Digital Town Closing Ceremony

A series of digital events have taken place over the months of August and September, culminating in the closing ceremony for Digital Town 2019. The Closing Ceremony of Digital Town 2019 will be held at The Model Gallery on 14 October from 7.30am – 9.30am.

The event will start with an opening address by David Curtin – Chief Executive, IE Domain Registry.

Keynote speaker: Phil Prentice – Chief Officer, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

A panel of speakers will address the theme: ‘Building the Western Powerhouse – digitising Sligo to accelerate growth and development’.


  • Ciarán Hayes – Chief Executive, Sligo County Council
  • Brendan McCormack – President, IT Sligo
  • David Kenny – Chair, Tech North West & VP of Software Development, Overstock
  • Oonagh McCutcheon – Customer Operations Manager, IE Domain Registry
  • Conor McCarthy – President, Sligo Chamber of Commerce and Industry

MC for the event is Bobby Kerr of Newstalk

This event is free but registration is essential:

Now in its second year, the ‘Digital Town’ initiative promotes awareness, knowledge, use and understanding of the internet in Ireland by its citizens, businesses and communities. It also highlights the benefits and possibilities of the internet and celebrates the digital achievements of a local town. In 2018, Gorey, Co. Wexford was selected as Ireland’s first ‘Digital Town’.

Sligo has been chosen for its ongoing efforts in cultivating a truly digital environment, and for its success in embracing digital for its citizens and local businesses.

Through showcasing the efforts undertaken in Sligo and demonstrating the tangible benefits to towns of making a shift towards digitisation, it is hoped that Sligo can inspire other Irish towns to take practical steps towards becoming fully digital.

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