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Opinion Piece - Housing and homelessness (19/01/2017)

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.

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017 (01/02/2017)

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. The grant scheme will be administered by the Heritage Office of Sligo County Council.

Structures at Risk Fund 2017 (01/02/2017)

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. The grant scheme will be administered by the Heritage Office of Sligo County Council.

Save the Date 27th Jan 2017 (23/12/2016)

Save the Date 27th Jan 2017 Sligo celebrates European Volunteering Capital 2017

Cathaoirleach Honours Fire Service Personnel (23/01/2017)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has honoured Sligo Fire Service personnel for their service over many years.

2016 – Another busy year for the Council Housing Team (10/01/2017)

Sligo has performed credibly in the targets set down by Government under the current Programme

Council Digest Dec 2016 (30/12/2016)

Council Digest December 2016

Special Supplement (23/12/2016)

The Christmas edition of ‘Sligo Weekender’ features a special supplement on Sligo County Council, including features on Sligo’s designation as ‘European Capital of Volunteering 2017’, the launch of the Cranmore Regeneration Masterplan, a progress report on the Council’s Housing Programme and season re-cycling tips

Over €9.5 Million Allocated for Sligo’s Roads (23/12/2016)

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

Cathaoirleach Urges Caution on Roads (20/12/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has urged the people of Sligo to take extra caution on our roads this winter.

Irish music Inspired Portuguese Contact (19/12/2016)

The Cathaoirleach Councillor Hubert Keaney welcomed the Mayor of Portuguese town Miranda da Douro, Mayor Artur Nunes, to County Hall recently.

Volunteers honoured by Sligo County Council (15/12/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaneyhosted 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.

Minister Coveney Launches Cranmore Masterplan (02/12/2016)

Minister Simon Coveney visited Cranmore on Thursday 1st December to launch the Sligo East City Cranmore and Environs Regeneration Masterplan.

Cathaoirleach Welcomes Clár Funding (01/12/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has welcomed today’s announcement of major funding for Sligo under the Clár Programme.

Minister Simon Coveney to launch Regeneration Masterplan. (30/11/2016)

Mr. Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, will visit the Marquee in the Central Green, Devins Drive, Cranmore at 6.30 pm on Thursday 1st December 2016 to launch the Sligo East City, Cranmore and Environs Regeneration Masterplan.

Sligo Awarded Coach Friendly Destination Status (29/11/2016)

Representatives of Sligo BID and Sligo County Council attended the Coach Tourism Transport Council Tradeshow Show (CTTC) at the RDS in Dublin on the 12th and 13th of November. As part of the tradeshow the CTTC presented Sligo with their award, as the first certified “Coach Friendly Destination” in Ireland.

Sligo Lighting up for Christmas (22/11/2016)

Sligo’s Holiday season gets officially underway on Friday evening next, 25th November when the Christmas Tree at City Hall and the town’s street lights are switched on

Final Opportunity to Submit Cathaoirleach’s Award Nomination (22/11/2016)

The Cathaoirleach’s Awards honours people who have given special, voluntary service to their community. The closing date for receipt of nominations for the 2016 Awards is Wednesday 30th November 2016

Information Event For Businesses (17/11/2016)

The Glasshouse Hotel will be the venue for a major event for businesses on Thursday, 24 November next. The event, titled the Big Breakfast, will bring together twenty public bodies that have a role in assisting small businesses and those thinking of starting a business

Council Digest November 2016 (16/11/2016)

Council Digest November 2016

Major Award for Sligo Engineer (14/11/2016)

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 Great War Commemorative Evening (14/11/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney welcomed guests to the ‘The Great War Roadshow’ at Lissadell Church on Friday 11th November.

Official opening of Easkey Peace Park (11/11/2016)

Pictured are Members of Easkey Community Council, local clergy, the Chair of Ballymote-Tobercurry Municipal District Cllr Dara Mulvey.

Local Sligo Business A Winner after Dressing In Purple (07/11/2016)

Sligo was temporarily decked out in purple recently as local shops and shoppers took part in a weekend celebration of the Purple Flag.

Winter Service Plan 2016 - 2017 (04/11/2016)

The aim of this winter service plan is to set out how Sligo County Council will deal with ice and snow conditions on roads in County Sligo. The winter service plan will be amended as necessary during the winter season.

Nominations Invited for Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2016 (01/11/2016)

Nominations Invited for Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2016.

Council Digest October 2016 (19/10/2016)

Council Digest October 2016

1916 Exhibition opens in Sligo City Hall (19/10/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney performed the official opening of a commemorative exhibition Mná: Women of 1916 by Author, Curator and Historian Sinead McCoole.

Korean Ambassador visits Sligo (19/10/2016)

The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea. His Excellency Mr. Kang-il Hu, visited Sligo recently

You could lose more than your fingers (11/10/2016)

You could lose more than your fingers...

Media Statement - Sligo Library Service (05/10/2016)

The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government informed Sligo County Council on 3rd October that is ‘prepared to sanction in full for the recruitment of all six staff requested.’ The sanction is for four permanent staff and two contract staff for a period of six months.

Purple Flag Weekend (03/10/2016)

To celebrate Sligo successfully retaining the Purple Flag award in 2016 and to join in the Purple Flag Weekend celebrations that will be held in 65 towns and cities across the UK and Ireland on October 7th – 9th, Sligo Business Improvement District (BID) have organised two prizes to be won: a €250 cash prize for individuals and a €250 cash prize for a local business.

Disruption to water supply 8pm Sat 1st Oct (01/10/2016)

Notice re disruption to water supply 8pm Saturday 1st October

Cathaoirleach Reflects on Challenging Week for the Council (30/09/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney says the series of meetings last week has served to highlight the many challenges facing the Authority and has also increased public awareness of the impact reduced finances is having on local services.

Good News all around for interagency Development in Sligo (29/09/2016)

Last week was a momentous week for agencies and community groupings operating within County Sligo – both statutory and non-statutory – with the launch of Local Economic & Community Plan for County Sligo by Minister Coveney at the Ploughing Championships on Tuesday, and the signing of the Service level Agreement between Sligo County Council, Sligo Local Community Development Committee and Sligo Leader Partnership Co Ltd, on Thursday, for the delivery of the €7.6m Local Development Strategy for County Sligo.

Urban Cycle Sligo Launched (28/09/2016)

Urban Cycle Sligo, a new project led by Sligo County Council, in partnership with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, and the Active Travel Towns initiative, was officially launched on Thursday September 15th at a special event in Sligo City Hall.

Disruption to Water Supply Cloonacool area (27/09/2016)

Due to a water burst at Cloonacool Bridge, there is a disruption to water supply today, Tuesday

Search for Best Young Entrepreneurs Gathers Pace (26/09/2016)

Previous IBYE winners, including Sligo woman, Rhona Togher met up with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor T.D. and talked about the role IBYE has played in their business success stories. They were also joined by representatives of Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs).

Council Digest September 2016 (20/09/2016)

Council Digest September 2016

Council Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Friendship with Crozon (16/09/2016)

The re-dedication of Sligo’s Twinning Charter with Crozon was the focal point of Sligo County Council’s reception at County Hall hosted by Cathaoirleach Councillor Keaney on the 35th Anniversary of the original signing of the Charter.

Cathaoirleach Calls for Meeting with Minister Coveney (16/09/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has called on the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney to meet with a delegation from Sligo County Council to discuss the Authority’s finances.

Launch of a New Lawn Bowls Facility (15/09/2016)

Help us to celebrate the launch of a new Lawn Bowls Facility at Cleveragh Regional Park on Saturday 17th September from 11.15 am to 1.15 pm

National Women’s Enterprise Day Programme (13/09/2016)

Seven events taking place around the country on Wednesday, October 19th to highlight success stories and to encourage more women to access enterprise supports

Mayor Urges Support For Coffee Morning (12/09/2016)

The Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Marie Casserly has invited the people of Sligo to join her in City Hall on Thursday 15th September for the Annual Coffee Morning in Aid of North West Hospice.

Cathaoirleach Attends National Day of Commemoration (12/09/2016)

The National Commemoration of the Great Famine was hosted in Glasnevin Cemetery on Sunday 11th September.

World Suicide Prevention Day (12/09/2016)

World Suicide Prevention Week 2016 was held between Monday, September 5th and Sunday, September 11th, with World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday, 10th September. Cathaoirleach Councillor Hubert Keaney and Mayor Councillor Marie Casserly hosted a reception in Sligo City Hall to promote the campaign, among the guests in attendance was Anne McGowan, coordinator of the ‘Light up Orange’ campaign.

Council Approves Cranmore Regeneration Masterplan (06/09/2016)

The Regeneration Masterplan was approved by the Members of Sligo County Council at their September monthly meeting. The Regeneration Masterplan had previously been endorsed by the Regeneration Steering Group.

Disruption to Water Supply Skreen-Dromard Area (06/09/2016)

Due to essential maintenance work on the watermains, there will be intermittent disruption to the water supply in the Skreen-Dromard-Ardabrone areas from Thursday 8th September to Friday 16th September

Official Naming of Roger Eames Road (05/09/2016)

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.

Temporary Suspension of Library Online Services (02/09/2016)

Sligo County Council’s Library service wishes to inform users that there will be a temporary suspension of online services on www.sligolibrary.ie from 2nd September (today) at 5pm until 3rd September at 8am.

Summer Stars at Tubbercurry Community Library (29/08/2016)

The Summer Stars reading programme was run in public libraries throughout the country this summer. The programme was open to all children and there was a very encouraging response.

Temporary Traffic Diversions During O’Connell St Works (29/08/2016)

The O’Connell Street Watermain and Sewer Rehabilitation Works project will commence in early September, and will result in temporary diversion arrangements for local traffic

It’s Your Beach, Have Your Say (24/08/2016)

Get Involved in the Identification of Bathing Waters for the 2017 Bathing Season.

Search for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur gets underway in Sligo. (19/08/2016)

€2 million investment fund to support young entrepreneurs, aged between 18 and 35

Treatment of Invasive Alien Plant Species (15/08/2016)

Invasive alien species (IAS) are species that are initially transported through human activities outside of their natural range across ecological barriers, and that then survive, reproduce and spread, and that have negative impacts on the ecology of their new location as well as serious economic and social consequences

Cathaoirleach welcomes Oman GAA team to Sligo (15/08/2016)

Welcoming the Oman GAA team to County Hall, Cathaoirleach Councillor Hubert Keaney observed that it was a unique occasion

Bathing Ban Lifted at Mullaghmore Beach (12/08/2016)

The temporary ban on bathing placed on Mullaghmore Beach on the 5th August 2016 has been lifted.

Detroit-Irish Society Visit County Hall (05/08/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has hosted a reception in County Hall for the United Irish Societies, Detroit. The visiting group included Hannah Newell, grand niece of the late Councillor Gerry Murray.

Works at Major Junction Tubbercurry Welcomed (05/08/2016)

A major re-alignment of a busy junction in Tubbercurry has been welcomed by the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council and local Councillors.

Cathaoirleach Commends St Angela’s Association with San José University (04/08/2016)

The Cathaoirleach Councillor Hubert Keaney has hosted a reception in County Hall for visiting students from San José University, California, who are visiting Sligo as guests of St Angela’s College.

New Anti-litter Campaign for Strandhill (03/08/2016)

A new anti-litter campaign has been launched in the seaside village of Strandhill this summer to tackle the increasing problem of dog waste along public pathways and beaches.

Green Aware Campaign Launched (27/07/2016)

Following the success of the Green Fleadh Aware Campaign, which was run over the last two summers, Sligo County Council and Sligo Tidy Towns in partnership with the Sligo Food Trail and The Sligo Festival launched the ‘Green Aware’ Campaign. The launch took place on Wednesday 27th July at City Hall.

Public Consultation of N16 Boundary Realignment (21/07/2016)

An Interim Public Consultation (No. 03) period will commence in the Clarion Hotel, Sligo, on the 27th of July, 2016, between 3pm and 9pm.

IPB Pride of Place Judging (27/07/2016)

The IPB Pride of Place judging visits take place this year on Monday the 8th of August.

N17/Thornhill Bridge Realignment UPDATE (26/07/2016)

The major realignment works on the N17 between Ballinacarrow North and Cloonacurra have been substantially completed and this section of road will be re- opened to traffic at 4pm this afternoon, Tuesday.

‘Summer Stars’ Shine in the Showgrounds (26/07/2016)

Over 800 children throughout the county who have registered with Sligo Library Service for the ‘Summer Stars’ Reading Programme. This year’s programme has proven to be hugely successful and children are really enjoying the whole experience.

Cathaoirleach Attends Mac Diarmada 1916 Ceremony (26/07/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney attended a special ceremony at Mac Diarmada Station to reflect on and honour the life of Seán Mac Diarmada, after whom Sligo Station was re-named in 1966.

Minister Breen Visit to County Hall (25/07/2016)

The Minister for Employment and Small Business, Mr Pat Breen, TD, visited Sligo County Council’s offices on Monday 25th July for a briefing on Sligo County Council’s economic and enterprise development plans.

Council Digest June/July 2016 (25/07/2016)

Council Digest June/July 2016

Food Academy to Support 179 jobs in Border Region (21/07/2016)

149 people employed by producers from the Food Academy Programme in the Border region, which is run by the Local Enterprise Offices, Bord Bia and SuperValu with 30 new jobs expected over next 12 months.

Major Realignment Works on N17/Thornhill Bridge (12/07/2016)

A section of the N17 will be closed from 5.00am to 4.00pm from Tuesday 26th July to Thursday 28th July inclusive to facilitate the N17 Realignment works.

Traffic Management Ballytivnan and Caltragh (19/07/2016)

Traffic management will be in place today in Ballytivnan between 9pm and 6pm to allow reinstatement of leak repairs, minor delays can be expected

Burst Water Main - Ballytivnan - UPDATE (18/07/2016)

Repairs to the watermain in Ballytivnan have been carried out and water should be restored to all affected areas by early evening.

Book of Condolence for Nice Tragedy (18/07/2016)

A book of Condolence for the victims of the Nice tragedy has been opened in City Hall by the Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Marie Casserly.

National Day of Commemoration (13/07/2016)

The National Day of Commemoration (Lá Cuimhneacháin Náisiúnta) commemorates all Irish people who died in past wars or United Nations peacekeeping missions. It occurs on the Sunday nearest 11 July, the anniversary of the date in 1921 that a truce was signed ending the Irish War of Independence.

New Round of LEADER Funding Launched (13/07/2016)

Councillor Sean MacManus, Chair of Sligo Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) welcomed the launch by The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, of the new round of LEADER funding up to 2020.

Watermain Replacement Works (12/07/2016)

Work commenced this week on watermain replacement works along a 400m stretch of the Castlebaldwin Road leading out of Ballymote town and along a 4km stretch of the R295 Regional Road from Ballymote towards Boyle.

Special meeting on Social Housing (11/07/2016)

At a specially convened meeting on Monday 11th July, Sligo County Council Members received a detailed presentation on Sligo County Council’s Social Housing actions, programmes and strategies.

Mayor hosts ‘Staying Alive’ Launch (08/07/2016)

The Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Marie Casserly has hosted a reception in City Hall for the ‘Staying Alive’ Cycling campaign. The Mayor said she was proud that her first official function was to publicly honour a very special group.

Council Welcomes O’Connell Street Works (08/07/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has welcomed the news of Irish Water’s €125 million investment in water main and sewer rehabilitation works in Sligo’s O’Connell Street.

Cathaoirleach Pays Tribute to Rovers Legends (07/07/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Hubert Keaney has hosted a reception to honour two people who have given exceptional service to Sligo Rovers, defender Gavin Peers on the occasion of his testimonial game and former manager Paul Cook, whose Portsmouth team provide the opposition for the game.

Become a ‘Summer Star’ at your local Library (05/07/2016)

To support children’s reading this summer, all the public libraries in County Sligo are running the ‘Summer Stars’ reading programme for children up to the middle of August.

Temporary Bathing Ban Lifted on Local Beaches (30/06/2016)

The temporary ban on bathing placed on Rosses Point, Streedagh and Mullaghmore Beaches last Friday has been lifted and the warning signs are being removed.

National Playday 2016 (30/06/2016)

The aim of National Play Day is to help increase awareness of the importance of play. Events are aimed at young people up to 12 years.

Recreation Week 2016 (30/06/2016)

The aim of National Recreation Week is to highlight the importance of recreation for young people. Events are aimed at young people between the ages of 12 and 18 years.

Dedicated Coaching Park (27/06/2016)

Sligo County Council is in the process of providing a dedicated coach parking facility at Connaughton Road (to the rear of The Model building). This coach parking facility which can accommodate up to nine coaches will be available for use in the coming days.

Government to Introduce Price Freeze (22/06/2016)

Mr. Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government today (21 June, 2016) announced the successful conclusion of an agreement with the Waste Industry with regard to the introduction of Pay-by-Weight charging for waste collection.

Sligo - European Volunteering Capital 2017 (21/06/2016)

Sligo Volunteer Centre today announced it’s plans for Sligo: European Volunteering Capital 2017. A range of events will celebrate and recognise volunteerism locally and internationally, both for volunteers and beneficiaries, acknowledging their impact on life in Sligo and further afield.

Council elects Cathaoirleach, Mayor and Area Chair (21/06/2016)

The Annual General Meetings of Sligo County Council and the Municipal Districts of Sligo and Ballymote-Tobercurry were held on Monday 20th June.

Sligo to Letterkenny Cycle Event. (20/06/2016)

Sligo to Letterkenny Cycle Event takes place on Sunday 3rd July 2016.

Sligo to benefit from PEACE IV Programme (17/06/2016)

Sligo is to benefit from the PEACE IV programme (2014 – 2020) with an indicative budget advised of €860,866.

Cathaoirleach Unveils Linda Kearns Plaque (17/06/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady has unveiled a plaque to Nurse Linda Kearns in the reception area of Sligo University Hospital

Books of Condolence Florida Tragedy (17/06/2016)

Books of Condolence in memory of the victims of the Tragedy in Orlando, Florida will be opened at Sligo County Council offices at County Hall and City Hall at 9 30am today, Friday

Council Donates Heart Defibrillator to ABII (16/06/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady presented a defibrillator machine to the Sligo Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Group (ABII) at their premises in Cleveragh on Monday 13th June.

Cathaoirleach Honours Achievements of two ‘Special People’ (15/06/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council has hosted a reception in County Hall to honour the achievements of two health professionals who have excelled in their respective fields, Martina Harkin Kelly and Susan Moore.

€46,750 Awarded for Structures at Risk in Sligo (13/06/2016)

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced funding of €904,530 to 57 heritage projects nationally under the Structures at Risk Fund (SRF) for 2016. The scheme provides funding for protected buildings in private and public ownership.

€50,000 awarded to Heritage Buildings in County Sligo (13/06/2016)

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has recently announced that 341 heritage projects nationwide will share in a €2 million investment package as part of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme for 2016.

Cranmore Scoop National Award (08/06/2016)

The Cranmore Age Friendly programme returned to Sligo victorious last week after victory at the National Age Friendly Recognition Awards held in Killiney, Dublin.

National Speed Limit Review 2015-2017 (07/06/2016)

With reference to the National Speed Limit Review 2015-2017 and the Guidelines for Setting and Managing Speed Limits in Ireland issued by the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport in March 2015. Sligo County Council has commenced a Speed Limit Review of County Sligo.

Launch of Sligo Age Friendly Strategy 2016 – 2020 (27/05/2016)

Sandy Kelly was in Sligo this week to launch the Sligo Age Friendly Strategy 2016 – 2020. There was a large gathering of interested parties who listened to the speakers at the event outline the Age Friendly Programme and how it will be implemented in Sligo.

WEEE Recycling Days (24/05/2016)

WEEE Ireland have arranged Collection Days in Sligo for Saturday 28th May and Saturday 4th June

Cathaoirleach attends Summerhill Learning Centre opening (20/05/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady attended the official opening of the Bishop Christopher Jones Learning Centre at Summerhill College; The event was attended by Papal Nuncio His Excellency Charles Browne, Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop Emeritus Christopher Jones, and management, staff and pupils of Summerhill College.

Cathaoirleach Welcomes Kempten Visitors (19/05/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady has hosted a reception in County Hall for a visiting group from Kempten; The attendance included President of Sligo Town twinning Dymphna Gorman, Claudia Michna of Kempten Town Twinning, Elected Members, Chief Executive Ciarán Hayes, Noelle Cawley of Sligo Tourism and former Town Clerk John McNabola and his wife Maisie.

Over €3M to be invested in Sligo & Environs WSS (18/05/2016)

Irish Water, working in partnership with Sligo County Council, is investing over €3 million in the Sligo and Environs Water Supply Scheme.

Council Digest April/May 2016 (12/05/2016)

Council Digest April/May 2016

Local Business Wins Place at National Enterprise Awards (10/05/2016)

A manufacturing company from Grange in Co. Sligo is representing Sligo at the National Enterprise Awards, the Local Enterprise Office has announced.

Local Charities to benefit from Mayor’s Ball (06/05/2016)

The Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Thomas Healy has confirmed arrangements for the 2016 Mayor’s Ball; This year’s function will take place on Saturday 28th May in the Clarion Hotel, Sligo. Guest speaker on the night will be Chief Executive of the FAI, John Delaney.

Official Commemorative Garden Banada (03/05/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, TD, were among the guests at the official opening of the Banada Commemorative Garden on Sunday, 1st May. Also attending were Chief Executive Sligo County Council, Ciaran Hayes, Members of Banada Development Association, and teachers and pupils of Banada and Castlerock National Schools.

New CEO of Sligo BID (26/04/2016)

Sligo BID (Business Improvement District) is delighted to announce that its new CEO is Gail McGibbon, a native of Wine Street and previous Sligo Town Centre Manager.

