|Type||Weekly (Tuesday) Newspaper|
|Publisher||Sligo Weekender Ltd|
|Headquarters||Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland|
It was founded in 1984 by Brian McHugh as a 'free sheet' advertiser, with some local news. It contains news of interest to Sligo town and county along with the surrounding counties of Leitrim, Roscommon, South Donegal and North Mayo.
The paper's motto is "Born To Make A Difference".
- Carey, Daniel (17 June 2008). "Mayo beware". The Mayo News. Retrieved 17 June 2008.
Eugene McHale moved to Sligo the previous year, 1980, and has been there ever since. A Garda in Grange, ten miles from Sligo town, he has managed various teams and is now a referee as well as a columnist with the Sligo Weekender.
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