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O’Connell Street Enhancement Project

O’Connell Street Enhancement Project

Its business as usual on O’Connell Street in Sligo. Sligo County Council in conjunction with the traders and Shareridge Ltd. has decided to suspend works on the OConnell Street enhancement Project for the run-in to the Christmas period.
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Time to Read for second class students from St Johns National School

Time to Read for second class students from St Johns National School

Sligo County Council is delighted to be supporting eight of their employees to volunteer as part of the Time to Read programme with St John’s National School.
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Fire Service Personnel Honoured

Fire Service Personnel Honoured

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Tom MacSharry presented a series of awards to Sligo Fire Service personnel at a ceremony at Sligo Fire Service on Wednesday.
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Cloonacool Plan Launched - Mill Community Café Official Opening

Cloonacool Plan Launched - Mill Community Café Official Opening

There was a large gathering on Friday 23rd of August last for the launching of the Strategic Action Plan for Cloonacool together with the official opening of the recently established Mill Community Café in the village.
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The Future of Retail in Rural Sligo

The Future of Retail in Rural Sligo

SARURE (Saving Rural Retail) South Sligo announces the first in a series of events for 2019 and 2020.
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Honouring Our Volunteers - Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2019 Launched

Honouring Our Volunteers - Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2019 Launched

The Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2019 have been launched and nomination forms are now available. The initiative acknowledges the contribution of the many unsung heroes who carry out invaluable voluntary work in our communities.
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Major Boost for Tourism in Sligo

Fáilte Ireland announces €2.5million investment in Sligo Cultural Plaza and Sligo Pontoon officially opens.
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Minister of State Seán Canney presents Right to Read Champion Awards to local authorities

Minister of State Seán Canney presents Right to Read Champion Awards to local authorities

Mr Seán Canney TD, the Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, presented Right to Read Champion Awards to local authorities in recognition of their ongoing efforts to support literacy development through the library service.
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Cathaoirleach Honours Lisa Cooper Dance Academy

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Tom MacSharry hosted a reception at County hall to honour the successes of the Lisa Cooper Dance Academy at the World Championships in August.
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Creating public awareness of Council’s services

Sligo County Council is working to increase public awareness of the services they provide and how the public benefits from those services and supports.
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Council supports ‘Make Way’ Day

Council supports ‘Make Way’ Day

National ‘Make Way’ Day is a nationwide initiative organised by the Disability Federation of Ireland to raise awareness of the needs of people with disabilities
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Cathaoirleach welcomes Korean Ambassador to City Hall

The Cathaoirleach Councillor Tom MacSharry welcomed the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Mr Woon Ki Lyeo to Sligo City Hall on Wednesday.
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Sligo selected as 2019 Digital Town.

Sligo selected as 2019 Digital Town.

Sligo has been selected as this year’s Digital Town. Pioneered and led by IE Domain Registry, the Digital Town initiative seeks to highlight the economic, social and cultural benefits of the internet to towns across the country, and to ensure SMEs and local economies are realising the full potential of digital technology, particularly e- commerce
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Intelligent Transportation System for Sligo!

Sligo County Council to install State of the Art Traffic Signal Technology along the Inner Relief Road, as part of the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) funded N4-N15 Sligo Urban Improvement Scheme.
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Tales and Harmony

Tales and Harmony’ is an exciting new music piece written and performed by young people from Sligo and Fermanagh.
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Pauline Brennan to take up post of County Librarian with Leitrim County Council

Pauline Brennan to take up post of County Librarian with Leitrim County Council

Pauline Brennan recently left her job of Senior Executive Librarian to take a post of County Librarian with Leitrim County Council. She is pictured receiving a presentation from the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Tom MacSharry.
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Appointment of New Chair to Sligo LCDC

Appointment of New Chair to Sligo LCDC

Councillor Chris MacManus was appointed Chairperson of the Sligo Local Development Committee (LCDC) at its meeting on 25th July 2019 following the establishment of the new Council post the 2019 Local Elections. Cllr MacManus replaced the outgoing chairperson Cllr Sinéad Maguire.
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Mayor Welcomes ‘Future Learning’ Students to City Hall

Mayor Welcomes ‘Future Learning’ Students to City Hall

Mayor Councillor Gino O’Boyle welcomed a group of eighty students to City Hall recently. The students were talking part in a ’Future Learning’ Programme coordinated by IT Sligo.
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Cathaoirleach honours Gaynor Cup Champions

The Cathaoirleach Councillor Tom MacSharry hosted a reception in County Hall on Wednesday evening for the Sligo-Leitrim U 13 Girls Team, to honour their recent success on winning the All Ireland Gaynor Cup competition.
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Women in Politics and Public Life 1918-2018

Women in Politics and Public Life 1918-2018

A national exhibition entitled Women in Politics and Public Life 1918 to 2018 – a Pop-Up Museum was opened recently in the offices of Roscommon County Council.
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National Famine Commemoration - A review

The National Famine Commemoration, which took place recently in Sligo, has been described as “a recognition of the horror that was inflicted on Sligo so long ago,” by a local Sligo historian.
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Sligo Hurlers honoured by Cathaoirleach and Mayor

Sligo Hurlers honoured by Cathaoirleach and Mayor

There was a large attendance in Sligo City Hall on Friday evening as Sligo County Council honoured the Sligo Hurling Team on being crowned Nicky Rackard Champions for 2019.
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Cathaoirleach Welcomes Guests from Augsburg

Cathaoirleach Welcomes Guests from Augsburg

The Liturgical Choir of the Diocese of Augsburg paid a visit to Sligo last week under the auspices of Sligo /Kempten Town Twinning.
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Sligo Swift Survey 2019 to take place this summer

Sligo Swift Survey 2019 to take place this summer

Perhaps the most iconic and intriguing of our urban bird species, Swifts are a small migratory bird that visit Ireland each year to nest.
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Sligo Swift Survey Underway – Can you help us find them?

Perhaps the most iconic and intriguing of our urban bird species, Swifts are a small migratory bird that visit Ireland each year to nest.
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Sligo County Council Arts Plan 2020-2025 – Have your say – Complete the Survey!

Sligo County Council Arts Plan 2020-2025 – Have your say – Complete the Survey!

We are surveying the Sligo community, arts and culture providers and supporters as a first step toward identifying arts community need, goals and priorities for the ultimate development of a comprehensive county arts and culture plan.
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Sligo Bike Week Festival 2019

Sligo Bike Week Festival 2019

A weeklong festival of cycling is taking place in Sligo as part of National Bike Week which commences on Saturday 22nd June and is continuing throughout the week.
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Councillor Tom Fox elected Cathaoirleach of Municipal District of Sligo (Sligo-Drumcliff)

Councillor Tom Fox elected Cathaoirleach of Municipal District of Sligo (Sligo-Drumcliff)

Councillor Tom Fox was elected Cathaoirleach of the Municipal District of Sligo (Sligo-Drumcliff electoral area) its Annual General Meeting in County Hall on Monday.
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Councillor Paul Taylor elected Chair of Ballymote-Tubbercurry Municipal District

Councillor Paul Taylor elected Chair of Ballymote-Tubbercurry Municipal District

Councillor Paul Taylor was elected Cathaoirleach of Ballymote-Tubbercurry Municipal District its Annual General Meeting in County Hall on Monday. Councillor Dara Mulvey was elected Leas Cathaoirleach.
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Councillor Gino O’Boyle elected Mayor

Councillor Gino O’Boyle elected Mayor

Councillor Gino O'Boyle was elected Mayor of the Borough District of Sligo at its Annual General Meeting in County Hall on Monday.
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It’s Not In our Nature – Is it in Yours? Let’s tackle illegal dumping!

It’s Not In our Nature – Is it in Yours? Let’s tackle illegal dumping!

