Monday, November 22, 2010

Sligo Rotary Club

This year's annual Sligo Rotary Club Dinner Dance was presided over by Rotary President Barry Cannon, of Hamilton Young Architects.  Over eighty members, partners and guests attended at the Sligo Park Hotel, raising funds for the Jaipur Limb Project charity.

Joseph Martin, Barry & Grainne Cannon, Andrea Martin, and Trevor McDaid

Trevor & Imelda McDaid with Fiona McCarthy & Andrew Judge

The Rotary club comprises approximately 50 men and women, drawn from the professional, business and service community in Sligo. Membership of Rotary provides an opportunity for friendship, within a club dedicated to the betterment of society through humanitarian, vocational and educational service both locally and internationally. Find out more at

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Big Draw

The Big Draw event which took place in Sligo on Thursday, 4th November and Saturday, 6th November, attracted over 60 people who took part in a guided tour of the town centre followed by a drawing session. Participants were encouraged to think about, re-create and re-invent Sligo's public spaces the way they'd like to imagine them.

Hamilton Young Architects took part in guiding the participants on a circuit of the town before helping out in the workshops over the course of the two days.  The aim of The Big Draw is to encourage people of all ages to explore ideas and express their creativity, and we were delighted to help artist Lucy Brennan-Shiel in achieving this with the enthusiastic crowds.

The Big Draw took place in conjunction with the Walking Matters conference in the Glass House Hotel in Sligo on 5th November. Hamilton Young director, Andrew Judge, was invited to speak about his experience with The Big Draw alongside other guest speakers including Minister of State CiarĂ¡n Cuffe and Senator David Norris.

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