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Family Day at Lough Gill Hospice Swim
Tue. 8/8/17


A super line up of activities is planned. Dinky Diggers, Beat the Bounce Castles, Zippy the Clown Jugglers, unicorn pony, arts and crafts, farm yard experience, make your own teddy and the Scruffy Duffy Show some of the many activities planned in Back Avenue, Cleveragh, Sligo Town

Full Report:

Leitrim Observer


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The Austrian woman who left the banks of the Danube to work on a 400-acre mountain farm in Sligo
Tue. 8/8/17

Theresa and Sean Ferdinand Roddy on the family farm at Lough Talt, Co. Sligo.
Photo: Brian Farrell

Theresa Roddy is an Austrian who came to Ireland 20 years ago to work on a 400-acre mountain farm that her father, Ferdinand, had bought on the Sligo-Mayo border "as an investment"

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Bank Holiday tragedy averted after 'hero' garda jumps into fast-flowing river to rescue man
Mon. 7/8/17

Garda Stephen Fahy

A BANK holiday tragedy was dramatically averted after a young garda dived into a fast-flowing river in order to save the life of a man. Garda Stephen Fahy is being hailed a hero following the rescue effort at the Hyde bridge in Sligo Town yesterday

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Sligo remain mired in the drop zone as Pat's claim draw

Sligo Rovers 1
St Patrick's Athletic 1
Sun. 6/8/17

Kyle Callan-McFadden

Sligo Rovers fell further into the relegation mire as they could only pick up a point at home to St Patrick's Athletic following an entertaining 1-1 draw at the Showgrounds

Full Report:

RTE Sport


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Sligo student, tourism and industrial complex for €2.5m
Sun. 6/8/17

Benbulben Suites

An unusual combination of residential, tourist and industrial investment, known as the Benbulben Suites, in Sligo Town is for sale with a €2.5 million price tag

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Secrets of ancient Irish funeral practices revealed
Sun. 6/8/17

Cairn K

The new paper, whose lead author is Dr Jonny Geber, focuses on the 5000 years-old Passage Tomb Complex at Carrowkeel in County Sligo in the north-west of Ireland. This site is one of the most impressive Neolithic ritual landscapes in Europe, but despite that, is relatively unknown

Full Report:

Phys.org News


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€1m tourism boost for Sligo trails
Sun. 6/8/17

Deputy Tony McLoughlin

Tourism projects from Raghley to Carrowkeel have received a much-needed funding boost to the tune of almost €1m in what's seen as a major boost for tourism in rural Sligo

Full Report:

Sligo Champion


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'It's a real shame': Mrs Doyle road safety signs in Mayo have been stolen
Sun. 6/8/17


A ROAD SAFETY campaign in Mayo to raise awareness around driver fatigue this bank holiday weekend aimed at using an image of the iconic Mrs Doyle character from Father Ted, cup of tea in hand, to warn drivers by the roadside

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Study suggests it's time to get rid of Ireland's restricted dog-breed list
Sun. 6/8/17

German Shepherd, one of the animals on Ireland's restricted breed list.

IRELAND’S APPROACH TO targeting and legislating for specific dog breeds as being ‘dangerous’ has no scientific basis, and may in fact be making the situation here worse, a new study has claimed

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Husband pens moving viral tribute to his wife's 'thick thighs', 'big booty', and 'cute little side roll', insisting 'real women' don't look like porn stars or mannequins
Sun. 6/8/17

Sarah Tripp

A loving husband has gone viral for writing a moving letter all about his 'curvy' wife

Full Report:

Daily Mail


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School Transport Route from Bunninadden to Tubercurry Saved
Thu. 3/8/17

St. Attraccts, Tubbercurry.

Local Councillor Keith Henry says it has been confirmed that the service will continue for the next academic year, resuming again next month, but he said a total review of school transport in 2018, may still pose a concern to parents

Full Report:

MidWest Radio


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'Move RTÉ outside Dublin and fund it through the sale of the Donnybrook studio'
Thu. 3/8/17

Deputy Marc MacSharry

Moving RTÉ to rural Ireland would create an opportunity to change its funding mechanism away from traditional advertising and the TV licence, writes Marc MacSharry TD

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Niall Carew to continue as Sligo manager
Thu. 3/8/17

Niall Carew

Niall Carew will remain as the manager of Sligo’s inter-county footballers next season

Full Report:

RTE Sport


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Women with big bums are healthier, according to a new study
Thu. 3/8/17


Women who have more fat in their hips and thighs are at a lower risk of heart attacks, strokes and diabetes, a new study had found

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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A town in Leitrim wants you to go live there
‘It’s a very special, beautiful place.’

Tue. 1/8/17


A TOWN IN Leitrim is calling for people who are sick of the hustle and bustle of city life to come and live with them

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Sligo hotel first in Ireland to open sensory room
Tue. 1/8/17

Clayton Hotel, Sligo.

Multi-Sensory environments are used as a form of therapy and they assist with the development of social skills in children and adults with special needs

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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Historic Glenfarne Railway Station is now open to the public during August and September
Tue. 1/8/17

Glenfarne Railway Station

Part of the former Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway (SLNCR) network, the historic Glenfarne Station is now open to the public during August and September, admission to the site is free.

