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fracturing, otherwise known as fracking. Now nominated, it will be down to a public vote and jury if they gain any of the prestigious awards, and Love Leitrim are asking the North West to get behind them and vote. The group have been instrumental in raising awareness nationally and internationally with artists working hand in hand with farmers. Their 'farming not

fracking' and 'Love Football Hate Fracking" signage and T-shirts have been mainstreamed into the campaign. The farming not fracking symbol designed by reknown artist Charlie Easterfield for the group, has been adopted as far away as New Mexico. Love leitrim have actively garnered the support of high profile names to assist the antifracking cause gaining the

backing of Christy Moore, Glen Hansard, Kila, Eleanor Shanley, and local GAA players as well as players from league champions Sligo Rovers amongst others. "Daisy" Love Leitrims' mascot cow designed by Leitrim Arts Award winner, sculptor Jackie McKenna captures the essence of LL as is warm and engaging proving popular with the public, children been her greatest fans.

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which has been sponsored by Manchester Irish Festival, North Mayo Tourism, Mayo.ie., Ireland.com, Stena Line and the Manchester Mayo Tourism & Business Group. For more information, log onto: www.manchesteririshfestival.co.uk and www.northmayo.ie. There will be pre-show entertainment and a drinks reception at 7.30pm, with the main event at 8pm. Tickets are €18 and booking is essential. Then, on Sunday, 4th August, the acclaimed Atlantic Rhythm traditional group will present their new production Shorelines, at 8pm. Tickets for Shorelines cost €15 and €12, with Family and group rates available also. For more information on these and all of the Mayo North Welcome Home Gathering, log onto www.northmayo.com, or contact Ballina Arts Centre on 096 73593.

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The fair deal scheme was designed to solve many of the problems in the provision of care for the elderly. Now, serious concern is being raised over an increase in waiting lists for nursing homes across the North West. This comes as the Department of Health documents reveal more than 2,000 patients nationally will be waiting for a nursing home by the end of the year. According to The Irish Times, waiting times for allocation to a nursing home place under the fair deal scheme is set to rise to seventeen weeks. The department changed from a first come, first served basis to the fair deal scheme earlier despite the advice of senior officials who argued it was 'arbitrary and discriminatory.' Chief Executive of Nursing Homes Ireland, Tadhg Daly says this waiting list must not be allowed to escalate. It can create major problems, particularly for those who need care and their families are not in a position to provide that care.

28,500 line up to join Garda ranks ALMOST 2,000 people have registered an interest in the past fortnight in joining the garda, bringing the total number who want to join the force to 28,500. The surge in numbers registering their interest in joining An Garda Siochana on the Public Appointments Service (PAS) website comes after the Government announced two weeks ago there will be an end to the recruitment freeze. According to the spokesperson, the PAS does not yet know when the official application process for the new garda jobs will begin, but that "they are likely to start some time after September". Justice Minister Alan Shatter announced the end to the recruitment freeze during a graduation ceremony for reservists at the Garda College in Templemore on July 15.

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Fri 2nd August - Mon 5th August 2013 OFFICIAL OPENING OF FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY 4th AUGUST

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• O’Carolan Summer School Running from 29th July to 2nd August • Opening of Festival with Céilí music by Swallows Tail - Friday 2nd August • International Harp Competition Saturday 3rd August • Harp Concert in Keadue Church with Tale of the Gael on Saturday 3rd August at 9pm Followed by Dance in St. Ronan’s Hall, music by Sean Brennan with his latest hit ‘Katie from Keadue’ at 10.30pm • Shebeen at 4pm and Sharon Shannon & Band in Concert at 9pm on Sunday 4th August • Ceoltóirí Lough Allen at 3pm followed by Derek Warfield and the Young Wolf Tones at 4pm on Monday 5th August • The Internationally Renowned Door Dancing Competition on Monday 5th August

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THURSDAY 1st 8.00pm: To coincide with Bram Stoker lecture - the Art Deco Theatre and Cinema will show the classic 1958 movie Dracula. Admission €6

FRIDAY 2nd 8.30pm: Official Opening by Malcolm Billings, Journalist, Radio Producer and Author LECTURE: Vartan of Nazareth: Missionary and Medical Pioneer in the 19th century Middle East Malcolm Billings

SATURDAY 3rd 9.00am OUTING Carlton Country (Tyrone) (Highlights inc. Clogher’s Georgian Cathedral, Carlton’s cottage, Rathmór, Brackenridge’s Folly and church by noted architect Liam McCormack) GUIDE: Jack Johnston, Ulster Local historian 8.30pm LECTURE The Railways of Co. Sligo Peter Bowen - Walsh, Railway Historian

SUNDAY 4th OUTING: Temple House: Guided Tour of house @ 12 & Lunch @ 1pm (Tickets €30 must be purchased before Friday evening from Aidan Tighe’s Shop, Ballymote. Remaining tickets available on the opening night only - own transport - lifts on request when booking) 8.30pm LECTURE: Bram Stoker - Dracula and the Sligo Connection Paul Murray, Retired Diplomat & author of From the Shadow of Dracula: A Life of Bram Stoker

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Archbishop Neary highlights “scourge of emigration”

INSET: Archbishop Michael Neary with Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown at the summit of Croagh Patrick.

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EEK Sunday is always a pivotal day in the calendar of pilgrims from many parts who scale Mayo’s holy mountain in search, perhaps, of some solace and forbearance for the difficulties of life. This year, some of the current difficulties were highlighted strongly by the most senior Catholic bishop in the west of Ireland. The ongoing scourge of emigration has left "broken hearts" in families and a lot of "justified anger", according to the Archbishop of Tuam, Dr. Michael Neary. He said there were "impoverished" communities left behind as the young continued to leave. He also expressed concern over the impact emigration was having on rural dioceses. "There is something particularly sad about seeing rural areas today that cannot field a football team because the young men and girls have gone off to Australia or Canada," he said. Referring to people's anger, he said many believed that had those responsible for the economic crisis "been less arrogant", they might have been able to take "corrective action" before the situation reached the stage it is at now.

Speaking after the launch of a new pilgrim prayer card in Westport for those climbing Croagh Patrick, the archbishop said that his own diocese of Tuam had a history of emigration but that it was "very pronounced now". "When young fellows or young girls leave, they take so many others with them. Some of them hopefully will return but I fear some of them may never come back," he said. The archbishop said that though the church did not have any ready-made solution to stem the scourge of emigration, it was trying to work with local groups to tackle the the economic crisis. He explained that six bishops representing six dioceses in the west of Ireland have been working alongside the Develop the West group and the Western Development Commission to find ways to obtain government or statutory supports to stem the outward flow of young people. In his homily for Reek Sunday, delivered on the summit of Croagh Patrick yesterday morning, the archbishop hit out at the greed and pride which contributed to the economics crisis and which fuelled an

illusion that "the few could shape the world as they wished". He told the Irish Independent: "If we had been more conscious of our own limitations and abilities – and lack of ability – we might have recognised that we were on a path that couldn't last and would have serious repercussions for others." INJURIES FROM CLIMB Many thousands made the climb this year and a number of injuries were reported. A pilgrim who had to be airlifted off the mountain after suffering a serious head injury remained in hospital earlier this week. The woman sustained the injury after falling near the summit shortly after 9am. She was one of two casualties airlifted from the mountain to Mayo General Hospital . A 67-year-old man who suffered a cardiac incident was also airlifted from the mountain. The man was a foreigner who was holidaying in the area and took part in the climb. A total of 17 people were injured while carrying out the annual pilgrimage. However, the vast majority suffered minor cuts and abrasions which were treated on site.

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New manufacturing facility for South Roscommon THE announcement some weeks ago of plans by an international pharmaceutical company to establish a development and manufacturing facility in Monksland in South Roscommon could create up to 50 jobs in the near future. Jazz Pharmaceuticals plan to develop a manufacturing facility on a 17-acre greenfield site in Monksland, on the fringes of Athlone, a decision that has been broadly welcomed. The company hopes to purchase a land bank in Monksland and seek planning permission for a manufacturing facility later this autumn. If the plans proceed, the facility could create up to 40 jobs in the construction phase alone, bringing a further 50 jobs to the area when the facility is up and running. The company, which specialises in the area of drug development for oncology, pain, narcolepsy and psychiatry, currently employs 50 people in its head office in Dublin. The development of another pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the Athlone area is seen as a significant boost for the area, where a number of pharmaceutical companies are already based. Plans by an international pharmaceutical company to establish a development and manufacturing facility in Monksland in South Roscommon could create up to 50 jobs in the near future.

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Eel-bitten Galway baker to appear on TV

? A Galway baker who generated international headlines after being bitten in the face by a giant conger eel earlier this month is set to be back in the limelight again in the coming weeks when his family business features in a new documentary series on RTE television. Taking Care of Business, which started recently, features ordinary Irish people who got into extraordinary debt during the Celtic Tiger years and features Grifffin’s Bakery of Shop Street in the third or fourth edition of the series. Two financial trouble shooters, Sean Dunne and Tommy Murphy, are seen to regularly visit Jimmy Griffin’s premises throughout the show as they attempt to devise a plan to help his business survive in a harsh economic climate.

Filming started at the Galway bakery before Christmas, and Jimmy and his staff gave the programme unprecedented ‘behind the scenes’ access to the day-to-day running of a bakery which has been run by the Griffin family since 1876. Griffins’ Bakery is one of six family business to feature in the series. It shows how Jimmy bought the business from his parents for €1.5 million in 2008, with little foresight of the massive problems faced by the retail sector in the intervening five years The programme will show how Jimmy, a master baker, has tried to diversify his business. Jimmy told the Galway City Tribune this week that he was one of thousands of businesses who applied to take part in Taking Care of Business. Filming took place

at the bakery and cafe over a number of months. He said part of his motivation in taking part in the programme was to show the financial uncertainty and headaches which come with running a small business. Jimmy is also a scuba diver in his spare time and the story of how he was bitten in the face by a six foot conger eel, during a dive in Connemara, has gone all around the world since it was first published in the Galway City Tribune two weeks ago. He was diving at 25 metres when the huge creature attacked him in the dark. A team of plastic surgeons at University Hospital Galway, led by consultant Padraig Regan, managed to rebuild the left side of his face after he was transferred to the city by ambulance.

Facebook spat turns to alleged assault outside courtroom EVENTS surrounding the assault of two men on each other on July 17, 2011, as a result of a lengthy exchange of texts and Facebook private messages between one of the men’s girlfriend and the other man, took a dramatic twist last week. At the Castlebar sitting of Westport District Court, James Prendergast of Rockfort, Irishtown was allegedly assaulted a number of times outside the courtroom by another male. Speaking after the alleged assault, Solicitor John Dillon-Leech said his client, James Prendergast was assaulted in the hall outside the court while sitting with his father. “While my client was in the protection of the court my client was subjected to a serious assault and it will be before the court in the future,” said Mr Dillon-Leetch. Mr Dillon-Leetch said his client was ‘shaken and upset’ after what occurred. Mr Dillon-Leetch said his client wanted closure on the matter which had a ‘huge impact on his life and his family’s life’. Supt Colm Fox told the judge that the

matter was ‘currently under investigation’. Supt Fox said Mr Prendergast would be interviewed by the Gardaí in relation to the alleged assault earlier that morning. In dealing with the assault charge from July 2011 by Mr Barry Healy, Clogher, Hollymount on Mr Prendergast, Judge Devins said she could not deal with the case and adjourned her decision until October 17. Dealing with Mr Prendergast’s case, Judge

Devins dismissed the charge of assault on Mr Healy under the Probation Act. After hearing evidence last year in relation to the love triangle between the two former friends and Mr Prendergast’s girlfriend, which occurred via Facebook and text messages and resulted in both men being found guilty of assault on each other, Judge Devins said she hoped that both men would realise the ‘folly of the case’. Mr Dillon-Leech said his client had learned hugely from the ‘life-changing event’ and was ‘very unhappy’ about details that emerged in cross examination of the case last year. Exchanges of text messages and Facebook messages between Prendergast’s girlfriend, Lisa Brett and Barry Healy were heard by the court last year. Last year, both men had sentencing on charges of assault against each other adjourned for 12 months, with Judge Devins stating that if they did not come to the attention of gardai in the meantime, she would dismiss both charges under the Probation Act.

Talented Youths learn about Smart Phone Electronics

SLIGO students Rory McCormack from Kilmactranny National School and Rory Carr from Coolbock National School were amongst a group of 22 students attending the Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland (CTYI) summer programme at IT Sligo last week. They learned how to create android apps like MoleMash and Mini Golf. CTYI is a programme run by Dublin City University, which provides enrichment courses for students with high academic ability. It offers fun, enrichment courses in IT Sligo and other centres in Ireland for student aged between 8-12 year old and 6-16 year old in Dublin. As part of the programme, students spent a week at IT Sligo learning about the fundamentals of digital electronics. The relationship between Electronic Engineering and smart phone technology was of particular interest to the students, according to Electronic Engineering lecturer, Fergal Henry (pictured right with Rory Carr from Coolbock National School, Sligo) ; “Most people associate smart phones and app development with computing but less is known about the link with engineering. The design of the software is developed by software developers who are trained in the area of computing, but the hardware is produced by engineers. Special features like the scroll eye tracking motion on the new Samsung Galaxy S4 are the work of engineers. “The students found the app development particularly interesting. They were impressed by the fact that they could use an emulator to test their apps or else use a WIFI connection to program their own phones. At the end, they were keen to go home to invent their own computer games apps,” he said. The students were instructed by Electronic Engineering lecturer Fergal Henry and PhD candidate from the Institute’s Department of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Padraig Varley.

