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Queen Maeve’s Trail, in Strandhill, Co Sligo, is a special place made sacred by our Stone Age ancestors, and mythologised by their Iron Age descendants – and by a modern poet

Think Strandhill, Co Sligo, and golf and surfing spring to mind. But up behind the town, hiding above silent limestone ramparts, is a special place we(...)

Louise Haughney at her home in Cranmore, Sligo.

Louise Haughney tilts to the left when she’s sitting in her wheelchair. Her GP has told the HSE that it is ill-fitting, causes her “chronic pain” and (...)

Home economics students Nicola Murphy, Eimear Lacey and Louise Brennan making pasta at St Angela’s College, Co Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

Ireland’s only home economics college is struggling to cope with rising numbers of students choosing to train as teachers in the subject. A national(...)

Jimmy Loughlin was a native of Kilross between the villages of Ballintogher and Ballygawley in Co Sligo. Source: Facebook

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 20-year-old in Sligo town over the weekend. Richard McLoughlin (31), of City Gate Apartment(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking after the launch of Project Ireland 2040. Photograph:   Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Designating more towns as cities would be “nonsense”, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said as he sought to defend the Government’s National Planning Framework (...)

Sligo Town. Parents of a number of young adults attending day services at Cregg House, Sligo, say they will refuse to comply with a HSE proposal to transfer the service to “a disused farm” three miles outside the town.  Photograph: Getty Images

Parents of a number of young adults with intellectual disabilities attending day services at Cregg House, Sligo, say they will refuse to comply with a(...)

Some 44 per cent of the urban population now lives in Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

Urban areas are growing and people are living more closely together, new data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) shows. Almost two-thirds of th(...)

Tony Toher

Anthony (Tony) Toher, MPSI, died on December 13th, 2016, at the age of 96. A dedicated Sligonian, he brought great enthusiasm to his work as a pharmac(...)

Flute, piano and tin whistle player, Barry Conaty,  who competed at  Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

An estimated 450,000 attended the 2015 Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo making it the busiest in the history of the event, organisers said yesterday. The figure(...)

Minister of State for Trade and Development Joe Costello with Rafael Amaya, managing director of B Braun’s subsidiary in El Salvador.

A distributor in El Salvador of medical products that are manufactured in Sligo is aiming to achieve a 20-fold increase in sales of the products in Ce(...)