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LUNCH :: Pictured at the North West Simon Ladies Lunch in Kilronan Castle last Sunday were Cllr Marie Casserly and Mary Rooney. Over 300 ladies attended the event which was MCd by RTEs Eileen Magnier, a voluntary board member of the North West Simon Community.

BARRIER :: Travellers, who live in the Connaughton Rd carpark vandalised and removed a recently erected barrier this week which had to be installed by Sligo council workers protected by Gardai, including an armed unit. The extended McGinley family, who have lived in the car park for upwards on 40 years claimed that they were now being effectively locked in. The council is expected to reinstall the barrier within a short period of time. Photo: SligoToday.ie

URSULINE :: Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin TD pictured with Leah Fehrmann and Fatima Dogan from Ursuline College, Sligo at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition in Dublin. Photo: Conor McCabe Photography.

SCIENCE :: Independent MEP Marian Harkin paid her annual visit to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS Dublin last week. She is pictured here with pupils from Mercy College, Sligo with their project - Codladh i do Chulaith Scoile – an investigation of the impact of sleep during the school day on students concentration and performance. Pictured (L to R): : Carol Ann Monaghan, Julie Gaine, Marian Harkin MEP and Grainne Redmond

WEATHER :: Independent MEP Marian Harkin at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS Dublin. She is pictured here with pupils and their project - Can birds predict the weather? - , and teachers of Mercy College, Sligo. Pictured (L to R): Anne Gorby, Vice Principal; Mercy College Sligo; Marian Harkin MEP; Rosaleen Keehan, Amy Keenan O Hara; Molly Budd; Caoimhe Lynn, teacher and Collette O Hagan, Principal.

KING :: Independent MEP Marian at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS Dublin last week. She is pictured here with Gordan McHale, Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Enniscrone, with his project - King Arthur and Harry Potter? - A Computational linguistic analysis to prove Arthurian themes.

CHOIR :: Last week the Ransboro school choir travelled to Dublin to attend the rehearsal for the upcoming Peace Proms. It was a great experience meeting the conductor and singing with all the other schools. Their website reports the the outing was a great -run up - to the big day!

FIRE :: A large blaze broke out on Saturday afternoon in an industrial unit in the dockland area of Sligo town. The fire broke out in the the Quick Fit Tyre Services with up to three fire tenders from Sligo Fire Service responding to the incident. Heavy smoke from burning rubber caused visibility problems for motorists in the area with local homeowners forced to close windows and doors. Photo: RTÉ

SWIM :: Sligo County Council hosted a reception in County Hall to honour World Champion swimmer Mona McSharry. Mona is pictured with (L) Chief Executive Ciarán Hayes and Cathaoirleach Councillor Seamus Kilgannon. The Grange teenager has been nominated for several prestigious Sporting accolades hosted by national media titles.