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Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring accompanied by Failte Ireland Client Services Manager Eva Dearie, attended the inaugural round of Carne Golf's Club's new 9 hole course, attended by US Sports Illustrated John Garrity, Club Captain Chris Tallott, Secretary Mary Walsh, Erris Tourism Chairman Gerry Maguire, and Eamonn Mangan. Picture Henry Wills

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inister of State for Sport and Tourism, Michael Ring together with Fáilte Ireland’s Eva Dearie and a group of top US golf media, last week attended the opening of the new Kilmore 9-hole at Carne Golf Links in Belmullet, Co Mayo. The golf writers and broadcastors who are based throughout the States arrived in Ireland following the British Open, to experience first-hand the new 9 holes.

The visiting media are here as part of a visit supported by tourism bodies, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland and hosted by Carne Golf Links. During their visit not only did they play on the original Hackett course and the new Kilmore nine hole but they attended a Gathering organised by John Gallagher, Chairman of Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile. Indeed, local research with the Heritage Centre, Rosemarie

Geraghty has linked her ancestors back to one of the visiting US golf media, John Garrity, long time Sports Illustrated senior writer. Eva Dearie, Fáilte Ireland, who spoke at the official opening, said: “Fáilte Ireland’s research shows that the golf sector provides a total overseas spend of €202m for the Irish economy. Good news indeed, and with 163,000 overseas visitors playing golf while in Ireland in 2012, each visitor is worth on average €1200 to the economy - two and a half times that of the average tourist. Indeed, North Americans are among the biggest spenders during their stay here, so we welcome these top US golf media who will spread the word on our world class golf courses. “ Together with playing at the Carne Golf Links the group will continue their golfing oddesy around Ireland and play at Enniscrone Golf Club; The Royal Dublin Golf Club and The European Club at Brittas Bay. Ms Dearie continued: We in Fáilte Ireland feel that it is important that we fully promote what is available by assisting these US media in showcasing what Ireland has to offer. This will certainly encourage and help maintain Ireland’s reputation as a destination for high quality and challenging golf.” With our research showing that Ireland is hitting the mark on both satisfaction levels and value for money for our overseas guests – with satisfaction rates at 94% and value for money at 83%. It is hoped that when the group return home they will help spread the word that not only has Ireland got world golf courses but with our beautiful 40 shades of green and our warm and friendly hospitality and people to welcome you.”

Croagh Patrick restoration works will cost €1.5m ON the week when thousands were preparing for the summit of Mayo’s holy mountain came the news Croagh Patrick needs a €1.5 million investment to stem the ‘severe’ erosion along its treacherous pathways, an expert report has revealed. Large numbers scaled the 765 metrehigh mountain for the annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage, many

of them probably aware of the reports findings that ‘the erosion created by walkers on this mountain is of such a scale and is so severe that only a large scale intervention could have any impact on it’. Commissioned by Mountaineering Ireland, the author is Elfyn Jones, an Access and Conservation Officer in

Wales for the British Mountaineering Council. Speaking yesterday, Johnny Groden of the Murrisk Development Association welcomed the report but stressed that the high costs of such work would mean it was a long-term project. “On initial reading I was shocked at the restoration costs, which will involve a team of trained people working on pathways. But when you read the detail of the report it is clear that it is achievable into the future. The priority is though that all the stakeholders, including the landholders who have commonage, are on board and kept in the loop,” Mr Groden said. An estimated 100,000 people climb the holy mountain each year —where Saint Patrick spent 40 days and 40 nights fasting in 441AD – with around 30,000 climbing it over the Reek Sunday weekend alone. In recent years Croagh Patrick has been increasingly used for a plethora of charity and extreme sports events whose related traffic, according to some observers, has significantly eroded the pathway. However, Mr. Jones argues that while such events ‘are a major current concern’ and ‘need to be quantified and put in a context of the overall use of the mountain’, it is ‘unlikely that it’s a major factor in the erosion of the paths’. As well as proposing major restorative works, by skilled personnel, he proposes more formalised management and

monitoring of traffic on the mountain. “Currently it is clear that there is no guidance or management of these events and a forum dedicated to identify a best practise or code for such events on the mountain could be very useful,” he suggest. Coincidentally, Murrisk Development Association has long been calling for the development of Codes of Practise for the holy mountain and has recently engaged with Mayo County Council, Fáilte Ireland, Mayo Mountain Rescue, the local church, as well as archaeological interests and the commonage owners, in devising such a framework. County Council Community and Integration Officer, Niall Sheridan said the local authority was very committed to making the Reek safer for all its users and that a Code of Practise would ultimately achieve this. “Croagh Patrick needs to be made safer for the pilgrims, recreational climbers and extreme sports competitors who use it. Nobody wants to claim the Reek for themselves but there could be a problem in ten or 15 years time about safety is something is not done now,” Mr Sheridan said. Fáilte Ireland’s Brian Quinn said the mountain was ‘hugely important for tourism’ in the area but stressed ‘its future sustainability as a resource for locals and visitors’ must now be addressed through the findings of the report and the ongoing stakeholders meetings.

Daniel O’Donnell asks for prayers as wife Majella diagnosed with cancer

Happier times: Daniel and Majella on their wedding day in 2002. MOST of Daniel O’Donnell’s fans across the north-west will be answering the singer’s call for their prayers after confirming that his wife, Majella, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. In a statement on his website, O’Donnell said: “I’m sorry to inform you that Majella was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She is undergoing treatment at present and as it was found in the early stages we are very hopeful of a full recovery.” “I know that many of you would like to send your good wishes to Majella but at this time we cannot deal with a lot of mail so we would ask you not to send cards or letters, all we need are your prayers to help us through this difficult time and we know we can rely on that.” Majella O’Donnell, née McLennan, is a businesswoman and singer from Thurles, Co Tipperary. She has married O’Donnell in 2002 and has two adult children from a previous marriage.

Oranmore train station opens to public

Train commuters in the west will be delighted to learn that the new railway station in Oranmore has now opened to the public. The Gurrane based facility accepted its first rail passengers at 8.40 on Monday morning on the Galway to Hueston Dublin connection. 23 services on the Dublin and Limerick lines will pass through the station daily, 22 on Saturdays, and 15 on Sundays. The station was officially opened by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar on Monday (29th July). Station Manager Peter Caulfield in an interview said that there had been a lot of local interest on a very proud day for Oranmore and its general catchment area.


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Motivation Fun Run in aid of CROI Motivation Weight Management is delighted to announce our agreement to become the main sponsor of the first 5k Westport Fun Run in aid of the heart and stroke charity Croí. Organised by our local clinic team, this is a great opportunity to run, jog, stride or simply walk in aid of an excellent cause. As the name implies, the focus of the day is very much on enjoyment and participation, so get your running shoes on and keep your diary free for Saturday 10th August next if you would like to take part. Croí is a registered heart and stroke charity committed to reducing the impact of Cardiovascular Disease on families in the West of Ireland. The charity is totally funded from voluntary contributions, public support and fundraising events such as the Westport Fun Run, so by taking part you will be helping a very good cause. Commencing at 12 noon on Saturday 10th, the run starts at the Skateboard Park, goes past the Quay School, over the Ardmore Road on to the West Road, in the West Road as far as the Skateboard Park and finally finishes at the Quay School. It is a gentle, relatively flat route and refreshments will be available afterwards at the Quay School. Registration takes place at the Quay School from 9.15am – 11.15am on the morning of the race. Entry is €10 for individuals and €5 for children under 16 years. For more details, or to register in advance drop in to the Motivation Weight Management clinic in letterkenny, Sligo, Castlebar or Westport, phone 098 27400 or visit: www.croi.ie

Young harpist Fiachra Guinan gets international tv exposure with IRISHTV

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ome of Ireland’s best known and most gifted musicians, singers and dancers will feature in a special SKY TV programme Thursday August 15th at 9pm. The programme will be produced and filmed by IRISH TV at the internationally renowned O’Carolan Harp Festival in Keadue which takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend. The programme will shine a spotlight on the picturesque north Roscommon village, its rich harp heritage and the vibrant community spirit that keeps the festival alive and well each year. The O’Carolan Harp festival, which began in 1978, commemorates the world famous Harper Turlough O'Carolan. His magical music has featured in concertos and concert halls around the globe over the past century. O’Carolan’s music is rooted in Co.

Roscommon having spent most of his youth in and around Keadue. Nestled along the shores of Lough Meelagh and in the shadow of the Arigna Mountains, panoramic pictures from the award winning tidy town of Keadue and its hinterland will feature prominently with the IRISH TV crew filming recitals, concerts and pub sessions over the famous festival weekend. “I have visited every corner of Ireland filming over the past year and Keadue is right up there at the very top. From the minute you arrive in the village there is a ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’ for everyone and the beauty and tranquillity of the village will stay with me for a long time,” commented IRISH TV presenter Pierce O’Reilly. Speaking about the SKY TV programme on IRISH TV, festival secretary Padraig Noone

stated, “We were thrilled to have Pierce and his IRISH TV crew in Keadue for the festival. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the village and region to a huge audience and I know the viewers will enjoy the programme. The O’Carolan Harp festival always brings great excitement to our village as we honour one of the greatest Irish music composers of any era. I want to thank the entire IRISH TV crew for their interest and professionalism all weekend long” he said. The entire show can be viewed on Sky TV channel 191 or on Freesat 400 on Thursday, August 15th at 9.00p.m and will be repeated again the following Sunday at 7.00p.m and Monday night at 6.00p.m. Alternatively you can watch the entire show online on www.irishtv.ie.

Bank claims Perry sought six figure sum to pay tax bill MOST of the speculation in political circles last week surrounded the future of John Perry as a Government junior minister following revelations he had told Danske Bank he had agreed a €100,000 loan with Bank of Ireland to deal with tax affairs. However, the Ballymote-based junior minister was remaining tight-lipped as Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin demanded that Mr Perry make a public statement. It was indicated earlier last week that Mr. Perry disputed some claims in Danske Bank's affadavit but these were not specified. Mr Perry also complained to Danske Bank about how it was treating him -- over a €2.5 million debt -- and said that it could have implications for his job as a Minister. The significant new claims are contained in documents lodged by Danske Bank with its affadavit in the High Court last month. Then, it sought judgement for €2.5 million from Mr Perry and his wife Marie in unpaid loans and interest. That case was fast tracked to the Commercial Court where Mr Justice Peter Kelly granted the Danske Bank request on Monday last. Mr Justice Kelly put a stay on his order until September 2nd next. That September deadline granted by the

Commercial Court has, however, no direct corelation to the latest issues in the public domain. The new material focuses on Mr Perry's alleged tax arrears at the time he was a TD and/or appointed a junior Minister. It now looks like in order to save his Ministerial career, Mr Perry has to show he and/or his businesses were fully compliant at all times and that no write-down was ever requested or received. RTE had described the new information as "quite significant" on the 9 pm main TV news. These related to what were described as some very interesting Minutes' contained in meetings that were held between John Perry and the bank. "The bank, of course, have secured a judgement of almost €2.5 million against the junior Minister but he has a number of weeks to try and restructure loans. "The 'Minutes' talk about a €100,000 loan that John Perry said Bank of Ireland had agreed to give him to help him deal with tax arrears. That could be quite significant and could have implications for his future career. "There is also further reference in the 'Minutes' to three instalments of €8,000 euro which Mr Perry paid to the Revenue to settle a

liability of €125,000. "Also referred to is John Perry's shock at the way in which the bank were treating him.” The report also mentioned the fact that it could have implications for his job, the course that the bank were pursuing. To date, however, it looks like the junior minister is receiving full support from both the Taoiseach, Mr. Kenny and the Tanaiste, Mr. Gilmore.

Bush Hotel shortlisted for national competition

LOCALS in Carrick were delighted to learn that the Bush Hotel has beaten off stiff competition from hotels around the country to be shortlisted in the fourth annual Great Carvery of the Year competition. The venue is now through to the next stage of the competition following a six-week long public vote and is in with a chance of being crowned the Great Carvery Hotel of the Year at the Grand Final in Dublin this September. The annual all-island Great Carvery of the Year competition is now in its fourth year and is the premier carvery competition in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The 24 finalists will be announced at the end of August, with all finalists invited to attend the second annual Great Carvery of the Year Grand Final in Dublin this September. Here the provincial winners will be revealed, along with the overall Great Carvery Public House of the Year and Great Carvery Hotel of the Year.


