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LOTTO :: David O Reilly (26) and Saoirse Murray (24) from Sligo Town were in celebratory form when they landed at National Lottery headquarters to pick up the top prize of 50,000 on the 5 All Cash Platinum scratch card. Photo: Mac Innes Photography

FLAG :: The Palentinian flag is now flying at Sligo County Council offices on Riverside. The flag will fly until the end of May following a unanimous vote by councillors. The proposal was jointly moved by councillors Chris McManus, Gino O Boyle and Declan Bree . A similar decision was made at a meeting of Dublin City and Glenties (Donegal) Councils. Photo:

TRAM STOP :: While popping in to have the car washed at the Valet Depot on Ballast Quay customers are now getting an extra special treat. A vintage tram has been converted into a delightful and welcoming Coffee Shop serving Fresh soups, BLTs, Toasties, Cold Drinks and of course an excellent range of Barista Style Coffees which can all be enjoyed al fresco in the seated area while cleaning staff busy themselves resoring the beauty of vehicles. Pictured are Maireid Anderson and Hazy Gregory from The Old Tram Stop. Photo:

MACRA : Pictured are members of Coolaney Macra na Feirme Club who won 2nd Place at the Northwest Macra Club of the Region 2017 awards night which took place last weekend in Gallonray House, Maudabawn hosted by last years winners, Maudabawn Macra, Cavan They are pictured with Francis Brennan, from the judging panel; Caroline O Dowd, Outgoing Northwest Macra Vice President; Sharon Corcoran, Incoming Northwest Macra Vice President and James Healy, Macra na Feirme President. The Winners on the night were Ramor Macra, Cavan with South Roscommon Macra coming in 3rd place.

REGIONAL :: John Andy Bonar, Head of Development LYIT, Niall O Donnellan, Head of Strategy, People and Regions in Enterprise Ireland, Dr. Michelle Connolly, New Frontiers Programme Manager IT Sligo & LYIT, Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland Chief Executive and Brendan McCormack, President IT Sligo, at the Regional Innovation Showcase, in the Hume Hall, IT Sligo. Photo: James Connolly

FIRE :: Flames glowed through the night as an extensive fire destroyed large tracts of mountain land covered with gorse at Killery. The area affected includes some of the best mountain and lake scenery in Sligo. The flames made a spectacular sight as they raged on after darkness fell and drew many onlookers. It took 30 hours for firefighters to quell the flames. Photo: Twitter

WALK :: Sligo walking enthusiasts can make every step count for hospice care this September by walking the Camino de Santiago with Leitrim actress Katherine Lynch in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation. The event takes place from September 24th to 1st October taking in beaches, rolling hills and gentle, flat paths with walking distances of approximately 20km daily. This section of the Camino is located in the region of Galicia a region also known as the Ireland of Spain. Details at

NETWORK :: The European Anti-Poverty Network organised a dialogue in the Northside Centre on Friday, May 5th as part of a programme of contact between civil society and the European Parliament. Pictured at the event were (L to R): Robin Hannan (EAPN); Marian Harkin MEP; Dr. Pauline Cullen, Lecturer on Sociology, NUI Maynooth and Paul Ginnell, European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland (EAPN).

WALK :: Sligo walkers again took part in the annual - Darkness Into Light - event on Saturday 6 May. The event raises funds for suicide awareness charity Pieta House.The Sligo town event got under way shortly after 4.15am at the Knocknarea Arena, Institute of Technology. The participants were ready, willing and in good spirits. Photo: Annie West / Twitter