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UNI BOUND - Gillian McCarthy (Ballymote) heading off to university last week. Gillian, a former Colaiste Mhuire and Knockminna NS pupil is now studying Physics at UCD where she hopes to later specialise in medical devices research.

FORECAST :: It would appear that Irish Rail forecast the All-Ireland Final teams over a month ago. Signage at Ballymote Railway Station advertised a special train for the event however the date published clearly shows 21 August 2014 as the date of the clash. Tut tut!

PERCH - This busker attracted some interest in Sligo when he decided to perch on a pedestrian bollard to take his music to new heights. Photo:

PHARMACY - Pictured on the opening day of the new outlet in the Lannon Pharmacy Group in Cannings on Pearse Road were (L-R) Úna Queenan, Edel Kerins, Enda Lannon, Colin Lannon and Gerry Quigley. Other Lannon Pharmacies operate in Gurteen and Balisodare Photo:

DIGGING - Its a busy time for the Walsh Cassidy family of Lissadell House as they prepare for the Harvest Home Food & Craft Fair on Sunday 19 October. Pictured is owner Eddie Walsh planting spring bulbs planning ahead for 2015. Photo:

MOZAIK - Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny’s Mozaik at the Hawk’s Well 12th of October. The music is a fiery fusion of Irish, Balkan, and American Old Time music. Between them the band plays over 20 instruments.

BLOCKING - Former Presidential candidate Gary Smiley blocking the installation of water meters in Cranmore. Photo: Vanessa Scanlon

FESTIVAL - Horslips ‘the band that defined a generation” have confirmed their Sligo Live appearance and will explode onto the stage at Knocknarea Arena on Saturday, 25th October 2014.

CHARITY - John Fitzgerald was cycling in Sligo at the Fleadh and although stationary he hopes to pedal the distance between Sligo and Dublin to raise funds for the LauraLynn Childrens Hospice. Pic -

FISHES - Young actors portraying fishes at the pageant finale on the Peace Rig Gig at the opening of Fleadh Cheoil 2014. Pic -