Friday, April 23, 2010

Date: Wednesday 21st April 2010. Time: 11 to11.45am and 12 to 12.45pm
Bord Gais Energy "READISCOVER Your local Library" week. Story telling in Sligo Central Library facilitated by Danielle Allison. Please ring us on 071 9111675 or email us at for more information.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Cathach Volume II & Schools writing competition

The Cathach is an online literary magazine, published by Sligo County Libraries, with the aim of showcasing quality new writing in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. While honouring the literary traditions of Sligo and the Northwest, The Cathach features work from both new and established writers throughout Ireland and abroad. At a time when many smaller literary magazines are facing difficulties, The Cathach aims to provide a vital outlet for the best contemporary writing along with visual content, making new work freely available to a vast online readership around the world. Contributors to issue one include Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Dermot Bolger, Mark Roper, Brian Leyden, Carlo Gebler, Dermot Healy, Libby Hart, Joan McBreen, Peggy Gallagher, Nick Miller, C.M Millen, John Jennett, Elizabeth Fox, Patricia Byrne, Manchan Magan, Jimmy Murphy, Kerrie O'Brien, Martin McCabe, Andrew King, Michael Farry, Oritsegbemi Emmanuel Jakpa, Jaki McCarrick and Eileen Sheehan. View The Cathach by visiting and clicking on the relevant link. The closing date for submission for the second issue of The Cathach is Friday 14th May 2010. Email:

County Sligo Library Service and The Sligo Champion wish to invite submissions for the 2010 Second Level Schools Writing Competition. The Junior Section is open to students aged 12-15 years and the senior section is open to those aged 16-19. Entries can be in the form of poetry and short story. Any theme is acceptable but entries must be original and unpublished. Verses should not exceed 500 words and prose should not exceed 1500 words. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in all of the categories. Deadline for all entries is 5pm on Friday May 14th 2010. Entries should be emailed to and should include name, age and school. Winning entries will be published in a special section of The Sligo Champion in autumn 2010.