Cathaoirleach welcomes Indian Ambassador to County Hall

Cathaoirleach welcomes Indian Ambassador to County Hall

Cathaoirleach Councillor Paul Taylor welcomed the Indian Ambassador to Ireland His Excellency Ambassador Mishra to County Hall on Tuesday. The Ambassador was accompanied by his wife Reeti.
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‘Dixie Dean’ Book Launched in Showgrounds

‘Dixie Dean’ Book Launched in Showgrounds

The Cathaoirleach Councillor Paul Taylor was a guest at the Showgrounds on Saturday last for the launch of Paul Little’s book ‘In the shadow of Benbulben - Dixie Dean at Sligo Rovers’.
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Wild Roots Festival

Wild Roots Festival

Organisers prepare to welcome 12,000 people to one of the first camping festivals of the summer.
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2 Major Awards for Sligo County Council Projects

2 Major Awards for Sligo County Council Projects

The Irish Construction Excellence Awards (ICE Awards) took place in the National Convention Centre, Dublin on Saturday last where Sligo County Council’s Cranmore Regeneration Project (Phase I) and Harbour View Apartments Social Housing Development were triumphant in their respective categories.
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How to use Digital Tools for Business & Networking Event

How to use Digital Tools for Business & Networking Event

REBOOT held a very successful in-person Networking event on the 12th May in the McWilliam Hotel, Claremorris. Organisations and businesses from all corners of May, Roscommon and Sligo attended to hear industry experts, John O’Shanahan, CEO Lean BPI, Ailish Irvine, Consultant and Mark Loftus, Founder of PaddyBox.
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Sligo benefits from Community Monuments Fund 2022

Sligo benefits from Community Monuments Fund 2022

The Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, has announced the award of grants for a wide range of archaeological heritage projects under the department’s 2022 Community Monuments Fund.
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Riverstown major winner in IPB Pride of Place awards

Riverstown major winner in IPB Pride of Place awards

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Paul Taylor has congratulated Riverstown Enterprise Development Limited in winning the ‘Community Tourism’ category in the national IPB Pride of Place Awards held Monday evening.
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Cranmore Regeneration Project

Cranmore Regeneration Project

Sligo County Council’s retrofitting scheme produces life-changing results for residents of 50-year-old estate.
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Let’s Play Sligo

Let’s Play Sligo

Sligo County Council and Sligo Sports and Recreation Partnership in conjunction with Let’s Play Sligo and the Sligo Tourist Development Association invite you to ‘National Bike Week – Family Fun Day’
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Leave Only Paw Prints!

Leave Only Paw Prints!

With summer rapidly approaching, the country’s dog owners are being encouraged to leave only paw prints in the sand and pick up after their pets when using the country’s beaches.
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Colombian Ambassador Visits Sligo

Colombian Ambassador Visits Sligo

The Colombian Ambassador to Ireland Her Excellency Patricia Cortés Ortiz was welcomed to Sligo County Hall by Cathaoirleach Councillor Paul Taylor and Chief Executive Martin Lydon.
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REBOOT Presents: How to use Digital Tools for Business

REBOOT Presents: How to use Digital Tools for Business

REBOOT Presents: How to use Digital Tools for Business & Networking Event in McWilliam Hotel Claremorris, 12th May 1.30-3.30pm
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Cathaoirleach welcomes jobs announcement for Sligo

Cathaoirleach welcomes jobs announcement for Sligo

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Paul Taylor has welcomed the news that 75 new jobs have been announced by local firm Amcor.
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Book of Condolence in memory of Aidan Moffitt & Michael Snee

Book of Condolence in memory of Aidan Moffitt & Michael Snee

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Paul Taylor and Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Arthur Gibbons will open a Book of Condolence in memory of Aidan Moffitt and Michael Snee.
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Sligo is buzzing!  New Partnership for Pollinators in Sligo

Sligo is buzzing! New Partnership for Pollinators in Sligo

Sligo County Council has become the latest Council to sign up as a partner in the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan (AIPP).
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Spring into Action – A Community Learning Together

Spring into Action – A Community Learning Together

A two-day programme of events aimed at all ages will be held in the Abbeyquarter Centre and the Cranmore Community Co-Op workshop and community garden on 12th and 13th April 2022.
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Sligo to benefit under Historic Structures Fund 2022

Sligo to benefit under Historic Structures Fund 2022

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, has announced that 78 heritage projects across the country will benefit from a total of €4 million under this year’s Historic Structures Fund (HSF) administered by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in conjunction with the 31 Local Authorities.
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Showcasing Sligo on St Patrick’s Day

Showcasing Sligo on St Patrick’s Day

Over 30 million Americans claim Irish heritage, and the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations provide an ideal opportunity to showcase Sligo’s many attractions to an American audience.
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Funding announced for Sligo’s heritage buildings

Funding announced for Sligo’s heritage buildings

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD, has announced that 512 heritage projects across every county in the country will benefit from a total of €4m under this year’s Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) administered by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.
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Sligo Heritage Office to deliver free online ‘Know your Locality’ course

