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Local musician Seamus wins at Fleadh Cheoil
Seamus was among the eliete entrants at what was an exciting and successful weekend of competitions, concerts, ceilithe, sessions and more as the 63rd Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann was celebrated by an estimated 300,000 throughout Sligo including a special visit by President Michael D Higgins.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
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The island that kids learn to leave
The economic crisis of 2008 drove hundreds of thousands of young Irish people from their homeland in search of work - as a result some rural communities are on the verge of dying out.
Pricing help for flat-hunting students
There is now authoritative information available on the actual level of rents for different types of accommodation close to all Universities, ITs and other colleges.
The Mayo News
It's a peak performance for Special Olympian
AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH - Claremorris' Aoife Beston pictured at the top of Slive Foye in Louth, meaning she has climbed the highest mountain in each of the 32 counties.
Bitbuzz revenues up 11pc in half year
Irish Wi-Fi network operator, Bitbuzz, today said that the first half of this year saw revenues rise by 11pc to E1.102m as subscriber numbers rose sharply.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Ferris wheel rejected
A PLAN for a Dublin city Ferris wheel spanning 60 metres - half the height of the Spire - has been blocked over conservation concerns.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Fiddle-playing Muslim cleric steals show at Fleadh
"It has been an enormous privilege to be here. I'm very close with the Irish community in London and that's why I got involved."
Bishop attacks double standards on asylum
WELL over 130,000 people will have made the pilgrimage to Knock by the time the town's nine-day novena ends on Friday.
The scene at Fanad Lighthouse in north Donegal on Sunday afternoon. Photo: John McAteer.
A man from Northern Ireland has died after he fell into the sea close to Fanad Head lighthouse in Co Donegal on Sunday.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Man charged with stealing ATM from Sligo bank
A 42-year-old man has been charged at a special court sitting with stealing an ATM machine from a bank in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo last January.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Beautiful noise as thousands of music lovers take over the streets of Sligo
With large parts of the centre now a big pedestrian-only zone, thousands yesterday parked their cars up to two kilometres away from the town and took special buses to enjoy sessions of traditional music and dance in dozens of pubs and at every street corner.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Majella and Bressie speak out on depression
Five events will be held across the country, monthly between May and September, starting with the An Post Tour of Sligo on Sunday 4th May. Visit www.anpost.ie/cycling for more information on how to sign up.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
'It's a bit surreal' - modest Conor (18) on his incredible 9A1s
Another two schools were in Cork - including one school with two very high achievers - with the remainder located in Donegal, Tipperary, Galway and Sligo.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
A 'New' Traditional Irish Food
Seaweed is not just a new-fangled 'super food'. There has been a long tradition in Ireland of including the sea vegetables in the Irish diet.
Number of vacant business properties up
The national average commercial vacancy rate increased from 11.9pc in Q2 2013 to 12.6pc in Q2 2014, according to new research published by GeoDirectory today.
Ireland of savage beauty
As we basked like wet seals in the sunshine, drinking in the mesmerising views, atop the dramatic 230m-high Slieveleague Cliffs , we couldn't help but think some crazed giant's cleaver had slashed down and severed this part of Ireland from the rest of the world.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
The Irish World Newspaper
Higgins alludes to non-Irish contigent at Fleadh
Of the thousands that began their week-long experience at Sligo's Fleadh Cheoil yesterday, many of them had no links to Ireland, said President Higgins.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
The Harper's Wake performs in The Dock
As The All Ireland Fleadh approaches, Beezneez, Comhaltas and Breffni Players have come together to provide a rousing night of musical theatre with John McDwyer's specially commissioned new work, The Harper's Wake on Monday, 11 and Tuesday, 12 August.
Cousins a on course a for triathlon record
Sean Buckley and James Colbert from Midleton, Cork embrace after arriving at Limerick city following a 6-day 120km swim from Athlone on the river Shannon.