Monday 19 February 2018

Celebrations to mark last Borough meeting

Ciaran Hayes, County Manager, said that he wants to mark the occasion of the final meeting of Sligo Borough Council in a memorable way.

He said that not withstanding the issues of recent years the 400 year old Borough's legacy 'deserves to be marked'.

"I have been discussing this with my own team and the Mayor and we are hoping to have City Hall open to the public for a reception to include music and to have the Sligo 400 exhibition on display."

Mr Hayes, pictured, added that there are plans to have short talks for the public about the milestones achieved in the Borough's lengthy 400 years history.

"I think we should mark the fact that this is the last meeting with some presentations.

"I am open to your suggestions," he told councillors. It is an important event and I would not like to see 400 years just go. City Hall should be open to the public on that day."

It was agreed that May 1st will be the date in question.

Clr Rosaleen O' Grady said that she was grateful for the County Manager's plans.

"I think it would be important to have a collection for the Northwest Hospice on the day too," she added.

Clr David Cawley quipped: "Or perhaps Sligo County Council?"

Clr Veronica Cawley said that it would be a good idea to invite back the freemen of Sligo to the meeting.

Whether the Mayor's mace and chain will be passed on to the new council, or placed in a museum, has not yet been decided.

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