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Independent MEP Marian Harkin officially opened the new Irish Wheelchair Association Resource & Outreach Centre at Logmore, Belmullet on Friday, July 19th. She is pictured at the event with Aine McDonnell and Teresa Gaughan, Belmullet. Paul Kiely and Alan Egan 3rd in Class 20 with John and Elaine Uncles

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Harp Music and Poetry in the COMEDY CLUB with Patrick McDonnell/Niamh Marron/Eric shadow of Ben Bulben Lalor at 5th on Teeling

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THE EMIGRANTS FAREWELL

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t was a night of tears, joy and laughter in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar on Friday, April 19th. The vibrant Atlantic Rhythm Productions from Crossmolina in north Mayo, raised the roof as they received a much deserved standing ovation from the 400 strong audience present at the launch of the show The Emigrants’ Farewell. This artfully crafted human story captivated the audience who were virtually transported back in

time. Gifted actors turned in compelling performances in their portrayal of life in Co. Mayo in 1912. This is a story which moves seamlessly betweenhumour and sadness with many moments evoking great pathos. The journey concluded with the reading of a poignant tribute to the 14 people from Addergoole Parish who had travelled on the RMS Titanic 101 all those years ago. The audience was treated to perfomances by world-class step dancers, joined on stage by outstanding sean-nós dancers and excellent musicians with choreographer Sheila Moffatt of the Moffatt School of Dancing at the helm. The show was officially launched in Mayo by guest speaker Dr Paul Nolan from the Addergoole Titanic Society. Also present on the night was Minister of State for Tourism Michael Ring, who encouraged the audience to support this homegrown wealth of Mayo talent in the various entertainment venues throughout the summer season ahead. Atlantic Rhythm Productions will perform the show in full all over Ireland over the coming summer season. They are currently auditioning for dancers, singers and musicians. They also perform traditional Irish nights with a difference. To find out more about this energetic and fastmoving group, check out their website www.atlanticrhythm.com. You can also sign up in the newsletter section of their website to receive regular newsletters which keep you up-to-date with all of their upcoming events. The production company has a number of shows ideally suited for The Gathering events throughout Ireland. Tickets are €20 (€16 for groups of 10 or more), €12 (Under 12's) and family ticket €50. Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster online and outlets nationwide, and from the Royal Box Office on 0818 300 000 or 094 9023111.

“To Market, to market”: Ruth Pettus opens at the linenhall

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pening on Friday 2nd August at the Linenhall Arts Centre is “To Market, To Market”, an unusual, engaging and evocative exhibition of shoe sculptures by New Zealand-born artist Ruth Pettus.

The exhibition is inspired by the Linenhall’s former existence as the original marketing area for the sale of flax grown in Mayo during the 18th and 19th centuries. As Ruth explains, “The shoes can be seen to represent the

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Sisters & Brothers: The Henry Girls & The Lost Brothers

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There will also be a number of family fun side attractions such as the dog show, pets corner, bonny baby show, fancy dress, face painting, best dressed lady, little Miss and Mr Grange, novelty sports events, a bouncy castle and vintage car and machinery display. Guess the weight of the lamb competition will return again this year with the chance to win the lamb if you guess its correct weight and start your own sheep flock! One of this years big attractions will be dancing to Jimmy Buckley from 3-5pm. The show is also holding The North West open N.P. heifer suitable for Suckling, with a prize fun of €1000 for this class and the winner will receive the John Burke memorial Perpetual Cup. Two other major classes are The Western Forestry Co-op open lamb championship for the best

single low land ewe lambs and the best single mountain ewe lambs with a prize money of €150 - Call for these two classes. Lurcher showing and racing are back again this year. Gene Gallagher is working in partnership with the show committee to organise these classes along with Working Terrier classes. The highlight of the Working Terriers competition is the Champion of Champion All Ireland Qualifier whose final will be held at Strabane Show. Come along and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of the North Sligo community and you also may be in with a chance to win some fabulous prizes by entering in classes on the day. If you require further information please contact 087 6429084 or log onto www.northsligoagrishow.ie

North Sligo Agricultural Show Society

67 ANNUAL SHOW

th Saturday 3rd August 2013 - Grange, Co. Sligo Live on Show Day Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Poultry, 3pm - 5pm Dogs, Home Industries

Jimmy Buckley

Patsy Barry PB Auctioneer & Valuer

Full Bar In the marquee

Admission €10.00 • Under 12’s are Free

A fun filled family day out with judging of Cattle, Sheeps, Horses, Donkeys , home industries, arts and crafts & flowers. Judging starts at 11am & afternoon programme starts at 12:30 • Sheep Dog Trials • Vintage Car Display • Bonny Baby Competition • Dog Show and Lurcher Racing • Bouncy Castles • and much much more...

Rinroe, Grange, Co. Sligo

Tel: 087-2727588 barrypatsy@eircom.net Sales & Auctions Valuations for: HSE, Property, Tax, Probate Your Local Auctioneer

For more info contact show secretary Martina Ward on 087-7719742

www.northsligoagrishow.ie


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Free Pre-School Year Guide for Parents to the free Pre-Schol Year in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) What is the free Pre-School Year in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)? The ECCE is a new scheme designed to give children access to a free Pre-School Year of appropriate programme-based activities in the year before they start primary school. Participation in a pre-school programme provides children with their first formal experience of early learning, the starting-point of their educational and social development outside the home. Children who avail of pre-school are more likely to be ready for school and a formal learning and social environment. Will my child be eligible? The ECCE is open to all children aged between 3 years 3 months and 4 years 6 months on 1 September each year. To avail of the free preschool year in January 2010, children must have been born between 2 February 2005 and 30 June 2006. To avail of the year in September 2010, children must have been born between 2 February 2006 and 30 June 2007. How is the pre-school year funded? Services participating in the scheme will be paid a capitation fee for each qualifying child enrolled. In return, the service will be required to provide an appropriate programme of activities in early childhood care and education (ECCE) which will be free to parents. While the pre-school year will normally commence in September of each year, a

shorter period will apply for those attending from January 2010. How will the pre-school year be provided? Children attending a full or part-time service will normally receive pre-school year sessions for 2 hours 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week over 50 weeks. To facilitate parents whose children attend a full or part-time service for only 3 days a week, the service may provide 3 weekly sessions of 3 hours 45 minutes each day. The weekly capitation fee in these cases will be €48.50. Children availing of the free pre-school year during January to August 2010 will receive 35 rather than 50 weeks of free pre-school. Children attending a sessional playschool service, typically provided for about 3 hours each day, will normally receive pre-school year sessions for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week over 38 weeks. Sessional playschool services which are unable to open 5 days a week, can apply to provide the pre-school year in the form of 3 hours 30 minutes a day, 4 days a week over 41 weeks. Children availing of the free preschool year during January to August 2010 will receive 23 rather than 38 weeks of free pre-school. The weekly capitation fee in these cases will be €64.50. Some sessional playschools may choose to open for 50 weeks in the year rather than 38, in which case they will provide daily sessions of 2 hours 15 minutes, and full or part-time services

Cuddles ‘n Care 19 Rathana, Pearse Road, Sligo

Tel: 087-9709505

• 6 Months to 12 years • After School • ECCE Scheme Available • Freshly home Cooked Meals • Fully trained staff

Opening Hours: 6.45am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday

Hopes & Dreams Montessori School Cartron Heights, Sligo. 071-9144085

Free Pre-school

(ECCE) places

Catering for 2-3 year olds Morning / Afternoon or full day available

Now taking bookings for 2013

may choose to also provide sessional playschool services in which case the 38 week model will apply. Will parents have to pay additional charges to the service for the free Pre-School Year? No, services which participate in the scheme must provide the pre-school year free to parents. A service may charge parents for additional services as long as (a) these are provided on an optional basis and (b) appropriate programme based activities are provided to children not participating in an optional activity. For example, a service can offer an additional activity such as music or dance which parents can choose to avail of for a charge. If they do not wish to avail of this activity, their child must continue to be provided with an appropriate alternative activity. Services can also charge for hours which are additional to the free pre-school provision e.g. if a child is in a full-day service for 10 hours, a parent should expect to pay for the 7 hours, 45 minutes per day which are not free. An additional 30 minutes per day, which would be charged for, may be offered to a child in a sessional playschool. Outings, birthday parties, snacks, etc can also be charged for, provided they are optional for parents. What to Look Out For When Choosing Childcare The first step you should take is to make a list of qualities you're looking for in a childcare provider,

such as experience, staff rations, flexibility etc. When searching for a new crèche or childcare facility make sure to give yourself plenty of time so that you are not under pressure to make a quick decision. This is step number one in our 5 steps to choosing childcare. Make sure to visit the childcare facility as often as you wish when there are children present. Doing this gives you an insight into the quality of childcare and the atmosphere there. Make note of the following: A warm responsive interaction between the carers and the children. Do the children look happy and content? Your gut instinct in judging this is often the best – will your own child be happy there? Check whether they welcome parent involvement and contact. The more you can be involved with the crèche while you child is there, the more you will be reassured about his/her welfare. Some business owners encourage parent evenings as a way of encouraging parents to get involved. Enquire about staff turnover - staff who have been there a long time means that your child will have consistency of care. Ask other parents whose children have been there. A recommendation from a trusted family member or friend can often be the best advice. It is important that you are 100% happy with your choice of childcare so you can easily reassure your child and help them to feel good about going there. Children often pick up on their parents’ anxiety and worry.

Breaffy Creche Clogher, Breaffy, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

• ECCE Preschool Scheme • 8.00am -6.00pm Mon to Fri • Part Time Places Available • HSE Registered • Large outdoor play area • Hot meals & snacks

After scho places avail ol able from Septem ber 2013

Hot Meals P rovided

Contact Margaret: 094-9035205


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64th ANNUAL AGRICULTURAL SHOW & GYMKHANA Continued Success and best wishes to the Boniconlon Show from all at

Mayo Sligo CO-OP Mart

SALES EVERY TUESDAY Bulls - Heifers - Weanlings Cows - Sheep Pre Booking: 096-22555

Best of Luck to Bonniconlon Show from all at McGrath Coaches

Coaches, Mini Coaches & Car Hire Contact: 097­87842 or 087­2313029 mcgrathcoaches@eircom.net www.mcgrathcoaches.com

Glenamoy, Ballina, Co. Mayo

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he much anticipated 64th Bonniconlon Show & Gymkhana, with a total prize fund of €65,000, will this year take place on Bank Holiday Monday, August 5th, 2013. The picturesque Bonniconlon village is located under the Ox Mountains on the Mayo/Sligo border. The show itself takes place on an impressive 200 acre site, with each acre utilised to the maximum. From humble beginnings in 1949 the show has grown substantially over the years and is currently one of the top shows and gymkhanas in the country with entertainment for young and old. On the day there will be seven live bands - On stage 1 are: Irish Knights from 10.0012.00, Rackhouse Pilfer from 12.00-2.00, Michael S. Togher from 2.00-3.00 and Jimmy Buckley from 3.00-5.00. On Stage 2

are: Na Citogi from 11.00-1.00, Gerry Guthrie from 1.00-3.00 and Pat’s Country Roadshow from 4.00-6.00. One of the many highlights of the day is the Bonniconlon Sheaf Tossing Competition; it has gained national significance and draws people from all corners of Ireland as it is one of the most specialized in Ireland with €1,200 in prizemoney. Other highlights and family attractions are: The Rose of Bonniconlon Final at 5pm, Pure Fresh-sponsored Children's Party and Disco at 1.45, Sheep Dog Trials, Heritage & Vintage Section, Most Appropriately Dressed Lady and Gent on the field from 1-3pm, Bonny Baby Competition, Wind Back the Clock, Potato picking competition, Old craft demonstration section, Rare breeds of animals display and the Stunt Bike Show. Remember! There is lots of free parking and

• Dismantling a Wide Range of Modern Cars, Vans and 4×4s. • Huge Selection of NEW Exhausts, Lamps, Mirrors, Panels, Winders, Sumps etc. in stock. • Visit our website for Repairables for Sale.

FREE DELIVERY SERVICE ALL OVER CONNAUGHT.

Wishing John and all the Committe good luck with the Show on 5th August FREE COLLECTION OF YOUR SCRAP VEHICLES. AS AN AUTHORISED TREATMENT FACILITY WE CAN PROVIDE ELV CERTS FOR YOUR VEHICLE.

MICHAEL EGAN BUILDERS LTD BONNICONLON ROAD, BALLINA Precast Septic tanks supplied and fitted Septic Tanks upgraded Pump stations installed Waste water treatment systems Construction of percolation areas All Ground works AGENT FOR BORD NA MONA WASTE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS

CALL: 087-2767003 or 096-70224

DISCOUNT EXHAUST & TOWBAR CENTRE SUPPLY & FREE FITTING

Huge Range of Exhausts • Catalytic Converters & Tow Bars NEW! Top Quality Emmisions test Now Available for Only €19.99

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Best wishes to all involved the 63rd Bonniconlon Agricultural Show

Ardnaree, Ballina, Co. Mayo • bosalmayo@gmail.com

Tel: 096-79733

Enquiries to Show Secretar*: 085-1537739 / 096-45187

64th ANNUAL AGRICULTURAL SHOW & GYMKHANA

Aluminium Soffit & Fascia Tel: 096-45423 or 087-2858333

The official opening of the Bonniconlon Show 2013 will take place at 12.00 noon by Commodore Mark Melle", DSNPHD, Flag Officer, Naval Ser#ices

Bank Holiday Monday, Aug$st 6th, 2012 Members of I.S.A. & S.J.A.I.