Local Authorities across the country are running an Anti Dumping campaign – “Its Not in our Nature – Is it in Yours? Lets tackle illegal dumping.”
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Cathaoirleach Pays Tribute to the Late Leo Conlon

Cathaoirleach Pays Tribute to the Late Leo Conlon

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Tom MacSharry has paid tribute to former Councillor Leo Conlon who passed away at the weekend.
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Councillor Tom MacSharry elected Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council

Councillor Tom MacSharry elected Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council

Councillor Tom MacSharry was unanimously elected as Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council at its meeting on Friday 7th June. Councillor Gino O Boyle was unanimously elected Leas-Cathaoirleach.
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Graduation from PEACE IV Youth Citizenship Project

Graduation from PEACE IV Youth Citizenship Project

Thirty three young people from Ballymote, Coolaney and Grange were recently engaged on a youth citizenship project. This was organised through the Youth Citizenship Programme as part of Sligo County Council's PEACE IV Action Plan, the funding for which was provided by the EU's Peace IV Programme.
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Source Civil Ltd. & Electric Skyline appointed as Contractors

Source Civil Ltd. & Electric Skyline appointed as Contractors

Source Civil Ltd. and Electric Skyline appointed as Contractors for Construction Works on the Upgrade to the Junction at Cranmore Road and Devins Drive.
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Sligo County Council Arts Plan 2020-2025 Consultation Meetings

Sligo County Council will host Art Form Sectoral meetings on Thursday 20th June in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall, Quay Street, Sligo at the following times:
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Arise and go – viral!

Arise and go – viral!

The social media world is set to be blitzed from Sligo with some of Ireland’s greatest poetry and literature on June 13th, Yeats Day, the Birthday of WB Yeats Yeats Society Sligo is aiming to send Yeats and Sligo viral with a highly innovative Yeats Day Challenge to everyone at home and abroad, and to lovers of Yeats poetry all around the world.
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Local Enterprise Office announces Sligo’s Best Young Entrepreneurs and €50,000 investment fund winners

Local Enterprise Office announces Sligo’s Best Young Entrepreneurs and €50,000 investment fund winners

Young entrepreneurs from Dromore West, Enniscrone, and Ballisodare win places at Regional Finals
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Launch of Sligo County Council Disability, Inclusion and Access Strategy

Launch of Sligo County Council Disability, Inclusion and Access Strategy

Sligo County Council’s Disability, Inclusion and Access Strategy 2019-2022 was launched in Sligo County Hall on Thursday. The launch was attended by the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Councillor Martin Baker, Chair of the Disability Consultative Committee, Councillor Declan Bree, and Susan Carton, Lecturer and Programme Director St Angela’s College.
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National Success for Mercy College Entrepreneurs in Croke Park

National Success for Mercy College Entrepreneurs in Croke Park

Ireland’s largest celebration of secondary school entrepreneurs took place in Croke Park at Student Enterprise National Final last week (May 3rd), co-ordinated by the Local Enterprise Offices.
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National Famine Commemoration Ceremony Will Be Hosted In Sligo On 19th May

National Famine Commemoration Ceremony Will Be Hosted In Sligo On 19th May

This year's National Famine Commemoration will take place on Sunday, 19th May 2019 in Stephen St car-park, Sligo. The event will be attended by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, Cathaoirleach Councillor Martin Baker and elected Members, Ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps.
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Sligo County Diaspora Strategy 2019 - 2024 was launched in City Hall.

