Updated: 29/03/18 : 05:49:10
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Lola Montez - the 'Spanish dancer' baptised in Sligo

Lola Montez took orders from nobody, be it her mother, her husband, a king, or society in general. Cross this “Spanish dancer” and you faced a horsewhipping. She was born Eliza Gilbert about 1820 (her gravestone says 1818 in Limerick, her baptismal cert 1821 in Sligo), the daughter of Edward Gilbert, a British soldier serving in Co Cork, and Eliza Oliver. [...]  Read More...

Updated: 09/04/18 : 08:31:01
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New stars for Taste of Sligo Spring Feast

Award winning chef Eithna O’Sullivan, from the iconic Eithna’s By the Sea restaurant in Mullaghmore,  is joining the star studded chef team for Sligo Food Trails ‘Taste of Sligo’ Spring Feast. The gala event takes place on Friday 20th April 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa. Six of Sligo Food Trail’s top chefs work together to create a mouth watering nine course banquet for the lucky [...]  Read More...

Updated: 19/04/18 : 07:46:01
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Sligo and its cultural history... is indeed Surprising!

By Declan FoleyAustraliaUpon reading, Paddy Clancy's, excellent piece in Sligo Today, (see link below) I, for one hope it leads to others, studying, the great, and important history, of Sligo town and County. W. G. Wood-Martin's "History of Sligo Town and [...]  Read More...

Updated: 13/02/18 : 14:57:54
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Ireland to open drug pricing negotiations with Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Austria

Minister for Health, Simon Harris today (Tuesday) announced that Ireland is to open negotiations with Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Austria on drug pricing and supply.  The Minister will now issue a Letter of Intent to his counterparts in those four countries formally signalling Ireland's interest in joining the existing collaboration, known as the BeNeLuxA Initiative, on drug pricing and supply.Minister Harris [...]  Read More...

Updated: 22/11/17 : 05:50:09
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No one should be ALONE this Christmas

Vincent Browne asks public to reach out to thousands of older people spending Christmas aloneALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, today launched their Christmas campaign which asks individuals to support the work of ALONE by volunteering and donating, and for older people experiencing isolation and loneliness to get in touch with ALONE to avail of one of it’s services. At the launch of the campaign [...]  Read More...