Irish sunset

A photo fundraiser

If you’ve ever wanted to buy a photo from me now is your chance. I recently heard of a fundraiser by Valerie Kennedy for her family who are really going through a tough time. Noel, Valerie’s husband, is very poorly at the moment and his wife is hoping to raise funds to make their home […]

There’s nothing to see in Sligo

The new advertising campaign from Tourism Ireland was announced yesterday. The global campaign “Fill your heart with Ireland” will begin next month. The first phase will focus on the North and Northwest and that’s all wonderful – but they have bypassed Sligo completely. So I’m going to show you that there’s nothing to see in […]

Dracula Day in Sligo

You might be surprised to know that there is a Sligo Dracula connection!  Bram Stoker’s mother was born in Sligo town and told a young Bram all about the cholera epidemic which killed so many Sligo people. It’s said that the Dracula novel was inspired by these tales. Yesterday saw the first Sligo Dracula Convention take […]

Benbulben Sunset Hike

Sometimes a very special event takes place. One that is so much more than you thought it would be. The Benbulben Mountain Hike was one of those experiences. I’m writing this at 3am, as you do, because the enormity of the night is still sinking in.

Ten Photos of beautiful Sligo

Sligo is often overlooked as a tourist destination in Ireland. This baffles me because we fell in love with the place after coming here on holiday 27 years ago. So much so that we moved over from the UK the following year. To show you just how beautiful it is I thought I post some […]

A Day in Sligo

I often visit other towns for a day just for a mooch around at different shops and to explore other places. So I got to thinking if someone was coming to Sligo town for a day what I would suggest.