Sligo Heritage Office to deliver free online ‘Know your Locality’ course

Sligo Heritage Office is delighted to offer a free online course delivered by The Irish Heritage School that will take you step-by-step through the available online sources and will allow you to paint a picture of the geological, archaeological, and historical events that happened close to where you live in County Sligo.
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Sligo County Council joins “Orchards in the Community” to plant 1000 orchards across Ireland

Sligo County Council joins “Orchards in the Community” to plant 1000 orchards across Ireland

Sligo County Council Parks Department in conjunction with Sligo Tidy Towns is pleased to announce its participation in Host in Ireland’s “Orchards in the Community” initiative.
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Let’s Play Sligo

Let’s Play Sligo

New Years Eve saw Let’s Play Sligo launch its programme for 2022 with a suite of street games chalked into the pavement at Tobergal Lane, Sligo.
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Minister Humphreys visits Town & Village renewal projects in Sligo

Minister Humphreys visits Town & Village renewal projects in Sligo

Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys spent Friday in County Sligo visiting the many projects funded by her Department under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme.
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Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces a new partnership between the national Connected Hubs network and Zoom

Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces a new partnership between the national Connected Hubs network and Zoom

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today announced a new partnership between the national Connected Hubs network and the global peer-to-peer and online collaboration platform Zoom.
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Mercy College students visit County Hall

Mercy College students visit County Hall

Second year students of Mercy College, Sligo, visited the offices of Sligo County Council on Monday 28th February. The visit was arranged under the ‘Business in the Community World of Work programme.’
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Leas Cathaoirleach Councillor Dónal Gilroy launches Breathe, Read, Relax; a book published as part of a Sligo Libraries project with Primary Schools

Leas Cathaoirleach Councillor Dónal Gilroy launches Breathe, Read, Relax; a book published as part of a Sligo Libraries project with Primary Schools

Children, principals, and teachers from Gaelscoil Chnoc na Ré, Holy Family NS Tubbercurry, Killavil NS Ballymote, Scoil Ursula, and St. Edwards NS attended a launch with Leas Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Councillor Dónal Gilroy, in Sligo Central Library.
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Emerging Preferred Options - Update - 1st March 2022

Emerging Preferred Options - Update - 1st March 2022

The following is an update provided by the Sligo National Roads Project Office in relation to the selection of a Preferred Option (Phase 2 of the TII Project Management Guidelines) for the N17 Knock to Collooney [Atlantic Economic Corridor] Project.
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Minister Humphreys announces almost €18.5m to combat dereliction & breathe new life into rural towns & villages

Minister Humphreys announces almost €18.5m to combat dereliction & breathe new life into rural towns & villages

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (25th February 2022) announced almost €18.5 million to benefit rural towns and villages the length and breadth of the country.
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€1.3 M announced for Sligo’s Town & Village renewal projects

€1.3 M announced for Sligo’s Town & Village renewal projects

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Councillor Paul Taylor, has welcomed today’s announcement by Minister Heather Humphreys of major funding for County Sligo under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
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Minister Pippa Hackett Turns Sod on Cloonamahon Native Woodland Park

Minister Pippa Hackett Turns Sod on Cloonamahon Native Woodland Park

On 21st February, Pippa Hackett Minister of State for Biodiversity and Land Use at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine officially “Turned the Sod” and planted the first tree to mark the development of the 105 acre Native Woodland Park, Sligo.
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Storm Eunice - Weather Alert

Storm Eunice - Weather Alert

An Orange Snow Warning has been issued for Sligo, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Roscommon. It is valid from 3am Friday to 3pm Friday.
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Road Safety Alert – Red, Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings Issued for Storm Eunice

Road Safety Alert – Red, Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings Issued for Storm Eunice

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads over the next few days as Met Éireann has issued Red, Orange and Yellow weather warnings for strong winds, heavy rain and snow.
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Pupils of Cliffoney National School impress at County Hall

Pupils of Cliffoney National School impress at County Hall

The pupils of 5th and 6th Class from Cliffoney National School visited Sligo County Council’s offices on Monday 14th February to highlight the many challenges they face in terms of traffic volumes and speed, lack of parking facilities and issues around the pedestrian crossing on the very busy national primary route situated right outside their school.
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Road Safety Alert – Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings Issued for Storm Dudley

Road Safety Alert – Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings Issued for Storm Dudley

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is asking road users to exercise caution while using the roads over the next few days as Met Eireann has issued Orange and Yellow weather warnings for strong winds.
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Launch of REBOOT 2022 Programme

Launch of REBOOT 2022 Programme

REBOOT launches a new range of relevant training and networking opportunities for businesses and their staff for 2022
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Ministers announce €175,161 of funding in 2022 for Creative Ireland local authority projects in Sligo

Ministers announce €175,161 of funding in 2022 for Creative Ireland local authority projects in Sligo

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, and the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’ Brien TD, have announced a funding allocation of €175,161 for the implementation of Creative Ireland initiatives in Sligo.
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Sligo landowners reminded to cut hedgerows before March 1 to prevent potential serious road safety hazards

