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COLOUR :: The Sligo Colour Run in aid of Aware would like to sincerely thanks all the participants who came along last Sunday to support the Colour Run and the Sligo Parks for facilitating the run, and the many businesses who supported the event in so many ways in particular Albany, Barna Waste, Westport Wargames, Rom Gym, RLS Fitness,and DandR Cleaning. Thanks also to the civil defence and all the volunteers who helped out ensusing a successful event. €5,116 was raised in aid of Aware, which will be a fantastic help in their efforts at helping people who are affected by depression and anxiety and their families.

BABY :: Kian Egan and Jodi Albert have revealed the first pictures of baby Zekey. The happy Sligo couple who already have a three year old son Koa, welcomed their second child on the 21st of May however today is the first photo of baby Zekey to be publicly released and was published by OK Magazine.

THOUGHTLESS :: Another fine example of idiotic parking in Sligo. This time on John Street. This inconsiderate driver, and those who illegally park in disabled bays, deserve to be clamped or towed.

CHAMPION :: Margaret Finan, John Perry TD, John Duignan and Michael Finan with the Ballymote Horse Show Champion held on Sunday last.

CLOSING TIME :: One of Sligos oldest pubs has closed its doors. Thomas Connollys, located between Markeivicz Road and Holborn Street in Sligo Town was first licensed in 1861. It was a popular drop in point for Walking Tours of Sligo. No reasons were given for the closure by owners Gerry and Gerry Jnr Nicholson.It is expected that a new management team will at some time in the future reopen the famous doors.

TIDY :: Sligo Tidy Towns are holding a Cleaning Blitz for Sligo town centre this Saturday, August 1st, from 2 to 4pm. The meeting point will be Quay Street Car Park at 2pm. Volunteers are asked to spare an hour or two this Saturday. The Blitz is to help ensure that Sligo town centre and the surrounding areas look the part ahead of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2015. New volunteers are always welcome. Equipment and bags will be provided.

ART :: At the opening of Magnetism at The Hazelwood Demesne were (l-r), David Raethorne - Hazelwood, Vaari Claffey - Curator Magnetism, Senator Susan O Keeffe, Cathaoirleach Rosaleen O Grady, Sue Raethorne - Hazelwood, John Perry TD.

RAIN :: Kian Egan and Jodi Albert have enjoyed their first night out together since welcoming their second baby.Jodi gave birth to baby Zeke on May,21. “The rain came but… we won! #umbrella ella ella ay ay ay ay,” the caption on the picture said on Instagram. The pair were celebrating with friends and it looks like they were having a great time.

MEDAL ::Coolaney man Thomas Connolly has won a silver medal the Special Olympics World Summer Games. The 38-year-old, who is part of the Night Riders Special Olympics Club in Sligo, was taking part in the equestrian events this week.Team Ireland has so far won a total of 22 medals at the games in Los Angeles.

SUN :: Is this some Polynesian island paradise with sandy beaches and spectacular vista?. No the Beach House at Aughris was the port of call for this stunning view during a lunch break. Sure where would you get it...only in Sligo!