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The man who died in a single-vehicle tractor accident in West Sligo at the weekend has been named locally as Robert Kilgannon, Townaghmore, Culleens. The late Mr Kilgannon was killed in the accident on a cul-de-sac near his home on Saturday afternoon. He was in his late 70s.

Two communities in the region are coming to terms with weekend tragedies. The bodies of two men were recovered from the water off the coast of Donegal while an elderly man lost his life in a tractor accident in West Sligo. Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of…

The future of a west Sligo respite centre for people with dementia has been secured in the short-term. The Home from Home project operates from a house in Kilglass and is supported by the Alzheimers Society. Sligo Sinn Fein Councillor Thomas Healy has been working with Sligo Leitrim TD Martin…

A west Sligo Councillor is calling for more money to improve small rural roads. Independent Councillor Joe Queenan wants to see money set aside to maintain these class three roads in the county. He raised the issue at a recent meeting of the Ballymote/Tubbercurry municipal district and all councillors agreed…

Two West Sligo councillors believe a new road is needed on the N59 between Dromore West and the Mayo border. Independent councillors Joe Queenan and Michael Clarke raised the issue at a meeting of the Ballymote-Tubbercurry Municipal District this week. They say that the road is built on poor bog…

A total of about one and three-quarter million euro has been awarded to counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal in CLAR funding. Donegal will get a total of €879,000; Sligo €599,000 and Leitrim €275,000. Much of the money is going to road safety measures such as signage and lights near schools.…