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RURAL :: The European Network for Rural Development and the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) jointly organised a conference on Generational Renewal Through Rural Development in Brussels on Wednesday, January 25th. Pictured at the event were Independent MEP Marian Harkin with (on left), Sean Finan, President, Macra na Feirme and Alan Jagoe, President CEJA.

HARPISTS : Sligo competitor Niamh McGloin from Grange (2nd from left) at the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal final in Cork on Friday 3 February, with (l-r) Úna Ní Fhlannagáin (winner), Alannah Thornburgh (Swinford, Co. Mayo), Florian Blancke (Kinvara, Co. Galway) and Éadaoin Ní Mhaicín (Balla, Co. Mayo). Photo: Gerard McCarthy

PRANG :: A three-car collision on O Connell Street, (Tuesday 7 Feb - 5.05pm) saw traffic backed up along Grattan St, Market St, Hill St, Castle St, Teeling St, and Pearse Rd. Traffic diverted through John St. Buses stopped at the Harmony Hill junction to collect O Connell St passengers. There were no apparent injuries. Photo: SligoToday.ie

SCARE :: There was a scare at Boots Pharmacy in Johnstons Court last week as an ear-piercing siren heralded a plume of putrid smelling smoke which quickly reduced visibility to a few feet. Being Irish, customers just stood admiring the spectacle. It is believed an electrical fault was the culprit. Photo: SligoToday.ie

DOUBLE :: Why use only one space when two will do. This inconsiderate driver hogged an extra space in a busy Dunnes Store car park in Sligo town.Perhaps a €40 ticket for the extra space would have been justified. Photo: SligoToday.ie

COMPOSER :: Sligos Micheál Ó Ruanaigh was presented with the Best Composer Award/ Gradam an Chumadóra 2017 at Gradam Ceoil TG4, the Oscars of Irish Music. The concert and awards ceremony was broadcast live on TG4 from Cork Opera House on Sunday 19 February. Micheál is pictured with his wife June McCormack receiving his prestigious award from Minister Simon Coveney. Photo: Clare Keogh

SPONSOR :: Sligo Rovers have announced a furthering of their sponsorship with Ireland’s leading fuel supplier, Top Oil. The two-year partnership will see Top Oil get behind the Bit o’Red as they battle it out in the SSE Airtricity League.

TOURISM :: As part of their Honours Degree in Tourism 47 international students from Germany, Finland France, Spain, Canada and Brazil, visited a number of popular tourist attractions in Donegal entitled Destination Donegal. Pictured at Fanad Lighthourse were Back row L-R: Markus Weber (Germany), Alba Redondo (Spain), Tory Craig (Canada), Ridgley Dier (Canada), (Canada), Julieta Arguelles (Brazil) & Julie Habdank (Germany), Front row (In the Ring): Andrea Martinez Del Pozo (Spain) & Maite Redin (Spain).

BRAVE :: As part of their Honours Degree in Tourism 47 international students from Germany, Finland France, Spain, Canada and Brazil, visited a number of popular tourist attractions in Donegal entitled Destination Donegal. The students are pictured here braving the elements on the helipad at Fanad Lighthourse.