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FLEADH ::Independent MEP Marian Harkin and US Ambassador Kevin O Malley pictured in conversation at the reception for President Michael D Higgins at the official opening of Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann

FLEADH :: Irish Harp Slow Airs (12-15 years) 1st place winner, Irish Harp (12-15 years) 2nd place winner, Eilís Needham, CCÉ, Fred Finn, Sligo at the 2015 Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo.

THOUGHTLESS :: Another fine example of idiotic parking in Sligo. This time on John Street. This inconsiderate driver, and those who illegally park in disabled bays, deserve to be clamped or towed.

FLEADH :: Comhrá Gaeilge (15-18 years) 3rd place winner, Dúlra Ní Áinle, CCÉ, Paddy Kiloran, Sligo at the 2015 Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo. Photo Kathy Burke Photography

CLOSING TIME :: One of Sligos oldest pubs has closed its doors. Thomas Connollys, located between Markeivicz Road and Holborn Street in Sligo Town was first licensed in 1861. It was a popular drop in point for Walking Tours of Sligo. No reasons were given for the closure by owners Gerry and Gerry Jnr Nicholson.It is expected that a new management team will at some time in the future reopen the famous doors.

TIDY :: Sligo Tidy Towns are holding a Cleaning Blitz for Sligo town centre this Saturday, August 1st, from 2 to 4pm. The meeting point will be Quay Street Car Park at 2pm. Volunteers are asked to spare an hour or two this Saturday. The Blitz is to help ensure that Sligo town centre and the surrounding areas look the part ahead of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2015. New volunteers are always welcome. Equipment and bags will be provided.

BUILDING :: The old Ballymote Garda Station will be tranformed this week. The building which will be called the Municipal Building will be a common building with many uses in Ballymote. Pictured is Darragh Stewart from Darragh Designs with Deputy John Perry.

BARGAIN :: This driver doing some shopping at Sligos ALDI decided to grab an extra bargain by hogging two car spaces. Perhaps it was a case of - Seeing as they are free, lets have two.

MEDAL ::Coolaney man Thomas Connolly has won a silver medal the Special Olympics World Summer Games. The 38-year-old, who is part of the Night Riders Special Olympics Club in Sligo, was taking part in the equestrian events this week.Team Ireland has so far won a total of 22 medals at the games in Los Angeles.

SUN :: Is this some Polynesian island paradise with sandy beaches and spectacular vista?. No the Beach House at Aughris was the port of call for this stunning view during a lunch break. Sure where would you get it...only in Sligo!