Lots of %ee parking - Free buses %om parks to show Proud Winners of 2010 Meitheal Award - Rehab Award Winning Show 2006 Admission at gate €10.00 - National School Children Free Show Office Opening in Bonniconlon Showg'ounds Fri 26th July %om 11.00 am Best wishes to Bonniconlon show from

Best Wishes to Bonniconlon Show from

Prop. Tony Meenaghan

Best wishes to the 62nd Bonniconlon Agricultural Show from everyone at

PRESENTS THE

Postal Entries to Show Secretary, Bridie Judge, 096-45187 or 085-1537739, at Carracrum, Bonniconlon, by Friday, 3rd August, 2012 Office Open in Bonniconlon Showgrounds on Friday Saturday 27th & 28th July from 11am to 2pm and Monday onwards: 10.30am - 7pm. Late Opening on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. No entries accepted or changed on Show Day. Entries will not be accepted unless accompanied by the proper fees. Trade stands must be booked with Show Chairperson: John O'Hara. 087-2942949

WHITESTREAM, BONNICONLON, BALLINA, TEL /FAX : 096-45412 WEB ; www.dempseysdismantlers.com Email; info@dempseysdismantlers.com

Good Luck to all involved with the Bonniconlon Show

free buses from Car Parks to the Showgrounds.The Gymkhana itself has a prize fund of €6000 and has 2 arenas, one for horses and one for ponies. A measure of how Bonniconlon Show has grown can be gleaned from the fact it is

now credited with having 7 All Ireland Championships Competitions – more than any other similar show in Ireland. Even if you are not at the show you can soak up the atmosphere. Midwest Radio will broadcast live from the show on the day. And the activity doesn’t end in the field.....Mike Denver and his band play afterwards in the Grove Hall for the Bonniconlon Show Dance. A special word of gratitude must go to the exhibitors, competitors, stewards, committee and landowners who each year make the event bigger and better than ever. This day would not be possible without the generosity of the sponsors who come from near and far and the committee wish to sincerely thank all of them who have contributed to make the Bonniconlon Show the successful event it now is.

Continued Success and best wishes to the Boniconlon Show from all at

www.brusnaenergysolutions.com

Continued Success and best wishes to the Boniconlon Show from all at Lundy Fine Foods

Continued Success and best wishes to the Boniconlon Show from

Accounting

“Passionate about desig(.” Want something different? We can design and manufacture a door to suit your tastes

Best Wishes to Bonniconlon Show from Crean Kitchens

• Kitchens • Bedrooms • Sitting room • Studies • Granite worktops • Worktop & panelling service Off cuts of worktops and panels available Unit 3 Abbey Business Park, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Tel: 096 79590 aiden@creankitchens.ie www.creankitchens.ie

15% off all appliances over all brands

Cavity Wall and Attic Insulation Bio Foam Spray Insulation

Information Technology

For Attics, Dormers, Commercial Buildings, Agri Sheds, etc

Crash Repair, Spraying, Chassis Alignment, Mechanical Work, Respraying, Bodykits, Sales and Service. All Insurance companies catered for

Brillux External Insulation System

www.peytoncrashrepair.com

SEAI Registered Contractor

Contact Noel at 087-7445555 • Tel: 096-74980, Fax: 096-37555

Tom: 086-8154737 / Stephen: 087-2305401 info@peytoncrashrepair.com

Accounting and Book­keeping for Farmers, sole traders and small businesses. Specialising in Farm Accounts and Finance. Also Computers and Software Suppliers

Contact Seamus on 096­22666 Mobile: 086­8181030 Email: wfs@iol.ie


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64th ANNUAL AGRICULTURAL SHOW & GYMKHANA Continued Success and best wishes to the Boniconlon Show from all at

Mayo Sligo CO-OP Mart

SALES EVERY TUESDAY Bulls - Heifers - Weanlings Cows - Sheep Pre Booking: 096-22555

Best of Luck to Bonniconlon Show from all at McGrath Coaches

Coaches, Mini Coaches & Car Hire Contact: 097­87842 or 087­2313029 mcgrathcoaches@eircom.net www.mcgrathcoaches.com

Glenamoy, Ballina, Co. Mayo

T

he much anticipated 64th Bonniconlon Show & Gymkhana, with a total prize fund of €65,000, will this year take place on Bank Holiday Monday, August 5th, 2013. The picturesque Bonniconlon village is located under the Ox Mountains on the Mayo/Sligo border. The show itself takes place on an impressive 200 acre site, with each acre utilised to the maximum. From humble beginnings in 1949 the show has grown substantially over the years and is currently one of the top shows and gymkhanas in the country with entertainment for young and old. On the day there will be seven live bands - On stage 1 are: Irish Knights from 10.0012.00, Rackhouse Pilfer from 12.00-2.00, Michael S. Togher from 2.00-3.00 and Jimmy Buckley from 3.00-5.00. On Stage 2

are: Na Citogi from 11.00-1.00, Gerry Guthrie from 1.00-3.00 and Pat’s Country Roadshow from 4.00-6.00. One of the many highlights of the day is the Bonniconlon Sheaf Tossing Competition; it has gained national significance and draws people from all corners of Ireland as it is one of the most specialized in Ireland with €1,200 in prizemoney. Other highlights and family attractions are: The Rose of Bonniconlon Final at 5pm, Pure Fresh-sponsored Children's Party and Disco at 1.45, Sheep Dog Trials, Heritage & Vintage Section, Most Appropriately Dressed Lady and Gent on the field from 1-3pm, Bonny Baby Competition, Wind Back the Clock, Potato picking competition, Old craft demonstration section, Rare breeds of animals display and the Stunt Bike Show. Remember! There is lots of free parking and

• Dismantling a Wide Range of Modern Cars, Vans and 4×4s. • Huge Selection of NEW Exhausts, Lamps, Mirrors, Panels, Winders, Sumps etc. in stock. • Visit our website for Repairables for Sale.

FREE DELIVERY SERVICE ALL OVER CONNAUGHT.

Wishing John and all the Committe good luck with the Show on 5th August FREE COLLECTION OF YOUR SCRAP VEHICLES. AS AN AUTHORISED TREATMENT FACILITY WE CAN PROVIDE ELV CERTS FOR YOUR VEHICLE.

MICHAEL EGAN BUILDERS LTD BONNICONLON ROAD, BALLINA Precast Septic tanks supplied and fitted Septic Tanks upgraded Pump stations installed Waste water treatment systems Construction of percolation areas All Ground works AGENT FOR BORD NA MONA WASTE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS

CALL: 087-2767003 or 096-70224

DISCOUNT EXHAUST & TOWBAR CENTRE SUPPLY & FREE FITTING

Huge Range of Exhausts • Catalytic Converters & Tow Bars NEW! Top Quality Emmisions test Now Available for Only €19.99

NCT Compatible With Print out of test report

Best wishes to all involved the 63rd Bonniconlon Agricultural Show

Ardnaree, Ballina, Co. Mayo • bosalmayo@gmail.com

Tel: 096-79733

Enquiries to Show Secretar*: 085-1537739 / 096-45187

64th ANNUAL AGRICULTURAL SHOW & GYMKHANA

Aluminium Soffit & Fascia Tel: 096-45423 or 087-2858333

The official opening of the Bonniconlon Show 2013 will take place at 12.00 noon by Commodore Mark Melle", DSNPHD, Flag Officer, Naval Ser#ices

Bank Holiday Monday, Aug$st 6th, 2012 Members of I.S.A. & S.J.A.I.

Lots of %ee parking - Free buses %om parks to show Proud Winners of 2010 Meitheal Award - Rehab Award Winning Show 2006 Admission at gate €10.00 - National School Children Free Show Office Opening in Bonniconlon Showg'ounds Fri 26th July %om 11.00 am Best wishes to Bonniconlon show from

Best Wishes to Bonniconlon Show from

Prop. Tony Meenaghan

Best wishes to the 62nd Bonniconlon Agricultural Show from everyone at

PRESENTS THE

Postal Entries to Show Secretary, Bridie Judge, 096-45187 or 085-1537739, at Carracrum, Bonniconlon, by Friday, 3rd August, 2012 Office Open in Bonniconlon Showgrounds on Friday Saturday 27th & 28th July from 11am to 2pm and Monday onwards: 10.30am - 7pm. Late Opening on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. No entries accepted or changed on Show Day. Entries will not be accepted unless accompanied by the proper fees. Trade stands must be booked with Show Chairperson: John O'Hara. 087-2942949

WHITESTREAM, BONNICONLON, BALLINA, TEL /FAX : 096-45412 WEB ; www.dempseysdismantlers.com Email; info@dempseysdismantlers.com

Good Luck to all involved with the Bonniconlon Show

free buses from Car Parks to the Showgrounds.The Gymkhana itself has a prize fund of €6000 and has 2 arenas, one for horses and one for ponies. A measure of how Bonniconlon Show has grown can be gleaned from the fact it is

now credited with having 7 All Ireland Championships Competitions – more than any other similar show in Ireland. Even if you are not at the show you can soak up the atmosphere. Midwest Radio will broadcast live from the show on the day. And the activity doesn’t end in the field.....Mike Denver and his band play afterwards in the Grove Hall for the Bonniconlon Show Dance. A special word of gratitude must go to the exhibitors, competitors, stewards, committee and landowners who each year make the event bigger and better than ever. This day would not be possible without the generosity of the sponsors who come from near and far and the committee wish to sincerely thank all of them who have contributed to make the Bonniconlon Show the successful event it now is.

Continued Success and best wishes to the Boniconlon Show from all at

www.brusnaenergysolutions.com

Continued Success and best wishes to the Boniconlon Show from all at Lundy Fine Foods

Continued Success and best wishes to the Boniconlon Show from

Accounting

“Passionate about desig(.” Want something different? We can design and manufacture a door to suit your tastes

Best Wishes to Bonniconlon Show from Crean Kitchens

• Kitchens • Bedrooms • Sitting room • Studies • Granite worktops • Worktop & panelling service Off cuts of worktops and panels available Unit 3 Abbey Business Park, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Tel: 096 79590 aiden@creankitchens.ie www.creankitchens.ie

15% off all appliances over all brands

Cavity Wall and Attic Insulation Bio Foam Spray Insulation

Information Technology

For Attics, Dormers, Commercial Buildings, Agri Sheds, etc

Crash Repair, Spraying, Chassis Alignment, Mechanical Work, Respraying, Bodykits, Sales and Service. All Insurance companies catered for

Brillux External Insulation System

www.peytoncrashrepair.com

SEAI Registered Contractor

Contact Noel at 087-7445555 • Tel: 096-74980, Fax: 096-37555

Tom: 086-8154737 / Stephen: 087-2305401 info@peytoncrashrepair.com

Accounting and Book­keeping for Farmers, sole traders and small businesses. Specialising in Farm Accounts and Finance. Also Computers and Software Suppliers

Contact Seamus on 096­22666 Mobile: 086­8181030 Email: wfs@iol.ie


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The Square, Main St!eet, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo Best wishes to all involved in the Black Pig Festival

Enniscrone Black Pig Festival 2013 8th - 12th August 2013

Gilroys Bar and Ait Eile Restaurant

Ideally located right on the scenic west coast overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and a 5km st!etch of our blue flag beach - a t!"ely beautif"l sight. If you are looking for finely flavoured food then this really is the place! All our food is caref"lly selected #om first rate suppliers before being prepared to perfection.

Main St!eet, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

Specialising in Wedding & Engagement Rings Bes t wi s h i n vo t o a l l e s l ve d Bl a c i n t h e F es t k P i g i va l

Owner, David Walker, is a Goldsmith by t!ade, a business that has been in his family for generations - We produce beautif"l jeweller$, in gold, silver and platinum. We specialise in ethnic jeweller$, including Celtic and Claddagh desig%s

Tel: 096-37085 • 087-6165411

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he Enniscrone Black Pig Festival takes place in Enniscrone, one of Sligo's most popular and scenic towns, with a wide variety of activities for all ages. The festival will commence with a momentous parade through the town, followed by the black pig warriors, the evening will include street entertainment. The official opening will be by Tommy Marren of Mid west Radio. The Mardi Gras will be on Thursday with live

music on the street, Friday Live music and selecting the Festival Princess. Saturday is Children's Day with Live music and Fireworks. Sunday Market Day will be held in the Hollow and live music all day. On Monday there is a 5 and a 10 km Run.

Tommy Marren of Mid west Radio.

Fun Fair will be on every night from Wednesday the 7th to Monday the 12th Live Music in Pubs and Hotels every night Function Night Club also open every night. The official opening will be by

Friday 9th August 7pm - 9pm: Street Busking Competition 9pm: Selecting of the Festival Princess at the Ocean Sands Hotel Music with Pat's Country Road show & Disco

Thursday 8th August 7pm: The Mardi Gras along the main street 8pm - 11pm: Roasting of the Pig 8:30pm -11pm: Live Music with Doppler

Bes t wi s h i n vo t o a l l e s l ve d Bl a c i n t h e F es t k P i g i va l

Main Street, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

Best wishes to all involved in the Black Pig Festival

florists Summer Camps 2013 July 9th to 11th inclusive. July 23rd to 25th inc. August 6th to 8th inc. Aug 20th to 22nd inc. • Special Occasions Birthday, Anniversary, Sorry, Thank You, I Love You • Funerals - with the respect they deserve • Weddings - attention to every detail

ingle ‘F ro m a s n s te m to a g ’ ddin entire we 087-2786870

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We will also be running advanced camps in July and August, please call for further details. These camps will include cross country, showjumping, dressage. Own pony welcome. Places limited - so book early to secure your place.