Cathaoirleach Reflects on Remembrance Day (26/04/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady thanked the people of Sligo for taking the time to attend the various events hosted for Remembrance Day, Sunday 24th April.

Sligo’s Day of Commemoration (25/04/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady told the families of the Sligo men and women involved in the 1916 Rising that they were the focal points of the day’s ceremonies

€1.9m Invested in Lough Talt Water Supply Scheme (14/04/2016)

Irish Water has today confirmed an investment of €1.9 million in the Lough Talt Regional Water Supply Scheme.

Register for Clean Coast Week 2016 (07/04/2016)

Celebrate Ireland’s spectacular coastline by getting involved in Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week 2016. The week runs from May 6th – 15th and there are many ways for you to get involved.

IPB Community Engagement Fund 2016 (04/04/2016)

The €1m IPB Community Engagement Fund is open on Monday, 4 April 2016 and the closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 5 pm (GMT) 25 April 2016.

Teenage Entrepreneurs going to Croke Park (31/03/2016)

Teenage entrepreneurs from two local secondary schools are on their way to Croke Park in Dublin next month, to represent the county and their Local Enterprise Office at the National Finals of the Student Enterprise Awards.

New Heritage Plan for Sligo Launched (29/03/2016)

The new Heritage Plan for County Sligo was launched by the Chair of Sligo Heritage Forum, Councillor Seamus Kilgannon at City Hall, Sligo on Wednesday 23rd March.

Traffic Notice - N17 Realignment Works (29/03/2016)

Motorists are advised that essential Pavement surfacing works will commence on the N17 National Primary Road between Rue and Cashelgates approximately 4km south of Tubbercurry Town.

National Spring Clean Kick Off (24/03/2016)

Sarah McGovern, model and ambassador of An Taisce’s National Spring Clean campaign, joined with Sligo County Council to kick off the National Spring Clean campaign. Now in its 18th year, the National Spring Clean campaign is Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative and each year throughout April, over half a million people take part in over 5,000 clean-ups across the country.

Council Digest - Feb / March 2016 (22/03/2016)

The Department of Transport Tourism and Sport has advised Sligo County Council of an allocation of €4M for repair works on roads to address the damage arising from the severe weather in December 2015.

Structures at Risk Fund 2016 - Applications Invited (21/03/2016)

Sligo County Council on behalf of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is now inviting applications under the Structures at Risk Fund 2016 (SRF 2016).

Approval Received for Temporary Roads Staff (18/03/2016)

Sligo County Council has received the approval of the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government for the employment twelve General Operatives on temporary contracts for a seven month period from April 15th 2016 to November 14th 2016.

Keith Henry co-opted to Sligo County Council (15/03/2016)

Keith Henry from Killavil Ballymote has been co-opted to Sligo County Council, filling the vacancy created by Eamon Scanlon’s election to Dáil Éireann

Sligo Co Co Listed as Finalists in International Award (10/03/2016)

Sligo County Council was selected as a finalist for the Association of Town and City Management (UK and Ireland) business awards for their success in supporting the improvement of Sligo City centre over the past two years.

Launch of Music Rising (08/03/2016)

Launch of Music Rising 2016 Celebration took place on Monday 7th March by Cathaoirleach Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady

Macalla 1916 - Celebrating Easter 1916 (07/03/2016)

Sligo County Council is partnering with Comhaltas, IT Sligo and Sligo Music Generation to stage the new 1916 musical commission “Macalla 1916”. It will be performed in the Knocknarea Arena on April 2nd at 8.30pm.

31st March Deadline for Micro-chipping (02/03/2016)

Sligo County Council supports the national promotion and advertising campaigns being undertaken to advise dog-owners and breeders that March 31st is the deadline for micro-chipping

Anti-Litter and Anti-Graffiti Awareness Grant 2016 (23/02/2016)

Under the Anti-Litter and Anti-Graffiti Awareness Grant Scheme 2016, €15,000 is available for projects in Sligo which encourage action against litter through awareness and education.

Mayor Honours Award-Winning Trainer (22/02/2016)

he Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Thomas Healy hosted a reception in Sligo City Hall for boxing trainer Joe Gallagher, who has the distinction of being the first British-born boxing trainer to win the prestigious ‘Trainer of the Year’ Award in 2015.

Council Secures €4M Additional Roads Funding (19/02/2016)

The Department of Transport Tourism and Sport has this morning advised Sligo County Council of an allocation of €4M for repair works on roads to address the damage arising from the severe weather in December 2015.

An Post Cycle Tour Launched at City Hall (19/02/2016)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady and the Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Thomas Healy formally launched the 2016 ‘An Post Tour of Sligo’ at City Hall recently.

Ballymote-Tobercurry MD Meeting (16/02/2016)

Job losses in the area and the local Garda resources were two of the issues discussed at a meeting of the Ballymote-Tobercurry Municipal District held in Teach Laighne.

Community Tourism Diaspora Initiative (15/02/2016)

Applications for funding are now being sought under the Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora.

Launch of Local Economic and Community Plan (15/02/2016)

‘One of the most important publications produced by Sligo County Council’ was the Cathaoirleach Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady’s description of Sligo’s Local Economic and Community Plan, which was launched in City Hall on Friday.

Department Commends Cranmore Regeneration Project (12/02/2016)

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government has advised Sligo County Council that it ‘welcomes the actions emerging from the Cranmore Master-planning process and the levels of community support demonstrated in the consultations’.

Paths to Freedom: Series of Lectures (09/02/2016)

Paths To Freedom: A series of lectures on the history of Ireland in 1916 to be held on Monday 22nd February in Tubbercurry Community Library and Sligo Central Library

Art and Poetry Launch (08/02/2016)

On Friday 12th of February at 3pm a dual Poetry and Exhibition launch with Jessamine O’Connor and Gavin Porter in Ballymote Community Library

Mayor Welcomes ‘Rose of Tralee’ to City Hall (08/02/2016)

The Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Thomas Healy hosted a ‘Meet and Greet’ evening in City Hall for the International Rose of Tralee Elysha Brennan and the Sligo Rose Emma Robinson.

Sligo 2016 Centenary Events (04/02/2016)

The programme for Sligo Centenary 2016 sets out an impressive list of events that will take place throughout Sligo over the course of the year to commemorate the Easter Rising and the men and women who took part in it.

RSA Issues Guidelines on Placement of Election Posters (04/02/2016)

With a General Election approaching, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) is today 2nd February 2016 asking candidates, political parties and their campaign workers of the need to take extra care when positioning campaign posters.

Tenants Advised on Issue of Dangerous Dogs (28/01/2016)

Sligo County Council is advising Tenants/Residents of their tenancy obligations in relation to the issue of dangerous dogs.

Council Digest - January 2016 (26/01/2016)

Sligo County Council at its Council Meeting held on 11th January, 2016 adopted the Sligo Local Economic and Community Plan 2016-2020.

Minister Phelan Briefed on Tubbercurry Project (21/01/2016)

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine and Transport, Ann Phelan, visited Teach Laighne in Tubbercurry for a briefing on a Rural Economic Development Zone (REDZ) Project for Tubbercurry.

Information on Flood Relief Schemes (13/01/2016)

The Government has published information leaflets on the assistance available to people affected by recent flooding. The leaflets were produced following meetings of the National Emergency Coordination Group

Public Consultation of N16 Boundary Realignment (11/01/2016)

It is proposed to hold a Public Consultation in the Clarion Hotel, Sligo, on the 13th and 14th of January, 2016, between 3pm and 9pm.

Advice for Private Well Owners Affected by Flooding (11/01/2016)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that if your well has been affected by the recent flooding you should make sure it is properly disinfected before using it for drinking water

Transport Infrastructure Ireland announces €11.9M in Funding (04/01/2016)

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (formerly the National Roads Authority), which is responsible for funding works on the national primary and national secondary road network in the country, has announced a 2016 funding package for Sligo of almost €11.9M

Minister Donohue Briefed on Major Roads Projects (23/12/2015)

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohue, TD, visited Sligo County Council’s offices for a briefing on here of the Authority’s major infrastructural projects

Promoting Consultation and Cooperation in Policing (23/12/2015)

A meeting of the Joint Policing Committee (JPC) was held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Sligo on 18th December.

Contributions to The Arts Grants Schemes (22/12/2015)

Sligo County Council Arts Service invites applications under the following schemes - Arts Venues and Organisations and Festivals and Events.

Council Digest - December 2015 (17/12/2015)

Mayor of Sligo Municipal District, Councillor Thomas Healy hosted a reception in City Hall to honour the volunteers of Sligo Samaritans as the organisation celebrates its 30th Anniversary of service to the local community. Since the Sligo Branch was founded in April 1985, Samaritan volunteers have dedicated themselves to be available 365 days of the year and at all hours of the day and night.

Volunteers honoured by Sligo County Council. (16/12/2015)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady hosted a ceremony in County Hall to honour the winners in the Cathaoirleach’s Awards 2015. The Awards scheme was introduced to acknowledge the contribution of volunteers across a wide range of local activity.

Emergency Humanitarian Flooding Assistance (15/12/2015)

The Government has announced details of a scheme to provide emergency humanitarian support to small businesses

PWS from Ardsallagh to Feenaghroe - Reminder (08/12/2015)

Customers on the PWS network from Ardsallagh to Feenaghroe, Ballymote are reminded to continue to boil water before use.

Mayor honours 30-years of Samaritans (01/12/2015)

The Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Thomas Healy has hosted a reception in City Hall to honour the volunteers of Sligo Samaritans as the organisation celebrates its 30th Anniversary of service to the local community

Cathaoirleach Honours Environment staff on National Awards (27/11/2015)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady has hosted a reception to honour the staff of Sligo County Council’s Environment section on their recent achievement of receiving three major national awards.

Sligo Lighting up for Christmas (26/11/2015)

Sligo’s Holiday season gets officially underway at 5.30pm, tomorrow, Friday, when the Christmas Tree at City Hall and the town’s street lights are switched on

Books of Condolence Opened for Paris Victims (16/11/2015)

Books of Condolence are being opened at County Hall and City Hall today as a mark of respect to the victims of the Paris terrorist tragedy on Friday last.

Jean-Louis Baudry Exhibition (12/11/2015)

Ballymote Community Library would like to warmly invite you to enjoy a creative celebration with us here on November 20th at 3pm when we will have the launch of local artist Jean-Louis Baudry and writer Tobias Baudry’s beautiful collaborative exhibition.

Surf Summit huge success for Sligo (12/11/2015)

All roads led to Sligo this weekend past as delegates headed to the second Surf Summit, a spin off of the major Web Summit tech conference, held in Dublin last week.

IPB Pride of Place Awards to be streamed live (11/11/2015)

The IPB Pride of Place Awards ceremony will be streamed live online this year, organisers have announced. Sligo will be represented this year by two communities - Grange will be judged in the population category 300 – 1000 and Strandhill in the population category of over 2,000.

Deputy Mayor Welcomes New Business (09/11/2015)

Deputy Mayor Councillor Seamus Kilgannon welcomed the Senior Executives of Overstock.com to Sligo on the occasion of the opening of their new business in Cleveragh Retail Park.

