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The tiny Agricultural parish of Attymass in North Mayo is celebrating the success of its inaugural 9 Day 2013 Gathering Festival which was run in conjunction with the Manchester Mayo Gathering and the North Mayo welcome home festival. The quiet countryside village had never staged such a unique festival which saw it being the center of media interest from as far away as Australia. Pictured above are: Attymass Gathering Group with Manchester and Mayo North Group, local councillors and Ballina TD Michelle Mulherin TD and Joe Kennedy chair of Ireland West Airport. See page 12 for more details.



FTER a long, hot Summer when the tourist industry in the north-west undoubtedly benefited from festival fever and Gathering events, many business will welcome the onslaught of college students to maintain the momentum as the tourist season comes to a close. Those in the accommodation, catering, clothing, supplies and transport sectors are gearing up for a boost in trade despite the doom and gloom being created by fears of cut-back to grants and increased college fees. The computer stores should also experience an upsurge at this time as students will require the latest apps and gadgets to assist them in the learning process. While the cutbacks will, undoubtedly, put pressure on many hard-pressed families businesses in Sligo and Castlebar, in particular, will find the expanded facilities at both Sligo IT and GMIT a comfort at this time as they prepare for the mushrooming student populations at both centres. Students will be seeking accommodation, places to eat and drink and obtain school supplies. Many will require transport, particularly at weekends when those from the region, in particular, will be taking a weekly journey home to their families. The presence of students also brings a vibrancy and vitality to a town and we hope the government will continue to invest in Third Level education despite the constraints on budgets. There can be no substitute for continuing to enhance the supply of courses and access to Third Level education at a time of recession.

Local benefit The significant economic benefits students can bring to a particular region are vital to the local business community And many of those businesses, like ones near Sligo IT and GMIT, say student euros are vital to their survival. "The students are our business," said one local store owner. Without them we would find it hard ot survive. The connection students form with their college town may bring further long-term benefits, such as a boost in demand for locally produced goods and an increase in tourism. While we wish every success to the business community we also hope all newcomers to the Third Level scene have a smooth transition into college life.

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n Saturday 17th of August a unique event to the local community in West Sligo unfolded in the Skreen/Dromard Community Centre. Hosted by the Select Vestry of St Mary’s Church Kilmacshalgan, a diverse group of people joined together to share and appreciate their unique cultures and experiences. In his opening welcome to the assembled the Arch Deacon the Very Reverend Alan Synnott reflected on the differences but yet the similarities between all present. He continued: - “We have Catholics, Protestants, Muslims and other faiths or people of no faith, here sharing the day. We have people of different nationality, we have men, we have women, we have our friends from the Traveller community but our common denominator is that we really belong to one race and that is the human race so we should be

good to each other” This day’s event was part of a broader project which is being funded by the PEACE lll Programme through the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund managed for the Special EU programmes Body by Sligo County Council on behalf of Sligo Peace & Reconciliation Partnership Committee. The Vestry group is being supported locally by Tim Spalding of Knockalla Consulting. “The overall objective of this project is to build capacity within the Vestry to participate in a more inclusive way in the broader community and to add to our appreciation of each other’s diversity” said Jonathan Harte, Treasurer to the Select Vestry. He added: “As a result of the grant that was given to us we are now able to complete the refurbishment of the Mc Gee Hall in Dromore West. This means that

we are in a position to offer our facilities for the use of the wider community to facilitate arts, education, music or any activity needed to be undertaken thanks to the support of the Peace III programme.” Big Drum “I have never seen such a big Drum before”, commented Cheryl as she tapped to the rhythmic beat of the Lambeg Drum being played by virtuoso Willie Drennan backed by his band Nae Goats Toe. Willie enthused and regaled his audience with spirited rendition of music native to his Ulster Scottish traditional roots. In contrast the audience were enthralled by the comical musing of Mike Absolom between renditions of topical Irish ballads whilst accompanying himself on his beloved Harp. The musical melodies were enhanced by Darren

Regan who sang in the Irish tongue whilst Gary Hynes performed a number of his own compositions. All three musicians later joined forces to entertain their appreciative audience. The food proved to be very popular and very different. The were dishes from Africa and India and nobody sat in judgement on the food. They were all too busy eating. The ladies from the African Continent presented a magnificent display of their native costume and added a carnival feeling to the proceeding by their good humour and bonhomie. The skills of the artisan Traveller tinsmith were competently displayed by Ted Maughan. “I have been doing this since I was a child and now I’m old” commented Ted in answer to a questioner. Look across the room and be enthralled by the collection of miniature Traveller barrel Tops and flat carts and other artefacts reminiscent of an era now departed. Outside a victorious Globe House football team were presented with a cup to celebrate their overwhelming success in a knockout 7-aside football blitz beating teams from Dromore West and Sligo Travellers. Prior to the Cultural day in June last an equal group of 48 Catholics and Protestants from West Sligo visited the Bogside and Apprentice Boys Museums in Derry/Londonderry. The ensuing debate clarified many misapprehension for both groups and the experience of the day certainly enhanced the relationships between both. The next event in the programme is an invitation to journalist Kevin Myers to present a talk on the role of the Sligo participants in the First World War. This takes place in St Mary‘s Church in Dromore West on 31st August at 7pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

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elleek Pottery Visitor Centre are delighted to announce they have been awarded a Four Star Visitor Attraction grading by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board! This award is highly recognised and provides assurance to visitors of the quality of service and facilities they will experience at Belleek Pottery. Commenting on the award, Patricia

McCauley, Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre Manager said, “This great achievement is the result of hard work and a huge team effort by all of our staff here at Belleek Pottery. Well done to all and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors from all corners of the globe over the coming season!” Belleek Pottery is one of the most enduring success stories in craftsmanship, celebrating its 156th year with it is famously

known for being the oldest working pottery in Ireland. Visitors take a personally guided tour of the factory and see how the techniques developed by the very first Belleek craftsmen 156 years ago are still followed today. The Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre is open all year round with tours available from Monday to Friday and also on Saturdays during high season.

