Updated: 2009-11-26 12:21:26
    Bookmark and Share Share This

By: Charlie Brady 
Freeman of Sligo for John McNabola

The retired Sligo Town Clerk, John McNabola, was last night, Wednesday 25 Dec,
 bestowed with the highest honour that the Borough Council can award, Freeman of Sligo Borough.
At a distinguished ceremony, performed in front of the entire council,
former mayors and freemen, clergy, gardai, family and friends,
Mayor of Sligo Cllr.Jim McGarry presented the coveted scroll to Mr. McNabola.

Photographs by Charlie Brady
John McNabola with Margo Duignan and Mayor Jim McGarry
John McNabola with Margo Duignan and Mayor Jim McGarry
Back Row, Inspector Gerry Connolly, Fr.Tom Hever, Rev.Alan Mitchell Front Row, Dean Arvon Williams, Bishop Christy Jones, John McNabola, Mayor Jim McGarry and Tommy Higgins
Back Row, Inspector Gerry Connolly, Fr.Tom Hever, Rev.Alan Mitchell Front Row, Dean Arvon Williams, Bishop Christy Jones, John McNabola, Mayor Jim McGarry and Tommy Higgins
With Sligo Borough Council
With Sligo Borough Council
With former Freemen and Mayors
With former Freemen and Mayors
Masie McNabola being presented with a bouquet by Cllr Veronica Cawley
Masie McNabola being presented with a bouquet by Cllr Veronica Cawley
John McNabola addressing the assembled wellwishers and dignitaries
John McNabola addressing the assembled wellwishers and dignitaries
The moment of the presentation is applauded
The moment of the presentation is applauded
John McNabola signs the register
John McNabola signs the register
Michael McNabola, Regina McNabola, Freeman John McNabola, Mayor Jim McGarry and Masie McNabola
Michael McNabola, Regina McNabola, Freeman John McNabola, Mayor Jim McGarry and Masie McNabola
With family and friends
With family and friends
Mayor Jim McGarry delivers his oration
Mayor Jim McGarry delivers his oration
Inspector Gerry Connolly, Fr.Tom Hever, Rev.Alan Mitchell and Dean Arvon Williams
Inspector Gerry Connolly, Fr.Tom Hever, Rev.Alan Mitchell and Dean Arvon Williams
Former Sligo Freemen and Mayors
Former Sligo Freemen and Mayors
TheOfficial Scroll presented to John McNabola
TheOfficial Scroll presented to John McNabola