Sligo County Library 2016-2020 Development Plan (09/11/2015)

Sligo County Library invites you to contribute your views on the work of the service. We are seeking your views on the service today and your views on how you would like to see it develop.

The Influence of Japan on WB Yeats (09/11/2015)

Japan - The influence of Japan on WB Yeats - November 10 to November 12

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2016 (05/11/2015)

Sligo County Council wishes to invite applications under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS), as operated by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Two National Awards for Brown Bin Project (30/10/2015)

In February 2014, Sligo County Council were successful in their bid at being selected for the National Brown Bin Pilot Project for the recycling and diversion of food waste from the landfill waste stream

Sligo to Host Surf Summit (29/10/2015)

Featuring some of the best point breaks, slabs and reefs in the World, Sligo will host the Surf Summit this 6-8 Nov, welcoming hundreds of delegates from the Web Summit with talks, networking opportunities, free gigs and more.

Major Award for Fleadh TV (23/10/2015)

The outstanding television coverage provided by Fleadh TV during Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2014 has been acknowledged by the Irish Film and TV Academy (IFTA). '

County’s Best Young Entrepreneurs (23/10/2015)

Three of the county’s best young entrepreneurs have won a total investment of €50,000 through the Local Enterprise Office Sligo, as part of the €2 million Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition (#IBYE).

Mayor pleased with support for Tanzanian Schools Project (19/10/2015)

Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Thomas Healy has expressed his gratitude to the people of Sligo for their generous support for the recent fund-raiser for a Tanzanian Schools project

Green Festival Award for Fleadh 2015 (16/10/2015)

Fleadh Cheoil Na hÉireann Sligeach 2015 has been announced as the winner of the Best Green Festival Award in the Responsible Travel & Tourism Awards 2015.

Ballisadare Composting Facility (15/10/2015)

Ballisadare Composting Facility

Cathaoirleach welcomes Kempten students to Sligo (15/10/2015)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council has hosted a reception in County Hall for a visiting group of students from Kempten who are involved in an exchange programme with St Angela’s College.

Draft County Sligo Heritage Plan 2016-2020 (14/10/2015)

The County Sligo Heritage Forum, facilitated by the Heritage Office, Sligo County Council, has prepared a Draft County Sligo Heritage Plan 2016-2020.

Book of Condolence for Carrickmines victims (13/10/2015)

Sligo County Council is to open a Book of Condolence in memory of the ten people who lost their lives in Carrickmines at the weekend.

Council Digest - October 2015 (13/10/2015)

The N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Road project and the Eastern Garvogue Bridge and Approach Roads have been included in the Department of Tourism Transport and Sport (DTTAS) 7-Year Transportation Investment Plan 2016 – 2022.

National Women's Enterprise Day (12/10/2015)

Local Enterprise Office Sligo is encouraging businesswomen and aspiring entrepreneurs from the region to support National Women’s Enterprise Day on Thursday, October 21st

Council honours Community Games medallists (08/10/2015)

Over 150 children were honoured with a reception hosted by the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady and the Mayor of Sligo Municipal District, Councillor Thomas Healy.

National Fire Safety Week 2015 (06/10/2015)

Sligo Fire Service are promoting National Fire Safety Week which runs from the 5th – 12th October by offering residents/homeowners of County Sligo the opportunity to register their interest to receive a free smoke alarm

Ballymote Library's "Saturday Stitchers" (05/10/2015)

Ballymote Community Library’s “Saturday Stitchers” Join In “The Innocent Big Knit”

Mayor to host Fund-raiser for Tanzanian Schools Project (02/10/2015)

On Friday next 9th October Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Council Councillor Thomas Healy will host a coffee morning in City Hall to raise funds for Sligo Mercy College’s ‘Tanzanian School Development Fund’ Schools Project in Tanzania.

Culture Night Ballymote Library (01/10/2015)

Culture Night at Ballymote Community Library was a wonderful night with a little something for everyone

Good news for Sligo entrants in Tidy Towns Awards (30/09/2015)

Coolaney was awarded a Silver medal and was also received the ‘County’ Award for Sligo; Prizes were also awarded to Riverstown (highly commended), and Ballintogher (Commended).

Sligo Roads Projects get Green Light (29/09/2015)

€100M N4 scheme will be largest project developed in Sligo

Community Linkage Groups Established (28/09/2015)

The Sligo Public Participation Network (PPN) established two new Community Linkage Groups on Drugs and Alcohol and Policing on 23rd September in the Sligo Park Hotel.

Sligo Small Business in Spotlight at Ploughing (25/09/2015)

A record number of small businesses are temporarily re-locating to the ‘Local Enterprise Village’, at this week’s National Ploughing Championships.

Council Digest September 2015 (22/09/2015)

It was with shock and deep regret that Sligo County Council’s elected members and staff reacted to the sudden passing of Councillor Seamie O’Boyle in early August, 2015. At the September Council Meeting held on Monday 14th September, his son Gino stepped into his shoes, by being co-opted onto the Council.

Enniscrone Beach Fully Compliant (11/09/2015)

Sligo County Council can confirm that results of the latest bathing water sample taken on the 17th September 2015, at Enniscrone Beach are fully compliant with bathing water standards.

On the Boiler Soapbox Event (18/09/2015)

Sligo County Council (in association with Toastmasters) is hosting a fun event in City Hall.

Yeats Photography Competition Winners Announced (18/09/2015)

The winners of Sligo County Councils Yeats Landscape Photography Competition have been announced. The competition attracted entries from photographers from all over Ireland who sought to capture the essence of Sligo’s Yeats Landscapes.

Pride of Place 2015 (16/09/2015)

Two communities from Sligo –Strandhill and Grange – recently represented the county in the IPB Pride of Place competition in association with Co-operation Ireland.

Cranmore Masterplan Display launched (16/09/2015)

Deputy Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Seamus Kilgannon launched the display of Masterplan Regeneration Projects in the Marquee, Central Block Site, Cranmore on Thursday evening 10th September.

SIRO project launched in Sligo (16/09/2015)

SIRO is a venture initiative between ESB and Vodafone to deliver high speed broadband throughout the country. The first phase of the €450M project includes delivery of the fibre optic network to ten towns, including Sligo. Sean Atkinson, Chief Executive of SIRO, made a presentation on SIRO at Sligo County Council’s September meeting.

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week (15/09/2015)

Sligo Fire Service in co-operation with The Chief Fire Officers’ Association is once again proud to support Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week which takes place this year between 21st and 27th September.

Councillor Gino O’Boyle co-opted by Council (15/09/2015)

Gino O’Boyle was co-opted by Sligo County Council at its meeting on 14th September.

Cathaoirleach honours Foyle Cup winners (10/09/2015)

The Sligo Leitrim u-12’s Youth Team were honoured with a reception at County Hall to acknowledge their success in winning the Foyle Cup

Cathaoirleach attends Indian Cultural Celebration (08/09/2015)

Cathaoirleach Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady attended the ONAM 2015 cultural celebration in the Gillooly Hall hosted by the Indian Association of Sligo.

Tributes to the late Councillor Seamie O’Boyle (08/09/2015)

Sligo County Council’s meeting on 7th September was adjourned as a mark of respect to the late Councillor Seamie O’Boyle.

Masterplan Projects for Cranmore (07/09/2015)

Deputy Mayor Cllr Seamus Kilgannon to launch Display of Potential Regeneration Masterplan Projects for Cranmore and the East City Area

Sligo Hosts Purple Flag Meeting (03/09/2015)

On 27th August, Sligo was delighted to host 14 visiting towns and cities from the Republic of Ireland and UK for an evening of networking and discussions on improving tourism and economic viability.

Olympic Medallists Honoured in County Hall (07/08/2015)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council has honoured Sligo’s two Olympic Champions, Margaret Carr and Thomas Connolly, with a reception in County Hall.

The late Seamie O’Boyle (12/08/2015)

It is with shock and deep regret that Sligo County Council’s elected members and staff have reacted with to the sudden passing of Councillor Seamie O’Boyle

Statement on tragic accident at Castlebaldwin (13/08/2015)

Sligo County Council confirms that an employee has tragically lost his life in a road accident on the N4 near Castlebaldwin, County Sligo.

Closure of Ballymote Area Office Monday 17th August (16/08/2015)

Sligo County Council’s Area Office in Ballymote will be closed on Monday 17th August as a mark of respect to our colleague, the late Padraig Noone

Temporary Closing of Roads - Fleadh Cheoil (31/07/2015)

Notice is hereby given of the decision by Sligo County Council to temporarily close to public traffic the roads listed hereunder for the purpose of safely accommodating the 2014 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

Yeats 2015 Art Exhibition - Ballymote Library (31/07/2015)

This Yeats themed collection is entitled Gods and Fighting Men and can be seen in Ballymote Community Library for the next month.

Pride of Place 2015 (27/07/2015)

Two communities from Sligo – Grange and Strandhill - will represent the county in the IPB Pride of Place competition in association with Co-operation Ireland.

Public Consultation of N16 Boundary Realignment (22/07/2015)

It is proposed to hold a Public Consultation in the Clarion Hotel, Sligo on the 29th and 30th of July between 3pm and 9pm.

Enniscrone Beach Bathing Water update (22/07/2015)

Bathing Water sampling was carried out as per regulatory requirements on Monday (20/07/2015) at Enniscrone Beach.

Sligo Heritage Forum pays tribute to Local Community (22/07/2015)

Sligo Heritage Forum, at its meeting on Tuesday 21st July 2015 welcomed the recent developments at Streedagh, near Grange in County Sligo and the recovery of a number of cannon from the Spanish Armada wreck, La Juliana.

Hughes Bridge Update (14/07/2015)

In light of the significant traffic delays experienced this morning we are currently reviewing the contractors work programme and associated traffic management plan with a view to maintaining two-way traffic across Hughes Bridge where possible.

Minister Launches Report of Participation in Sport (13/07/2015)

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring TD, launched The Irish Sports Council, Report of Participation in Sport by Adults in Sligo and Mayo on Friday last. The report has been developed using data from the Irish Sports Council Irish Sports Monitor survey as a means of accurately monitoring and tracking active and social participation in sport among adults in Ireland.

RNLI warns people to Respect the Water (13/07/2015)

The RNLI launched its national drowning prevention campaign, Respect the Water, warning people that the coastlines and waters can be dangerously unpredictable. The campaign which will be run on radio, outdoor and online will also see two hard-hitting ads screened in Irish cinemas over the summer months, which show the effect of cold water shock on the body and the unpredictability of the water.

Successful Prosecution under Air Pollution Act (10/07/2015)

On Tuesday 7th of July, 2015, Sligo County Council brought a successful prosecution under the Air Pollution (Marketing, Sale, Distribution and Burning of Specified Fuels) Regulations 2012 against Sligo Fuel Sales Ltd.

Play Day 2015 (09/07/2015)

WB Yeats and the Minions at Play Day 2015

National Day of Commemoration 2015 (08/07/2015)

The National Day of Commemoration Ceremony, to honour all those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations, will be held this year on Sunday, 12th July, 2015 at 2 p.m. at City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo.