Sligo landowners reminded to cut hedgerows before March 1 to prevent potential serious road safety hazards

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the County and City Management Association (CCMA) are calling on all landowners to cut their hedgerows before March 1 to ensure they are not causing a potential serious road safety hazard.
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Ministers Humphreys and McConalogue highlight the responsibilities of dog owners this lambing season

Ministers Humphreys and McConalogue highlight the responsibilities of dog owners this lambing season

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, have today reminded dog owners of their responsibilities and the vulnerability of sheep to dog attacks, as lambing season approaches.
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Local Enterprise Office Sligo Clients Created Over 200 Jobs In 2021

Local Enterprise Office Sligo Clients Created Over 200 Jobs In 2021

Local Enterprise Office Sligo now supporting over 215 Small Businesses and 995 jobs according to new figures
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Tributes paid to the late Ashling Murphy

Tributes paid to the late Ashling Murphy

At its January monthly meeting, Sligo County Council passed a vote of sympathy to the family of the late Ashling Murphy.
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Sligo Gaol feasibility study

Sligo Gaol feasibility study

The feasibility study on the potential future uses of the jail was commissioned by the Friends of Sligo Gaol group and published this week in conjunction with Sligo County Council and Sligo Leader.
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Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces €580,000 for landmark regeneration project in Ballisodare

Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces €580,000 for landmark regeneration project in Ballisodare

Sligo County Council welcomed an announcement by Minister Heather Humphreys on January 6th that it was successful in its application for a €580,000 grant for Ballisodare under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.
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Recycle your Christmas Tree

Recycle your Christmas Tree

You can dispose your Christmas tree at the following locations:
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Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2021

Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2021

The Cathaoirleach’s Awards for 2021 have been presented to community volunteers across eight categories.
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TII Funding Allocation 2022

TII Funding Allocation 2022

Sligo County Council has been notified of its 2022 funding allocations by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).
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R.S.V.P. Government Campaign

R.S.V.P. Government Campaign

R.S.V.P. is the new Government campaign that aims to empower people to assess the risk involved in different activities by providing practical information and guidance.
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Look For Local in Sligo This Christmas to Support Small Businesses & Communities

Look For Local in Sligo This Christmas to Support Small Businesses & Communities

The Local Enterprise Offices’ Look for Local campaign was launched this week by An Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar along with Damien English T.D. Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Robert Troy, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation and several client companies and is asking consumers in Sligo to Look for Local in the run up to Christmas.
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French Ambassador visits County Hall

French Ambassador visits County Hall

The French Ambassador to Ireland Vincent Guérin made his first visit to Sligo on Monday, accompanied by Honorary French Consul for Connacht and Donegal, Catherine Cagneux.
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Emerging Preferred Options - Update

Emerging Preferred Options - Update

The following is an update provided by the Sligo National Roads Project Office in relation to the selection of a Preferred Option for the N17 Knock to Collooney [Atlantic Economic Corridor] Project.
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Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces €2.6 million for the development of the first ever Town Centre First Plans

Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces €2.6 million for the development of the first ever Town Centre First Plans

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced €2.6 million in funding to deliver the first ever Town Centre First Plans, which will be key to tackling dereliction and revitalising town centres.
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Sligo County Council Roads / Weather Update

Sligo County Council Roads / Weather Update

Sligo County Council roads and fire crews were working through Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
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Weather Alert - Storm Barra

Weather Alert - Storm Barra

Sligo County Council is advising people to be vigilant over the coming days as Storm Barra approaches.
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Turning on Christmas Lights at Sligo City Hall

Turning on Christmas Lights at Sligo City Hall

Mayor Councillor Arthur Gibbons performed the ‘switching on’ of the Christmas Tree lights at Sligo City Hall on Thursday evening.
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New sustainable housing development for Bunninadden

New sustainable housing development for Bunninadden

Work on a new social housing development in Bunninadden has taken a step forward
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Fewer End-of-Life Electrical Gifts and Toys Being Recycled Now More Than Ever

Fewer End-of-Life Electrical Gifts and Toys Being Recycled Now More Than Ever

Only one in three of the most popular electronic and electrical gifts sold in Ireland is recycled, new data shows.
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Sligo’s Student Enterprise Programme Launches For Its 20th Year

Sligo’s Student Enterprise Programme Launches For Its 20th Year

Over 13,000 local students have benefitted from creating their own business since programme began
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Contract signed for Phase 2 O’Connell Street Enhancement project

Contract signed for Phase 2 O’Connell Street Enhancement project

Sligo County Council is delighted to confirm that the Contract for Phase 2 of the O’Connell Street Enhancement Project has been awarded to Fox Building and Civil Ltd.
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Minister Noonan endorses recommendations for New World Heritage Tentative List and includes Sligo

Minister Noonan endorses recommendations for New World Heritage Tentative List and includes Sligo

On the 30th June 2021, Sligo County Council in partnership with the Sligo Neolithic Landscapes Group submitted an application to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage for The Passage Tomb Landscape of County Sligo to be placed on Ireland’s new Tentative List of World Heritage Properties.
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Connecting Ireland - Public Webinars

