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BOXTY :: Sligo-based Independent MEP Marian Harkin initiated the process seeking the international Product of Geographic Indication (PGI) status for boxty, the potato based food product which is particular to the border areas. The boxty application is next in line for decision and will be welcomed by producers like Drummully Boxty of Killeshandra operated by the Farrelly family, pictured here on their stand at the Taste of Cavan exhibition with Marian Harkin MEP.

CONDOLENCE :: Signing a Book of Condolence for the Nice victims in Sligo City Hall where the people of Sligo can express their sympathies were (l-r) County CEO Ciarán Hayes, Cathaoirleach Hubert Keaney, Cllr Declan Bree, Cllr Thomas Healy and seated, Mayor of Sligo Cllr Marie Casserly.

FESTIVAL :: Pictured at the launch of the Sligo Festival at Kennedys, Rockwood Parade were (l-r) Karl Kelly, The Sligo Festival Chairperson, Kevin Quinn Jnr, Fergal Quinn, Finbarr Filan, Sligo Purple Flag / Sligo BID and Ciarán Hayes, Sligo Council CEO. The festival runs from 24 July - 6th August

MEDALS :: For Sligo woman Bridie Nicholson this was her 10th European Transplant & Dialysis Championships Games to attend and she said she thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Bridie, a combined kidney and pancreas transplant recipient, had a very successful week taking an impressive medal haul of 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze in the Darts and Petanque events.

COACH :: Sligos new coach park site was visited by a group which included Des Faul (Cafe Fleur/Sligo Chamber), Brian Flynn, (Sligo CoCo/Purple Flag), Joe O Donoghue, (Chairperson, Coach, Tourism, Transport Council Ireland), Vanessa O Donovan (Sligo Glasshouse), Pat Grimes (Bistro Bianconi, Sligo BID), Cllr Rosaleen O Grady, (Sligo CoCo, Purple Flag), Ashling Kelly (WB@S Coffeehouse, Sligo Food Trail), Aidan McGarrigal (Sligo Taxi rep, Purple Flag), Sean Cunningham (Purple Flag), Gail McGibbon, (Sligo BID, Purple Flag)

AWARD :: Bridget Timoney from Keash, Co. Sligo has won a Kilkenny Group Student Award at the opening of Cré in the National Craft Gallery, an exhibition of work by the graduates of the Design & Craft Council of Irelands renowned Ceramics Skills & Design Course. Bridget is one of four graduates from the course who were selected by Kilkenny Group to have their work showcased in the windows of Kilkenny Group flagship store on Nassau Street in Dublin. Photo: Dylan Vaughan

CAUGHT : This angler hooked a fine sized brown trout from the walkway beside The Garavogue River in Sligo Town. When asked if he was putting it back in the river he responded that nobody would throw their dinner away. Photo:

FLORAL :A beautiful floral display on the pedestrian bridge over the Garavogue River in Sligo town. Photo:

SESSIONS :: Tourism Ireland in Britain is supporting the Sligo Live Sessions at this years Cambridge Folk Festival. It’s another really good opportunity to highlight the rich culture of Sligo and the Wild Atlantic Way to festival-goers and our important culturally curious audience in Britain. Pictured at the Cambridge Folk Festival 2016 are (l-r) Sligo Live musicians Tiernan Courell, Richie Delahunty, Conal McCormack, Donal Linehan, Áine Duffy and Nell Kelly. Photo: Declan Courell

Employees from AbbVie’s Ballytivnan site are pictured presenting the proceeds of a recent jersey day to a representative of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust aims to alleviate the financial hardship of bereaved families repatriating loved one(s) who have died abroad in sudden or tragic circumstances back to Ireland. From L-R: Fiona Finnegan, AbbVie Ballytivnan; John Walsh – on behalf of The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust; James Curley, AbbVie Ballytivnan; Sinead Taaffe, AbbVie Ballytivnan and Joe Kumor, Site Director, AbbVie Ballytivnan