Council Digest July 2015 (08/07/2015)

The Wild Atlantic Way is now established as the world’s longest designated coastal touring route, stretching 2,500 kilometres from Kinsale to Inishowen.

Recreation Week 2015 (07/07/2015)

Activities which took place during Recreation Week 2015

Tread Softly Invitation (06/07/2015)

You are Cordially invited to the launch of Tread Softly...

Green Fleadh Hospitality Seminar (06/07/2015)

There will be a Green Fleadh Hospitality Seminar held this Thursday, 9th July from 10am

Irish Purple Flag Towns form new business network (01/07/2015)

Following on from receiving the prestigious international tourism award The Purple Flag for Excellence in the Evening and Night-Time Economy, Sligo is delighted to hold membership in the newly formed "Irish Purple Flag Network". This collection of ten Irish towns and cities who have earned the award met in Dublin last week for the first time.

It’s Your Beach, Have Your Say (30/06/2015)

Get involved in the identification of Bathing Waters for the 2016 bathing season

Green Fleadh 2015 (29/06/2015)

Green Fleadh 2015, an integral part Fleadh Cheoil Na hÉireann Sligeach 2015 aims to build on the success of Green Fleadh 2014, which was awarded Highly Commended in the Green Festival category of the Responsible Travel and Tourism Awards 2014

Recreation Week 2015 (26/06/2015)

Recreation Week 2015 - 28th June - 4th July - Events are aimed at young people between the ages of 12 and 18 years

Stock Clearance on Compost Bins (25/06/2015)

Stock Clearance of Compost Bins

Free Electrical Recycling Days (25/06/2015)

‘We’ll Accept Anything Household With a Plug or a Battery’

Bust of Indian Poet Tagore Unveiled (24/06/2015)

A bust of Indian poet Rabindanrath Tagore was unveiled in Wine Street, Sligo on Tuesday 23rd June by the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Councillor Rosaleen O Grady.

National Playday 2015 (23/06/2015)

Sligo County Council and Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership will be holding events on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th July to celebrate National Play Day 2015.

Council Digest June 2015 (17/06/2015)

A presentation was given at the June County Council meeting by Ms E. Russell of JBA Consultants who are contracted by the OPW to carry out the CFRAM’s study for Sligo.

National Playday Colouring Competition (17/06/2015)

National Playday Colouring Competition 2015

Lunch Time Cycle (16/06/2015)

National Bike Week events taking place in Sligo

Councillor O'Grady Elected Cathaoirleach (16/06/2015)

Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady was elected Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council at its AGM held on 15th June. Councillor Paul Taylor was elected Leas-Cathaoirleach.

Minister in Sligo to Launch National Bike Week (12/06/2015)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD will be in Sligo to launch National Bike Week this coming Saturday 13th June at 3pm at City Hall.

Social Housing Strategy 2020 (09/06/2015)

The Social Housing Strategy sets out a vision that every household should have access to secure good quality accommodation suitable to its needs at an affordable price and in a sustainable community.

Temporary Closure Tubbercurry Community Library (05/06/2015)

Sligo County Council regrets to advise that Tubbercurry Community Library will be closed from Tuesday June 9th to Saturday June 27th 2015 inclusive. The Open Library will operate its usual hours during this period.

Fleadh Cheoil Launch 5th June (03/06/2015)

Fleadh Cheoil to Launch in Sligo Friday 5th June

€100 Water Conservation Grant (02/06/2015)

You need to have registered with Irish Water by the 30th June 2015 at the latest, even if you are not an Irish Water customer. You can do this online at www.water.ie by phoning 1890 448 448, or by post.

Sligo Blue Flag and Green Coast Awards 2015 (02/06/2015)

An Taisce made an announcement on Thursday 28th May in relation to the 2015 Blue Flag and Green Coast Beach Awards. Sligo was awarded one Blue Flag Award for Rosses Point, with Green Coast Awards going to Rosses Point, Dunmoran, Streedagh and Mullaghmore.

Gold Medal for ‘Yeats Secret Garden of Sligo’ at Bloom (29/05/2015)

‘Yeats Secret Garden of Sligo’, designed by Lorely Forrester, a founder member of the charity garden trail, Secret Gardens of Sligo, has won a gold medal in the prestigious Bloom Festival in the Pheonix Park, Dublin

Temporary Closure of Branch Libraries (27/05/2015)

Sligo County Council is facing a short term problem in staffing its Branch Libraries, as it will not be possible to provide staffing at the current levels during the summer months This issue is under ongoing review and every effort is being made to ensure the Branch Libraries are adequately staffed to deliver their important services in our communities

Boil Water Notice - Keash Road, Ballymote (21/05/2015)

Following advice from the Health Services Executive, Irish Water and Sligo County Council, as a precautionary measure to protect consumers, are placing a Boil Water Notice on the public water mains network from Ardsallagh to Feenaghroe, Ballymote identified by the red line on Map 1 attached to this Notice.

Prince’s visit ‘a milestone in the reconciliation process (21/05/2015)

Speaking at a civic reception in The Model Arts Centre yesterday, Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Cllr Joe Queenan, highlighted that the visit of His Royal Highness, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall was a significant occasion for the people of Ireland.

Ireland 2016 : Sligo Grant Scheme (19/05/2015)

Community funding is now available for local groups registered with Sligo County Council’s Public Participation Network (PPN) and local cultural and sporting institutions throughout County Sligo to play their part by developing an event/project to celebrate the centenary

Launch of Mac Fhir Bhisigh's Chair in Skreen (11/05/2015)

Have you noticed a new wayside monument along the N59 in Skreen recently? The monument, or Mac Fhir Bhisighs’s Chair, commemorates Dubhaltach Mac Fhir Bhisigh, a noted 17th century scribe, genealogist and Gaelic scholar who was murdered nearby in Doonflinn in January 1671. The monument replaces the original chair which was erected in Doonflinn in 1931.

Sligo Community Contributes Towards LauraLynn Donation (06/05/2015)

Sligo community collects almost 132,000 waste batteries and helps contribute towards donation figure of over €185,000 to LauraLynn

Play Your Role In Making History! (27/04/2015)

Sligo County Council invites participation from local groups, organisations and individuals to be part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme

Council Digest April 2015 (23/04/2015)

The Chief Executive of Sligo Chamber Paul Keyes made a presentation to the Council Members at their April meeting. Mr Keyes stressed that collaboration with Sligo County Council and other local agencies was critical in achieving their common objective to ‘Help Sligo Grow.’

Council promotes An Post Tour of Sligo (21/04/2015)

A photocall was held at County Hall on Monday 20th April to promote ‘An Post Tour of Sligo 2015’

Carraroe Launch Environmental Campaign (17/04/2015)

Carraroe Launch ‘See Something, Say Something’ Campaign

Sligo IT Supports Earth Day 2015 (17/04/2015)

On Earth Day, Wednesday 22nd April, the Environmental Society of Sligo Institute of Technology, sponsored by the Environment Section of Sligo County Council, are showing a FREE public screening of the multi-award winning film ‘Trashed’.

Appointment of SICAP Implementation Body (09/04/2015)

Sligo Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) has awarded the contract for the delivery of the Social Inclusion and Community Activation programme (SICAP) for April to December 2015 to Sligo LEADER Partnership Company

County Sligo Heritage Plan 2016-2020 (02/04/2015)

Sligo County Council, together with the County Sligo Heritage Forum, is preparing the third Heritage Plan for Sligo and is seeking your views on the key priorities and opportunities for Sligo’s heritage over the next five years.

Delivering for Sligo (02/04/2015)

Delivering For Sligo

The Trip to Sligo (31/03/2015)

This miscellany of the lyrical poetry of W B Yeats and the flowing fiddle playing of Michael Coleman brings two great masters of County Sligo together for the first time.

Yeats Landscape Photography Competition (23/03/2015)

As a contribution to Yeats 2015, Sligo County Council is now inviting entries to the Yeats Landscape Photography Competition and you have until Friday 26th June 2015 to submit a maximum of three photographs to the competition.

Council Digest March 2015 (23/03/2015)

Council Digest March 2015

Student Enterprise Awards (20/03/2015)

Twenty-nine teams of young Sligo Entrepeneurs descended on the Sligo Park Hotel to take part in Local Enterprise Office Sligo’s Student Enterprise Awards, part of the National Student Enterprise Awards Programme, on the 12th of March last

Community Tourism Diaspora Initiative (10/03/2015)

Applications for funding are now being sought under the Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora.

Urgent Notice - Temporary Closure of Hughes Bridge (10/03/2015)

Sligo County Council wish to inform the public that in order to facilitate the installation of bridge beams and deck, Hughes Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic for 4 nights this week - Tuesday to Friday inclusive, from 7.30pm to 7:00 am.

Tidy Town Seminar (10/03/2015)

Tidy Town representatives from all over County Sligo were welcomed by Cathaoirleach Councillor Joe Queenan and CE Ciarán Hayes in the Sligo Park Hotel on Saturday 7th March.

Motor Tax Moving to County Hall (09/03/2015)

As and from Wednesday the 18th March the Sligo Motor Tax office will operate from the Council Headquarters at County Hall, Riverside, Sligo.

Dog owners encouraged to renew licences (09/03/2015)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Joe Queenan has urged dog owners in the county to obtain or renew their dog licences as soon as possible. ‘The Dog Wardens provide an excellent service in Sligo, and the Council is dependent on the revenue generated by the modest licence fee to keep it going.’

Calling All Co Sligo Coastal Enthusiasts (09/03/2015)

The Roadshow which is also running in a number of locations nationwide aims to bring together all those with an interest in protecting their local beaches, seas and marine life. The event will include talks from local Clean Coasts groups and discussions on the coastal environment.

‘The Latvian Tragedy’ Exhibition (05/03/2015)

Tubbercurry Europe Direct Information Centre at Tubbercurry Community Library is delighted to facilitate an Exhibition, entitled ‘The Latvian Tragedy’. The exhibition will display from Wednesday 4th March until Friday 20th March 2015.

‘Regeneration Through Sport’ Initiative launch (27/02/2015)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Joe Queenan launched the ‘Evaluation Report on the Cranmore Regeneration Through Sport Initiative’ recently

Yeats 2015 Programme of Events (26/02/2015)

An initiative of Sligo County Council celebrating Yeats 2015

Sligo PPN Hosts Elections (25/02/2015)

Community representatives from all over County Sligo came together in the Sligo Park Hotel on Thursday night, 12th February, to elect representatives to a number of important local policy making committees.

Pupils Promote Walking for Health (25/02/2015)

Sligo County Council are delighted to share inspiring stories from residents around the County who are putting their best feet forward to lead healthier lives.

UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards (23/02/2015)

A large crowd attended Ballymote Community Library recently to see sixth class students from Scoil Mhuire gan Smál deliver a presentation as part of the ‘Eco UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards Programme.’