Connecting Ireland - Public Webinars

As part of the Connecting Ireland public consultation, the National Transport Authority (NTA) will be holding a series of webinars to present the proposals in more detail to the general public.
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Swiss Ambassador visits County Hall

Swiss Ambassador visits County Hall

The Swiss Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency Louis José Touron visited the offices of Sligo Council on Tuesday.
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Suppose an Outcrop by Eilis O’Connell RHA

Suppose an Outcrop by Eilis O’Connell RHA

A sculpture commissioned by Sligo County Council under the Per Cent for Art Scheme as part of the recently completed N4-N15 Sligo Urban Improvement Scheme and the Social Housing apartment development at Rosses Point Road, with support from Sligo Tidy Towns.
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Korean Ambassador visits Sligo

Korean Ambassador visits Sligo

The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Ki-Hwan Kweon, was welcomed to County Hall by Cathaoirleach Councillor Paul Taylor and Chief Executive Martin Lydon.
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Norwegian Ambassador visits Sligo

Norwegian Ambassador visits Sligo

The Norwegian Ambassador Her Excellency Mari Skåre visited Sligo on Tuesday 26th October and was welcomed to the offices of Sligo County Council by Cathaoirleach Councillor Paul Taylor.
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Honouring our community volunteers - Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2021

Honouring our community volunteers - Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2021

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Paul Taylor has announced details of the Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2021.
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24 hour National ‘Slow Down’ Enforcement Operation - 21 & 22 October 2021

24 hour National ‘Slow Down’ Enforcement Operation - 21 & 22 October 2021

An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are urging motorists to reduce their speed and be mindful of vulnerable road users ahead of ‘Slow Down Day’, a national speed enforcement operation for a 24 hour period from 07.00hrs on Thursday 21 October to 07.00hrs on Friday 22 October 2021.
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New N4 road significant milestone for Sligo and the North West

New N4 road significant milestone for Sligo and the North West

Today An Taoiseach Micheál Martin, T.D. will officially open the new N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Roads Project in County Sligo. This is one of the first key National Roads Projects to be delivered under Project Ireland 2040’s Regional Connectivity objective.
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Launch of REBOOT - Driving Business

Launch of REBOOT - Driving Business

REBOOT is a LEADER initiative supported by the Local Enterprise Office.
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Follow Your Lead campaign

Follow Your Lead campaign

Families in Sligo are being challenged to find and recycle five end-of-life electrical items in a bid to improve our recycling performance, after consumption soared in the last year.
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Official Opening of Grange, Strandhill, Tubbercurry and Ballinafad Wastewater Treatment Plants Marked

Official Opening of Grange, Strandhill, Tubbercurry and Ballinafad Wastewater Treatment Plants Marked

Irish Water and Sligo County Council today marked the official opening of Grange, Strandhill, Tubbercurry and Ballinafad Wastewater Treatment Plants following a €16m investment. The new infrastructure ensures that treated wastewater is now fully compliant with EU Urban Wastewater Directives before being safely discharged back into the natural environment.
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Chilean Ambassador visits Sligo - her first official visit outside the capital

Chilean Ambassador visits Sligo - her first official visit outside the capital

Her Excellency Ambassador of Chile, Ms. Carla Serazzi visited the offices of Sligo County Council on Tuesday 28th September and was welcomed by Mayor Councillor Arthur Gibbons and Chief Executive Martin Lydon.
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Highlighting issues facing people with disabilities - Make Way Day 2021

Highlighting issues facing people with disabilities - Make Way Day 2021

Make Way’ Day, Friday 24th September, is a national campaign coordinated by the Disability Federation of Ireland.
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German Ambassador visits Sligo

German Ambassador visits Sligo

The newly appointed German Ambassador to Ireland His Excellency Cord Meier Klodt visited the offices of Sligo County Council on Friday 24th September and was welcomed by Cathaoirleach Councillor Paul Taylor and Chief Executive Martin Lydon.
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Minister Humphreys launches Department of Justice Fireworks Awareness Raising Campaign for 2021

Minister Humphreys launches Department of Justice Fireworks Awareness Raising Campaign for 2021

Minister for Justice, Heather Humphreys TD, today launched the Department of Justice Fireworks Awareness Raising Campaign for 2021 in collaboration with the ISPCA, Dublin Fire Brigade and An Garda Síochána at the Dublin Fire Brigade Training Centre.
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N17 Knock to Collooney [AEC] Project, Public Consultation No. 03

N17 Knock to Collooney [AEC] Project, Public Consultation No. 03

Further to a previous Press Release on the 20th August 2021 and in response to public demand, Sligo County Council are adding two further meeting dates to the consultation process for the refined Feasible Options (The ‘Short List’).
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Celebrating Age Friendly / Healthy Sligo as part of National Bike Week.

Celebrating Age Friendly / Healthy Sligo as part of National Bike Week.

