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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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More Sligo Young Entrepreneurs Wanted

More young entrepreneurs from Sligo are wanted for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition.
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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