Heritage Grants Scheme 2015 (23/02/2015)

The Heritage Council is now open for grants for 2015. The Heritage Council intends to allocate the sum of €600,000 to their Community-based Heritage Grants Scheme in 201

Structures at Risk Fund 2015 – Applications Invited (18/02/2015)

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DAHG) is reintroducing the Structures at Risk Fund for 2015. Sligo County Council is now inviting applications under the Structures at Risk Fund 2015 (SRF 2015).

Sligo awarded Purple Flag (18/02/2015)

Sligo is celebrating being honoured with a Purple Flag, the internationally accredited award for excellence in the night-life of a city.

Yeats2015 Promotion in County Hall (09/02/2015)

Members of Sligo County Council attended a photocall in County Hall to promote Yeats on Valentine’s day: A Love Poem”, part of an initiative of Sligo County Council celebrating Yeats2015

Presentation Day at St Cecilia’s (05/02/2015)

St. Cecilia’s School, Cregg, Sligo celebrated the achievements of five senior students on Thursday 22nd January 2015

Cathaoirleach Welcomes Funding for Roads (04/02/2015)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Joe Queenan has welcomed the announcement by the Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe that almost €8 million is being allocated to the Council for its regional and local roads.

Councillors Briefed on Valuations Policy (03/02/2015)

Managing Valuer with the Valuation Office, Mr Patrick Conroy, presented a report to the February meeting of Sligo County Council

Council Supports Organ-Donor Campaign (03/02/2015)

Sligo County Council members and staff have offered their support to the Organ-Donor Campaign; Councillors and staff attended a promotion before the February meeting of the Council, and Cathaoirleach Councillor Joe Queenan said he was delighted to have the opportunity to promote a campaign that would enhance the lives of families all over the North-West.

Briefing on National Broadband Plan (27/01/2015)

At Sligo County Council’s monthly meeting on 12th January, Sean Griffin, Assistant Principal of the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources briefed the members on the roll out of the National Broadband Plan.

Sligo Age Friendly Programme (15/01/2015)

The Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme is part of a World Health Organisation response and strategy to our ageing population.

Final Submission for International Award (07/01/2015)

Sligo BID recently hosted an evening review of its tourism potential, with much positive feedback on the high quality nightlife and safety standard in the city centre.

Planning for the economic, social and community development of Sligo (06/01/2015)

Sligo County Council is a radically different organisation to that of 12-months ago. It has emerged from a year of significant reform incorporating the end of over four Centuries of the Borough Council followed by its’ amalgamation into the County Council, the commencement of the new Municipal District Committee structure, transformation of the old County Enterprise Board into a Local Enterprise Office and its integration into the Council and the establishment of a new economic development policy function for local government.

NRA announces €10M funding to Sligo (19/12/2014)

The National Roads Authority who are responsible for funding works on the national primary and national secondary road network in the Country have announced a 2015 funding package for Sligo of almost €10M today.

Consultation on Draft Corporate Plan (17/12/2014)

Sligo County Council is inviting members of the public to have their say in the preparation of its draft Corporate Plan 2015-2019.

Best Young Entrepreneur Final at Google (02/12/2014)

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin to host Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur National Final at Google on December 7th

Roads/Traffic Update Friday 16th January (16/01/2015)

Road conditions in the county still difficult following overnight showers of hail, sleet and snow.

Sligo Lighting up for Christmas (26/11/2014)

Sligo’s Holiday season gets officially underway at 5.30pm on Friday next, when the Christmas Tree at City Hall and the town’s street lights are switched on.

Local Young Entrepreneur Meets Minister Bruton (24/11/2014)

Local Young Entrepreneur Meets Minister Bruton ahead of National Final

Open Libraries Pilot Project (18/11/2014)

In 2014, an 'Open Libraries' initiative will be piloted in three branch libraries located in Counties Sligo and Offaly, offering seven day opening from eight in the morning until ten at night.

IPB Co-operation Ireland POP Winners Announced (17/11/2014)

Sligo picked up two awards in the IPB Co-operation Ireland Pride of Place Awards announced last night (Saturday 15 November) in Treacy’s West County Hotel, Ennis, Co Clare. Innisfree Wheelers Cycling Club received the runner up prize in the Community Health Category, while Cranmore Housing Estate took the runner up prize in the Housing Estates Category in the main competition.

Sligo Winner Reaches IBYE National Final (13/11/2014)

A young Sligo entrepreneur has won a place at the first-ever national final of ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition, for a chance to share a €100,000 investment fund.

Urgent Notice - Roads Flooded (13/11/2014)

Due to persistent heavy rainfall, there is spot flooding on a number of roads. Motorists should drive slowly and exercise caution.

Temporary Closure of Sligo Museum (10/11/2014)

Sligo Museum is closing from the 11th November for essential maintenance and repairs.

Regional ‘Best Young Entrepreneur’ Finals (30/10/2014)

Three young Sligo entrepreneurs are flying the flag for the county at the regional finals of the inaugural ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition, which is offering an investment prize-fund of €2 million.

National Brown Bin Pilot Project (29/10/2014)

Earlier this year, Sligo County Council were successful in their bid at being selected for the National Brown Bin Pilot Project for Sligo City for the recycling and diversion of food waste from the landfill waste stream.

Autumn Gardening (28/10/2014)

Wondering what to do with your garden waste this Autumn? Why not invest in a garden composter, currently on sale from Sligo County Council for €20 Or pay a visit to the Ballisodare Green Waste and Composting Facility

International delegation to visit Sligo group water schemes (22/10/2014)

The County Sligo Group Water Scheme sector is to host a visit by an international delegation, keen to learn from the Irish experience in successfully addressing issues associated with the provision of a quality drinking water supply to rural communities.

Public Consultation on Draft Flood Maps (20/10/2014)

There are three main stages in the Programme, each involving public consultation: - Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment (2011) complete - Flood Mapping (2013 - 2014) - Catchment Flood Risk Management Plans (2015)

Sligo LEO Names Sligo's Best Young Entrepreneur (14/10/2014)

Killian McCormack of ILUMYA Ltd. has been named Sligo’s best young entrepreneur in recognition of his work to date in starting his new business.

Taxi Members Presentation to Local Charities (13/10/2014)

On Wednesday 1st of October a very special presentation took place at City Hall, organised by the Sligo Quay Street taxi drivers who wanted to make a statement of appreciation from the additional business they received during Fleadh Cheoil 2014.

Sligo Competition Winner (13/10/2014)

On Monday the 1st of September the draw took place in City Hall and the lucky winner, Mary Connolly from Dromore West was absolutely delighted when notified that her entry form was picked. Mary, her husband Gerard and son Colm (who won 2nd at Fleadh in drums) collected her prizes last week and was thrilled to meet with representatives of the businesses that supported the promotion.

National Fire Safety Week 2014 (03/10/2014)

Sligo County Councils Fire Service is promoting fire safety in the home as part of the National Fire Safety Week running from 6th – 13th October.

N4 Hughes Bridge Widening Works (02/10/2014)

Sligo County Council wish to advise members of the public that construction is scheduled to commence for the widening of Hughes Bridge on the N4 National Primary Road in Sligo City on Monday the 13th October 2014.

Student Enterprise Awards Programme (23/09/2014)

An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D. has officially launched the biggest student enterprise programme in the country, which is organised by the Local Enterprise Offices.

Riverstown Families Support European Mobility Week (22/09/2014)

Families in Riverstown have been putting their best feet forward from the onset of the new academic year. Parents are taking the opportunity, amidst the fresh sunny September weather, to walk and cycle to school with their young children as part of their school’s Green-Schools programme.

Heritage Connects Project Celebrated (18/09/2014)

Six Sligo heritage groups met in the Clarion Hotel recently to share their experiences of being involved in Heritage Connects Communities, a Peace III funded project initiated by the Heritage Office of Sligo County Council and delivered by Woodrow Sustainable Solutions and Janie Crone Associates.

Cannonball Run 2014 (16/09/2014)

On what was a gorgeous sunny Friday evening last, Sligo Town hosted a spectacular sight as 160 of the finest cars on the planet crossed the finish line on one of the stages of Cannonball 2014. Complete with dancers and fire eaters, the premier event was experienced by thousands of spectators that had lined Sligo’s streets.

Public Notice – Algal Bloom in Lough Gill (11/09/2014)

Update 18/9/2014 – Algal Bloom in Lough Gill

Heritage Trail Audioguide Launched (05/09/2014)

The new Sligo Heritage Trail Audioguide was launched during Heritage Week by Councillor Joe Queenan, Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council

Heritage Week Hailed a Great Success (05/09/2014)

This year Heritage Week was a great success, with events all over County Sligo attended by young and old, making 2014 the best year ever in the celebration and exploration of our built, natural and cultural heritage.

Repair to Water Main - Dunally Bridge (01/09/2014)

Sligo County Council Water Services department, on behalf of Irish Water, intend to carry out a repair to a water main located at Dunally Bridge on the N16 (Sligo to Manorhamilton) road, tomorrow, Tuesday September 2nd 2014.

NPPR Grace Period Deadline 31st August 2014 (29/08/2014)

Sligo County Council advises that making contact with their offices or the NPPR Bureau by e-mail before the deadline can freeze any additional penalties that might otherwise come into effect on 1st September.

The Count is on! (22/08/2014)

On Wednesday 6th August, nine footfall counters were installed across the centre streets of Sligo.

National Heritage Week 2014 (08/08/2014)

Loads of events for Sligo during National Heritage Week, 23rd – 31st August 2014

Temporary Closing of Roads - Fleadh Cheoil (22/07/2014)

Notice is hereby given of the decision by Sligo County Council to temporarily close to public traffic the roads listed hereunder for the purpose of safely accommodating the 2014 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

Rock Detective Club (06/08/2014)

Check out the Rock Detective Club events in association with the Border Uplands Project in your area.

Sligo Beaches Excel in Quality Awards (01/08/2014)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Councillor Joe Queenan raised the prestigious Blue Flag at Rosses Point Beach Friday last.

National Play Day 2014 - ‘Going out to Play’ (30/07/2014)

Various events were held as part of National Play Day 2014

Local Economic and Community Plan Public Consultation (29/07/2014)

Sligo County Council, together with Sligo Local Community Development Committee, is seeking your views on the key priorities and opportunities for Sligo over the next six years.

Storytelling at Sligo Library (28/07/2014)

Storytelling at Sligo Library

Feedback on Exhibition of Ideas: Last Day (25/07/2014)

Today (Friday 25th July) is the last day for return of questionnaires and feedback on the the Regeneration Masterplan Exhibition of Ideas

Green Light for €100m N4 Scheme (24/07/2014)

Sligo County Council are delighted to announce that An Bord Pleanála has today, given Planning Approval for the N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Road Development.

Pride of Place 2014 (23/07/2014)

Sligo County Council would like to acknowledge and congratulate the two community groups who represented County Sligo in the IPB Pride of Place Competition 2014

Establishment of the Sligo LCDC (22/07/2014)

A meeting of the Sligo Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) was hosted by Sligo County Council at City Hall on Monday 18th July 2014.

Disruption to Lough Easkey Water Supply (22/07/2014)

Disruption to Lough Easkey water supply due to a burst main.

