An actor with the Blue Raincoat theatre company, which is staging three Beckett plays in disused former factory in Sligo. Photograph: Peter Martin

The setting will be unusual when three short plays by Samuel Beckett are staged in Sligo for 10 nights. Beckett Hazelwood, presented by the Blue Rain(...)

 Strokestown House in Co Roscommon. Strokestown locals are joining forces with the estate in a bid to transform their community into an internationally-known heritage attraction.

The people of Strokestown, a small rural town in Co Roscommon, are joining forces with the local “Big House” in a bid to transform their community int(...)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Simon Coveney has been urged to rethink the Government’s attitude to local authority debt.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The chief executive of Sligo County Council has warned that he may be forced to close two of the county’s three branch libraries. Ciarán Hayes said (...)

MEP Luke Ming Flanagan, a distant relative of Fr Michael O’Flanagan who was a local curate and a key figure in Sinn Féin during the period, launched ‘Ardcarne Remembers 1913 to 1923’. Photograph: Frank Miller

A Roscommon community is planning a novel commemoration for people from their parish who died in one of the most turbulent decades in Ireland’s histo(...)

Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Massive numbers have been attending St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, helped along by sunshine and relatively excellent weather in many par(...)

When poet Vincent Woods and singer Eleanor Shanley were growing up, St Columba’s Hospital in Sligo, a local psychiatric facility, was widely known as (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin reading Easter 1916 by WB Yeats in Hargadons Bar, Sligo. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Even over Christmas, the regulars at Hargadons pub in O’Connell Street, Sligo refused to let Yeats down. The pub – which in 1864 opened its doors the(...)

Strokestown House: built by the Mahon family in the 1760s and now owned by Westward Garage Group

The owner of Strokestown House in Co Roscommon wants to see an international think tank located there, which, by learning lessons from the Irish Fam(...)

Michael Hopkins from Connemara, dancing at Saorla Seisiun in An Seisiún Bar, at the the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, in Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

It may have been a soft Sligo day but rain separated the men and women from the boys and girls at Fleadh Cheoil . As clouds hung low over Ben Bulben, (...)

Website of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2015, taking place in Sligo.

Sligo was full of people dragging wheelie suitcases and musical instruments through its streets on Sunday as Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann , “the biggest (...)