Sligo

Trailer and property marking event on in the west today

Trailer and property marking event on in the west today

A property marking event is set to be held in Sligo later today – with farmers and rural dwellers encouraged...

September 4, 2021

Agri-tourism business set to invest €7m in northwest

Agri-tourism business set to invest €7m in northwest

A unique agri-tourism business promoting organic food, sustainable farming and processing is set to invest €7m and create upwards of...

July 25, 2021

Stolen calves returned to farm of owner

Stolen calves returned to farm of owner

Calves which are believed to have been stolen from land in Co. Sligo earlier this week have been returned to...

July 1, 2021

Gardaí lay down law to low loader ‘nearly 16t overweight’

Gardaí lay down law to low loader ‘nearly 16t overweight’

A driver towing a low loader with a digger, buckets and fuel tank was stopped by local Gardaí in Co....

February 3, 2020

Gold backing ‘Red’: Connacht Gold extends Sligo Rovers sponsorship

Gold backing ‘Red’: Connacht Gold extends Sligo Rovers sponsorship

Connacht Gold has announced its continued support for Sligo Rovers as part of its ongoing sponsorship of the ‘Bit O’Red’...

February 18, 2019

Sligo farmer warned by Gardai about shotgun patrolling

Sligo farmer warned by Gardai about shotgun patrolling

A farmer who has been patrolling the roads surrounding his farm with a shotgun to keep out dogs has received...

January 10, 2019

Fed-up farmer: If the dog on my land is on a lead it’ll still be shot

Fed-up farmer: If the dog on my land is on a lead it’ll still be shot

A sheep farmer fed up with the inaction against dog attacks on flocks has decided to take matters into his...

January 8, 2019

Video: 80ac of ‘good quality land and spectacular panoramic views’

Video: 80ac of ‘good quality land and spectacular panoramic views’

Ballindoon House, which incorporates circa 80ac of good quality land, offers “spectacular panoramic views of Lough Arrow island and the...

October 23, 2018

Clamp-down on telephone cable thefts in Sligo

Clamp-down on telephone cable thefts in Sligo

Sligo Gardai recently recovered a quantity of cable from telephone lines during investigations into a recent spate of cable thefts...

September 17, 2018

‘At 10 I told a silage contractor that I wanted to be an artist’

‘At 10 I told a silage contractor that I wanted to be an artist’

A Sligo farmer has found that his life on the land and his art complement one another perfectly. Clive Bright,...

June 24, 2018

Dairy focus: Rearing 300 heifers on contract in Co. Sligo

Dairy focus: Rearing 300 heifers on contract in Co. Sligo

Back in 2009, Neil Boland was faced with the dilemma to either increase suckler cow numbers or to look at...

April 23, 2018

Dairy focus: Two generations drive toward 300 cows in Co. Sligo

Dairy focus: Two generations drive toward 300 cows in Co. Sligo

Farming in Easkey, Co. Sligo, the Dunphy family has overseen a major expansion of their dairy farm in recent years....

March 24, 2018

‘I was blinded in a farm accident; but I make the best of what I have’

‘I was blinded in a farm accident; but I make the best of what I have’

Being blinded in a farm accident in June 2011 was life-changing for 69-year-old Monica Wims from Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, but...

February 10, 2018

Farmer left stranded in Dublin after being ‘conned’ out of €6,700

Farmer left stranded in Dublin after being ‘conned’ out of €6,700

A farmer from the west of Ireland was left stranded in Dublin after being ‘conned’ out of €6,700, according to...

January 9, 2018

Executing the plan perfectly on a Co. Sligo dairy farm

Executing the plan perfectly on a Co. Sligo dairy farm

Unhappy with the performance of their dairy farm, in terms of grass growth and reproductive performance, Brian and Pamela Conlon...

October 8, 2017

Holy cow – friends’ insurance scam hits a wall (as well as a cow)!

Holy cow – friends’ insurance scam hits a wall (as well as a cow)!

A group of friends have admitted to an insurance scam involving FBD in which they let a cow out on...

July 13, 2016

Connacht Gold to sponsor Sligo Ladies Gaelic Football for 3 years

Connacht Gold to sponsor Sligo Ladies Gaelic Football for 3 years

Aurivo Co-op’s brand Connacht Gold has announced that it is to sponsor Sligo Ladies Gaelic Football for the next three years....

March 5, 2016

Sligo and Mayo IFA call for Executive Board to resign

Sligo and Mayo IFA call for Executive Board to resign

Both Sligo and Mayo IFA held meetings on Monday (December 21) and have called for the Executive Board of IFA...

December 23, 2015