Sligo starts celebration this evening as 2017 Euro Capital of Volunteering

A year-long celebration of Sligo’s selection as the 2017 European Capital of Volunteering will start this evening.

It will get underway at 7:30pm in IT Sligo’s Knocknarea Arena with a spectacular concert featuring classical, traditional and contemporary music, including the work of TG4 Composer of the Year Michael Rooney.

Called ‘The Spirit of Sligo’ event, it will follow a civil reception at 5pm in the Institute’s Aurivo Auditorium.

Among those expected to attend is the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan.

The Mayor of Sligo, Marie Casserly, has been telling Ocean FM what it means for Sligo to have been selected as the 2017 European Capital of Volunteering: