Entries by LookWest.ie

Sligo Walking Festival Hits the High Notes in 2018

Sligo’s 2018 Hiking season kicked off to a glorious start with a sold -out County wide Walking Festival. Northwest Adventure Tours attracted large numbers of hikers to experience Sligo’s expansive landscape with hikers arriving into Sligo town from Galway, Dublin, Cork and as far afield as the UK, Germany and France. Many confessed to rearranging […]

New acquisition of artworks from recent Yeats Family sale at Sotheby’s

The Model is delighted to announce the very special acquisition of a considerable body of artworks from the recent Yeats Family sale at Sotheby’s. These remarkable paintings and drawings include John Butler Yeats’ masterpiece Self Portrait, New York, as well as significant portraits by the artist of his accomplished children William, Susan, Elizabeth and Jack. […]

One Region One Vision Conference Video Highlights

For 2018 the Western Region will be recognised as European Entrepreneurial Region. Recognising the success of our indigenous and small enterprises. Our commitment to innovation will see us become one of the most resilient places in Europe. The One Region One Vision Conference took place in Galway on November 28th. The Western Development Commission was […]

Fergal and Kevin Quinn, HensandStagSligo.ie

The Quinn family is well known in Sligo for their entrepreneural spirit and Fergal Quinn is no different. Fergal and his brother, Kevin, got their first taste of running a business when they were teenagers and helping out in the family businesses, which now includes The Embassy Steakhouse Restaurant, Lola Montez niteclub, Hen and Stag […]

Census 2016: The Western Region’s Labour Market – in pictures!

As the final Census 2016 Profile ‘Employment, Occupations and Industry’ was published by the CSO last week, we now have a pretty good picture of the Western Region’s labour market in 2016.  The Western Development Commission (WDC) has today published an infographic on some interesting facts about the Western Region’s labour market. This is the […]

WDC Analysis of Census data: Where people in the Western Region Live and Work

More people living in the Western Region now leave the Region for work – analysis of Census data by the WDC shows 7 out of every 10 workers (71.5%) living in the Western Region, work within the Region a decline since 2011 when 73.2% of workers in the Western Region found work in the Region. […]