Full Report:

Leitrim Observer


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'Braveheart' fashion boss winning battle to put Sligo store on the map
Mon. 31/7/17

Eamonn Cunningham founder of EJ Menswear, at his Gratton Street store in Sligo Town.
Photo: James Connolly

Eamonn Cunningham of EJ Menswear has combined quirky marketing with top brands

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Gino searches for late father's origins
Mon. 31/7/17

The late Cllr. Seamie O'Boyle and son Cllr. Gino.

A Sligo Councillor's search for information about his late father's family has taken him to Cavan

Full Report:

AngloCelt.ie


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Loss of faith leaving us in a moral wasteland
Mon. 31/7/17


THE influence of religion in Ireland is on the wane, and over the past 40 years in particular, this has been an accelerating phenomenon. The truth is Ireland is losing its religion

Full Report:

Irish Examiner


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'You're presumed guilty and priests are terrified' - Irish priest falsely accused of sexually abusing a child
Mon. 31/7/17

Fr. Tim Hazelwood

'It's the worst thing possible if someone makes a false accusation about you, people are living in fear of that'

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Sligo Rovers 1
Dundalk 1:
Vemmelund and Igiehon strike as points are shared

Sun. 30/7/17

Benny Igiehon

Stephen Kenny’s side were held to a 1-1 draw by Sligo Rovers at The Showgrounds, meaning the Lilywhites are 17 points off leaders Cork City having played two games more

Full Report:

Irish Sun


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Tommy Flanagan's widow tells of grief as driver banned for life over fatal Sligo smash
Sat. 29/7/17


An elderly Co Fermanagh widow has told a court she could not go to the funeral of her husband of 57 years because of the injuries she suffered in a horror smash in Sligo

Full Report:

Belfast Telegraph


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New Sligo Rovers signing Omar Haughton could make debut against Dundalk
Sat. 29/7/17

Omar Haughton

Sligo Rovers hope to give their new signing Omar Haughton his debut against champs Dundalk at the Showgrounds tomorrow

Full Report:

Irish Sun


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Have you ever bought anything because an 'influencer' posted about it?
Sat. 29/7/17


The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) said in January that it had issued new guidelines on the subject, and that it will be keeping an eye on bloggers and online influencers who don’t declare paid-for posts

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Archives show issue was hot topic at Sligo 'Corpo' meetings
Sat. 29/7/17

Connaughton Road Car Park

July 1986 - Sligo Corporation officially opens Connaughton Road on July 3rd 1986. The road was named after Roscommon native Mr Michael Connaughton in recognition of his outstanding services as a teacher at St Edward’s National School

Full Report:

Sligo Champion


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Braless Tove Lo flashes her bare breasts as she puts on a very brazen display during gig in Sydney
Sat. 29/7/17

Tove Lo

Her performances aren't complete without a daring display. And Tove Lo couldn't resist flashing her bare breasts as she performed at a gig in Sydney, Australia on Thursday

Full Report:

Daily Mail


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McDonagh appeal against Sunday World settled at 11th hour
Thur. 27/7/17

Martin McDonagh

AN APPEAL over a €900,000 defamation award to a Sligo man was settled today just ten minutes before a seven-judge Supreme Court was about to deliver its decision on whether the award should stand

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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€1.7m for eight new houses for the disadvantaged in Ballymote
Sun. 23/7/17


The money will go towards building eight new houses at Cuan Iosa, close to the train station and the historic Ballymote Castle

Full Report:

Ocean FM


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Sligo boss Niall Carew calls on GAA to support weaker counties financially
Sun. 23/7/17

Niall Carew

Carew — in talks with the Yeats County Board concerning his own future — wants to avoid a monopoly at the top of the game

Full Report:

Irish Sun


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People can now get the fuel allowance in two lump sums (rather than every week)
Sun. 23/7/17

Minister Regina Doherty

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said that those who receive the allowance can now get it in October and January. The value of each lump sum will be €292.50

Full Report:

Irish Journal


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Mc Sharry says it’s time for the Garda Commissioner to go
Sun. 23/7/17

Deputy Marc MacSharry

Sligo, Leitrim and South Donegal TD Marc Mac Sharry says the rank and file have been let down by senior management within the force

Full Report:

Highland Radio


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Shane Filan says he gets recognised more in south-east Asia than Ireland
Sun. 23/7/17

Shane Filan

The 38-year-old has a massive fan base in the region from his days in Westlife. The former boyband crooner admitted he still pinches himself when he sees how popular his music is more than 10,000km from home

Full Report:

Irish Mirror


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'It's a love island' - Model Jodie Kidd on her 'second home' Ireland
Sun. 23/7/17

Jodie Kidd

The English fashion model spent years travelling the world with luxury brands such as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Chloe, yet Ireland remains one of her favourite destinations to visit whenever she can

Full Report:

Irish Independent


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Emily Ratajkowski shocks fans as she shows off her VERY slender figure
Sun. 23/7/17

Emily Ratajkowski

She's no stranger to showing off her figure but Emily Ratajkowski shocked fans when she posed naked for LOVE Magazine

Full Report:

Daily Mail


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