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Enniscrone Black Pig Festival 2013 8th - 12th August 2013 Saturday 10th August Family Fun Day 2pm: Sandcastle Competition on the Beach 4pm: Duck Race on the Bellawaddy River 5pm: Treasure Hunt 6pm: Enniscrone Heritage Walk from the tourist Office 7pm: Music In Square 7pm - 8:30pm:Kiddies Disco / Face painting 8:30pm - 10pm: Road Angels 10pm -12:30pm Revenge 11pm: Fireworks on the Beach Sunday 11th August Market Day 9am:Market Day with stalls throughout the day in the Hollows 2pm - 5pm:Entertainment throughout the day Music by Daniel Gallagher Tai Chi Demonstration Irish Dancing display etc... 8:30pm - 11pm Music with The Prickly Pears on the Square. Monday 12th August 5km & 10km Run 5pm - 6:30pm Registration for the 5km & 10km Run 7pm Start of the 5km & 10km Run from the Church. Refreshments and raffle will follow the race at The Diamond Coast Hotel. The Legend of the Black Pig The Black Pig Festival of Enniscrone evolved from a

legend story that a wild boar that was claimed to have magical powers, ran through the streets of Donegal killing all in his path. This boar was covered with large bristles that were deadly poisonous to touch, the wild boar disappeared into the waters and then rose from the sea onto the Enniscrone Shore and once again killing everyone in its path. When then people of the town recovered from their initial fright, they came together and ran the Black Pig out of the town using long-handed spears and wooden poles, to a field in Muckduff ( Irish for "Black Pig") where the wild beast was slayed. One person thinking that the poison in the bristles only worked while the pig was alive, touched the dead animal and died instantly. When the others saw this they knew there would be no feasting on this animal, so the animal was quickly covered up with clay & stone. The mound is still here to this day and a sculpture of the Black Pig was created by Cillian Rogers of Dromore West, it is 4metres long, 1.5metres high and weighs 3tonnes and can be found across the road from the Diamond Coast Hotel in Enniscrone.

Best wishes to all involved in the Black Pig Festival 096-36449 / 087-6214422 queenanjoseph@eircom.net Lacknaslieva, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

PLASTERING CONTRACTOR C2 REG - FULLY INSURED All Types of Work Telephone: 086-2959204

Best Wishes to all involved in The Black Pig Festival

CLLR MICHAEL CLARKE Best wishes to all involved in the Black Pig Festival

Independent

Telephone: 087-7708691 michaelclarkesales@eircom.net Clinics in the Still Bar at 9pm every Weds. Available on the above no. 24/7

Visit www.enniscrone.ie for more details

CLLR JOSEPH QUEENAN

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Ballinteane, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo Contact Declan 087-6956143 Fax: 096-36214 declanhall@hotmail.com

Best wishes to all involved in the Black Pig Festival

BOLAND MOTORS

Rathglass, Sligo Road, Ballina Phone: (096) 37744, Mobile: 086-8278958 Email: bolandmotors@ireland.com

Auto Diagnostics Services Sales Crash Repairs NCY Preperations

We Welcome Black Pig Festival visitors to Enniscrone


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reated by Twins for Twins Founded July 4th 2010 Twin Fest Ireland is the National Festival for Twin’s Triplets & all multiples in Ireland. It was created as a Festival to bring together identical, fraternal ,young and old, twins, triplets ,quads and their families in 1 Location for 1 Day from all Parts of Ireland while raising funds for chosen charities. Twin Fest originated from an idea on

which to raise funds for what was known as the Meningitis Trust in memory of an Angel, Katie Garvey who at aged 5 months succumbed to this deadly disease on Valentines Day 2007.Katie’s Parents Martha & George wished to make aware to other parents at how life treating Meningitis can be by sharing there story with others and providing funds to charities so that they to can carry out

there great work. Patrick Ward Katie’s uncle who himself is a Twin pushed this idea, to which is now Ireland’s National Festival for Twin’s, approaching its 4th year in existence taking place on the 2nd last weekend of August each year in the historic Location of Keash Co.Sligo. Twin Fest aims to provide a family fun day for all while raising funds for its chosen charities.

To date Twin Fest has awarded funds totalling €14,654 to the following charities The Meningitis Trust, The Little Fighters Fund. Act for Meningitis and Keash Village Enchantment Ltd. Twin Fest Ireland 2013 are delighted to be supporting ACT for Meningitis. This is truly a day for twins to meet other Twins to share stories and make new friends.It is always double or triple the fun at Twin Fest Ireland.

One of Sligo's Oldest Pubs est 1840s

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Twinfest Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses

James & Thomas Stanley crowned last years Kings

The bar is steeped in history as is the loca!on of the bar which gives it a warm friendly atmosphere with Live Music at weekends a Juke Box, Pool Table and great Guinness all year round there's always fun to be had at The Fox's Den. Best Wishes to all involved with the 2013 Twin Fest from all at The Foxs Den, KEASH, CO. SLIGO

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George and Martha Garvey with baby, present the twin Fest Bravery award to twins Rianna and Sadhbh Dempsey and mum

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Women paint images on their thighs as part of new advertising craze M

en in Japan now can now look at women’s thighs without fear of causing offence after a PR company started placing adverts on its models’ legs. Young women in Tokyo, Japan, have become walking billboards after public relations consultant Hidenori Atsumi spotted the potential in body advertisement. The woman, who have to be aged over 18, walk around the city for eight hours each day with the images adorned on the thighs. Mr Atsumi also encourages them to dress up in mini-skirts and long socks so they can look more alluring as they carry around ads that include promos for music groups such as Green Day. ‘It’s an absolutely perfect place to put an advertisement as it is what guys are eager to look at and girls are okay to expose,’ he said. As well as the age requirement, in order to work as one of the models you have to have at least ’20 connections’ to people on social network sites. The girls are also told to post photos of themselves online with the advert painted on.

Woman fined after her horse ‘does its business’ on floor of McDonald’s CUSTOMERS and staff at a branch of McDonald’s in Greater Manchester were left stunned after a woman brought a horse inside the fast food restaurant and let it ‘do its business on the floor’. The horse rider, who was not named, was fined as a result of entering the outlet, with police saying she had caused distress to those inside. The woman had initially tried to make a purchase via the drive-through window but was told she couldn’t because she was riding a horse. After the refusal she decided to enter the Bury New Road store on her animal, which led to her being punished. A spokeswoman for McDonald’s said: ‘The health and safety of our customers and staff is our top priority, and for this reason we are unable to serve pedestrians, bicycle riders or customers on horseback through the drive-thru.’ Greater Manchester police added: ‘Officers arrived at the location and the woman was issued [with] a fixed penalty notice for causing alarm and distress to other customers and staff.’

A lover having sex on a flight of stairs had to be rescued after getting her head stuck between some banister railings. The 46-year-old, from Lipetsk in Russia, said she wanted to ‘spice things up’ with her boyfriend when the unfortunate accident happened. A neighbour called police after finding the woman naked and on her knees in a stairwell, unable to free herself, Pronews48.ru reports. She told police she had consensual sex with her partner, who had left the scene by the time officers and ambulance staff had arrived to assist her. Emergency worker Alexei Dotsenko said: ‘In all my time working as a rescuer, I don’t recall any incident like this one.’ Earlier this year, the web was abuzz with the apparent news that a man in Sweden had died after trying to have sex with a nest of hornets. In 2008, a vicar claimed he got a potato got stuck up his om after he fell on to the vegetable while hanging curtains in the nude.

Dubai offers overweight residents gold to lose weight

Woman missing for 52 years turns up

As she looked in 1961: Lucy Johnson (Picture: Royal Canadian Mounted Police)

Woman gets head stuck in banister during impromptu sex session

A mother who went missing in the early 1960s at the age of 25 has turned up, alive and well, 52 years on with a new family living in the Yukon. Lucy Johnson, who is now 77 years old, disappeared from her home in Surrey, British Columbia, in September 1961 and was never found, despite a police missing persons investigation – and even a murder probe into her husband. Marvin Johnson, who died in the late 1990s, was suspected of killing Mrs Johnson and disposing of her body in their back garden, which was fully excavated during the investigation. However, the case was dropped when no evidence could be found and the missing persons trail went cold. In a remarkable twist, Mrs Johnson –

who now has a lot of explaining to do – was discovered after her daughter Linda placed an advert in a local newspaper and the mysterious case of her disappearance was highlighted by Canadian police more than half a century on. Linda then received a call from another mystery women, claiming to be her stepsister, telling her that her mother was living in the Yukon, with a whole new family. It still remains unclear what prompted Mrs Johnson to up and leave without a word. ‘The wheels were set in motion and it led to finding Lucy Johnson alive and well,’ said Royal Canadian Mounted Police corporal Bert Paquet. ‘It’s a life-changing event. She’s certainly got some explaining to do to her family.’

You’ve heard of being paid your weight in gold but how about being paid for your weight in gold? Municipal officials are offering a gram of gold – worth about £30 at current prices – for each kilogramme of weight lost in a 30-day challenge. Anyone taking part will need to lose at least two kilogrammes (4.4 pounds) to cash in, and the three participants who lose the most weight will be entered into a draw to win a shiny, gold coin worth around £3,500. Dubai official Hussain Lootah said there is no limit on the payout for those taking part (who have bizarrely been given the demotivational title of ’golden losers). The plan is the latest attempt to encourage healthier lifestyles in the United Arab Emirates. Across the Gulf Arab states, authorities have raised alarms about rising obesity from increasing fast-food diets and lack of exercise. If you happen to live in Dubai and fancy taking part, the deadline to sign up and weigh in is today.


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tech news & science

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Volvo debuts self-parking car

Rocket could send you into space in 15 minutes

A A car that parks itself may sound like the work of science fiction, but they could be on the streets within two years. Volvo has developed a car with sensors that safely interact with pedestrians, kerbs and other vehicles, allowing a driver to get out at the entrance to a car park and instruct their car to find a parking space by itself. The driver would then be able to recall the car using a mobile phone app, although it is thought the car would only operate with compatible parking spaces. The features could be included in the Volvo XC90, which will not be fully unveiled until the end of 2014. Audi has also developed similar technology, while Volvo said it would incorporate autobraking technology for cars that detect pedestrians and large animals.

Bebo founders buy back site for $1 million five years after $850million sale

It is hard to let go of a company you’ve lovingly built up from scratch. But when your business is valued at $850million, it’s hard to let sentiment stand in the way of a sale. So it was with mixed feelings that the husband and wife founders of Bebo let go of what was once the most popular social networking site in Britain. Michael and Xochi Birch agreed 2008 was the ‘perfect time to sell’ and celebrated their multi-million-dollar deal with a modest trip to the cinema. But the couple were horrified to see the once flourishing site quickly deteriorate under new owner AOL. However, five years on, they have bought the site back from the receivers for $1million after it filed for bankruptcy. Now they plan to relaunch it and attempt to go back to the glory days when it had about 40million global monthly users.

rocket capable of travelling to space in just 15 minutes has been unveiled. UK science minister David Willetts said British engine Sabre would also accelerate aircraft to about 3,500mph, theoretically cutting journeys from the UK to Australia to less than four hours. At the UK Space Conference in Glasgow, he said Westminster would invest £60million, allowing a full-scale prototype to be built. Reaction Engines, the company behind the project, wants to use it on a ‘spaceplane’ called Skylon which will carry passengers to Earth’s stratosphere in just 15 minutes. Developers hope the craft would take off from a runway like a standard plane, but carry a 15-tonne payload into low Earth orbit. Use in a new generation of Mach 5 passenger jets would also slice time from long-haul flights. Mr Willetts said: ‘We’re backing this because it’s technology that has been tested in the lab, it’s been assessed by experts as right in principle, but now it needs to be built on a full-scale prototype before it can get commercial. ‘We think it’s right to support it through that crucial stage. ‘That’s where too many great British ideas in the past have failed.’

A tad too big for the morning commute: World’s largest tablet receives mixed reviews If we all start carting these around on the Tube, rush hour could soon be even more of a squash. But after years of eversmaller gadgets, the world’s largest tablet could soon be the new tech must-have. The table-top PC serves as a Monopoly board and can be used for games of air hockey – with players sitting at either end. The 68cm (27in) Lenovo Horizon will also plug into your TV box or games console but comes at the suitably sizeable price of £1,499.99. When flat, the device operates in ‘Aura’ mode, a Lenovo-created interface for playing games with friends and family. And when in its upright position, it runs Microsoft’s Windows 8. The Horizon is designed

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for sharing, with a diagonal, ten-point touchscreen that can be laid flat and used by three or more people at a time. It comes with preloaded games software and an accompanying range of specialised controllers – a joystick attached with a suction cup, strikers that slide like air hockey paddles and an ‘E-dice’ that works with board games such as Monopoly. The touchscreen also has a one-terabyte internal hard drive. However, the Horizon has received mixed reviews. PCmag.com said that at 18 pounds, the device could hardly be considered a tablet. ‘Aside from the novelty, there are few reasons to recommend this system over a traditional all-in-one desktop,’ it concluded.


