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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 St Sligo.

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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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Civic Reception for Grand National Champion Derek Fox
Civic Reception for Grand National Champion Derek Fox
Civic Reception for Grand National Champion Derek Fox

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Cathaoirleach Commends Civil Defence Volunteers
Cathaoirleach Commends Civil Defence Volunteers
Cathaoirleach Commends Civil Defence Volunteers
Cathaoirleach Commends Civil Defence Volunteers
Cathaoirleach Commends Civil Defence Volunteers

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Award Winning Dancer Gary O’Reilly Honoured at County Hall
Award Winning Dancer Gary O’Reilly Honoured at County Hall

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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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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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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News Digest - March 2017

News Digest - March 2017

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Vision For A Brighter Future
A Vision For A Brighter Future

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 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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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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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'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 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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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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Hawk’s Well in line for Revamp with Capital Funding Announcement
Hawk’s Well in line for Revamp with Capital Funding Announcement

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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Council Digest January 2017

Council Digest January 2017

Sligo has been designated as European Volunteering Capital for 2017.

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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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Austrian Ambassador Visits County Hall
Austrian Ambassador Visits County Hall
Austrian Ambassador Visits County Hall

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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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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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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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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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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European Volunteering Capital 2017 Launched
European Volunteering Capital 2017 Launched
European Volunteering Capital 2017 Launched

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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€0.7 MILLION TO HELP BUILD POSITIVE RELATIONS

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has welcomed the announcement of significant EU funding by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme to help build positive relations. Approximately €773,000 has been offered to Sligo County Council under the Programme.

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Cathaoirleach Attends NW Hospice Fundraiser

Cathaoirleach Attends NW Hospice Fundraiser

Cathaoirleach Councillor Hubert Keaney recently attended a ‘Stroll at the Track’ fundraising event in aid of NW Hospice.

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Presentation to Councillor MacManus from LCDC

Presentation to Councillor MacManus from LCDC

The Sligo Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) made a presentation to outgoing Committee Chairman Councillor Sean MacManus.

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Sligo Entrepreneur reaches National Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition

Sligo Entrepreneur reaches National Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition

Local Enterprise Office Sligo has confirmed that Heinrich Anhold from Stablelab in Sligo has clinched a place in the national final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition in Dublin this March.

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Cathaoirleach Honours Fire Service Personnel
Cathaoirleach Honours Fire Service Personnel

Cathaoirleach Honours Fire Service Personnel

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has honoured Sligo Fire Service personnel for their service over many years. At a ceremony in County Hall Members of Sligo and Enniscrone Units were presented with long-service certificates, and a special presentation was made to retained Fire-fighter Cyril McNamara who retired from the Service in 2016.

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Opinion Piece - Housing and Homelessness

Opinion Piece - Housing and Homelessness

Housing and homelessness are complex issues requiring informed discussion and detailed consideration. This Opinion seeks to contribute to such an informed discussion and add balance to the many populist statements that have tended to present the issues in very simplistic and sometimes inaccurate and ill-informed terms.

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Roger Eames Road
Roger Eames Road
Roger Eames Road
Roger Eames Road
Roger Eames Road

Roger Eames Road

Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Marie Casserly welcomed members of the Eames family to the official naming of the ‘Roger Eames’ Road in Ballydoogan on Saturday. The opening ceremony was followed by a reception hosted by the Mayor in City Hall, which was attended by Eames family and friends, local Councillors, representatives of St Mary’s GAA Club and Sligo Community Games.

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Major Award for Sligo Engineer
Major Award for Sligo Engineer
Major Award for Sligo Engineer
Major Award for Sligo Engineer

Major Award for Sligo Engineer

A major national award has been won by a local chartered engineer, Gary Salter, Senior Executive Engineer with Sligo County Council, who has been presented with Engineers Ireland, Excellence Award in the Heritage and Conservation category for his work on Culfadda Bridge. The Awards are sponsored by the Office of Public Works and the presentation ceremony was held in the InterContinental Hotel Dublin.

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Council Digest December 2016

Council Digest December 2016

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney hosted a ceremony in County Hall to honour the winners in the Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2016. The Awards scheme was introduced to acknowledge the contribution of volunteers across a wide range of local activity.

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Over €9.5 Million Allocated for Sligo’s Roads

Over €9.5 Million Allocated for Sligo’s Roads

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has advised Sligo County Council that it has allocated funding of €9,589,739 which will enable the Authority to progress a number of major road schemes in 2017, including:

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Save the Date 27th Jan 2017

Save the Date 27th Jan 2017

Sligo has been designated as European Volunteering Capital for 2017. It is an enormous achievement for Sligo to be selected to host a European Capital event which has National and International Significance.

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