National Bike week was celebrated by the Sligo County Council Age Friendly Programme and the LCDC Healthy Sligo Programme by taking the St Johns Trishaw bike out for a spin.
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‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2021 Campaign

‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2021 Campaign

Sligo County Council welcomes the Government’s 'Be Winter-Ready 2021 Campaign' which provides information on being prepared and staying safe during the winter months, while also living with the impacts of COVID-19.
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Sligo Consumers Respond for Call to Look for Local

Sligo Consumers Respond for Call to Look for Local

Two thirds of Irish consumers made local purchases following campaigns.
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Imelda May Headlines ‘Music’s Coming Home’

Imelda May Headlines ‘Music’s Coming Home’

‘Music’s Coming Home’ is a weekend of free music with 2 great concerts in the Stephen Street Car Park on Friday October 1st and Saturday 2nd featuring Imelda May and a host of brilliant Sligo musicians.
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Cathaoirleach Pays Tribute to Former Councillor Paddy Conway

Cathaoirleach Pays Tribute to Former Councillor Paddy Conway

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Paul Taylor has paid tribute to former Councillor Paddy Conway, who passed away this week.
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Sligo's Green Fort Rediscovered!

Sligo's Green Fort Rediscovered!

The Green Fort is an impressive and intact 17th century earthen fort located in the townland of Rathquarter, Sligo and it is the last visible reminder of Sligo's 17th century town fortifications.
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Heritage Week in Sligo– A Great Success!

Heritage Week in Sligo– A Great Success!

Wow, what a week! This year Heritage Week in Sligo has been a great success! The event took place from Saturday, August 14th to Sunday, August 22nd 2021 and was coordinated by The Heritage Council and Local Authority Heritage Officers.
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Minister Humphreys announces the 124 towns and villages to benefit from new €7 million fund to enhance streetscapes & shopfronts

Minister Humphreys announces the 124 towns and villages to benefit from new €7 million fund to enhance streetscapes & shopfronts

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today announced the 124 towns and villages that will benefit from a new €7 million fund to support the enhancement of streetscapes and shopfronts.
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N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin opens to traffic

N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin opens to traffic

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Paul Taylor has commended the project team involved in delivering the N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin dual carriageway, which opens to traffic this afternoon, Monday.
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N17 Knock to Collooney [AEC] Project - Public Consultation No. 03

N17 Knock to Collooney [AEC] Project - Public Consultation No. 03

The Sligo National Roads Project Office have released the refined Feasible Options (the ‘Short List of Options’) for the N17 Knock to Collooney [Atlantic Economic Corridor] Project.
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School Bikes Africa - Rotary Ireland

School Bikes Africa - Rotary Ireland

The Sligo Branch of Rotary Ireland are continuing their Bikes for Africa initiative again this Summer. Sligo County Council and Connaught Ulster WERLA are delighted to work in conjunction with Rotary Ireland on this worthwhile project.
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A FASTER move to Electric

A FASTER move to Electric

Facilitating A Sustainable Transition to EV’s in Regions (FASTER) is a €6.4 million EU INTERREG VA funded project.
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N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Road Opening

N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Road Opening

Sligo County Council are delighted to announce that the long awaited N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Road Project shall open to traffic over the coming weeks but not on the 16th August as is being reported on some media platforms.
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Walk, Run, Cycle for Men's Mental Health

Walk, Run, Cycle for Men's Mental Health

Cachaoirleach Councillor Paul Taylor in partnership with Sligo County Council, invite you to join him to raise awareness for Men's Mental Health.
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Options Selection - Update August 2021

Options Selection - Update August 2021

The N17 Knock to Collooney [Atlantic Economic Corridor] Project (www.n17knockcollooney.ie) is at Phase 2 (Options Selection) of the TII Project Management Guidelines.
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New publication by Joe McGowan launched at County Hall

New publication by Joe McGowan launched at County Hall

The latest publication by local historian and author Joe McGowan has been launched at County Hall by the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Councillor Paul Taylor.
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New Look for Local Campaign Launched

New Look for Local Campaign Launched

The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has launched a new national campaign in support of local businesses nationwide.
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Council Pays Tribute to Mona McSharry

Council Pays Tribute to Mona McSharry

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Paul Taylor has paid tribute to Mona McSharry on her outstanding achievement at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Review of Progress in Road Safety

Review of Progress in Road Safety

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have today published a provisional review of progress in road safety up to 15 July, 2021.
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Fleadhfest – the virtual Fleadh Cheoil -  launched in Sligo

Fleadhfest – the virtual Fleadh Cheoil - launched in Sligo

Fleadhfest, an online festival based on Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, has been launched by Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin.
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Threat to the Future of the Yeats Society

Threat to the Future of the Yeats Society

Statement on behalf of Acting Chief Executive Sligo County Council and President of IT Sligo
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Contract Signing Strandhill Surf Centre

Contract Signing Strandhill Surf Centre

The delivery of the National Surf Centre of Excellence in Strandhill took a major step forward this week with the signing of the construction contract at County Hall.
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Your Council Day 2021

Your Council Day 2021

The vital work of Sligo County Council employees and the role they will play in our county’s social and economic recovery is being highlighted on ‘Your Council Day’ on Thursday 1st July.
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Councillor Arthur Gibbons elected Mayor

