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Wild Atlantic Way launches new smartphone app

Wild Atlantic Way

Failte Ireland have launched a new smartphone app for the Wild Atlantic Way. The app claims to be the definitive guide to the world’s longest defined coastal touring route which stretches 2 thousand 500km from Inishowen to Kinsale. Since launching this April, The Wild Atlantic Way has played a significant role in boosting tourism numbers which are up 10% for ... Read More »

High Demand for All Ireland Final Tickets


Following yesterday’s against the odds wins by the Donegal Senior and Minor football teams in Croke Park, the thoughts now turn to All-Ireland day on the 21st of September. When Donegal were last in the final in 2012, fans efforts to get tickets reached fever-pitch. Ed Byrne is the Public Relations Office with the Donegal County Board. He says that ... Read More »

Hotel Room rates recovering in the Northwest


Sligo has seen hotel prices recover in the first half of the year. That’s according to hotels.com who have released figures to say that room rates are up 2% – while nationally rooms are up ten percent, with the average price per night in Ireland now at €101 . However the Irish hotels federation have issued a statement this afternoon, ... Read More »

Northwest Sheep Farmers Hold Protest at Taoiseach’s Office


A group of sheep farmers from across the West and North West held a protest yesterday at An Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s offices, in Castlebar. The commonage farmers remained at the offices until 8pm yesterday evening as they highlighted their frustration at the quantitive criteria to access the new GLAS scheme. A number of sheep were released into An Taoiseach’s office ... Read More »

Gardai Appeal for Witnesses to Strokestown Crash

Gardai in Co Roscommon are appealing for witnesses to a road crash yesterday that claimed the life of a woman in her seventies. She died when the car she was driving was involved in a collision with three other cars and a truck at Cloonfree in Strokestown at half past one yesterday afternoon. Several other people sustained minor injuries. Read More »

No Plans to Divest any Primary Schools in County Leitrim from Catholic Church Patronage


There are no plans to divest any primary schools in County Leitrim from Catholic Church patronage. So far only 2 schools nationally have taken part in the school divestment programme, with a further 3 primary schools in Dublin, Meath and Waterford changing patronage to Educate Together this month. The chief executive of Educate Together, Paul Rowe has claimed that plans ... Read More »

An Taoiseach opens new state-of-the-art IT Sligo science building


An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has officially opened the new science building at the IT Sligo campus this morning. The €17m state-of-the-art building has some of the most advanced teaching facilities in the country and it completes a five year 35 million euro redevelopment of the campus. The science facility’s opening coincides with a huge surge in popularity for science at ... Read More »

Lack of Broadband in County Leitrim Discussed at Meeting


The lack of broadband availability across all areas of County Leitrim was discussed at the first meeting of councillors in Carrick on Shannon since the summer break yesterday. Locals have expressed disappointment that plans to extend high-speed fibre optic broadband to all parishes have not materialised Local Authority CEO Frank Curren is currently putting together a group who are studying ... Read More »