Ballina celebrates increase in tourist numbers

FIGURES just released for Ballina show that in July there has been a 20% increase year on year in tourist numbers in the town. This seems to back up the anecdotal evidence from hotels, guest houses, restaurants, and pubs who have gained on the back of events like the Ballina Salmon Festival and the opening of the Jackie Clarke Museum, not to mention the added bonus of the fine weather. The evidence of the buoyant season has been backed up by Ballina Chamber of Commerce which operates the town’s year-round tourist office on Pound Street with the support of Bord Failte. The momentum was indicated in June when visitor numbers to the tourist office were up 4% on last year year, before exploding to 20% in July. Chamber President Kevin Connelly was delighted with the figures and said he expected the trend to continue in August thanks to the tremendous work being done by various organisations seeking to maximise the benefits from The Gathering events. The Chamber paid particular compliments to the Ballina Tidy Towns Committee for maintaining the community-run tourist office. They also thanked Ballina Tidy Towns’ chairman, Jim Friel and FAS Supervisor, Michael Conlon, in addition to tourist office staff Josie Munnelly, Siobhan Mitchell, Mags Martin and Marion Leloup. The Chamber recently launched new designs for its and websites, in association with the Mayo North Tourist Steering Group. These can now be viewed in over 70 languages, including European and Chinese.

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he Roscommon TD, Frank Feighan, who is being pursued by Danske Bank for borrowings understood to be in the high six-figure range says that his business dealings will not impact on his political career. Ironically, it is the same bank that is currently taking legal proceedings against his fellow TD and junior minister John Perry. The Fine Gael backbencher told Shannonside radio that he believes he can “reconcile these issues”. “This isn’t about my political career,” he said. “It is about dealing with my personal finances. I

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Crossmolina Show 2013

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Marija Fox claimed first prize at the Crossmolina Show when the Judges selected her sponge cake in first place. Here she stands with her winning entry surrounded by friends

Oliver Kilgallon had a successful day at the Crossmolina Show with Redbawn Hercules, who was crowned the Limousin Champion of the Crossmolina Show. Redbawn is a son of Millbrook Dartangan (ET), dam, Redbawn Dixie sired by Mas Du Clo by Bambino RR VS. Standing left to right, Judge Anthony Dockery, Elphin, Oliver Kilgallon, Ballina, and Judge Seamus Ahern, Cappamore.

Sara Moffatt, Abu Dhabi Rose, caught up with the winners at the Crossmolina Show when they were awarded their prizes by Judge Marie Galvin. Standing left to righ, Tia Gallagher, Sara Moffatt, Abu Dhabi Rose, Lisa Cawley, Queen of the Crossmolina Show, Judge Marie Galvin, Most Appropriately Dressed Lady, Helene O’Shea, Breege Gordon, Crossmolina Show Committee and Kelly Gallagher.

Enjoying sunshine at the Crossmolina Show were Jonathan Maye, Ballina, Willie Gordon, Crossmolina, Jack Ruane, Crossmolina, Tom Fleming, Ballina, Owen Ruane, Crossmolina, Michael Gordon, Ardagh and Michael Barrett, Ballina.

Resources “not an issue” in fighting Castlebar crime THE head of the Castlebar garda district has moved quickly to deny that a lack of resources is an issue in fighting crime in the locality. Superintendent Pat Diskin told last week’s meeting of the town’s joint policing committee that additional manpower will be provided to him when the need arises. However, he accepted there was a requirement for a multiagency approach in dealing with a number of issues of concern. Supt. Diskin was commenting on complaints aired by a number of committee members regarding crime in the county town. They related to intimidation, bullying, anti-social behaviour and the ‘edginess and anxiety’ felt by elderly people as a result of recent incidents in Castlebar and surrounding areas. Councillor Blackie Gavin expressed his disappointment over the fact there had been no garda follow-up after an attack on an elderly person’s home in which the front door and window were damaged. Councillor Harry Barrett highlighted a problem relating to loitering and intimidation on the Main Street which was preventing people from doing their normal business. Councillor Noreen Heston raised the issue of antisocial behaviour in private housing estates throughout the town and the toil it was taking on some residents. Councillor Michael Kilcoyne told of an ongoing problem in other estates in which people were living in fear due to thuggary and lawlessness by a group of young people. The independent representative also spoke candidly about the level of anxiety among the people of the town following a traumatic event early this summer, a horrific crime that is still under investigation by the gardaí. He stated: “The question being asked of me is who is responsible for protecting society from such a crime happening again. “It’s a question that needs to be answered because there are those with serious issues who are not getting the help they require and they cannot be allowed to slip through the net. “I am aware of suicidal persons who were discharged by the health services in recent days and told to go home and take their medicine. That’s not the kind of approach we need in society. “I accept the gardaí are not doctors and they need more help in this area than they are getting.” Supt. Diskin said he could not comment on any crime that is currently under investigation. “I don’t have any control over the matters Councillor Kilcoyne raised. We have a healthy relationship with other agencies and I have meetings with the HSE West on certain issues. “We all need to work together in the interests of society as a multi-agency approach is extremely important,” he added.

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Jacinta Hennigan, James Keegan (Lord of the ? he appearance of the multi award winning Lord of the Dance star - James Keegan created a major Buzz for the inaugural Manchester Mayo Gathering, which is part of the Mayo North Gathering. James flew in from a tour of America to appear in front of just over 32,000 people during the bank holiday weekend, when he performed at sell out shows in Ballina, Attymass, Lahardane and Bonniconlon. The 9 Day festival in North Mayo which was set up specifically for the 2013 Gathering with over 120 events has exceeded all expectations. Hotels in Ballina which is one of the main hubs have reported record takings with bar takings up as much as 70% for the festival which was set up to attract the UK market back to Ireland. The tiny parish of Attymass with just over 300 houses, could not believe their eyes when they saw the star turn up to perform at the live Radio broadcast by Manchester's Full Irish Radio show. The show was presented by


Dance), Rebecca Hennigan. Photo Tony Hennigan James Kelly who also flew in for the event to mark the 90th anniversary of the Bonnifinglas Sports day. James is pictured here just outside the pub with some of the performers in the show and local TD - Dara Calleary. The Ballina Arts Centre show featured from Mayo the following artists: The Atlantic Rhythm Production company, Flatout, Fr Peyton Cluster Choir, Carmel Guning and PJ Reilly. Performers from Manchester included the Keegan Academy of Irish Dance, Claire Mooney, Reel Rhythm, John Gibson and Nikitta Cassidy. The show was hosted by James Kelly from the award winning Full Irish Radio show from Manchester and Kathleen Walshe from Atlantic Rhythm Productions in Mayo. Lawrence Hennigan from the Manchester Mayo Gathering said "The Gala concert was a fantastic show and it received a well deserved standing ovation. Such was the demand for tickets that we had to do other shows in Lahardane, Attymass and the

Bonniconlon Show. We would like to thank all our sponsors who included, Mayo North Tourism, Stena Line, the 2013 Gathering and the Manchester Mayo Tourism Group. A special word of thanks must go to Louise and James from the Keegan Academy who brought close to 180 people from Manchester themselves." Ballina Manor's Hotel manager, Edel Sweeny added "The Manchester Mayo Gathering and North Mayo Gathering has been a fantastic success, we had to open up a new floor to accommodate all the extra visitors and are takings have shot up. I hope they can turn it into an annual festival it has been great for the town." The event was part of the Manchester Mayo and North Mayo Gathering which is now recognised by Tourism Ireland as the biggest Gathering in Ireland with over 120 events being staged in the 9 Day festival. For more information log onto and

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Kenny “not interested” in EU job at this time

TAOISEACH Enda Kenny has distanced himself from speculation tipping him as a front-runner to take over as European Council president when the influential position comes up next year. A statement issued by his Castlebar constituency office read: “An Taoiseach’s sole focus is on his current post and we don’t comment on speculation. He is completely focused on the job in hand which is exiting the bailout and creating jobs.” Although many political observers will interpret the short statement as not being completely dismissive of the idea, sources have confirmed his determination to complete his five-year term at the head of government. With the EU role due to be filled before the end of next year, the opportunity is destined to come too early for him. Interestingly, however, Deputy Kenny was linked with two top positions in the European Union in an analysis of the contenders by an influential Brusselsbased opinion shaper. The Castlebar TD was viewed as a frontrunner for the powerful post of European Council president as he was regarded as ‘capable but not a big name with an ego’. The European Council president chairs the meetings of EU leaders where all the major decisions are made. His name was also linked with the European Commission presidency, the head of the EU cabinet, which becomes available next June. The speculation followed the success of Ireland’s EU presidency where he ‘impressed in his handling of the EU budget negotiations’. The leading candidates for the elite posts were identified by Burson-Marsteller, one of Europe’s leading public affairs and communications consultancy firms. The firm stated: “Kenny has a good profile for the European Council job in particular – a consensusbuilder (he is in a coalition government with Labour) from a small member state who has had some success at EU level with his successful steering of negotiations on the EU’s long-term budget during the Irish presidency. “Possibly a better bet for the council job than for the commission.” The European Council president will be picked directly by the 28 EU leaders. They will select a current or former EU leader, so the candidates come from a limited pool.

