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 […]
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.
Back in April I wrote about the village I live in, Coolaney, and how they opened a pop-up cafe in the local community centre. It has been run by the community, for the community. Everyone who works in the cafe is a volunteer, it’s been a great learning curve and so much fun.
This week is National Volunteering Week in Ireland. This year the theme is ‘thinking differently about volunteering’.
Back in February I saw a sign in the local shop asking if anyone was interested in a community cafe.
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 […]