Ah it's that time of the week when I throw the random thoughts in my head onto the blog. Some of it's dull, some of it's mad, but you might find some of it interesting. I've decided if I was an animal I'd be an overexcited puppy. I have a tendency to be very enthusiastic… Continue reading Monday Miscellany
I read this blog post today - 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… Continue reading Swapping the bright lights for the rural life
Today was the annual Good Friday Clean-up with Sligo Tidy Towns. It was great to see so many volunteers of all ages turn up to lend a hand, especially as it was a cold, blustery day. We went around the town for two hours collecting all kinds of rubbish, mainly cigarette ends (put them in… Continue reading Good Friday in Sligo
The Hawk's Well Sligo Stories project has had a really enthusiastic response from the public to their call out for cuairteoiri - volunteers who will interview and record those who have stories to tell about Sligo in the early 1900s. The training event in October was a lively and informative afternoon with their visiting guest speaker, Carmel O'Dea… Continue reading Sligo Stories
This year I've been a volunteer at the Fleadh Cheoil, it's the second year that we've had the Fleadh in Sligo and I was so impressed by all the volunteers last year that I decided to join them. I've been a street ambassador which involves greeting people and helping them. Mostly it's been giving directions,… Continue reading Proud to be part of the purple army
I've been volunteering for a few years now in different roles and for different organisations. There were a couple of reasons I started volunteering; one was to give something back to the community, the other was to meet new people. What I didn't think about was how rewarding volunteering was. It's great to feel that… Continue reading Time to spare? Why not volunteer?