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Manchester helps Mayo village triple its Population for Gathering Festival

James Keegan and James Kelly from Full Irish Radio show with performers at the Radio broadcast in Attymass


he tiny Agricultural parish of Attymass in North Mayo is celebrating the success of its inaugural 9 Day 2013 Gathering Festival which was run in conjunction with the Manchester Mayo Gathering and the North Mayo welcome home festival. The quiet countryside village had never staged such a unique festival which saw it being the center of media interest from as far away as Australia. Nestled between the majestic Ox Mountains and the Salmon rich River Moy in the West Coast of Ireland, the newly discovered tourism hotspot managed to more than triple its population during the festival which attracted visitors from Manchester and all over the world. Gerry Lavelle the landlord of the 'An Sionnach Rua' Pub which is the only pub in the village was packed out on every single night of the festival and when asked about how the event had gone commented "I think I have made more this week, than I have made all year, I have never seen the pub this busy, its been great." Tony Hennigan from the Manchester Mayo Gathering added "It was a pleasure to work

with the Attymass group; they had a very hard working and dedicated committee. Special praise must go to its chair. Bridie Padden and her social media and marketing guru - Eamonn McGrath. The world might not have known about Attymass before we started the project, but they sure do now." "The idea behind the project came after the Tourism Minister Michael Ring launched the 2013 Gathering in the UK in Manchester just over a year ago. He asked the Manchester Mayo Tourism and Business Group to become Ambassadors for the Gathering. We agreed to help created a festival in North Mayo that would attract visitors from the UK, as long as Attymass was involved. The parish holds a very special place in our hearts as it is where both my parents were born and it is where we still have a holiday cottage. We told the parish to reach for the sky and we would do our best to help them achieve their goals. It was great to see it being such a success in terms of the huge numbers that it attracted to the area and the amount of publicity it has received around the globe." The festival was launched on the 1st August by Ballina TD and Attymass native - MIchelle

Mulherin TD, along with support from Manchester MP - John Leech who is the UK's coalition governments spokesperson for Tourism, Media and Sport for the Lib Dems. The nine day festival finished on Friday 9 August and featured a whole host of Art, Culture, Dance, Music, Sport and Heritage events. Highlights included sell out concerts by the award winning Bofield Celi Band, the Manchester Mayo Gala Concert, a live Radio broadcast by Manchester's Full Irish Radio with Lord of the Dance Star - James Keegan, a day in the Bog and the revival of the 1923 Bonnifinglas Sports day. Other features included the inaugural Manchester Mayo Business and Tourism networking lunch, a famine walk and a series of Heritage walks exploring the numerous Celtic historic sites dating back to 500 BC in the parish together with special Clan Gatherings and sporting tournaments. Festival sponsors included Stena Line UK,, Manchester Mayo Tourism and Business group, Tourism Ireland and the 2013 Gathering. It was also supported by the Fr Peyton Centre, ALLFM's Full Irish Radio Show, the Keegan Academy of Irish Dance, the Manchester Irish Festival, Atlantic Rhythm Productions, Flatout, Claire Mooney, John Gibson, Attymass Youth Choir, the Fr Peyton Cluster Choir and the Bofield Ceili Band.. The event has been officially recognised by Tourism Ireland as the biggest Gathering that had been organised by any UK group, its press launch in Manchester was conducted by Boyzone and Coronation Street Star - Keith Duffy. Manchester MP - John Leech has put forward a historic early day motion in the Houses of Parliament congratulating the tourism initiative which has won support from both the UK and Irish government. Close to £1 million worth of Editorial was generated by the extraganza with articles printed as far away as Canada, America and Australia along with extensive coverage in the UK and Ireland. The festival was part of the North Mayo Gathering which featured over 120 events being staged in the 9 Day festival at elen different festival hubs which generated just over 100,000 visitors with an estimated One million Euro generated for the local tourism economy in North Mayo. For more information log onto

Free OT Programme for Arthritis sufferers A free occupational therapy programme is being provided to people from the Border, Midlands and Western Counties of Ireland – Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal is also included in this remit. The programme is seeking people between the ages of 18-65, who are in receipt of illness benefit or disability allowance. The programme is being offered by the “Working with Arthritis” group. Individuals will receive the service for free either in the group’s clinic base in Galway or in their own homes – whichever an individual would prefer. Individuals will be taught strategies to manage their arthritis in relation to their everyday lives and with a view to exploring a return to work/volunteering/education . The funding for this programme was won by an application submitted by the University of Limerick to POBAL. POBAL receives it funding from the Dept of Social Protection and the European Union Social Inclusion Fund to support innovative new projects. This project has been set up following a significant literature

review conducted by University of Limerick. This review identified the impact arthritis can have on a person’s abilty to remain in work. Around 915,000 people in Ireland are impacted by arthritis making it one of the largest cause of work disability in Ireland. Occupational Therapists are well placed to provide this service due to the ability to complete a holistic assessment of the person , their environment and their meaningful occupations. If people are interested in the programme they can contact the administrator Maureen O’ Neill on 087 6094209 or Additionally they have a Facebook page (Working with Arthritis) if people would like to check this out. People may also wish to contact Miriam Noonan, BSc (Hons) OT, Senior Occupational Therapist, University of Limerick, or the Working with Arthritis Organisation, 7 Glenrock Business Park, Bothar Na Mine, Ballybane Industrial Estate, Galway. Tel.00 353 87 6022167. Miriam’s email address is:

Enniscrone & District Agricultural & Industrial Show ENNISCRONE and District Agricultural Show takes place Saturday August 24th in the Castlefield, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, with classes for Horses, Ponies, Donkeys, Cattle, Sheep, Poultry, Home Industry and a Dog Show. Loose Jumping Competitions for three year old Horses and three year old Ponies also take place on the 1st September at Ard Chuain Equestrian Centre. Enniscrone Show has been selected to host the Connacht Perpetual Provincial Trophy presented by the Irish Aberdeen-Angus Association. Other specials in the Cattle Section include the Aurivo Co-op Calf Championship, Natural Nutrition Breeding Cow Competition and the Centra Enniscrone Pedigree 4 Class. The Dog Show will host The Connacht Shows Champion Dog with the Champion Dogs from all the Connacht Shows competing for this coveted title. There are also overall prizes to be won in the Home Industry Section. Since its revival in 1990, the Committee have provided the local community with the opportunity of experiencing all that is good about rural life. Set in the Castlefield, with the hills providing a natural promenade, it attracts exhibitors and spectators from all over Connacht and Donegal. Providing value for money for visitors to the show has been the main focus of this year’s Show Committee. With funding from County Sligo Leader Partnership Company Ltd. under the Rural Social Fund 2007 to 2013, the Show will include a new Trade and Tourism Fair. The Fair will take place in one defined area in the form of a marquee. The purpose of the project is to highlight all the tourist amenities, local services, small business and rural crafts in the Tireragh area. Local producers and services will have the opportunity to showcase their business with visitors to the Show been able to view, sample and purchase these products. Overseas family, friends visiting the show to participate in the Enniscrone & District Show Gathering 2013 will also be able to enjoy all the community has to offer. Children’s entertainment includes Fun Fair running all day with unlimited use for €5, free entry into children’s novelty events such as, sack race, egg and spoon race, three legged race, tug of war, also competitions for Glamorous Granny and Most Appropriately Dressed Lady and Gent. The Show will also host a vintage display, with music and dance throughout the day. Show starts at 10 am. Entry Fee to Show, Adults €8, Students and Senior Citizens €5, Children under 14 Free. To end the day you can dance the night away at our Show Dance in Mary Ann. The Showjumping Section of the Enniscrone & District Show will take place Sunday 1st September in the Ard Chuain Equestrian Centre.

€1.6m for social housing in the North West

THE North West region is set to benefit to the tune of over 1.6 million euro in funding for social housing. The money will allow the acquisition of properties by local authorities and is aimed at enabling people with a disability to live independently in the community As part of the allocation, announced last week by Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O'Sullivan, Sligo will receive €1,629, 908 to provide 10 housing units. Donegal is online for € 352,235 to provide 3 units while it's hoped Leitrim County Council will be able to purchase one unit, with funding of €120,000. Welcoming the announcement, Donegal South West TD Minister McGinley said he's pleased that the additional funding has been made available to the local authority. He added the priority will be given to assisting people with a physical or intellectual disability to live independently.

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Swan Net Gundry and raise € 11,000 for RNLI

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he staff of Swan Net-Gundry in Killybegs and in Kilcar got a lot more than they bargained for when they came to work last Friday! As part of a staff comic relief day all the staff and management got together to film an epic Lip Dub video. This type of video involves all staff dressing up in wacky costumes, dancing to their hearts content and generally poking fun at themselves all in the name of charity! The video which has since been uploaded to YouTube includes the staff miming and rocking out to hits including Queen’s I want

to break free, Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5, Rod Stewart’s Da ya think I’m sexy, The Village People’s Macho Man and even Beyonce’s anthem Single ladies (complete with some very masculine ‘Single Ladies’)! The costumes adorned by the staff ensure this video has the comedy factor! Expect a life size hotdog, men in tights, wigs of every colour, a leopard print clad Rod Stewart and even a very convincing Freddie Mercury drag!! The staff went all out to make this a video that would not be forgotten and they have achieved it! Nobody will look at the

staff the same way ever again. The video has raised an astounding €11,000 for the RNLI from very generous donations. Two stations will benefit from the money raised by the LipDub Arranmore, Co. Donegal and Ballyglass, Co. Mayo (near Balmullet). The management want to thank any individual or company who donated money to this cause. The RNLI mascot Stormy Stan even makes an appearances in the video so you’ll have to keep an eye out for him! This is a link to the hilarious video:

Paraic Noone wins Save Our Planets Award

Save Our Planet Awards winner Paraic Noone, Keadue pictured at the Award Presentation Ceremony in The Clarion Hotel Sligo, with Margaret Grimes, Ann Helmstetter, who nominated Paraic for this award, Aidan Gillen, Save Our Planets Awards North West, and Peter McNiff, Keadue Tidy Towns Committee. Paraic was nominated for this award by a visitor to Keadue who was impressed by the vast improvements she saw in Keadue since her previous visits. Below is the citation submitted by Ms

Ann Helmstetter “Paraic Noone deserves to receive the “Save Our Planet North West” award because of his continuous devotion to the preservation and maintainance

of the cultural and natural beauty of the Keadue area. Recently I had the pleasure of walking through the amazing natural beauty of Knockcranny Woods which is adjacent to

Lough Meelagh. The numerous streams, the well-kept bridges across murmuring water, clean benches situated in view of the crannogs on the lake, make it an enchanting and refreshing space. These woods are cared for by the Tidy Town committee which is inspired by Paraic. Approaching the picturesque village from Sligo, visitors are welcomed by an inviting display of flowers and long stretches of well manicured open grassed spaces on the side of the road in the vicinity of the church indicates hours of weeding, planting sweeping with care. Houses on both sides of the street are presented extremely well. The center of the village boasts O’Carolan Park. This natural habitat features flowing water, eye-catching flowers and shrubs, fountains and walking trails. Litter, weeds, waste of any description is unseen in this most tidy town.” – Ann Paraic, who received the highest vote in the public on line vote in the Community Initiatives Category, wishes to thank everybody who voted for him.

