Justice Minister expected at spectacular closing ceremony in Sligo

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan is expected to attend the closing ceremony of Sligo’s Capital of Volunteering.

A spectacular light show will mark the end of the Year.

The ‘Spirit of Sligo’ light show, which is open to the public, will take place at Sligo City Hall in Quay Street at 6pm.

The building will be illuminated at an event and some of the illuminations will showcase the inspiring story of the volunteer community across Co Sligo.

The light show, organised by Dublin company Avtek, will continue each night for 7 nights on the hour for 10 minutes. Avtek is responsible for illuminating Dublin’s New Year’s Eve Festival.

Cathaoirleach Seamus Kilgannon says Sligo has a long history of volunteerism: