Easkey

  • All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Semi-Final 
    Naomh Eanna 3-09 An Spideal 0-11 

    All-Ireland Junior Football Semi-Final
    Easkey 1-08 Red Hughs 0-09

    All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Semi-Final 
    Oranmore-Maree 1-13 St Gall's 2-04 

    All-Ireland Junior Hurling Semi-Final
    Castleblanyney 1-08 Carrick Hurling 0-10 

  • Connacht Junior Club Football Final 
    Easkey 1-11 Clonbur 1-10 

  • The campaign is continuing in Easkey county Sligo to retain the village Post office.

    Secretary of the Save Easkey Post Office Campaign, Orla Cawley told Midwest News today that they hope to meet a representative of An Post about the situation later this week.

    The local campaign group held a peaceful poster protest outside the gates of Sligo IT last Friday, as the Cabinet had a special sitting in the college to launch the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 plan.

    Ms Cawley said the campaign will continue as the community back the efforts to convince An Post to retain a post office in Easkey.

    Meanwhile the village is today celebrating the success of Martin McDonagh at the BAFTAS last night.

    The internationally acclaimed director’s mother is from KIlleenduff, Easkey. He was born in London.

    His film ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ picked up five prizes in total including best film and best British film.

    Minister for Culture and Heritage Josepha Madigan says ‘It’s great to see Irish talent represented at this year’s BAFTA awards’.

  • Proposed work on the streetscape in the Co Sligo village of Easkey will not now go ahead, and the Clár funding will be returned.

    That's the outcome of a public meeting held in the village yesterday afternoon, after a number of local residents had outlined concerns over the plans.

    Sligo County Council and the Easkey Community Council had applied for, and received, Clár funding of almost €20,000 for the streetscape works, which included the installation of a pedestrian crossing beside the Post Office and widening the footpaths.

    The works were due to commence today, as the funding had to be drawn down before Christmas.

    However, some residents were unhappy that the plans were not available for public consultation, while 37 submissions objecting to the proposed works were submitted to Sligo County Council.

    That's according to local Councillor Michael Clarke who raised the matter at a meeting last week of the Ballymote / Tubbercurry Municipal District.

    A public meeting was convened for yesterday afternoon, which was attended by some 100 people.

    Councillor Clarke, who chaired the meeting, says public consultation should have been carried out in advance of such works.

    He told Midwest News that democracy has won out, and the streetscape works will not go ahead...

  • A public meeting will be held this Wednesday evening to try and prevent the closure of Easkey Post Office in Co Sligo.

    The current postmaster is retiring shortly and An Post has opened a public consultation process, before deciding whether or not to readvertise the contract to run the Post Office in Easkey.

    A spokesman for An Post has confirmed to Midwest News that submissions can be made on the matter up to the 23rd February, after which a decision will be made on whether An Post will readvertise the contract.

    Wednesday night’s meeting takes place in Easkey Community Centre at 8pm, and organisers are urging the local community to fight to retain their Post Office.