Community Spirit in Coolaney

Yesterday was an exciting day in Coolaney village when the judges for the IPB Pride of Place Awards came to visit. Coolaney was one of two Sligo places nominated and it was a real community effort. There was the butcher, the bakers and the candlestick makers...OK maybe not the latter but certainly the rest. I've... Continue Reading →

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A change of direction for the blog

For the last six months or so I've been toying with ideas of how to progress the blog. It seemed a bit strange for it to go from mental health posts one minute to press releases the next. Regular readers may have noticed a change in direction recently. There are a lot more meaningful posts... Continue Reading →

Happy National Volunteering Week 2016

This week is National Volunteering Week in Ireland. This year the theme is 'thinking differently about volunteering'. I've volunteered for around 10 years now. I really want to highlight how important volunteering is both for the volunteer and the organisations. To speak from my own experience I’ve volunteered in a few different places and they’ve all been... Continue Reading →

Coffee, Cakes and Community Spirit

Back in February I saw a sign in the local shop asking if anyone was interested in a community cafe. A meeting was arranged and I went along, I was surprised at the amount of people who came along to the meeting and how enthusiastic everyone was. Joe told us his vision of a community... Continue Reading →

Beltra Country Market

This morning I took a trip out to Beltra Country Market. I've been meaning to go for a long time but never actually got there until today. Beltra is located on the N59 just outside Ballisodare. The market is on every Saturday from 10am - 12 noon. The first thing that struck me was the... Continue Reading →

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