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ARTS: As part of the Sligo Tidy Towns initiative to smarten up the town prior to the National Tidy Towns judges arrival a new mural depicting WB Yeats has appeared on the approach road. It is being complmented by all.

DANCE :: Pictured at the Keash Hall Social Dance Waltzing Competition held in conjunction with the Garland Sunday Event are the Winners. From the left : in third place. Keash / Culfadda Parish Priest Fr. Gabriel Murphy and Marion Duffy. Event Co-ordinator Anne Sheppard. First Place Pat and Mary Ballantyne, Judge Mildred Bierne from Co. Roscommon and second place Joe and Josephine Mc Nulty Congratulations to All. Photo : Peter Mc Parland

CALLED TO BAR :: Outgoing President of County Sligo Vintners Federation of Ireland Sean Dwyer (left) places the chain of office around the incoming President Adrian Tansey of the Crossbar Gurteen. Photo: Peter Wilcock.

MEDIATION:: Independent MEP Marian Harkin launched a Post Graduate Certificate course in Mediation & Conflict Resolution at St. Angela’s College, Sligo on Friday, April 11th. Pictured at the event were (L to R) Amanda Mc Cloat, Head of Home Economics; Joanna Sweeney, Lecturer & Family Therapist; Dr Anne Taheny, President St Angela’s, Marian Harkin MEP and Sabine Walsh, Lecturer & Director, North West Mediation Solutions.

CHAMPIONS :: Home Instead Senior Care, Sligo’s leading home care provider, was pictured celebrating Ireland’s recent 6 Nations Win. Home Instead Chairman Michael Kearney is also the Manager of the Ireland Rugby team and was on hand to celebrate the 6 Nations win in France a few weeks ago. Home Instead Senior Care has an office in Sligo providing home care services to help older people maintain their independence and live at home for longer than otherwise possible. Pictured (l-r) Assistant Coach Les Kiss, Brian O’Driscoll and Manager Michael Kearney.

BOOSTER :: Charlie McHale with his mum Mary Rose Carr as he gets his pre school booster from Practice Nurse Ursula Molloy, with Gary McFadden, Donegal County Senior Football Player; Bernie McNulty, Assistant Director Public Health Nursing for Immunisation in Donegal and GP Dr. Eamon Coyle.

BREWED :: Minister Phil Hogan today visited The White Hag Brewing Company, a new locally owned brewery located in Ballymote, Co Sligo.The White Hag is one of the newest Craft Beer Breweries in Ireland, producing both draught and bottled beer for the US and Irish markets initially. The White Hag will employ five staff initially, with ambitious plans to grow this number to ten employees over the first two years. Founder and Brewery Manager James Ward has established the first brewery for over 50 years in Sligo with assistance of Co Sligo Leader programme.

AWARD :: The Mayor of Sligo recently presented awards recognising the efforts of local communities in the upkeep of their housing estates. Rathbraughan Park won the most improved estate in the North Ward and photographed receiving the Certificate on behalf of the residents from the mayor was the Chairperson of the Residents Association, Eddie Gillespie.

HIGH SCORE :: Last weekend Sligo All-Stars sent their U-16 boys to Galway to compete in the All Ireland Club Championships. They were representing the North West region against eleven other teams from other regions all over Ireland. Philip Hamilton the No.8 Sligo for All Stars makes a crucial score which saw Sligo All Stars beat Kubs by 66 to 64.

ARTISTS :: Deputy Mayor Matt Lyons recently met with a unique group of Estonian, Hungarian and Irish artists The Model, Sligo as part of a special pilot initiative led by Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership, Sligo Arts Service and the Model. This exciting project sees the three Irish partners linking with the Ludwig Museum in Budapest and Sally Stuudio in Tallinn to bring together artists who work with children and young people to share and discuss their approaches, and to establish a pilot network that will connect online over the next two months and culminate in a showcase at The Ark in Dublin on June 10th.