Exhibition of Ideas - Extended (21/07/2014)

The Exhibition of Ideas will be on display today 21st July, 2014, from 2pm to 5pm to give people a final an opportunity to have their say, to view the ideas on display and to complete the questionnaire as we welcome their comments and feedback.

Presentation by Ireland West Airport (08/07/2014)

Sligo County Council has offered its support to the Board of Ireland West Airport in their strategy to drive tourism and economic development in the West of Ireland. Managing Director Joe Gilmore delivered presentation at the Council’s July meeting, and he outlined the importance of the airport to local business, tourism and jobs.

Exhibition of Regeneration Ideas (25/06/2014)

As the Regeneration Master planning process continues at Stage 3, we are now entering into a community consultation phase, where an exhibition of ideas will be displayed for you to look at.

It’s Your Beach, Have Your Say (25/06/2014)

Sligo County Council is inviting public participation in the identification of Bathing Waters under the Bathing Waters Directive and the Bathing Water Quality Regulations, 2008 (SI No 79 of 2008).

National Brown Bin Pilot Project (04/07/2014)

The Sligo County Council Waste Management Bye-Laws which were adopted in November 2013, brought a number of changes to Sligo City and County.

Bat Conservation Ireland Needs Your Help (04/07/2014)

It is the 9th year of the All Ireland Daubenton’s Bat Waterway Survey and Bat Conservation Ireland are seeking volunteers across the island.

Pride of Place 2014 (30/06/2014)

Two groups from Sligo - Innisfree Wheelers Cycling Club and Cranmore Community Co-operative Society Ltd. - will represent the county in the IPB Pride of Place competition in association with Co-operation Ireland.

National Playday 2014 (26/06/2014)

National Playday 2014 - July 2014

Sligo celebrates National Recreation Week (25/06/2014)

Young people from Sligo recently took part in a variety of activities as part of National Recreation Week.

Cathaoirleach promotes Tubbercurry Old Fair Day (25/06/2014)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Joe Queenan attended the launch of Tubbercurry Old Fair Day, a five day festival opening on Saturday 9th August.

Road Safety Alert (25/06/2014)

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is today, Wednesday 25 June, advising drivers and motorcycle riders to take extra care using the roads as the recent dry weather spell breaks and heavy rain is expected across the country over the coming days.

Disruption to Water Supply (23/06/2014)

Due to a major water burst in County Roscommon, there is a disruption to the water supply in Gurteen village, Cloonloo, Monasteraden and surrounding areas. Sligo County Council and Irish Water regrets the inconvenience caused by this disruption to water supply.

Bathing Ban at Enniscrone Beach Lifted (17/06/2014)

Sligo County Council can confirm that the ban on bathing in Enniscrone beach lifted on the advice of HSE. EPA was informed and signs have been removed.

Water Notice for Sligo Town (17/06/2014)

Please be advised that Sligo County Council Water Services are commencing a water main flushing program in Sligo Town tomorrow 18th June which will last for 2 weeks. Customers may experience temporary water quality issues and are advised to run their main tap if this occurs.

Ballymote-Tobercurry Municipal District AGM (17/06/2014)

Councillor Martin Baker has been elected Cathaoirleach of the Municipal District of Ballymote-Tobercurry at its Annual General meeting held in County Hall on 16th June. Councillor Jerry Lundy was elected Leas-Cathaoirleach.

Sligo Municipal District AGM (17/06/2014)

Councillor Tom MacSharry has been elected Cathaoirleach of the Municipal District of Sligo at its Annual General meeting held in County Hall on 16th June. Councillor Seamus O’Boyle was elected Leas-Cathaoirleach.

Gum Litter Taskforce Launch (12/06/2014)

The 2014 Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) environmental awareness campaign was launched in Sligo today by Cathaoirleach Joe Queenan

Bike Week Festival 14-22 June (11/06/2014)

Sligo Bike Week Festival 2014 Events from June 14th - 22rd

LEO’s Will Drive Enterprise Culture (11/06/2014)

Enterprise and job creation will lie at the heart of Sligo’s Local Enterprise office, launched this week by Minister for Small Business, John Perry, TD. The launch was attended by the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Joe Queenan, Chief Executive Ciaran Hayes, members of the former County Enterprise Board and members of the current Evaluation and Promotions Committee.

Economic Development A Corporate Priority (11/06/2014)

Chief Executive Ciarán Hayes speech at the launch of Sligo’s Local Enterprise office, City Hall, Sligo, 10th June 2014

Watermain Repair Work (09/06/2014)

Water Services will be carrying out watermain repair work at the Junction of the Mall, Bridge Street and Stephen Street tomorrow Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th June

Councillor Queenan elected Cathaoirleach (06/06/2014)

Councillor Joe Queenan was unanimously elected Cathaoirleach of Sligo Council at its Annual General Meeting on Friday 6th June

EPA/HSE Information Campaign on Private Wells (05/06/2014)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) are advising people that water supplies from private wells can be contaminated with E-coli.

Conservation Works to Sligo’s Heritage Buildings (03/06/2014)

Funding for conservation works to heritage buildings is always a challenge. This made the announcement by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht of the Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme 2014 very welcome. The scheme has been developed to assist with the repair and conservation of protected structures and structures within Architectural Conservation Areas (ACA’s).

Free Heritage Talks in June Announced (30/05/2014)

Save your Wednesday evenings in June to attend a series of free public lectures, organised as part of the Peace III Heritage Connects Communities project.

Road Works on R286 at Tully (27/05/2014)

Roadworks are to take place on the R286 Sligo – Dromahair Road at Tully, Ballynamona from Thursday 29th to Friday 30th May inclusive.

Recreation Week 2014 (27/05/2014)

A number of events will be held throughout Sligo to celebrate National Recreation Week, an initiative of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

New Council Elected (26/05/2014)

Following the local elections on 23rd May, eighteen people were elected to serve on Sligo County Council, comprising ten Councillors from the Borough District of Sligo and eight from the Municipal District of Ballymote-Tobercurry.

Instant coverage from Sligo Count Centre (22/05/2014)

Sligo County Council will be providing instant updates from the Local Election Count Centre in the Clarion Hotel on Saturday 24th May.

Planned Maintenance Work (16/05/2014)

Please be advised that Sligo Country Council Water Services in conjunction with Irish Water will be carrying out planned maintenance work at the following locations during the week Monday 26th – Friday 30th May 2014.

Disruption to Water Supply (15/05/2014)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Sligo County Council wishes to advise that there will be severely reduced water pressure in the following areas, today, Thursday 15th May

Cathaoirleach honours Ballymote Heritage Group (13/05/2014)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Pat McGrath has honoured Ballymote heritage Group by hosting a reception in County Hall to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their founding, and the 25th anniversary of the hugely popular Ballymote Heritage Weekend.

Community Tourism Project launched (15/04/2014)

A community Tourism initiative involving a partnership between Fáilte Ireland, IPB Insurance and Sligo County Council has been launched. The project is a follow on from the success of the Gathering in mobilising local communities to harness diaspora links for the benefit of local tourism.

Tributes paid to retiring Councillors (06/05/2014)

The May monthly meeting of Sligo County Council, the final meeting of the current Council, was marked by tributes to a number of Councillors who are not seeking re-election.

Clean Coasts Week 2014 (01/05/2014)

Celebrate Ireland’s spectacular coastline by getting involved in Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week 2014. The week runs from May 9th – 18th and there are many ways for you to take part.

Small Food Business Start-Up Seminar (01/05/2014)

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is holding a free ‘Small Food Business Start-Up Seminar’ in Galway to assist those working in small food businesses or those who are thinking of setting up a food business.

Irish Water Customer Contact Centre Launched (30/04/2014)

Irish Water is the new national water utility and is now responsible for managing the delivery of water services to homes and businesses in Ireland. The handling of water services related operational contacts was transferred by agreement from the 34 Local Authorities to Irish Water on Tuesday 29th April 2014.

N4 Oral Hearing Document Downloads (28/04/2014)

N4 Oral Hearing Document Downloads

Anti-Litter and Anti-Graffiti Awareness Grant 2014 (28/04/2014)

Sligo County Council is now accepting applications for funding of projects which qualify as Anti-Litter and/or Anti-Graffiti Awareness Initiatives.

Special Report (25/04/2014)

This week’s edition of the ‘Sligo Weekender’ published a special report on Sligo County Council, including features on the Authority’s investment in the county’s infrastructure, its role in promoting enterprise and economic development, and its achievements in working with the local communities.

Bellanode and Hazelwood Demense Road Closure (11/04/2014)

Notice is hereby given that Sligo County Council has decided, to close to public traffic, Regional Road R286 in the townlands of Bellanode and Hazelwood Demesne, Co. Sligo, east of it’s junction with R278 running east to it’s junction with L-7429, to facilitate road construction works.

An Post Tour of Sligo 2014 (10/04/2014)

The An Post Tour of Sligo, co ordinated locally by Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership with support from Sligo Local Authorities, encourages people of all fitness levels to get physically active by getting on their bikes. The event takes place over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Children in Riverstown Brighten up Village with Art (31/03/2014)

Children from Riverstown primary schools have been busy designing posters and slogans to help keep Riverstown tidy and litter free, and all in time for the National Spring Clean which runs between 1st April to 30th April each year.

Funding for Mullaghmore Harbour and Enniscrone Pier (21/03/2014)

Funding of €150,300 has been allocated to Sligo County Council to repair the damage caused during winter storms to Mullaghmore Harbour and Enniscrone Pier.

Hogan signs Local Elections Polling Day Order (20/03/2014)

Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, today (20th March 2014) announced that he has signed two orders - Local Elections Polling Day and Spending Limits Orders

Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week 2014 (19/03/2014)

Celebrate Ireland’s spectacular coastline by getting involved in Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week 2014. The week runs from May 9th – 18th and there are many ways for you to take part.

Sligo Can Drive Economic Development (14/03/2014)

Sligo County Manager Ciaran Hayes identifies ‘economic development’ as a priority following the May local elections. Mr Hayes delivered a presentation on this theme at a recent Chamber of Commerce function.

Council Discusses Change To ‘Irish Water’ (13/03/2014)

Tom Kilfeather, Sligo County Council’s Director of Services for Infrastructure, presented a report to the Council’s March meeting on the issue of ‘Irish Water’.

US Embassy delegation visits Sligo (13/03/2014)

Deputy Mayor Councillor Jude Devins welcomed a delegation from the US embassy in Dublin to City Hall this week. The party included Peter Glennon, Political and Economic Specialist, and Lynne Gadowski, Political Officer. They were visiting Sligo to study local projects supported by Peace 111 and the International Fund for Ireland. Their itinerary included a visit to Sligo Methodist Hall and Foroige premises in Rockwood Parade. They also called to Taunagh Select Vestry in Riverstown.

Role of Local Community Development Committees outlined (11/03/2014)

The Local Government Reform Act 2014 provides the legislative framework for the establishment of Local Community Development Committees (LCDC), which will have a key role in the preparation of Local Economic and Community Plans.