he Mill Times Hotel is a three star oasis, centrally located in the heart of Westport town. It is a perfect location to explore the bustling town of Westport with boutique shops & historic landscape. The 34 guest bedrooms are elegantly decorated, spacious & airy in a warm home away from home atmosphere. Uncle Sams Cafe Bar is home to great company, impromptu weekend musical sessions, combined with a good quality bar food menu. Whether you are looking for a quick bite, or to unwind & relax, the bar is both versatile & friendly. Temptations Restaurant, reviewed by Irish food critics, is decorated with style and elegance, with its plush surroundings & exquisite lighting; it is the perfect venue for a romantic meal for two or a relaxed meal with friends. The seasonal menu highlights the freshest of local produce offering some classic dishes with some European influences on the evening dinner menu. Few towns can compete with the charm, heritage, culture and atmosphere of Westport. From Cycling or walking along the 42 km Great Western Greenway from Westport to Achill, take in the coastal drives and sandy blue flag beaches, and the vast array of attractions and places to visit, Westport is the place to be. Enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere of this boutique Westport hotel offering excellent value, with free limited basement parking, or pay & display parking adjacent to the hotel. Please take the time to read their guest reviews on Trip Advisor. There are free supervised children’s at Cheeky Monkeys Club every Sunday from 1 – 5 pm. There is great food, good fun and something for everyone.

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Bonniconlon Show 2013 Pics: Henry Wills

Bonniconlon Show Chairman John O'Hara pictured at the show with from left, Paddy Moran, Collr., Jarlath Munnelly, Eddie Lavelle, Chairman of Ireland West Airport Knock Joe Kennedy, Cathaoirleach Mayo Co. Council Collr., John O'Malley, Failte Ireland's Eva Deerie, Chairman of North Mayo Gathering Committee Vincent Roache, and Irish Navy Commodore Mark Mellet.

Skreen's Jim Timoney's Brood Mere won the Brood Mare to breed hunter class at Bonniconlon Show. Fergal Birrane accepted the trophy from show patron Fr Patrick J Mangan. ALso included is jusge Andrew Gardinar.

Doocastle's Freddie Foster's Birchen Japanese Rooster won the Champion Bird Award at Bonniconlon how. Presenting the award were judges Donal and Paul Beatty and Ray Devine Bonniconlon Show Society

Enniscrone brothers Richard and Robery Grimes, won the 1.28 inhand and 1.38 cm Riding class competitions at Bonniconlon

Aine, Niall, Gavin and Brendan with the double champion winners

Ballina Town Council celebrate 15th Anniversary twinning with Pittsfield USA

Johnny and Madeline Cummins, Rathcash, Killala, certainly ensured their pets were well turned out for Bonniconlon Show. Picture Henry Wills

Roz Livesey, Massbrook Upper, Bofeenaun, Ballina, with her Afghan Hound, winner of the Bonniconlon Show Championship and provincial qualifier for the All-Ireland Dog Safe Fence National Finals. Picture Henry Wills

The mother and daughter team of Mary and Marita Golden, Circular Road, Ballina collected four first prizes for their impressive floral displays at Bonniconlon Show.

Theresa Bianchi, wife of Pittsfield Mayor Daniel L.Bianchi, received a special presentation at the Ballina Town Council's Civic Reception from Mayor Collr. Johnnie O'Malley, Also included are Mayor Bianchi and Ballina Town Council's Breege Gordon and Town Manager Noel Burke. Picture Henry Wills

Mayor of Pittsfield Daniel L.Bianchi and members of his delegation including James Messer present the Pittsfield City flag to Ballina Town Council Mayor Collr., Johnnie O'Malley at the civic welcome celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the town's twinning. Picture Henry Wills

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Rackhouse Pilfer @ McGarrigles Rockn the Green Festival Collooney, Saturday 7th September


high-octane six-piece Bluegrass and American Roots band. They perform their own unique take on songs from Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch, Steve Earl and John Hiatt as well as traditional Bluegrass songs and originals. each of the six members sing and there are big harmonies. Line up and instrumentation is Leon Mooney acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals, Willie Kelly-acoustic

guitar, drums and vocals, Les Jones mandolin and vocals, Fiachra Cunningham - fiddle, slide guitar and vocals, Mark Conway - banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals and Duane Gallagher - upright bass and vocals Performing on Monday 19 August, 9:15pm and Monday 26 August, 9:15pm at McGarrigles on O’Connell Street, Sligo. Admission is FREE

Glenn Cal plays Fureys Pub


ith a clever mix of tastefully chosen covers & original material Glenn Cal is making a name for himself gigging extensively, playing festivals such as Electric picnic and Oxygen,and supporting acts including Declan O Rouke and Jamie Lawson. Plays at Fureys on Bridge Street, Sligo on Friday 23 August, 9:30pm and Friday 30 August, 9:30pm Glenn Cal is quickly making a name for himself on the Irish and UK music scene. Since the recording of his debut EP 'Brand New Day' in 2010, Glenn has been gigging extensively playing festivals such as Electric Picnic, Oxegen and Temple House, and supporting various Irish and UK acts including Maria Doyle Kennedy, Declan O'Rourke and Jamie Lawson.