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onday 5th. August @ 2pm sees the sale of part 2 of The Johnny Mc Keagney Museum Collection from Tempo Co Fermanagh at Victor G Mee’s Auction rooms at Cloverhill. Johnny was a renowned collector and had an immense knowledge of all things old and interesting as demonstrated in the book “ In The Ould Ago ” which Johnny wrote and illustrated himself. He started to collect over forty years ago and hardly a week went by without Johnny arriving home with some treasure. Sadly he passed away shortly after the book was launched. Some rare and unusual items form part of this sale and for the ardent collector it will prove a must to view.

To include an 18th. C. brass bound Dublin blunderbuss Estimate € 1,000 – 1,500. UVF rifle Stamped For God and Ulster Estimate € 600 – 800. Side cars and traps. Rush lights, Fermanagh hedge chairs, a vast array of blacksmith’s tools, harden stands and quern stones Rare railway line bicycle and Marconi radio enamel advertising sign and John Redmond jug, these are but a few of the wonders of this auction and Victor says that this will prove a once off chance to buy a small piece of a bygone age as these items form part of our local and rural history in Ireland and sadly are becoming increasingly very rare. Ciuin House Guesthouse

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New-car sales surge ahead but only time will tell the real story

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EW-CAR sales continue to push on significantly as the first month of the '132 era' passes the halfway mark. By the start of this week, 6,554 cars had been registered compared with 1,317 for the same period in July 2014. There are factors at play other than straight buying, with hire-drive sales and delayed purchases accounting for a substantial number. But even those who were against the new double-year registration idea concede there has been a lift in interest and business these past two and a half weeks. Rightly too, however, they say we will have to wait for some time to see how sales overall have gone for the May to September/October period in order to get a better perspective on the real meaning of the July surge in registrations. And proponents of the plan say it will take two or three years for the whole thing to bed in properly. So far, though, it must be said, it has

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made for an interesting summer for buyers and sellers. We should not forget the frightening backdrop against which our little 132 scenario is being played out. There has been and continues to be a serious decline in car sales across Europe. It may be showing signs of bottoming out, but such is the level of cut-throat price competition that it could implode. There are real fears of a major bloodletting, as some brands and dealers are so anxious to shift metal they are offering to give you a smaller car free if you buy a bigger one. Automotive News Europe put it really well this week. Europe has become "a car buyer's paradise and a manufacturer's nightmare". However, in the long term the likes of two-forone deals will benefit no one. Such extreme forms of selling create expectations that can't be met in anything other than crisis situations. Ultimately, it will lead to more job losses, manufacturers dipping further into the red, cutbacks in production and a trail of chaos for dealers and motorists.

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New RAV4 is bigger, bolder, better... and a staggering €5,000 cheaper

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redit where credit's due. Toyota were the first out of the blocks with the compact/crossover SUV – they just didn't know it. Rewind back to 1995 and the birth of the RAV4, or to the great unwashed ... the Recreational Active Vehicle with 4 wheel drive. This funky little motor was such a breath of fresh air, it literally blew the lid off the motoring industry and rewrote the book on how it looked at customers and their individual needs. With its elevated driving position and rugged good looks, Irish motorists were completely smitten – especially women who fell hook, line and sinker for its quirky charm. Fast forward 18 years and the CSUV is now so popular that the segment is putting massive pressure on the traditional saloon as the

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Headford Road, Co. Galway.........................093-35644 John: 087-8241149........................Gerry: 086-8580044 Ballina, Co. Mayo....Tel: 096-79785 / Trevor: 087-6118197 sales@murphysgarage.ie • www.murphysgarage.ie

Tipper Trailer 13x7’6

Cattle Feeding Trailer

MAIN IMPORTERS FOR HUDSON TRAILERS OVER 100 NEW & USED TRAILERS IN STOCK

FARM DIRECT Drenches for Sheep and Cattle Sheep Dip Farm Sprays eg. Crop Sprays Dairy Hygiene Products High Quality Animal Licks for maximum performance Grass Seed Electric Fencing Equipment

Tractors Sales And Service

SPECIALISING IN SPARE PARTS FOR ALL MAKES OF TRACTORS

full line dealer

Builders Trailer 8’4”

Michael O’ Connell Caraun, Claregalway, Co. Galway

Your

Hudson 14x6 Livestock Trailer

Service And Repair To All Makes Of Tractors Carried Out. Collection And Delivery Service Available

Contact Numbers: 086 252 9314 • 091 799 116

Castlerea Livestock Mart Ltd THURSDAY WEEKLY:

BULLOCK, HEIFERS, COWS, CALVES AND WEANLINGS. ALL SALES COMMENCE AT 11 A.M. 3 RINGS IN OPERATION • ALL STOCK PRE-BOOKED. SCANNING SERVICE AVAILABLE BETWEEN 12 NOON - 1 P.M. EVERY THURSDAY. FOR ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT MART OFFICE.

TELEPHONE: 0949620300 E-MAIL:castlereamart@eircom.net web: www.castlerealivestockmart.com

DEAD AND WORN-OUT ANIMALS Contact: Tom Rogers Strokestown, Co. Roscommon SAME DAY COLLECTION SERVICE SERVICING LEITRIM & SLIGO FARMERS FOR OVER 20 YEARS

071-9634783 / 9633344 Only Licensed Knackers Yard & Service in NorthWest Lowest Prices and Daily Collection Guaranteed


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farmingServices K&C MULVANEY Ltd.

Mayo Sligo

Dead & Worn out Animals Collection Service Daily Collection in all Areas Telephone: MULVANEYS at: Tel: 049-4338331 or 086-8551932 / 086-3827008 REP’S APPROVED QUALITY

Removes All Infection And Bacteria From Slatted Sheds

DRIVEWAYS • HOUSES • OUTHOUSES

• Tractor And Trailer For Hire • Mini Digger With Driver For Hire For All Types Of Household Or Farm Work

• Upgrading Septic Tanks New Percolation Systems Installed

Phone Martin Now For A Quote 086-173 0135 • Covering The North West

Underground Bore Holes upto 75mm Save money and time on Council Levies, Traffic lights and digging up the road

WEEKLY TUESDAY SALE OF Bullocks, Heifers, Cows and Weanlings Along with usual Sheep Sale Also Suck Calf Sale @ 10am Weekly PREBOOKING ESSENTIAL email: ballina@auctionmarts.com web: www.mayosligomart.com

Crossmolina Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Pre Booking: 096-22555

JOHN McHALE LTD.

Hazelwood, Sligo. Phone 071-9143552 / 9145842 Fax 071-9140355

Sawmill & Timber Merchant

Underground Road Crossing

Call David For Details: 087-2347424

FARM FENCING

Domonic Frizzell for all your farm and reps fencing.

Barbed sheep and electric wire Digging and Hedging Services available 16 Years Experience

087-6806781 / 071-9186927

Irish Shamrock Trees

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• Aeos & REPS Specialists • All trees and tree plants • Refridgerated trees • Trees from €2.00 • All year round planting • Best Value Trees in Ireland.

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SALES

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Suppliers of Tanalised Timber • Post & Rail Fencing • Round and Square Posts • Decking Timber SPECIALISTS IN KILN DRIED ROOFING TIMBER Manufacturers of Wooden Pallets and Crates

Farm Machinery Servicing ALL TYPES OF SANDBLASTING AND RESPRAYING

REWIRING

ALL TYPES OF MECHANICAL REPAIRS CARRIED OUT

FULL SERVICE AVAILABLE TO ALL FARM MACHINERY QUALITY NEW AND USED FARM MACHINERY FOR SALE Collection and delivery service available

Ballina, Co. Mayo • 086-0334407

MACHINERY & VEGETABLES 5" 6” Mower €1200

400 Litre 12 Metre Sprayer €1000

500kg Fer$liser Spreader €350

Tractor Cab €1300 All prices exclude VAT

Macnadilla, Croghan, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Tel: 087­1268244

TULSK­MACHINERY

Ardkeenagh, Tulsk, Co.Roscommon Tel: 086­7919095 • PZ 185 drum mower 6! cut • Galvanized grass harrows 8!/14! • Lely lotus 4 rotor tedder • Potatoes li!er • Pz haybob complete recon. • Cheap pz haybob • Slurry tanker comp galv 1600 gal • Slurry injectors • Galvanized yard scraper 8!

• Malone transport box 6 ! • New nugent transport box 5! • Spring teed harrows • Heavy grubbers • Mole plough • Clean kverneland 3 furrow plough • 6 ! topper • 8 ! fully of side topper • 7 ! disc harrow

WANTED Ford, Massey

FEENEY TRAILERS

Fergusons, Fiats, New Hollands & Valmets 2WD & 4WD Anything Considered Running or Not Also Wanted All Rubber Wheeled & Track Diggers Any Condition Cash on Collection

Call Fermanagh on 0044-7818-452267

12ft x 6ft 6” Dual Purpose Livestock Trailer With or without fold-up Sheep Deck

14ft x 5ft 10” x 6ft H Livestock Trailer with or without fold-up sheep deck

Delivery Available

10ft x 5ft 6” Tipping Trailer 3500kg Gross Capacity

Main Dealer for

Suppliers of top quality new and secondhand trailers Fully Serviced with Warranty Full Selection of Parts available Clonberne, Ballinaslow, Co. Galway 086-8685060 feeneytrailers@yahoo.ie 093-45529

WANTED ALL TYPES OF TRACTORS & TRACK MACHINES

Tractors 2/4WD in any condition for resale-export & breaking Wanted Massey Ferguson's; MF165-168-175-178-185-188-565575-590-675-690-699-265-275-290. Fords-Fiats-John Deere-Zetor-Belarus-Universal Ect. All tractors considered in any condition, non runners also. Wanted all Plant Machinery; Hitachi-Komatsu-Jcb/ JS-Kobelco-Sumitomo-Cat-Mitsubishi Ect. Engines /gearboxs ,also wanted in any condition.

Tel: 087-680-6540 • e: buyplant10@gmail.com


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naturalhealth

The information provided to you on this page is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for medical advice and it is important that you do not make medical decisions without first consulting your doctor or other healthcare professional.

Liver Detox

T

he liver is one of the most important organs that help the natural detoxification process within the body. Human bodies need healthy livers to fight against the environmental toxins. The liver also helps in healing the immune system and is an important part of digestion. The liver prepares glycogen, which can be converted into glucose by the body in times of need. It can store quantities of glycogen

enough for up to 24 hours. The liver is one of the natural detoxifying agents of the body. The human body is exposed to toxins every day. Hormones influencing physical and mental wellbeing are activated in the liver. The liver further breaks them down into water-soluble substances and they are passed out through stool and urine. Excessive storage of toxins in the body hampers the natural

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processes of the liver. Some of the most common symptoms are a chronic fatigue, headaches, and a diminished bile flow. Impaired liver functions can cause viral infections of the liver and alcohol induced fatty deposits. The best time for a liver detox is spring. The warm weather is the perfect time for a diet full of filtered water, raw fruits and vegetables. A liver flush is one of the most simple and popular types of cleansing techniques. It is used for the elimination of excess fatty acids and other toxic substances from the liver. The liver flush can be described as a regimen of light exercise supported with an intake of herbal teas and the liver flush mixture. The liver flush mixture is a mixture of freshly squeezed citrus and lemon or lime juices, squeezed garlic and a small amount of ginger root juice, added with one tablespoon of olive oil. A natural food diet has to be consumed for the rest of the day. This regimen should be taken for at least ten days. The liver cleansing formula should be taken for at least two weeks. Milk thistle is a natural herb

that has been known to have strengthening and healing powers over the liver. It is an antioxidant and can protect the liver from radical damage. The herb is available in tablet form and in major natural foods stores. Milk thistle

ARE YOU OVER WEIGHT? Something special coming up - Safe Herbal Programme. Paddy and Mena MrDermott looking after your weight for over 14 years. Call: 04866327490 - Herbalife Distributors

can be consumed after performing the liver flush. Detox provides detailed information on Detox, Detox Diet, Drug Detox, Alcohol Detox and more. Detox is affliated with Drug Detoxification.