Councillor Arthur Gibbons elected Mayor

Councillor Arthur Gibbons has been elected Mayor at the Borough District of Sligo Annual General Meeting held on Monday 28th June.
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Councillor Casserly elected Chair of Sligo-Drumcliff Area

Councillor Casserly elected Chair of Sligo-Drumcliff Area

Councillor Marie Casserly has been elected Chair of Sligo-Drumcliff Municipal District at the Annual General Meeting held on Monday 28th June.
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Rainbow Flag raised at County Hall

Rainbow Flag raised at County Hall

Councillor Paul Taylor performed his first official engagement as Cathaoirleach today by welcoming representatives of Sligo Leitrim Branch of SMILY LGBT to County Hall to raise their Rainbow Flag.
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Councillor Martin Connolly elected Cathaoirleach of Ballymote-Tobercurry Municipal District

Councillor Martin Connolly elected Cathaoirleach of Ballymote-Tobercurry Municipal District

Councillor Martin Connolly has been elected Cathaoirleach of Ballymote-Tobercurry Municipal District at their Annual General meeting which was held on Monday 21st June.
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Councillor Paul Taylor Elected Cathaoirleach

Councillor Paul Taylor Elected Cathaoirleach

Councillor Paul Taylor has been elected Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council.
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The late Padraig Branley

The late Padraig Branley

The Cathaoirleach, Mayor and Acting Chief Executive of Sligo County Council have joined in the many tributes to the late Padraig Branley who has passed away.
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World of Work programme

Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) links and partners businesses and organisations to schools through a number of programmes one of which is the World of Work programme.
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Funding awarded for Sligo projects under Community Monuments Fund 2021

Funding awarded for Sligo projects under Community Monuments Fund 2021

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, has today announced the approval of 139 project grants across all 31 Local Authorities for a wide range of archaeological heritage projects under the Department’s Community Monuments Fund.
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The late Paul Conmy

The late Paul Conmy

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Dara Mulvey has paid tribute to former Councillor Paul Conmy, who passed away on Wednesday. Paul was elected to Sligo County Council in 1979 and served until 2009.
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Be Summer Ready 2021 Campaign

Be Summer Ready 2021 Campaign

Sligo County Council welcomes the Government’s “Be Summer Ready 2021 Campaign” which provides information on being prepared and staying safe during the summer months.
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Yeats Day Challenge 2021

Yeats Day Challenge 2021

Video yourself, family and friends reading favourite lines by WB Yeats for the Yeats Day Challenge June 13th 2021.
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Achonry-Mullinabreena Enhancement Committee presented IPB Pride of Place 2020 Award

Achonry-Mullinabreena Enhancement Committee presented IPB Pride of Place 2020 Award

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Dara Mulvey visited the members of Achonry-Mullinabreena Enhancement Committee to present them with their IPB Pride of Place 2020 Award in the ‘Creative Place’ category.
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National Award for Sligo Students at Enterprise Finals

National Award for Sligo Students at Enterprise Finals

Students from Sligo have taken 1st prize in the Intermediate Category at the National Final of this year’s Student Enterprise Programme.
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Options Selection - Update

Options Selection - Update

The N17 Knock to Collooney [Atlantic Economic Corridor] Project (www.n17knockcollooney.ie) is at Phase 2 (Options Selection) of the TII Project Management Guidelines.
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Blue Flag awarded to Rosses Point

Blue Flag awarded to Rosses Point

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Dara Mulvey has welcomed today’s announcement that Rosses Point Beach has been awarded the An Taisce Blue Flag for the 2021 season.
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National Connected Hubs Call

National Connected Hubs Call

The Department of Rural and Community Development have launched the Connected Hubs Call with the primary objective of supporting and complementing the development of a National Hub Network, which is a key action of the Rural Development Policy – Our Rural Future and the National Remote Working Strategy – Making Remote Work.
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Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys allocates €10.5 million for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways

Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys allocates €10.5 million for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (14 May 2021) announced the allocation of €10.5 million for repairs and improvement works on non-public roads in rural communities.
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The late Patsy Barry

The late Patsy Barry

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Dara Mulvey and the Acting Chief Executive Tom Kilfeather have paid tribute to former Councillor Patsy Barry, who passed away on Wednesday.
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Funding announced for four historic buildings in Sligo

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Dara Mulvey welcomed the announcement by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage of the funding of projects through the ‘Historic Structures Fund 2021’.
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Recent archaeological discoveries along the N16 Lugatober (Lugnagall to Drumkilsellagh) Road Development

Recent archaeological discoveries along the N16 Lugatober (Lugnagall to Drumkilsellagh) Road Development

Archaeologists working in advance of the proposed upgrade of the N16 Lugatober (Lugnagall to Drumkilsellagh) road development, northeast of Sligo town, have recently unearthed a fascinating range of prehistoric sites, as well as more recent sites of cultural heritage interest.
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Funding announced for Sligo’s heritage buildings