n the 7th of September the pretty town of Collooney will be in full party mode and will rock like it has never rocked before and all for a good cause, in fact two very good causes. Rockn the Green festival is being organised to raise much needed funds for two very well deserving charities, The North West Hospice and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. The festival is in memory of local man Eamon Gaffney who died tragically last year but was also a member of the Cystic Fibrosis family. Last year through a pitch-and-putt tournament and an auction the people of Collooney raised €23,000 and this year they want to raise double or triple that figure Featuring some of the best bands from all over the country as well as the best of local music performing in an American styled barn which holds up to 1500 people, this promises to be an event not to be missed. The line up includes Mundy and Band (Head Liner), Royseven, Bagatelle, Big Generator, The Quakers, Rackhouse Pilfer, Dean Gurrie and more Tickets are on sale for €25 and can be bought in Petstop (who along with Trusox are the main sponsor ) or Liber bookshop on O’Connell street or Centra in Collooney. There will also be a option to buy tickets online for those who are unable to get to those locations. For those that can keep up with the pace it will happen all over again the following day with a country theme featuring Mick Flavin, Anthony McBride, Johnny Lockree and many more.

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Under The Sun @ Fiddlers


nder The Sun are a new acoustic triofeaturing Sinead Conway on vocals, 'Famous' Dave Flynnon guitar and Stephen Kohlmann on percussion.Playing a mix of old and new favourites, all infused witha little bit of latin/samba spirit

courtesy of Mr. Kohlmann. Followed by In House DJ. Fiddlers Creek, Rockwood Parade, Sligo. Visit Takes places Sunday 25th August - 9.30pm

JACK IN THE BOX: Spectacular circus themed extravaganza Free / Sunday, September 1st Roll up, roll up, The Model welcomes families to a day of celebration. ‘Jack B Yeats ; Enter the Clowns’ has received national coverage and attracted visitors over the summer months.

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thoroughly enjoy one last day of magic before the school year starts. The highlight event takes the shape of Cork Circus’s renowned puppeteer Lungi who will present, A Trunk of Tricks at 2.30pm and 4pm. Trained by Rajasthani puppet masters, Lungi has returned from India with authentic string puppetry, traditional magic and stories from the mystical East. This is 45mins of a magical journey created through crafted entertainment. ‘Lungi the Travelling Puppeteer’ has been presenting his take on the ancient arts of Indian string puppets, magic and story telling all over Ireland and the UK for the last four years. This is an amazing, interactive show full of music, swordfighters, snakes, dancers and magicians. For those who haven’t visited the exhibition, it features a number of Yeats’ masterpieces from prestigious public collections in Ireland including those of The National Gallery of Ireland, The Hunt Museum, Limerick, Dublin City Gallery; The Hugh Lane, and Limerick City Gallery of Art. It investigates the use of the circus as a metaphor throughout Yeats painting career and is a visual riot of colour exploring the development of the circus as a theme throughout the artist’s working life. Early celebratory visions of the circus are considered alongside later more dramatic and carnivalesque works. Tread Softly Festival tours of ‘Jack B Yeats: Enter the Clowns’ run through 22 JulAugust 09 Lungi , €5 for kids and €3 for parents, €15 family


ver since they kicked off their summer residency upon the rooftop of The Swagman, 21 Outs have been packing the house every week! If live energetic rock n roll is your thing head to the Swagman on Sunday!! Rock ‘n’ Roll road dogs 21 OUTS are an energetic 3-piece band based in Sligo. 21 OUTS have emerged on to the scene in Ireland in the past few years sharing the stage with successful Irish bands such as Jape, Republic of Loose, The Kanyu Tree, The Coronas and Rubberbandits. They have appeared in Hotpress Magazine, several newspapers and have graced the front cover of Ink magazine.

The 21 OUTS sound can best be described as old-school, rock n roll with a modern blues edge. However, the music has its softer moments, and the band is no stranger to the acoustic set. 21 OUTS are extremely hardworking and professional and have honed their craft having toured extensively around Ireland and have also taken their live show to Europe. 21 OUTS are renowned for their highly energetic performances and have been described as ‘one of the best live bands in Ireland’ Performing on Sunday 25 August, 10:00pm and Sunday 1 September, 10:00pmat The Swagman Bar, Sligo

Freddie White @ The Hawkswell


reddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. Whether interpreting songs by his favourite writers, such as Randy Newman, Tom Waits, John Hiatt and Guy Clark, or performing his own classy compositions, Freddie’s live performances are nothing short of legendary. A heavy-weight of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s Freddie's long lasting popularity is due to his

eclectic repertoire of music, which transcends musical genres and eras. Freddie will be joined on the night by the wonderful singer Trish Hickey. Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street, Sligo. Tel: 071 9161518 Tickets €18/€15 conc. Saturday 31st August at 8pm

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Going to College:

Moving out essentials M oving out of home for the college year and saying goodbye to being catered for? Then it’s time to start making that list of essentials for student living! To survive week-in week-out, you’ll need to be stocked up with all the things you didn’t need to think twice about when you were pampered at home; now it’s time to get real, and get organised. Let’s give you a room-to-room guide on all the things you’re going to need to make your student accommodation feel like home, and remain a liveable zone. The kitchen First thing’s first, the kitchen is going to be your centre of food-making and eating, so keep it clean! Here’s a list of things you definitely need. • J cloths & Bin • An iron and ironing board • Wash basket • Clothes horse • Plates, glasses cups & cutlery. Fill the kitchen! • Toaster (for hurried late mornings) • Microwave (Even more necessary) • Kettle, Pots, Can Opener • Broom/Brush • Washing-up liquid and Soap Bedroom & bathroom The room you’ll be spending most time in whether it’s sleeping, daytime naps or recovering from the night before, so do your best to keep it tidy. Here’s a list of items essential to the best sleeping experience. Curtains (don’t be surprised there’s nothing but a bare window awaiting you in the bedroom)

