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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So long seals

Yesterday was a lovely day. Rapunzel and Thumper, two seals that were rescued in Sligo during the summer were released back into the wild. Seal Rescue Ireland do an amazing job with  sick and injured seals, rehabilitating them, and getting them back to full health before they are released. Myself and my friend Fiona went... 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 →

Giving some time for the Fleadh

After seeing the wonderful job the volunteers did at the Fleadh Cheoil last year in Sligo I decided to sign up myself this year. Lucy is also volunteering, it's great to be able to give something to the community and it's also a great way to meet new people. The Sligo Champion did an article... 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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