What does Sligo mean to you? There’s so much going on in the county that it means a lot of different things to different people. ‘My Sligo’ is a clever initiative from tourism network South and West Sligo launched today 10 April 2018. My Sligo invites people to upload their photos or videos online saying what ‘My Sligo’ means to them and using the hashtag #MySligo so everyone can find the videos and enjoy them. Every video or photo uploaded using that hashtag can be seen all over the world – people in Sligo, in Ireland, the Diaspora can join in. It’s a great way to celebrate the scenery, sights and diversity of this incredible county.

Kickstarting the campaign is a dramatic short video from Lothar Muschketat of Eagles Flying in Ballymote. Unsurprisingly, it’s birds of prey and wildlife which float his boat and his video is a dramatic swoop by Linda the eagle, as she dives towards his leather clad arm. “Birds of Prey have been part of my life since I was a teenager – I just love them”, said Lothar who has lived in Sligo for almost 20 years,” ‘My Sligo’ is all about introducing this wonderful, fascinating world to other  people”.

Do you live for golf on one of the superb courses around the county? Is it cycling on quiet country roads or cantering your horse down the beach? It could be organic gardening, the heritage and history of Carrowkeel or the Caves of Keash … the sky is quite literally, the limit.

If you are on social media, you are invited to take a photo or make a short video and say what ‘My Sligo’ means to you. It can be uploaded on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and as long as the hashtag #MySligo is used, People can find it and share it with the world. What a wonderful way to let everyone know the amazing variety within this compact county.

What is your Sligo? Food, fishing or football? The sailing, SUPping or surfing on the Wild Atlantic Way? Maybe cycling, climbing or crafts. Whatever it is, this is your chance to share it. #MySligo.