Sligo to Host Fleadh in 2015 (10/03/2014)

An Cathaoirleach Councillor Pat McGrath, Mayor Councillor Marcella McGarry, President of Comhaltas Vince Jordan, Senator Labhrás O’Mhurcú Director General with members of the Sligo Fleadh Executive Committee at Comhaltas HQ in Monkstown on Saturday last following the awarding of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann to Sligo for 2015.

Councils to have Major Role in Economic Development (07/03/2014)

The March Meeting of Sligo County Council included a presentation by Director of Services Dorothy Clarke on the new Local Enterprise Offices (LEO’s), which will be launched nationally in April.

Mayor launches ‘Sligo - European Town of Sport’ (05/02/2014)

Mayor Councillor Marcella McGarry welcomed Minister for Sport Michael Ring to City Hall to join guests from local sporting groups and clubs to celebrate Sligo’s achievement of being declared ‘European Town of Sport 2014’

David Cryan co-opted to Sligo County Council (05/02/2014)

David Cryan co-opted to Sligo County Council

New Arrangements for Waste Collection (21/01/2014)

Sligo County Council has adopted Waste Bye-Laws at the November Council meeting which became law in Sligo from 4th December 2013.

Ballymote Library Revised Opening Hours (30/01/2014)

Ballymote Community Library has re-opened to the public

Cathaoirleach’s Tribute to the late Ted Nealon (29/01/2014)

People in County Sligo and all over the country are saddened by the death of Ted Nealon, one of the most respected and admired politicians of his generation

Enniscrone LAP Public Consultation (13/01/2014)

Members of the public are invited to a public consultation meeting being held on Wednesday next 15th January in relation to the review of the Enniscrone Local Area Plan

Pupils Thank Council for Safer Route to School (07/01/2014)

In the run up to Christmas on 16th December all of 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils, along with members of the Green-Schools Travel Committee from 3rd Class, accompanied An Taisce Travel Education Officer Imelda Ryan-Jones and their teachers on a Walkability Audit of the area as part of their Green-Schools Travel work.

Cathaoirleach pays tribute to the late Cllr. Gerry Murray (06/01/2014)

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Pat McGrath described the late Councillor Gerry Murray ‘as one of the most decent, honourable and obliging people you could meet.

Roads and Weather Alert (03/01/2014)

Sligo Local Authorities are urging motorists and pedestrians to exercise caution on their travels over the weekend.

€104,000 allocated for Conservation of Built Heritage (20/12/2013)

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Mr. Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., has announced the introduction of the Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme 2014.

N4 Proposed Road Development 2013 (19/12/2013)

In early December 2013 correspondence was received from the NRA conveying approval to publish the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) documentation and to submit the N4 Collooney to Castlebaldwin Proposed Road Development to An Bord Pleanála for planning approval.

Heritage Council Announces Grant Scheme 2014 (13/12/2013)

The Heritage Council is calling for applications to its Heritage Management Grant Scheme 2014. A total budget of €700,000 has been made available.

Cathaoirleach Honours Award-Winning Haulage Firm (02/12/2013)

The Cathaoirleach Councillor Pat McGrath has hosted a reception for Tubbercurry based firm ‘Sligo Haulage & Distribution’ to honour their achievement of being recognized as ‘Regional Transport Operator of the Year.’

Be Winter Ready (25/11/2013)

The main message is simple - be prepared, stay safe and know where to find help should you need it.

Cathaoirleach Launches Open Door Exhibition and Publication (14/11/2013)

The County Hall at Riverside was crowded on Friday evening last for the final event of the OPEN DOOR Project which included the launch of the OPEN DOOR exhibition and publication.

Pilot Farm Hazardous Waste Collection Campaign (13/11/2013)

Teagasc, in association with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine and Local Authorities will operate a pilot bring centre for Farm Hazardous Waste at 6 locations around the country, during November.

Sligo Gathering 2013 Celebration Event (13/11/2013)

All Gathering 2013 Event Organisers are invited to the Sligo Gathering 2013 Celebration Event which will take place on Monday 25th November 2013, 7.30pm in the Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo.

Lissadell Statement (11/11/2013)

Sligo County Council wishes to express its disappointment at today's decision of the Supreme Court in relation to public rights of way in respect of the four roadways at Lissadell. The court determined that a public right of way exists over a portion of one of the routes in question

Open Door Exhibition (25/10/2013)

The Open Door Project is an initiative of the Heritage Office, Sligo County Council and is being delivered through Woodrow Sustainable Solutions and Janie Crone Associates.

WEE Batteries and Metal Theft Prevention (25/10/2013)

If you think there might be unauthorised waste activity involved, call the National Environmental Complaints Line on 1850 365 121

Smoky Coal Ban (25/10/2013)

Sligo County Council would like to remind business owners and householders about the changes with regard to the ban on the sale and use of smoky coal within the restricted area of Sligo Borough and the affected surrounding areas

Stop Food Waste (25/10/2013)

On average, wasted food costs each Irish household €700 a year. For some households this can be over €1,000! This is an unbelievable waste of money and food. And food waste CAN be avoided.

Public Consultation - National Renewable Export Policy (23/10/2013)

The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Mr Pat Rabbitte, T.D. today announced the commencement of the first phase of public consultation on the proposed Renewable Energy Export Policy and Development Framework.

Cathaoirleach honours Fallon family (21/10/2013)

Cathaoirleach Councillor Pat McGrath hosted reception at County Hall for the members of the Fallon family and launched the publication of Stephen Sullivan’s book on Celtic legend and Sligo native Sean Fallon.

Battery Regulations Compliance (16/10/2013)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is advising all garages that sell automotive batteries, that they are responsible for the proper disposal of the old battery.

Septic Tank Grant Scheme Welcomed (25/09/2013)

Mr. Kearns welcomed the announcement by Mr. Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government on the provision of grant assistance for householders whose septic tanks are deemed to require remediation following inspection under the EPA’s National Inspection Plan.

Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund 2013 (16/09/2013)

Do you have a project or initiative that could help to increase awareness of environmental issues locally, or that could help your community to become more sustainable? If so, you may qualify for financial assistance from the Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2013

Irish National Chipping Month 2013 (04/09/2013)

Ireland's National Chipping Month for pet microchip promotion starts Sunday 1 September 2013.

Pride of Place 2013 (28/08/2013)

Ox Mountain Development Company represents Sligo in IPB Pride of Place 2013.

National Heritage Week 2013 (16/08/2013)

National Heritage Week 17th-25th August 2013 - Events happening in Sligo

Eastern Garvoge Bridge and Approach Roads Scheme (12/08/2013)

Public Information Evening and model display County Hall (Foyer), Riverside, Sligo. 21st August 2013, 4pm till 7.30pm

Draft Waste Presentation Bye-Laws 2013 (01/08/2013)

Sligo County Council are proposing to adopt new Waste Presentation Bye-Laws in order to regulate the storage, presentation and collection of household and commercial waste within the County.

Play Day 2013 - Sligo (18/07/2013)

Sligo Libraries ran a number of events throughout its branch network for National Play Day

National Recreation Week 2013 – Sligo (18/07/2013)

Young people throughout the county were given the opportunity to take part in a variety of events during National Recreation Week 2013.

National Day of Commemoration 2013 (06/06/2013)

Every year a commemoration ceremony is held to remember all those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations.

Waste Management Practice in Sligo (08/07/2013)

In accordance with the regulatory impact assessment prepared for these Regulations, the roll-out of the brown bin for food and garden waste (bio-degradable waste) will be phased in nationally commencing on the 1st July 2013 for agglomerations > 25,000 persons (i.e. Sligo Town and Environs).

Councillor Pat McGrath elected Cathaoirleach (26/06/2013)

Councillor Pat McGrath was elected Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council at its AGM on Monday 24th June. Councillor Matt Lyons was elected Leas Cathaoirleach.

Stage 2 of Regeneration Masterplan to Start (10/06/2013)

The Sligo East City (Cranmore and Environs) Regeneration Project is moving onto the second stage in the Masterplan Process.

Museum Hosts Rovers Exhibition (04/06/2013)

Former Sligo Rovers Manager Billy Sinclair was guest of honour for the official opening of the exhibition ‘Champions-Legends’ at Sligo Museum.

Disruption to Water Supply (26/09/2013)

Due to major burst there will be widespread disruption to the water supply in the following areas: Lavagh, Mullinabreena, Ballinacarrow, Rinbaun and Carrowmccarrick throughout Thursday 26th September.

Blue Flags for Enniscrone and Rosses Point (31/05/2013)

Sligo County Council has been awarded Blue Flag status for Enniscrone and Rosses Point beaches.

WEEE Ireland Free Electrical Recycling Days (15/05/2013)

WEEE Ireland are organising Free Electrical Recycling Days throughout the country. The dates set for Sligo are as follows:

Rathcormac Bat Walk (25/04/2013)

Local bat expert Barbara McInerney leads a free Bat Walk through the Rathcormac village area on Wednesday, 8th of May

Free Electrical Recycling Cage (08/04/2013)

The WEEE Ireland electrical recycling cages are available to any school, business or association that would like to facilitate free WEEE collections.

Wild Sligo Events – A Great Success! (05/04/2013)

If you've always wanted to find out more about what sets Sligo apart in terms of wildlife, then look no further than the Wild Sligo events programme.

Pesticides and the Environment (03/04/2013)

If you decide that the best solution to your pest problem is a chemical one, by itself or preferably combined with non-chemical treatments, be aware of the need to protect yourself and the environment.

Applications Invited for Structures at Risk Fund 2013 (02/04/2013)

The purpose of the Structures at Risk Fund is to assist with works to safeguard structures protected under the Planning and Development Acts 2000-2010

Unfinished Housing Developments (21/03/2013)

Unfinished housing developments (or part thereof) eligible for exemption from Local Property Tax

PressDisplay.com (14/02/2013)

PressDisplay.com is the most convenient, complete and cost-effective way to read all your favourite publications on one site.

Sligo County Council 2012 Review (07/02/2013)

Sligo County Council 2012 Review

Wild Sligo - Events Programme Launched (29/01/2013)

‘Come out and explore Sligo’s natural heritage - all ages and levels of experience are welcome’

Minister Presents First New Driving Licences (23/01/2013)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar today presented two new drivers with the new credit-card sized driving licences which launched this week.

Wildlife in Tidy Towns Seminar (21/01/2013)

Making space for nature in your community will be the focus of a FREE seminar on Saturday 2nd February 2013 at the Clarion Hotel Sligo. The seminar ‘Wildlife in Tidy Towns’ is an initiative of Sligo County Council ‘s Heritage Office and will focus on promoting greater awareness and action for wildlife amongst Tidy Town groups, community groups and interested individuals.

Sligo Fleadh Submission Video (18/01/2013)

Sligo Fleadh Submission Video

Online Launch of makepeacepublic.org (15/01/2013)

The new Make Peace Public peacebuilding website and social media campaign launching at 20.13 hrs on Wednesday 16 January.

Best Young Entrepreneur Final at Google (02/12/2014)

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin to host Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur National Final at Google on December 7th

podcast (08/07/2015)

podcast