A break from the Cabin Fever

It would seem that Storm Emma or whatever her name is has decided to go elsewhere. I finally left the house in the car yesterday for the first time since Wednesday. We were running out of things and I wanted to have a little explore.

I ended up at Glencar, firstly for a walk up to Glencar Waterfall. It’s the first time that I’ve ever seen icicles around it. It was stunningly beautiful. Just me and a little robin for company. After a visit to Glencar teaSHED to warm my hands and have a hot chocolate I braved my second waterfall.

This one is the Devils Chimney and is on the Sligo side of Glencar. This is the highest waterfall in Ireland and only flows after heavy rainfall, it also blows upwards when it’s windy – so well worth a visit. Yesterday it was frozen solid! Just spectacular.

After my exploring it was time to explore the shops. As I looked around the empty shelves I realised I was humming a tune – it was ‘It’s the end of the world’ by R.E.M – that’s exactly what it was like! The only positive was the amount of good natured banter by fellow customers. It’s amazing how much conversation the weather provides. One man I was chatting too lived in a snowy country for years and couldn’t believe how much chaos was caused in Sligo where we had about a millimetre of snow. Another man recalled the time of the ‘big snow’ in 1962/63 he said conditions were so bad that food had to be airlifted to the worst affected areas. It said weeks later random food parcels were found in the middle of fields because they hadn’t quite calculated where to drop it!

Hopefully life will be back to normal tomorrow and if you, like me, are missing out on social interaction come along to the Havin’ALaugh coffee morning in The Blind Tiger, Sligo from 10am – 12 noon. It’s not a fundraiser, just a chat, you pay for whatever drinks and food you have. I hope to see you there – if I’m not snowed in 😉


South Sligo Tourism Networking Event – vital for your business

South and West Sligo, in my opinion, are hugely underrated. There are some fantastic activities, festivals, businesses, hotels, pubs and more located in the area.

It’s also home to stunning scenery, marvellous markets, wonderful walks and friendly folk.  In fact there is so much going on for locals and tourists alike.

Are you passionate about South and West Sligo? Do you have a business or product that appeals to tourists? If so the volunteers in South Sligo Tourism want to hear from you.  On Tuesday 21st November 7 p.m. in An Chroi South Sligo Enterprise Centre, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo a networking event will take place so we can make plans to let the world know about the best kept secret in the North West of Ireland.

Don’t let your business miss out. Invest just 2 hours and make a difference forever.

What can you expect from the evening:

  1. Find out more about the project and plans for 2018
  2. How your businesses can get involved, the opportunities available which could boost your business revenue
  3. Network and find out about  tourism related products in the south and west Sligo area
  4. Collaborate to showcase your product or festival

What do you need to do?

  1. Book through Eventbrite (it’s free)
  2. Bring a business card
  3. Be ready to tell people about your business

Why not spread the word if you think of a business that would be interested in this great event.