S.T.O.P. is a registered charity, which was set up to assist and support individuals who feel suicidal, are in distress, or those who have been bereaved by suicide. Contact: Michelle Fox, Beepark Resource Centre, Newline, Manorhamilton, Co.Leitrim

North West Counselling

Counselling for people with addictions eg. Drugs, Alcohol, Gambling • ALSO COVERS GENERAL COUNSELLING Counsellors are professionally trained • Relapse Programme and are fully accredited or working • One-to-one Counselling towards accreditation. • Referral system for private clients to White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre For appointments ring: 087-2879707 OR 074-9723822 • Addiction and General counselling available Afternoon, evening and weekend Email: tabourhouse2004@eircom.net Tabor House, Drimark, Donegal Town appointments available

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Westport Foot Clinic St. John’s Place, Westport, Co. Mayo

Chiropodist: Martin Mc Nally Tel: 087 222 6260


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COMMERCIALS

FARM LIVESTOCK

2005 TRANSIT SWB, 2 Litre Diesel, Good COndition, DOE 12/13,Average milage, €2400 Tel: 087-1922872

HEREFORD HEFIER Suck claves 3/6 weeks old, very good quality, suit bucket feeding or suckling male excellent suckler replacements. Tel: 087-7127052 Ballina area

BEDFORD DIESEL MOBILE LIBRARY 1990 import from UK. Fully serviced, automatic doors. All alloy body 18’ x 10’ high x 8’ width. Very small mileage, makes it ideal to camper or a site office. Price: €2,300 Tel: 085-7653336 03’ FORD TRANSIT White colour, 90'000 miles on the clock. Just had 1 owner from new. MOT, just expired, But will pass test. Van is ideal for a removals van, or conversion to camper van. Genuine reason for sale. Sligo area. Price: €1,300 ono. Tel: 086-0866592 VW CADDY DIESEL 02, DOE test 12 Months, 4 new tyres and timing belt and water pump done. €2,300. Tel: 086-8943676 FARM EQUIPMENT

1998 TRANSIT TIPPER 52,000 miles. Tel: 087-6075089 2004 HITACHI 1.6 TON 1800 hours, complete buckets and pipe for rock breaker. €9000 Tel: 087-6075089 PZ HAYBOB In good condition, new tyres and springs , good gates, crop divider and drive shaft - grab yourself a bargain! €940 No Provate numbers please. Tel: 087-2042396

SUCK CALVES HEIFERS MIXED BREEDexcellent quality, one month old, ideal to suck cows or bucket rearing eating crunch. Ballina area. Tel: 087-7127052 NABIAN X ALPINE and Nabian x Saneen male 1 gear old goats, of good quality and from a good farm, also Rhode Island red cockerals hacthed June 2012 Tel: 096-45929 HAZELWOOD LAND FOR SALE 6.5 acres, good quality grazing, with road frontage. Tel: 071-9141458 SHORTHORN HEIFER WEANLINGS Born spring 2012. Very good quality, weaned, make excellent breeding replacements, out wintered stock. Mayo area. Call for price. Tel: 087-2853594 20 CHAROLAIS HEIFERS 20 super quality golden/white Charolais heifers. Have to be seen to be appreciated.Weighing on average 430-440 kgs. Price on inspection. Sligo area. Call for prices. Tel: 087-2216103 RED/ WHITE HEREFORD HEIFER Suck calves suitable to bucket feed or for suckling, make excellent suckler replacements. 087-2853594 4 YOUNG HENS Rhode island red & light Sussex cross. Over stocked.

Price: €50 Tel: 087-2706123

Repair and return Tel: 096-0572366

GOOD SUFFOLK SHEEP 7 Suffolk Ewes, all with full mouth of teeth. All suitable for breeding. All have previously raised twin lambs. All from good breeding flock. Ages 3 to 5 years. All in good condition. Regular dosing. Easy to handle.West Mayo area. Price: €75 each. Tel: 087-6184154

CAST IRON FIREPLACE Genuine reason for sale, Perfect condition. Tel: 085-7107431

REAL AUTHENTIC JEWELLERY 2 x Women's Rings. 1 x 25carrot. Also Diamond embraced Broach available. Sligo Town area. Please call 087-7128857 If there is no answer, please txt details, & I will call back. PRICE NEGOTIABLE

FEATURED

LORRY LOADS OF BLACK HOPPER TURF Delivered.Tel: 087-1173288 RTM KAYAK FOR SALE.

VARIOUS Suit in good condition €250. Computer table €100. 2 coffee tables €50 €60. Cabinet with glass €350. Sligo area. Tel:086-8357127 / 071-9167664

Great all-rounder for rivers, lakes and white water. Suit mid sized to large kayaker up to approx 5'11". Includes paddle and Yak Kyn nylon spraydeck. Usual scratches but well looked after. 2.6m long. Great deal at €280 (cat not included!) - Leitrim / Sligo based. (086) 1700315 BLACK HOPPER TURF Trailer loads, various sizes, also bags, can deliver. Tel: 086-0670754 6 TON OF HORSE MANURE Suitablke for gardening purposes or as required (Free of charge) Crossmolina area. Tel: 096-31197 BUTTON ACCORDIAN

FREE PRIVATE CLASSIFIED

BUSINESS INVESTMENT Invest in a small business starting up with a guaranteed return. It's a recession beating contact. Tel: Padraig 087-9982216

CAR WANTED! Decent second hand car required, 1.5 litre max engine, 4 door, NCT, would trade 99 yaris in good condition. Castlebar area. Tel: 087-9817775 HOLIDAY HOME

2 BEDROOM GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT On 5 star golf resort, near Murcia airport, & 55 minutes from Alicante, airport pick up - organised, apartment is fully furnished, large swimming pool, just off our extended pation, 24 hour security. €40 per night Tel: 086-8591954 gallagherrentals@ hotmail.com

HOUSEHOLD

8 PRE-FINISH FLUSH DOORS MAHOGANY 6;8” X 2’8” Very good condition, Tel: 087-7294085 TABLE WITH 4 CHAIRS small second hand will also chest of drawers and 2 bedside cabinets. Tel: .86-07279123 DOUBLE BED FOR SALE Good clean condition. €65 Tel: 087-6198217 2 ARMCHAIRS Comes from a 3 piece suite. Brown / gold fabric - draylon. With wood insert @ sides. Good condition. Mayo area. Price: €50 each. Tel: 087-8109485 BEKO ELECTRIC COOKER white, with double oven and ceramic hob in perfect condition, can be seen working, less than 1 year old, genuine reason for selling. North Sligo area.€300 Call after 2pm 0872940044 STANLEY OIL STOVE In excellent working condition. €400 ono. Tel: 085-1000998 SALE OF VARIOUS ITEMS Modern leather couch, 3 seater chair vgc, solid brass long fine irons €25 vgc, Spider leg occasional table, lawn mower, electric briggs and stratton vgc €65 4 carved oak chairs (dining) need upholstery €165 also new adult trampoline. Tel: 085-8293211 VARIOUS ANTIQUES old solid wood church door 35" x 83" Price: €450. Teak door, glass & panel 32"

x 78" Price: €50. Internal door panel white 30" x 78" Price: €25. 16" steel frame fireplace €150 Tel: 0868505794 VARIOUS FURNITURE ITEMS Suite of furniture, cabinet with glass, 2 coffee tables, small wooden filing cabinet, & old type mirror. Sligo area. Call me for prices. Tel: 071-9167664 / 086-8357127 FRIDGE FREEZER FOR SALE 17 inches wide, 18 inches high, 19 inches long. Powerpoint. Never used €120. Te;” 071-9664831 MOTORS

WANTED! NISSAN MICRA 1 LITRE with NCT and be in perfect condition, for a beginner learning to drive. Tel: 085-7107431 1998 FORD FIESTA Van, 1200cc, DOE failure, rust under sills, good tyres, engine, body, taxed for 2 months. Offers. Tel: 089-4104504 or 09676698 FIAT SCIENCTO 2000 new test, lovely little car. 100%, no dents or rust. Great driver. €750. does 70 miles for €10. Tel: 089-4990774 OPEL ASTRA DIESEL Fantastic car, new test, 80 miles for €10, year 00, no rust or dents. Tel: 086-3225458 NISSAN ALMERA 2000, lots of money spent, new test, lovely car, no marks or dents, no rust. Bargain, very light on petrol, great driver. €990 ono Tel: 086-3225458 FORD FOCUS 10-MO Red in colour, 1.6TDi,

54,000 kms, mint condition. Must be seen to be believed. Tel: 089-4296711 2005 HYUNDAI GETZ Blacl, 3 door, 23,000 miles, 1 lady owner, Petrol, in very good condition. Tel: 087-7098583 2003 PEUGEOT 307 1.4 Litre petrol, hatchback, Black in colour, Immaculate condition, Alloys, Central locking, all electrics, automatic lights and wipers, CD player, power steering, air con, Genuine reason for selling. €3200 ono Tel: 087-2360368 VINTAGE CAR PARTS FOR SALE Windscreens, Ford Austins etc, Carburettors, radiators, dynamos, starter motors, windscreen wipers, Call before 12 noon. Tel: 071-9183546 FANTASTIC DIESEL ASTRA 2000 lots of money spent for test, new test, car does 70+ miles for €10. Car looks and drives 100%, very tight and comfortable, you wont PETS

find a fault. €1400 Tel: 089-4990774 PUPS FOR SALE 5 Pure bred cavalier king charles. 8 weeks old, wormed and microchipped, 3 black and tanned females, 1ruby female and 1 ruby male. €300. Tel Simon: 0851024275

SPORTS

MENS BICYCLE FOR SALE €30 ono. Reasonable condition. Tel: 087-2781436

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38 PARTS WANTED FOR 2006 OPEL ZAFIRA Tel: 087-2460774 ROYAL DOULTON 30 PIECE DINNER SET Style: Sandon (New) Tel: 071-9302700 LARGE QUANTITY OF FIRST CLASS TURF AND WOOD For Sale. Shed Stored, delivered. Tel: 087-7462440 SUCK CALVES Red / White Hereford heifers 3/6 weeks old, very good quality, make excellent suckler replacements. Suitable for bucket rearing or suckling. Tel: 087-7120752

COLLIE FEMALE 7 Months old, started to work sheep, needs training, from good working background, smooth coat, black and white, wiht nice markings €160. May part exchange for pup, creeper type.Tel: 086-4513553 West Sligo

SELECTION OF HORSE DRAWN FARM MACHINERY Ferguson 2 furrow plough and drill plough, also harrows, Bales of silage €25 each, Mayo and Sligo area. Old Fire Crane €60, selection of old antique various pieces. Call: 089-4186059

LLEYN RAM LAMBS Pure bred, excellent quality lleyn hogget ewes 3/4 bred, ideal replacements, for more details and appointment to view flock. Tel: 086-0396536 / 0864513553 West Sligo

DONKEY PLOUGH AND DONKEY DRILL PLOUGH Parts for Ferguson Diesel 20 tractor. Selection of Tilly lamps. Tel: 089-4186059

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BUILDING

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All Counties Covered North and South Contact John: 087-6257243


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McKelvey Asbestos Removal Ltd

Specialists in Asbestos Removal,Surveys and Reinstatement

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Works approved by Education Boards, Health Trusts, Commercial and Private Clients

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For a professional service in planning applications for: Private houses, extensions (any size), small scale commercial, also cottage renovations etc. Timber frame and low energy dwellings a special interest. Contact Martin McGloin Bunduff, Cliffoney, Co. Sligo casarcser@hotmail.com

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Glass Ltd Septic Tank Emptying Gilroy Hazelwood Rd, Sligo & Desludging We also fit Tanks, Percolation Areas, Polishing filters, Pumps etc

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CHIMNEY FIRE

All types of Stonework carried out to a high standard

National Guild Of Master Craftsmen

Fireplaces & Feature Walls

Thermal Imaging Smoke Testing Draught Testing Problem Solving CCTV Chimney Inspections

External Walls & Pillars All Work Is Fully Guarnteed • Call on 086 341 4213 A new quick and easy fibreglass roofing solution for flat Roofs and Balconies A weatherproof system that outperforms asphalt, bitumen, felt and rubber in strength, durability and length of service. - Extreme Weather Resistance - Fire Resistant - Seamless - Safe & Simple Installation - No Heat Sources Required - Odd Shapes moulded on-site - Ready to walk on in 20 mins - 20 Year warranty - Eco-friendly - No maintenance - Easiest, quickest, toughest roofing material available on the market Call today for more information on this remarkable new product, suitable for all types of roofing structures and walk on balconies. professionally fitted by Clarke Roofing licensed installation contractors.

Clarke Roofing & Suspended Ceilings 33 Ferney View, Ballinamallard, Co. Fermamagh T: 048-66388663 - Mob: 0044 7714232794 www.clarkeroofing.co.uk

RELINE • REBUILD • REPAIR

Loftus Guttering Services Facia Soffit Supplied and Fitted uPVC / Aluminium / Seamless Gutters Choice of Colours White, Cream, Black, Red, Blue, Brown and Green Woodgrain Boards in Light Oak, Mahogany, Cedar Wood and Black Ash C2 Reg. Killasser, Swinford, Co, Mayo

Covering County Mayo, Sligo & Roscommon

Tel: 087-2387338

Re-lining Re-building Stove Installation Twin wall flue specialists insurance claims processed

Tel: 087-6196013 / 085-1248560 Email: info@ballinachimneys.ie Fully Insured and Free Quotes

CALL PAT: 087 250 0636 091 789 836 CALL GABRIEL: 087 226 6236 093 287 75 info.damchimney@gmail.com

• All Work Certified • Minimum Disruption • 30 Years Experience • Nationwide Service

Damaged Chimney Repair Contractors

NO - MESS - NO - FUSS

Cashel Chimney Repairs Ltd Reline & Rebuild - Years of Experience Free Quotes and Surveys No height restrictions - Nationwide - Suppliers and fitters of Stoves - Attic Insulation Tel: 091-770775 / Pat 087-2458126

E-mail: cashelchimneyrepairsltd@gmail.com

0911

CHIMNEY CLEANING

Services second to none

• Competitive rates • Group discounts • Brush and Vac • Pensioner discounts •Oil Burners cleaned and serviced • Fireplaces and stoves fitted So call the one and only number for your home

086-8687306 NO ONE COMPARES TO OUR FIRM


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41 GARDENING AND SHEDS

EAST BROTHERS GARDEN MACHINERY Doon Boyle, Co. Roscommon Tel: 071-9662710, www.eastmachinery.ie

Doon Boyle, Co. Roscommon Tel: 071-9662710 www.eastbrothersmachinery.ie

• Red Fungus Treated & Cleaned

• Moss Removed From: Roofs and Tarmac Driveways • Soffits & Windows Cleaned • Spray Painting • Garden Maintenance

Your Advert Here!

