Hi, I’m Val Robus, I’m a photographer, social media manager and writer.
I’m passionate about Sligo and Ireland. I’m also very interested in travel, adventures, food, exploring and events for both tourists and locals to enjoy. I like to support local businesses whenever I can, and I will feature them occasionally on my blog. In 2018 I co-founded a website called Sligo Hub which is now under new ownership since January 2021.
I’ve won two social media awards for my Sligo campaigns, and I’ve started a Facebook group called The Heart of Sligo, where I share events and news and members share their photos: https://www.facebook.com/groups/629377254754950
Having had bouts of depression and anxiety, I’m passionate about mental health awareness and have been a guest of Claire Byrne Live and also have written an article for The Journal.
I’m also on the Board of Trustees for the Sligo Volunteer Centre.
I’ve recently discovered a love of art and enjoy painting.
If you like what I do and you’d like to leave a tip, you can do so here: https://ko-fi.com/magnumlady
Featured in the Accuweather Calendar
Finalist in several RTE weather photo competitions
Runner-up in the Camera Club photo competition on Ireland AM
Winner of the #Tweetiepic award at the Inaugural RaboTweetie awards
Photography featured on National TV and in National Newspapers
Listed in the DailyEdge 25 Irish Instagram Accounts that should be followed in 2015.
Runner-up in the Biodiversity Smartphone Snapper photography competition in 2015 and 2016.
In 2013 I took a photo that went viral, and I ended up trending on twitter! Here is the photo:
Finalist at the Blog Awards Ireland in 2012 and the Irish Blog Awards in 2010.
Articles published in Woman’s Way, Go Wild Magazine and Ireland Before You Die.
Finalist of the 2018 Blog Awards Ireland for Sligo Hub
Winner of the Sockies Social Media Awards for the Love your County campaign 2021
Winner of the Spirit of Sligo Award in the Sligo County Council Cathaoirleach’s Awards
Silver Winner of the Sockies Social Media Awards 2022
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
July 2018 – Part of the Cairde Visual Exhibition at The Model, Sligo
September 2021 – Solo art exhibition at SG Art, Sligo
September 2021 – Guest Artist at The Weir Gallery, Sligo
Present – Solo art exhibition at Sligo Folk Park, Riverstown
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, Sligo PPN, Cairde Arts Festival, Culture Night Sligo, Discover Enniscrone, The National Famine Way.
Writing clients include:
Sligo Now Magazine, Taste Leitrim, Colleen Irish Travel, Fit Fun Adventures.
Social media clients include:
Women’s Inspire Network
All images and posts are copyright. If you want to use any of my images please ask.
You can contact me at email@example.com