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PROTEST :: Members of the INMO protesting at St Patricks Community Hospital, Carrick-on-Shannon to highlight unsustainable staffing levels.

FOOD :: John and Sally McKenna of McKenna Guides who stayed with Ann and William Campbell of Seashore House Bed & Breakfast Lisduff, Ballisodare, County Sligo while attending a food festival in the region. Pic: Noel Kennedy/PinSharp Imagery.

TRANQUILITY :: Sligo Today editor, Ciarán McCarthy took a few moments far from the maddening crowd to read a little poetry in Yeats Secret Garden In Sligo now a permanent feature at The Model. Photo: Imelda Ryan-Jones

WINNERS :: Sligo prizewinners at the recent Midlands Feis Ceoil held in Athlone, Co. Westmeath between June 15th and 18th. Pianoforte Solo - Under 12 - Prizewinners with adjudicator Therese Fahy (L-R) Phoebe Qui - 1st, Emma Murphy - Joint 3rd, Orla Hennessy - Joint 3rd, Ailish Madden - 2nd.

FACELIFT :: The corner of O Connell St and Tobergal Lane has had a facelift with the opening of The Therapie Clinic and Optilase Eye Clinic. Photo:

READINGS: The 1pm reading of poems by poet laureate WB Yeat continues every day 24/7 at Hargadons on O Connell Street (Sundays at 6pm). Pictured is Veron Flannery from Navan, Co Meath who on Wednesday 24 June read Sailing to Byzantium. Veron is on a Yeatsian visit to Sligo and said her Lissadell experience was unforgetable. Photo:

TRAVEL :: Representing various online and print publications (including the Kronen Zeitung, Austria’s largest newspaper), with a combined audience of more than four million people – or potential Austrian holidaymakers – the journalists were here to experience at first-hand some of the many things to see and do in Sligo and the North West and, in turn, to inspire their readers to come and experience the destination for themselves. The group arrived in Sligo on Sunday (31 May) and visited Strandhill beach and Voya Seaweed Baths.

WAR :: Local author and historian Cian Harte created a striking World War l array of memorabilia at Sligo Folk Park which tells the story of the many Sligo men who served and died in the Great War. Cian is pictured at a wall displaying , in alphabetical order, the names of those brave 515 Sligo men who gave their lives. The military section also includes the original uniform of Constance Markievicz worn by her during the rebellion in 1916. Photo:

ROYAL :: On the recent visit by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to The Model, Sligo he was greeted by many dignitaries including Imelda Ryan-Jones of Riverstown. Imelda is a regular contributer to Sligo Today. Photo: Charlie Brady

GYMNASTICS :: DyNamo Gymnastics Club were hugely successful at the recent National Acrobatic Gymnastics Finals in Limerick, claiming 6 national gold medals, 3 national silver medals, 19 Regional gold medals, 8 Regional silver medals and 3 Regional bronze medals. The club also claimed the highest Artistry Score Trophy of the overall event with their mixed pair routine, David Byrne and Aoibhinn Darcy. The DyNamo coaching team would like to congratulate all the gymnasts for their consistent hard work, great progress and their amazing success at national finals.