Boat Building programme when the boat builders launched their creations (Highlander boats) on Sligo’s scenic Lough Gill.
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Cathaoirleach Awards 2017 Launched

Cathaoirleach Awards 2017 Launched

Sligo County Council’s Cathaoirleach’s Awards for 2017 were launched at County Hall recently.
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Draft Green Fort Conservation Plan

Draft Green Fort Conservation Plan

Sligo County Council in partnership with the Green Fort Technical Group, and with the support of Sligo Heritage Forum and the Heritage Council, has prepared a draft Conservation Plan for the Green Fort, Sligo.
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Road Safety Alert – Weather Warning for Storm Ophelia

The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads over the weekend and on Monday, as Met Éireann has warned that storm-force winds, heavy rain, and high sea levels may be on the way as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia look set to hit Ireland on Monday.
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Civic Reception for Irish League of Credit Unions

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon hosted a reception at County Hall to honour the Credit Union Board, staff and volunteers. Among those attending were Charles Murphy, President of the Irish League of Credit Unions, Brian McCrory, Chairman of World Council of Credit Unions, MEP Marian Harkin, Sligo County Council Chief Executive Ciarán Hayes, and Councillors Margaret Gormley, Hubert Keaney and Chris MacManus
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BID Barn in Stephen St Car Park

Sligo Business Improvement District (BID) and Sligo County Council are delighted to support the installation of a covered structure (BID Barn) in Stephen St car park over the next three months
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Reception to mark 50th Anniversary of Sligo Regional Veterinary Laboratory

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon hosted a reception at County Hall to honour the staff of Sligo Regional Veterinary Laboratory on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary celebrations.
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Dancing Champions honoured at County Hall

Dancing Champions honoured at County Hall

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon hosted a reception at County Hall to honour the young dancers of the Lisa Cooper Dance Academy who excelled at the recent World Lyrical Dance Federation Championships in England.
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National Public Participation Network Conference

National Public Participation Network Conference

Sligo Public Participation Network (PPN), in conjunction with the Department of Rural and Community Development and Sligo County Council hosted the first National PPN Conference in the Clayton Hotel on Thursday 19th October 2017.
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Sligo Water Mains and Sewer Rehabilitation Project

Sligo Water Mains and Sewer Rehabilitation Project

Over 65 per cent of the Sligo Water mains and Sewer Rehabilitation project is complete at this stage with all pipe- laying works on target for completion by March 2018, two months ahead of schedule. The works represent a €6.8 million investment by Irish Water in Sligo and will ensure an improved supply to all customers by reducing leakage and bursts. The project will also deliver financial savings over the medium and long term through reduced maintenance costs associated with the upgraded pipeline.
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Sligo's Own Ice Rink Opens This Week

Sligo's Own Ice Rink Opens This Week

Time to put your ice skates on! As the weather gets colder and Christmas approaches, Sligo County Council and Sligo Business Improvement District are delighted to announce the opening of Sligo on Ice at the BID Barn in Stephen Street car park.
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Last Chance to Nominate Special Volunteers for Award

The closing date is fast approaching for submitting nominations for the Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2017, an initiative which acknowledges the contribution of the many unsung heroes who carry out invaluable voluntary work in our communities.
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Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy

Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy

The Issues Paper aims to commence a dialogue on our region’s future. Our vibrant, evolving and growing region. The Framework also sets out our approach and underlying principles.
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Sligo Library Launch Right To Read Initiative

Sligo Library Launch Right To Read Initiative

Sligo Library Service launched its ‘Right To Read’ Programme on Monday November 13th with a group of children and staff from Cranmore Resource House.
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Major Wastewater Upgrades by Irish Water

Four Sligo towns to receive major wastewater upgrades by Irish Water which will provide for developmental growth and environmental protection.
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Council Welcomes Major Investment in Wastewater Infrastructure

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has welcomed today’s announcement by Irish Water that over €16 million will be invested in County Sligo’s Wastewater infrastructure.
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Funding Announced for Conservation of Heritage Buildings

Funding Announced for Conservation of Heritage Buildings

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced that the very successful Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Structures at Risk Fund will operate again in 2018.
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Cathaoirleach welcomes Sports Grants Awards

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has welcomed the announcement of Sports Capital funding for 2018.
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Special guests from Kempten honoured by Council

Special guests from Kempten honoured by Council

Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Hubert Keaney hosted a reception to honour a visiting delegation from Kempten, including their choir taking part in Sligo International Choral Festival, and young Business students who visited a number of local factories.
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Korean Ambassador visits County Hall

Korean Ambassador visits County Hall

Cathaoirleach Councillor Seamus Kilgannon welcomed the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to County Hall, His Excellency Ambassador Kang-il Huwas accompanied by Second Secretary Mr. Hyoyoun Jeong.
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Champion Swimmer Mona McSharry Honoured at County Hall

Champion Swimmer Mona McSharry Honoured at County Hall

Sligo County Council hosted a reception in County Hall to honour Champion swimmer Mona McSharry.
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Tubbercurry/Cloonacool Community Games National Champions honoured at County Hall

Tubbercurry/Cloonacool Community Games National Champions honoured at County Hall

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon hosted a reception in County Hall to honour Tubbercuury Community Games Girls team who won national honours in 2016 and 2017.
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Sligo’s Best Young Entrepreneurs Announced

Sligo’s Best Young Entrepreneurs Announced

Sligo’s best young entrepreneurs have been announced last Friday (December 8th) at the County Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition, held in City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo.
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Local Volunteers Honoured at Award Ceremony

Local Volunteers Honoured at Award Ceremony

Sligo County Council hosted its annual Cathaoirleach’s Awards ceremony in County Hall on Wednesday evening.
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Cathaoirleach commends Mona on latest honour

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has congratulated Mona McSharry on winning the RTE’s ‘Young Sports Personality of the Year.
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Investing in Rural Communities - Clar Programme

Investing in Rural Communities - Clar Programme

As part of Government’s overall programme for Rural Development, a number of initiatives, aimed at assisting the social and economic regeneration of rural areas, were delivered by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (DAHRRGA) during 2017.
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Fire Services donate to Sligo/Leitrim Mountain Rescue Service and the RNLI

Fire Services donate to Sligo/Leitrim Mountain Rescue Service and the RNLI

On Friday the 22nd of December members of Sligo Fire Services made a €200 donation to each of Sligo/Leitrim Mountain Rescue Service and the RNLI.
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