Monday Miscellany

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 →

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Swapping the bright lights for the rural life

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 →

Good Friday in Sligo

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 →

Sligo Stories

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 →

Proud to be part of the purple army

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 →

Time to spare? Why not volunteer?

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 →

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