Sheep, Solitude, Sligo

I get itchy feet a lot, as you may have noticed. We live in the shadow of the Ox Mountain range so going right off the beaten track is very easy to do. Sometimes all I want is to be by myself in the middle of nowhere. When I say by myself I mean me […]

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Swapping the bright lights for the rural life

I’ve read a few blog posts;  Life in Rural Ireland as a ‘blow-in‘ it stirred up a lot of memories of when we first moved to Ireland. When Andy and I were first married we came to Sligo on holiday for a week and fell in love with the place. It was Andy’s first time to ever […]

My Sligo Story

A new Sligo tourism campaign has just been launched. Using the hashtag #SligoStories, locals and visitors to County Sligo are encouraged to share their favourite story from the county over the next twelve months. With this in mind I thought I’d share my Sligo Story. People who don’t know me might think I’ve lived in […]

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Take a walk on the dark side

If you are coming to Sligo or if you live here there’s a walk that you might be interested in. The Sligo Dark Tales tour is a fascinating walk of Sligo town with lots of facts about the dark history of Sligo. The tour starts at the Riverside Hotel and visits several stops including Sligo […]

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Weekend in Sligo

There are so many different events happening in Sligo this year. Instead of posting bits and pieces here I have all the family friendly events over on Sligo Hub. So head over there to plan your weekend. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Turf and Treats

I decided to start celebrating my birthday early and when I say early I mean ten days early. Although to be fair it’s been a year of celebrating. For me 50 is definitely the new 40. I’ve been much more grounded and comfortable. I think being 50 suits me. On Friday I headed to Rosses […]