On Wednesday May 1st, the Sligo County Diaspora Strategy 2019 - 2024 was launched in City Hall. The launch comes after a comprehensive strategy was compiled in collaboration with Leitrim, Longford and Roscommon County Councils. The process began in 2017 when the local authorities in the region identified a need to develop a strategy in line with the National Government Strategy - Global Irish.
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Sligo Students Study Conflict through PEACE

Sligo Students Study Conflict through PEACE

For the last six weeks, students from Sligo College of Further Education have been involved in a PEACE programme - ‘Conflict to Community Activism’.
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Sligo Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) adopts its 2018 Annual Report

Sligo Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) adopts its 2018 Annual Report

The Sligo Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is an active collaborative committee under the auspices of Sligo County Council and today it has adopted its 2018 ANNUAL REPORT.
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SLIGO, Mayo and Leitrim County Councils along with Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim Education Training Boards, supported by Three Ireland, come together for ‘Click Before you Go’ Road Safety campaign challenge

Sligo, Mayo and Leitrim County Councils are teaming up with the Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education Training Board (MSL ETB), and Three Ireland for a Road Safety campaign via SMS (commonly known as the ‘text message’).
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Are You Waste Compliant?

Are You Waste Compliant?

All Local Authorities are adopting similar Bye-Laws ensuring a consistent approach to managing waste across Ireland.
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Champ Cloud Software are Sligo’s Enterprise Award Winners for 2019

Champ Cloud Software are Sligo’s Enterprise Award Winners for 2019

A software business from Sligo is this year’s winner of the Sligo Enterprise Award for 2019. Edel Moran of Champ Cloud Ltd. took the top prize of and will now represent Local Enterprise Office Sligo at the 21st National Enterprise Awards on Wednesday 29th May in the Mansion House in Dublin.
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Works at Connaughton Road Car Park

Sligo County Council is carrying out works at Connaughton Road car-park today, Tuesday 23rd April.
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Kempten Students Welcomed to County Hall

Mayor Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady welcomed students from Kempten University of Applied Science to Sligo County Hall this week. The students were visiting Sligo as guests of Sligo IT.
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The late Councillor Margaret Gormley

Sligo County Council elected members and staff are mourning the passing of one of the Council’s longest serving members, Councillor Margaret Gormley, who passed away Friday morning.
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National Famine Commemoration Ceremony Will Be Hosted In Sligo On 19th May

National Famine Commemoration Ceremony Will Be Hosted In Sligo On 19th May

This year's National Famine Commemoration will take place on Sunday, 19th May 2019 in Stephen St car-park, Sligo. The event will be attended by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, Cathaoirleach Councillor Martin Baker and elected Members, Ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps.
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Sligo Super Cup Launched in County Hall

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Martin Baker hosted the launch of the Sligo Super Cup in County Hall on Thursday, and participated in the competition draw with Sligo Rovers Manager Liam Buckley.
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The late Councillor Margaret Gormley

The late Councillor Margaret Gormley

Sligo County Council elected members and staff are mourning the passing of one of the Council’s longest serving members, Councillor Margaret Gormley, who passed away Friday morning. The Gormley family connection with Sligo County Council goes back to 1942, when her late father Willie was first elected to the Council. Margaret was co-opted onto the Council in 1980 and successfully contested every subsequent local election. Margaret was elected Cathaoirleach in 2004.
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€30,000 Allocated for Ballysumaghan Church, Co. Sligo

€30,000 Allocated for Ballysumaghan Church, Co. Sligo

Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, has announced that Ballysumaghan Church of Ireland, near Sooey, Co. Sligo will benefit from an allocation of €30,000 in 2019 under the Historic Structures Fund (HSF).
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Ireland West Airport Knock – Key Asset for the Region

Ireland West Airport Knock – Key Asset for the Region

Sligo County Council is one of seven local authorities involved in the Irish West Airport Knock (IWAK) Partnership.
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National Rescue Challenge Being Hosted in Sligo

National Rescue Challenge Being Hosted in Sligo

The National Road Traffic Collision (RTC) and Trauma Challenge will be held on Saturday 6th April in Sligo Fire Station.
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Sligo Fair Trade - Supporting Communities in Developing World

Sligo Fair Trade - Supporting Communities in Developing World

Sligo people proudly support Fairtrade, the town having gained its Fairtrade status in 2008 and it is one of 50 Fairtrade towns across the country. Fairtrade Fortnight 2019 took place from February 25h until 10h March.
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