Sligo Weekender

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Sligo Weekender
Sligo Weekender.jpg
Born to make a difference
Type Weekly Newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Kevin Mitchell
Publisher Sligo Weekender Ltd
Editor Brian McHugh
Founded 1984
Headquarters Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland
Circulation 6,491 ABC

The Sligo Weekender is a weekly local newspaper published every Tuesday in 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".

According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the paper had an average weekly circulation of 6,491 for the year 2008.

Eugene McHale, Grange's police constable, also a former footballer, manager and referee, is a columnist with the Sligo Weekender.[1]


  1. ^ 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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