Hi, I’m Val Robus and I’m a Social Media manager, photographer, and features writer.
I’m passionate about Sligo and Ireland. I’m also very interested in adventures, food, exploring and events for both tourists and locals to enjoy hence the new website I’m involved in Sligo Hub.
I’ve had mental health issues this year including anxiety and depression. They appeared out of the blue and knocked me for six. I’ve written a lot about it in the blog. If you are suffering don’t feel alone, I’m at the end of an email: firstname.lastname@example.org I can’t promise to make you feel better but I know what a lonely place it can be.
I won the #Tweetiepic award at the Inaugural RaboTweetie awards and was in the final of the Blog Awards Ireland in 2012 and the Irish Blog Awards in 2010. I was listed in the DailyEdge 25 Irish Instagram Accounts that should be followed in 2015. I was runner-up in the Biodiversity Smartphone Snapper photography competition in 2015 and 2016. I’ve had my photography featured on National TV and in National Newspapers. I’ve had articles published in Woman’s Way, Go Wild Magazine and Ireland Before You Die
April 2015 – ‘I Met Spike’ Solo Exhibition – Holborn Street, Sligo
July 2015 – ‘Wild Atlantic Wayfarer’ Solo Exhibition – Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
May 2018 – Art Wall. Permanent Solo Exhibition at St. John’s Community Hospital, Sligo
May 2018 – Documentary photography for Pathway by Catherine Fanning featured in The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo.
Photography clients include:
Sligo Tourism, Sligo Arts Services, Sligo Youth Theatre, So Sligo Food Festival, Sligo Food Trail, Sligo Tidy Towns, Taste Leitrim, Sligo Volunteering Centre, Sligo Now Magazine.
Features writer for Sligo Now Magazine.
All images and posts are copyright. If you want to use any of my images please ask.