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RTE.ie

Academics find Dracula was partly inspired by Sligo
RTE.ie
What's not widely known, however, is that Dracula, the story of a Transylvanian vampire who travels to England in search of new blood, was actually partly inspired by the town of Sligo. Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, was born in Dublin on 8 November ...

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KCLR Fanzone

Sligo man Cawley expecting big battle between Old Leighlin and Tourlestrane
KCLR Fanzone
Tourlestrane make the trip to Bagenalstown to play Old Leighlin in Sunday's All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Semi-Final. Speaking to KCLR, Gavin says the Sligo are a side with considerable strength. “I would think that when they have the ball in ...


The Irish Catholic

Sligo singer launches charity single for Rwandan appeal
The Irish Catholic
One of Ireland's most popular singers has launched a charity single for the Christmas market after making a 20,000km round-trip to record it. Multi-award winning Tommy Fleming travelled to Rwanda to record 'Give A Little Bit' – the 1977 hit by ...


Leitrim Observer

Trial of two Sligo men accused of IRA membership opens
Leitrim Observer
Two Sligo men found in a car with a mortar round inside a "Spiderman" themed backpack have gone on trial at the Special Criminal Court accused of IRA membership. Julian Flohr (37) with an address at Rusheen Ard, Caltragh and Damhan McFadden (29), ...


Irish Times

Armistice Day: The forgotten Sligo men who never came home from the war
Irish Times
There are several commonwealth graves in Sligo cemetery and a few dotted around the county. In every other part of the British empire at the time, memorials were put up. We had a cenotaph erected in Sligo because we had a strong Protestant community.
Bringing our men home - Armistice Day will remember Sligo's fallenSligo Champion
'Five O'Connor men went and only one came back – families were devastated' – Sligo historian highlighting tragic ...Independent.ie

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Irish Times

'He used to bring me to put poppies on the memorial in Sligo every year'
Irish Times
Eighty year old Poppy Langan Hunt from Sligo remembered her two grandfathers on Armistice Day – Thomas Langan who never came home, and John Wallace who survived the first World War and lived to be 95. “He gave me my name. He used to bring me ...

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RTE.ie

Man got €4 a day to buy food, trial hears
RTE.ie
The trial of two Romanian men charged with trafficking another Romanian man for exploitation to work in a car wash in Sligo town has heard that the man was just getting €4 a day to buy food. Augustin Covaci with an address in Cartron, Sligo, and Sorin ...


JOE

Train from Sligo to Connolly Station delayed by "anti-social ... - JOE.ie
JOE
Iarnród Éireann has confirmed that a train from Sligo to Dublin was delayed by almost an hour thanks to behaviour of some on board.

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Independent.ie

Cholera, Sligo and the shaping of Dracula: Stories of victims being buried alive haunted Bram Stoker's mother
Independent.ie
It seems bizarre that Sligo would have any connection to one of the most famous characters in literature. The west of Ireland town is more associated with the poet WB Yeats than Bram Stoker. Yeats' mother was from Sligo and the poet is everywhere in ...

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