Funding announced for Sligo’s heritage buildings

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD, has announced that 477 heritage projects across every county in the country will benefit from a total of €3m under this year’s Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS). Of this fund €72,000 has been allocated to 12 projects in Sligo, ranging from historic shopfronts to larger country houses.
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Road Safety Alert – Weather Warning for Hail Showers

Road Safety Alert – Weather Warning for Hail Showers

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is advising drivers to be aware of the dangers posed by hailstones. The advice comes as Met Eireann has forecast wintery showers of hail are expected this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
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AT Management to create 40 jobs in Sligo

AT Management to create 40 jobs in Sligo

AT Management, a dynamic and fast-growing revenue generation business today announced plans to establish a Sales & Marketing Contact Centre in Sligo, creating 40 jobs this year.
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Foróige and CYPSC Launch "The COVID Word" Online Campaign

Foróige and CYPSC Launch "The COVID Word" Online Campaign

A social media campaign created in collaboration with young people from South Dublin, Sligo & Leitrim and in a partnership between Foróige and Children and Young People's Services Committees (CYPSC).
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€2.6m funding for Sligo’s cycling and walking infrastructure

€2.6m funding for Sligo’s cycling and walking infrastructure

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Dara Mulvey has welcomed the announcement by the National Transport Authority (NTA) of €2.6 million in funding for cycling and walking infrastructure in County Sligo.
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Cathaoirleach Cllr Dara Mulvey - St Patrick's Day greetings

Cathaoirleach Councillor Dara Mulvey on his own behalf, on behalf of his fellow Councillors, the staff of Sligo County Council and all the people of Sligo to wish you a very Happy St Patrick's Day - wherever you are.
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Tom Kilfeather, A/Chief Excutive - St Patrick's Day wishes

Tom Kilfeather, Acting Chief Excutive of Sligo County Council on his own behalf and the elected members and staff of Sligo County Council extend St Patrick's Day wishes to Sligo people all over the world.
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Cathaoirleach Cllr. Dara Mulvey Welcomes Step Forward in Hawk’s Well Theatre Renovation Project

Cathaoirleach Cllr. Dara Mulvey Welcomes Step Forward in Hawk’s Well Theatre Renovation Project

Hawk’s Well Theatre is a 340-seat venue in the heart of Sligo town which presents an extensive program of theatre, concerts, musicals, comedy, dance, family shows, talks and workshops year round.
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Back Home to Sligo

Many people raised and educated in Sligo have gone on to do great things throughout the world. Today we reach out to say well done and that Sligo looks forward to welcoming you home when the time is right. #SligoLiveInvestVisit
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Creative Sligo Open Call

Creative Sligo Open Call

A key element of the Sligo County Council Sligo Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022 strategic plan is to enable creativity in every community.
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€48m funding will transform Sligo town centre

€48m funding will transform Sligo town centre

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, today announced €48 million in funding for a suite of regeneration projects in Sligo town. The projects are being funded under ‘Call 2’ of the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF).
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Sligo’s Businesses Encouraged To Go Green with New Programme

Sligo’s Businesses Encouraged To Go Green with New Programme

Sligo’s small businesses are being encouraged to become more sustainable this year following the launch of a new programme to green your business was launched last week by the Local Enterprise Offices as part of Local Enterprise Week.
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Sligo to benefit from Major Historic Towns Initiative

Sligo to benefit from Major Historic Towns Initiative

The historic built environment of Sligo will receive much-needed support and investment following the announcement of a heritage-led €1.5m fund which will provide a jobs boost and an economic stimulus for 10 towns around Ireland.
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Cathaoirleach welcomes ongoing engagement with National Transport Authority

Cathaoirleach welcomes ongoing engagement with National Transport Authority

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Dara Mulvey expects positive results from the Council’s ongoing engagement with The National Transport Authority, NTA.
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Become a Foster Carer

Become a Foster Carer

For more information, please join one of the Information sessions which will be delivered online via MS Teams on Wednesday 10th March 2021.
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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021

Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia is an international Irish language festival and one of the biggest celebrations of our native language and culture that takes place each year in Ireland and in many other countries. While this year will be very different there will be plenty of online events to enjoy and why not try your Cúpla Focal.
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N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Road Scheme

The new N4 Type 2 Dual Carriageway that is currently under construction between Collooney and Castlebaldwin will be one of the most significant road projects ever built in the Northwest Region. It will provide approximately 15km of new national road, built to the highest safety, environmental and infrastructural standards, and will change the future of Sligo. The new N4 will be part of a key strategic link between Dublin and Sligo, and will also open up the N17 Atlantic Economic Corridor network. It has the potential to be a game changer – by helping to boost the local economy, bring jobs to the region and make Sligo a better and safer place to live, travel, and work
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Video link maintains contact with Kempten friends

Video link maintains contact with Kempten friends

There have been numerous exchange visits between Sligo and Kempten since their Twinning Association was established 30 years ago. While restrictions imposed during the Covid pandemic have interrupted these contacts, Mayor Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady and Mayor of Kempten Thomas Kiechle were anxious to find a way of maintaining this long-standing friendship while travel restrictions are in place.
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Cathaoirleach Welcomes Roads Grant Allocation

