Sligo Central Library: Customer Satisfaction Survey – Tuesday 27th – Saturday 1st of October

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Sligo Central Library Customer Satisfaction Survey

Tuesday 27th September – Saturday 1st of October


The LGMA, on behalf of the CCMA, will be administering a customer satisfaction survey at one designated library branch per local authority.

Sligo Central Library have been selected as a designated branch for a the Sligo authority.

  • The purpose of the survey is to assess the quality of their engagement with library staff and the physical environment during their visit to Sligo Central Library.
  • The surveys are anonymous
  • Participation in the survey is voluntary

The survey will be in two formats:

  • Physical (paper)
  • Digital


QR codes have been created using a link for the survey URL and are displayed throughout

A link has been put on the Sligo Library website welcome scroller:

Participants can select their preferred language to view the survey:


The physical formats will be available at the Sligo Central Library desk and notice area. A secured box is available to deposit completed surveys.

The paper handout and the digital version of the survey are both available in two languages – English and Irish.

The Word Live in Sligo Central Library – Donal Ryan In conversation with Elske Rahil. Music with Seamie O’Dowd

Join us LIVE in Sligo Central Library on Wednesday 28th September, for a special edition of The Word with award-winning and acclaimed DONAL RYAN. Donal will be in conversation with Elske Rahill, discussing his new novel, The Queen of Dirt Island.

Live music with Seamie O’Dowd.

This is a FREE, unticketed event and seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Donal Ryan, from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, is the author of six novels and a short story collection. He has won several awards for his fiction, including the European Union Prize for Literature, the Guardian First Book Award and four Irish Book Awards, and has been shortlisted for several more, including the Costa Book Award and the Dublin International Literary Award.

He was nominated for the Booker Prize in 2013 for his debut novel, The Spinning Heart, and again in 2018, for his fourth novel, From A Low and Quiet Sea. In 2021 he became the first Irish writer to be awarded the Jean Monnet Prize for European Literature.

His work has been adapted for stage and screen and translated into over twenty languages. His seventh book, The Queen of Dirt Island, was published by Doubleday in August 2022 and was an instant number one bestseller.

A law graduate and former civil servant, Donal has lectured in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick since 2014 and lives in Castletroy with his wife Anne Marie and their two children.

Elske Rahill is a Dublin-born novelist and short story writer. She is the author of the novels Between Dog and Wolf and An Unravelling and the short story collection In White Ink. Her debut was listed by the Irish Times as one of ‘The Best Books by Women of the 20th Century’. Her work has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies including The Stinging Fly, Agni, The Dublin Review, The Tangerine, Winter Papers, and The Faber Anthology of New Irish Short Stories.  She teaches on the Writing and Literature programme at Atlantic Technology University in Sligo, where she lives with her partner and four children.

Seamie O Dowd is a renowned guitarist, singer, and songwriter who also plays fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, and a number of other instruments. He has travelled worldwide playing music and has shared stages and played with many great musicians and bands including, The Chieftains, Dervish and Steve Wickham.

The Open Mic is a first-come, first-serve bases limited to five names. Names are taken on the evening, participants are asked to keep within a three minute time-frame.

The Word, Wednesday 28th of September, will take place in Sligo Central Library, Stephen Street from 6.30pm. This is a free unticketed event with limited seating, doors close at 6.30pm.

This event will be Streamed on Facebook on the night://

The Word is a collaboration between Sligo Central Library and the BA in Writing & Literature at ATU.

There is no charge for this event. 0719111675

Library Closures for staff training

“Exploring the Civil War in Sligo” at the Hawk’s Well Theatre in Sligo on the 22nd September at 8pm. FREE EVENT

As part of Sligo County Council’s Decade of Centenaries Programme Sligo County Library have organised “Exploring the Civil War in Sligo” in the Hawk’s Well Theatre on the 22nd September at 8pm.

Guided by four local historians “Exploring the Civil War in Sligo”

Tickets are FREE from the Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo Box Office 071 916 1518

Open Mon–Fri, 10am–2pm, Thursday 10am – 5.30pm or by email:

Tickets are very limited so if you or a family member wish to attend please be sure to contact them early! Tickets are limited to two per person.

The evening will give you an overview of the Civil War in Sligo and specific aspects of it. Speakers include Dr Michael Farry, Lt. Cian Harte, Dr Padraig Deignan and Dr Marion Dowd.

Dr Michael Farry, author of “The Irish Revolution Sligo 1912-1923” will deliver an overview of the events of 1922: the onset of the Civil War and how it impacted the county.

Lt. Cian Harte, author of “The Lost Tales: Riverstown’s Troubles 1919-1923” will examine the impact of the Civil War on the IRA brigades from the area who had fought during the War of Independence. How did these forces divide and why?

Dr Padraig Deignan, author of “The Protestant Community in Sligo, 1914-1949”, examines how the Protestant community were impacted with the county in turmoil. Having been overwhelmingly Unionist in outlook they were now in a position where no matter who won they were sundered from the certainties of their past.

Dr Marion Dowd, author of “The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland” which won Book of the Year at the 2016 Archaeology Awards will talk on Tormore Cave a Civil War time capsule. The cave was used by anti-treaty forces living off the land during the guerrilla fighting that characterised the later part of the military activities of the anti-treaty forces in Sligo.

New: Beginner English Course for Ukrainian Speakers

This spring, requests started pouring in from libraries in need of a particular language pairing. Less than two months later, the course is ready:

The Beginner English for Ukrainian Speakers Course is available now in Transparent Language Online.

Created specifically with Ukrainian refugees in mind, the course includes 100+ hours of lessons that can be mixed and matched to build the basic English knowledge and skills they need most.

Click the Link for access, with your Library membership number: New: Beginner English Course for Ukrainian Speakers (

Not yet a member, join up FREE with our online access:

Public Library Consultation Survey for Strategy

Is there something you’d love to see in libraries? Then have your say about the future of libraries Ireland! Answer the questionnaire here:… The survey has questions and seeks feedback on perceptions of libraries and priorities for the future. The survey will close on Saturday 9th July Public Survey – Access Paper versions of the […]

The Zone: Open Band Workshops

The Zone: Open Band Workshops

Music Generation Sligo, in partnership with Rumble Rehearsal Studios, are providing an open workshop for teenage bands and teen solo musicians.

Come along to share a creative space and play music with others.

Mentorship will be provided by Music Generation educators sharing years of touring and stage experience.

Bring your own instrument.

Rumble Rehearsal Studios, Connolly Street, Sligo.

Saturday 11th June 2022 1-3 pm

Bookings through

Creator Van – Enniscrone Branch Library – Enniscrone Branch Library – 10am – 11.30am, 11.45am – 1.15pm

Join us at Enniscrone Branch Library for an exciting visit from the Creator Van.

Step aboard the Creator Van and immerse yourself in an art and craft wonderland to explore your artistic creativity with materials and inspiration.

Booking Required, contact 071-9111653 or email to reserve your place


Enniscrone Branch Library

11 JUNE 2022




All Ages