Monday 18 December 2017

Arson attacks across the county

GARDAI fear a life will be lost as arson attacks continue unabated around the county. The most recent serious incident occurs in the early hours of the morning when a 70-year-old man is forced to scramble from the rear of his home in Cranmore after his house caught fire when his jeep is set alight in the driveway.

A 'PRICELESS' 101-year-old sports car which was first registered in Sligo lights up the silver screen-in the hugely popular film 'War Horse.' The 1911 C10 Prince Henry, one of only nine surviving cars of its type in the world, bears the number plate EI 641, having been registered in Sligo in 1916.

MULLAGHMORE again fails to get its blue flag for its beach – because of the hooves of roaming cattle.

A HARD-HITTING report on tourism in County Sligo by retired IT Lecturer in economics, Felim O'Rourke, says that O'Connell Street is so ugly it is doing damage all by itself and that in general, a vastly different approach is needed to attract visitors to the county.

HOPES of a Westlife reunion are emphatically quashed. Band member Kian Egan says: "The Westlife book is closed now and it will never be reopened."

The band bring the curtain down in an emotionally charged and sad farewell concert before 85,000 adoring fans at Croke Park in Dublin.

FINE GAEL Councillor David Cawley is elected as Sligo's new Mayor, while Councillor Veronica Cawley is elected the new Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council.

LEGENDARY singer Leonard Cohen reveals that he wants to play another concert at Lissadell House. Cohen played two gigs at Lissadell in August 2010.

ALMOST four in ten homes in county Sligo are mortgage free. That's according to an analysis carried out on the 2011 census by property consultants, CBRE.

A MAJOR tourist flagship project for Sligo and the Northwest is to be established in Ballymote-with the restoration of the historic old Corn Mill at Keenaghan and the return of the original Bianconi carriages to form the centrepiece of Ireland's first horse carriage museum.

THE killer of five-year-old Mari Keane Connolly is jailed for 13 years.

Thirty-three-year-old Sligoman John Lynch was in "an innately violent and angry disposition" when he set fire to a house in which the child died in Boyle in October, 2011, Judge Anthony Hunt says at his sentencing in court in Roscommon.

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