C2 Registered & Fully Insured Contact: 071-9171576 087-2224844 Email: mckenna30@eircom.net www.pjcleaningservices.net

Your Advert Here!

POWER WASHING

Contact our Friendly Sales team on 071-9154538 for details of our excellent advertising deals

Chainsaws, Tillers, Outboard Motors, Power Washers, Generators, Electric Fences, Farm Machinery Spares

WHEELIE BIN SERVICE SKIP HIRE (All Sizes)

MULTIPURPOSE GARDEN SHEDS & GARAGES

All the main supports of our garages are constructed of heavy duty box section steel for strength and durability and are hot dipped galvanised for longer Life. Our Units are built to withstand the harshest weather conditions.The sheeting is hot dipped galvanised and pvc coated to the colour of your choice. “You tell us the size you want and we will price on that exact size” Sheds delivered & Erected Nationwide For no extra cost

SPECIAL OFFERS

3M X 3M (10’ X 10’)...............................................€850 2M X 2M (7’ X 7’)...................................................€750 2.5M X 1.8M (8’ X 6’)...................................€450 6M X 9M (20’ X 30’).............................................€3900 CALL US TODAY FOR MORE SPECIALS!

Contact: Ray Lynch Corlis, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon Clare Office - Contact Eugene at the Indoor Market - 085-2188506 Phone: 086-8943034 or 094-9621938 AGENTS REQUIRED

Sheds Workshops Farm Buildings

We offer the best quality steel buildings at unbeatable prices We produce our buildings with high tensile, extremely durable steel. Frame work fully galvanised. We don’t do cheap box section! • No maintenace required ever • Non drip lining applied to the roof • GDS Roller Door • Supply and Installation throughout Ireland 5mx3m €3,300 / 6m x 4m €3,500 / 6mx5m €3,750 7mx5m €3,950 / 9mx5m €4,900 Contact Adrian for a FREE QUOTATION 087-4158927

ULTIMATE

096-32500 www.loftusrecycling.com

INSULATION PRODUCTS

Insulation Services

Pay €500 Less for Cavity & Attic Insulation Pay up to €3850 less for External Insulation

Just pay for the cost of the insulation job less the SEAI grant amount!

www.superiorinsulations.ie

Superior Insulations, Charlestown, Co. Mayo

Lo Call: 1890 253 221

Termon Road, Boyle, Co. Roscommon Alan: 086-8037462 Kevin: 086-3108703 Email: alansimon1@hotmail.com • Approved Installers of Korefill injected bonded bead cavity wall insulation, suitable for New Buildings and exisitng homes. • We can save you up to 60% on your heating costs a year. • Specialists in cavity wall, attic and dormer insulations & stud partions


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42 INTERIOR AND UPHOLSTERY

PLUMBING AND HEATING

Brick RIGHT PRICE FIREPLACES & STOVES Fireplace

Construction

Bar, Hotels Private Houses All Upholstery undertaken Huge Selection of fabrics Contact: 086-8361070 or 071-9622700

Drumany Beirne, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim

Specialising in Brick Fireplaces and Decorative Brickwork.

Furniture recovering and restoration including covering of chairs, 3 piece suites, headboards, car seats and boat seats. Hotel and Bar seating, Office furniture and other Contract / Commercial furniture. Repair of sails, tents and other outdoor gear for sports and leisure. We provide a service of Colour consultancy and Interior advice. We retail upholstery fabrics and essentials. Collection and delivery can be arranged at a small fee, depending on distance.

Boradruma, Snugboro, Castlebar • Tel: 094 9023532 / 086 8350608 Open Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm Visit us online at www.boradrumaupholstery.ie

OUR PRICES WILL NOT BE BEATEN! Effrinagh Village, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim Tel: 071-9623345 / 086-6073181

We Can Build all types of Arches, Bullseyes, Herringbones, etc Visit our website @ www.brickfireplaces.ie Email: info@brickfireplaces.ie Phone: 087-9390504 0510

PLUMBING AND HEATING

GERARD The Biggest & Best Value Fireplace Showrooms in Ireland

Save €€€s by calling to us Fireplaces • Stoves • Gas • Oil• Solid Fuel • Electric • Granite Worktop Specialists Sligo Road, Enniskillen. Phone: 048 66 326 327

DEVANEY The complete plumbing & heating Service. Tel: 071 9168046 Mob: 087 2903690

• • • • • •

New shop opening in Liosban Estate, Tuam Road, Galway City.

Granite hearths Room Heaters, Insert Stoves Boiler Stoves, Fitting Service Solid Fuel, Timber Logs New Age Stone Surrounds We have added Hunter, Charnwood Nestor Martin, Invictia, Stovax Full Call Out Service Full Plumbing & Heating Service

Kiltimagh, Co.Mayo

(Stove Body)

Tel: 091 771 716 • 087 7833 545 www.stovemangalwayltd.com stoveman@ymail.com • look us up on facebook

TERRYS STOVES www.terrysstoves.com

• Free Survey available • Solid Fuel Stoves • Gas Fires

• Heating Control Upgrades • Boiler Service & Installation • Solar Panels

Full Plumbing & Heating Services Available National Guild Of Master Craftsmen

Mobile: 086-2380126 Phone: 094 9382459 info@ecoheating.ie www.ecoheating.ie

SCRAP METAL

PETS AND ACCESSORIES

RADIO FENCE

THERE IS ONLY ONE RADIO FENCE NOTHING ELSE COMPARES

FENCE YOUR DOG • Takes the worry out of owning a dog • Keep your dog SAFE and HAPPY • Money back Guarantee • Simple to install

The most effective way to fence your dog We also stock Bark Controls and Sport Dog Trainers

Your Advert Here!

086 731 2801

Contact our Friendly Sales team on 071-9154538 for details of our excellent advertising deals

people with energy

When buying a stove you need good information on the wide range that is available I will help you get the product that best suits your needs.

Buy Once! Buy Right!

Phone: 087­2066910 or 071­9197925

C OAL D ELIVERIES

40kg Polish Coal..............€13.50 40kg Doubles..................€11.50 40kg Singles....................€10.50 40kg Rough Slack...................€8 40kg Smokeless Fuel.............€14 Briquettes...€3.50 each Paper Briquettes...60c

Call 087-2972586

Tel: 071-9143183

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Contact our Friendly Sales team on 071-9154538 for details of our excellent advertising deals For a FREE BROCHURE Ring Mon - Sat 1850 70 60 50 Email: info@petsafe.ie • www.petsafe.ie

Metal Processors & Exporters Deepwater Quay, Finisklin, Sligo Harbour, Sligo 071-9153360 • 071-9153362 Email: info@erin-recyclers.com

NEED CASH NOW! Why Not Tidy Up All The Scrap Metal Around Your Home Today BRING IT TO US AND WE WILL PAY YOU FOR IT, IT’S AS EASY AS THAT!

Forget The Rest! We Are The Only Fully Licensed facility With Collection Permits For All Areas

Now Open Saturdays 8am -2pm

www.scrapmetalireland.com


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43 WATER TREATMENT AND SEWAGE SYSTEMS

No.1in the No.2 Business... • Domestic Drain Cleaning • Emergency Service Call Out • Commercial Drain Cleaning • Man Hole Covers Replaced • Odours Investigated • High Velocity Water Jetting • Annual Maintenance Contracts • CCTV Drain Inspection

• Septic Tank Cleaning

Bonniconlon Road, Ballina Sep"c Tank Upgrading

• Pre Cast Sep!c Tanks / Supplied & Fi"ed • Wastewater Treatment Systems • Ter!ary Treatment for Enhanced Treatment Levels EN Cer!fied • Pump Sta!ons for Domes!c & Commercial use • Over 20 Years Experience • Service and Repairs to most models of Treatment System • All Groundwork Services / Machine Hire • Agent for Bord Na Móna / Anua Environmentals • Covering the North West

email: wimsey@eircom.net

Contact Damien: 087 297 4842 or 071 916 8086

M.D.S

24 Hr Emergency Service 365 Days

Maintenance & Drainage • Sewer Pipe, Drain & Gully Cleaning • Septic Tanks & Grease Traps Cleaned • Toilets, Baths, Sinks - Odours Investigated • CCTV Pipe Surveying - Pipe Laying & Repair • Manhole Covers Replaced FREE ESTIMATES - C2 REG - FULLY INSURED

• Water Analysis • Water Filtration • Water Softening • Well Drilling • Pump Supplied and Fitted • Rain Water Collection & Purification • Sewage Treatment Systems IN THE BUSINESS FOR OVER 25 YEARS

For fast efficient service call your local engineer on:

Contact Michael 087­276­7003 / 096­70224 Email: Michaelegan1@eircom.net

SLIGO / LEITRIM 086-8106029 MAYO / GALWAY 086-8177634 ROSCOMMON / ATHLONE 086-3946395 Office: 096-29986 / Fax: 096-45223

Email: waterteck@eircom.net Website: www.waterteck.com Phone: 086-8072249 071-9658976

Dating Classifieds BALLYMOTE JETSETTER Seeks female travelling companion to share fun in the sun - full passport and active and free to travel in 2 weeks. All expenses covered. Tel: 089-2060106 OUTGOING SLIGO LADY (61) Likes dancing, swimming, hillwalking, travel, reading, S/D, N/S, interested in meeting honest caring male, similar age and interests for friendship maybe leading to a relationship. Replies to box number 1016 at the usual address. YOUNG GENTLEMAN 51 years, kind, gentle and sincere. Loving Person, appearance very slim and good looking. Looking for kind and nice lady for lots of love, romance. Non Irish

also welcome. LEading to relationship. Replies to box number 1015 at the usual address. GALWAY MAN AGED 42 Medium build, would like to meet lady age 20 to 40. Call and leave voice message. Tel: 08-1665262 SHY SLIGO LADY lakes cinema, concerts and DVDS, Music etc. Would like to hear from a Gent 60+ with similar interests for a friendship maybe leading to a relationship Replies with a box number 998 at the usual address. MAYO MAN Would like to meet a nice lady any age, so I can put a lovely smile on your face, discreet and nice time. Would you like? Tel: 087-6372540

ROSCOMMON LADY Early 60's, W.T.M. Widower 60 -65. N.S. for friendship, leading to a relationship. Replies to box number 968 at the usual address. TALL, DARK AND HANDSOME MALE Seeks Female for discrete fun, discretion assured. Can Travel. Call: 085-1924230 GENUINE SINGLE MAN Late 40 's, 6ft tall, GSOH, N\S, looking for a Lady 45 - 55. For fun, & romance. Likes eating out, keeping fit, cinema, music. Social drinker. Call or text: 086-0368137 MALE WOULD LIKE TO MEET up with Female or Couples for discreet fun. Tel: 086-3401707

FREE DATING CLASSIFIED *

HAPPY FEET Divorced lady, 57, seeks companion for dancing, walking, travel, happy go lucky, love life and c/w music and dancing. Company of males 50-60’s Replies to box number 1002 at the usual address. WOMAN 63, SEEKS SOME NEW FRIENDS Male and female. My interests are pets, walking, pyschic things, Non smoker, occassional glass of wine. Replies around Roscommong / Sligo area. Call or text: 089-4139212 LONELY SLIGO GENT 40’s seeking female aged 18-40 for a real relationship or NSA Fun. Have own house and car, willing to travel.Tel: 087-6773979

WANT A MATE?

JOIN DEE DATE

TEL: 087 240 1158 MON - FRI 10 - 5PM MALE WLTM CURVY LADY 23-48 For discreet fun and friendship, Text or call: 086-3968335

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Lough Allen Hotel & Spa • Drumshanbo • Co Leitrim • www.loughallenhotel.com

To Celebrate your Hen Party... Come to the Lough Allen Hotel & Oshadi Spa • Bed and Full Irish Breakfast for 2 Nights • Dinner on the first night, with pre-dinner sparkling cocktail • On Saturday Enjoy an Hour Long Scenic HorseRiding Trek or Lesson with Karen and her Team at Moorlands Equestrian Centre Then Relax and Enjoy Full use of our Leisure Centre and Gym Avail of 20% Off All Treatments Booked in our Award Winning Oshadi Spa • Transport can be provided to bring you into Carrick on Shannon to enjoy the many pubs & clubs • Late check out (2.00pm) • Spa treatments are available as an alternative to Horse Riding if required

All for Just

€125

Per Person Sharing Other Packages arranged to suit your group and your budget

To Book Call 071-964-0100 or email: Reservations@loughallenhotel.com


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