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This Irish County Has Been Named European Capital Of Volunteering For 2017

By James Fenton

January 30, 2017 at 10:11am

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Move over, Westlife. The nation has a new reason to love Sligo. 

The county has been named European Capital of Volunteering for 2017. Sligo takes over from London and, according to the Irish Mirror, its new role will be to "showcase and celebrate acts of volunteering in all its forms and encourage people across Ireland and Europe to get involved."

Speaking about the news, Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan said:

 “Irish people have always helped their neighbours – it’s part of who we are and it underpins our rich tradition of volunteering.

“We should redouble our efforts to give up some of our time to help others and share our skills for the greater good.”

If you would like to get involved in volunteering in Sligo, why not get in touch with the Sligo Volunteer Centre? You can do so by clicking here

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