The ‘turning of the sod’ on the new extension to County Hall occurred (22nd April 1999) on the 100th Anniversary of the first meeting of Sligo County Council. The refurbished building was officially opened by Minister for the Environment and Local Government Noel Dempsey, T.D., on 1st June 2001. The copper clad Council Chamber dominates the façade, and the new reception area facilitates displays and exhibitions. The internal areas of County Hall were re-arranged to provide a public ‘interface’ for departments close to the main reception area. Additional meeting rooms and a training room were also provided. The most significant space in the building is the new Council Chamber. The chamber is designed and equipped to host meetings of local, national and international importance.
- The County Hall, courtyard.
- County Hall at night.
- A view of from the main reception area at the base of the stairway. Architects for the project were Murray O’Laoire, Dublin, and the main contractor was Kilcawley’s Building and Civil Engineering Ltd, Sligo.