Cathaoirleach Welcomes Roads Grant Allocation

In the region of €57 million will be invested in the construction, improvement and maintenance of Public Roads and associated infrastructure in Sligo in 2021.
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Exempt Drinking Water Supplies

An exempted supply is an individual supply of less than 10 cubic metres a day on average or a supply that serves fewer than 50 persons and is not supplied as part of a commercial or public activity.
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Video Production Showcases County Sligo Local Authority PEACE IV Action Plan

Video Production Showcases County Sligo Local Authority PEACE IV Action Plan

To mark the completion of the delivery of the County Sligo Local Authority PEACE IV Action Plan a video has been commissioned by Sligo County Council as Lead Partner to highlight and showcase its achievements.
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5 tourism trends to watch in 2021 with Pól Ó Conghaile

5 tourism trends to watch in 2021 with Pól Ó Conghaile

SARURE (Saving Rural Retail) South Sligo announces the fourth and final event in our series. All interested parties are welcome to join online on Tuesday, 16th February at 10-11.30 a.m. as SARURE explores the developing trends in the tourism sector for the upcoming 2021 season with Pól Ó Conghaile, Travel Editor with The Irish Independent and a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller.
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1 in 4 drivers and passengers killed in 2020 not wearing a seat belt

1 in 4 drivers and passengers killed in 2020 not wearing a seat belt

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána are today, Tuesday 2 February, 2021, urging drivers and passengers to always wear a seat belt on every journey.
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Bid for Sligo’s Passage Tomb Landscapes to be named UNESCO World Heritage Site

Queens Maeve’s Cairn atop Knocknarea is an iconic landscape feature of County Sligo and forms part of Sligo’s Neolithic passage tomb tradition. Along with the megalithic cemeteries of Carrowmore and Carrowkeel, these monuments have few counterparts in the world, in terms of their number, quality of preservation and their striking landscape contexts.
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Night of Ideas

Night of Ideas

For the first time, Sligo is participating in the yearly global event The Night of Ideas (La Nuit des idees) and bringing an Irish Premiere!
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Local Enterprise Office Sligo helps Students get creative with 3D Printing

Local Enterprise Office Sligo helps Students get creative with 3D Printing

Covid-19 and subsequent school closures posed significant challenges to the successful delivery of the Student Enterprise Programme (SEP). The key objective of that programme is to promote entrepreneurship to our young people in second level schools. Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Sligo wanted to ensure that, where visits to the school by the SEP Co-ordinator were going to prove difficult, teachers and students were supported in their efforts to develop innovative student businesses, which forms a key part of the programme.
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Hawk’s Well Brings Constance to Global Audience

Hawk’s Well Brings Constance to Global Audience

In celebration of St. Brigid’s Day 2021, the Hawk’s Well Theatre is delighted to present Creating CONSTANCE, an intimate unplugged session performed by the Constance Ensemble on the Hawk’s Well Theatre stage.
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Sligo’s Storylab Hoping for Glory at National Enterprise Awards

Sligo’s Storylab Hoping for Glory at National Enterprise Awards

One of Sligo’s most impressive businesses, StoryLab, have been announced as a finalist for this year’s National Enterprise Awards. The awards, an initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices, will take place virtually on the 11th February.
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Funding available for Sligo’s Heritage Buildings

Funding available for Sligo’s Heritage Buildings

On 18 November 2020, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD, announced increased funding for both the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Historic Structures Fund in 2021.
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Public advised on use of Roadside and Private Wells

Public advised on use of Roadside and Private Wells

Sligo County Council in conjunction with the HSE would like to remind the public that the use of water from roadside wells for drinking/food preparation is not recommended.
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Cathaoirleach welcomes funding for outdoor recreation projects

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Dara Mulvey has welcomed the announcement of funding for projects under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.
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Western Distributor Road Opened to traffic

Western Distributor Road Opened to traffic

Sligo’s Western Distributor Road was opened to traffic on the afternoon of Monday 11th January. Arrangements for a formal official opening will be made when public health restrictions allow.
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Sligo County Council Capital Projects

The latest Government Regulations, aimed at reducing the spread of Covid-19, have directed that all Construction Sites close from 6pm on Friday 8 January, with limited exceptions including “The repair, maintenance and construction of critical transport and utility infrastructure”.
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Western Distributor Road Phase II

Western Distributor Road Phase II

Construction work on the Sligo Western Distributor Road Phase II is completed and the road will be opened to traffic on Monday next January 11th from 4.00pm.
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New public safety measures being introduced

Arising from concerns expressed by the Government and HSE on the ‘rampant transmission of the Covid-19 virus’ in the community, a number of measures are being introduced in the interests of public health and safety. Concerns have risen over the weekend of large numbers of people travelling beyond the 5km limit to exercise and social distancing not been adhered to.
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The late Paul Byrne

The late Paul Byrne

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Dara Mulvey and Acting Chief Executive Tom Kilfeather have conveyed their sympathies to the family of former Sligo County Manager Paul Byrne, who passed away at the weekend.
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