• Mattress (Hopefully there are one of these provided) • Duvet, sheets, pillows, blanket (for the horrible Irish winters with a faulty heating system!) • Towels, toilet bag (with stuff in it) • Alarm clock (Because you can’t always rely on your phone!) • Light bulbs • Bedside lamp, Desk lamp, desk, bedside cabinet • Shelves • Mirror • Photo Frames (Because we all get sentimental sometimes) • Bin (could do with one of these in every room)

Living room Your living room, the most social place in your flat, may have the feel of a common room, but it’s important to give it a bit of your own style, so here’s a few thing you could add to make it more homely. • A comfy cushion (the one you claim when you enter the room) • Bean bag (the ultimate slouch chair after a day’s learning) • A painting (or anything you can hang on the wall) • Ornaments (any nooks and crannies you can decorate the mantle piece with) • Coffee table/puf (something to put your feet up on) Extras: Sellotape, Mini hoover, Hangers & Batteries. An abundance of toilet paper is always a plus too. Live well, and enjoy the college life sensibly!

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Top Tips on Finding Accommodation much information on them sometimes, but it's worth having a look at them every now and again. Word of Mouth Tell everyone you know that you're looking for a place; word of mouth is surprisingly successful. Some places, especially if they're being let through an estate agent, will have To Let signs outside. You should make an appointment to see the flat or house and turn up early. Campus Accommodation A number of Colleges either own their own campus accommodation or have agreements with developers for the provision of campus accommodation. Talk to the college accommodation office for further information. Internet Search Engines It seems that everyone I talk to lately has found their apartment/flat/house on the internet. There are lots of websites to choose from. Try and find out if the one you're using is reputable. Remember accommodation tends to move fast on the internet, but don't let the pressure of finding accommodation lead you to make any rash judgments. Newspapers A good place to start looking for a flat or house is the accommodation section of local and evening papers. Try to buy the paper as soon as it comes out. Notice Boards Accommodation may also be advertised in shop windows or notice boards in supermarkets and colleges. Notice boards can have too

Students' Union Many SU's run an accommodation service. Even if they don't run a service they might be able to give you some good advice on finding accommodation locally. Accommodation Agencies Accommodation agencies are commercial organisations that may charge a fee for helping you find private rented accommodation. They normally deal with more expensive accommodation than newspapers. Before you register with the agency and pay a fee, you should get answers to the following questions: Is the agency licensed? What services are offered for the fee? In what circumstances will you be entitled to a refund? How many landlords who accept rent supplements does the agency have on its list? If you decide to register, make sure you get a receipt for any money you pay. All About Rent Books Who is entitled to a rent book? Every tenant paying rent is legally entitled to have a rent book supplied by the landlord.

This applies to houses rented by private landlords, voluntary bodies, local authorities or employers, if a rent is payable. A rent book is not needed for a holiday letting. When must the rent book be supplied? The rent book must be supplied to the tenant by the landlord at the commencement of the tenancy. What is a rent book? Basically, a rent book is a record of rent and other payments made by a tenant to the landlord. However by law, a rent book must also contain other information related to the tenancy. Usually, a rent book will be in booklet form but it may be in another form provided it contains all the necessary details. What information must be included in the rent book? The rent book must include: the address of the house the name and address of the landlord and of the landlord's agent (if any) the tenant's name the term (i.e. period) of the tenancy the amount of the rent and when and how it is to be paid particulars of any payments, other than rent, to be made by the tenant to the landlord for services, e.g. for heating or piped television the amount and purpose of any deposit paid by the tenant and the conditions under which it will be refunded by the landlord a statement of information which advises tenants of their basic rights the date of commencement of the tenancy an inventory of furnishings and appliances

supplied by the landlord for the tenant's exclusive use. Who makes the entries in the rent book? The landlord must enter the information relating to an individual tenancy in the rent book when it is being given to the tenant. Any subsequent changes in this information must be entered in the rent book by the landlord within one month of the change. This would happen if, for example, there was a rent increase or if the landlord appointed a new agent. The landlord is also responsible for recording the rent and other payments that may be needed if any query arises. How are rent and other payments recorded? Where rent or other payments for services are made in person by the tenant (or by a person acting for the tenant) to the landlord, the landlord must, at that time either: record the payment and sign for it in the rent book, or provide a signed receipt containing full details of the payment. Where payments are made other than in person (e.g. by standing order, bank giro, etc.) the landlord must, within three months, either record and sign for the payment in the rent book or give the tenant a written statement of the payment. Who holds the rent book? The rent book should be held and carefully looked after by the tenant. It contains details of the letting that have been agreed between the tenant and the landlord and provides a record of rent and other payments that may be needed if any queries arise. The tenant is however, obliged to make the rent book available to the landlord so that the landlord can make any necessary changes in it and record rent and other payments.

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Top 4 GAA Football Qualifier Shocks They have been criticised for giving teams such as Kerry, Tyrone and Cork a greater platform to All-Ireland glory, but the football qualifier system has also been kind to the underdog throughout their 11 year existence: Let’s take a look at five of the most famous footballing qualifier shocks since the inception of a second chance in the All Ireland Championship. Westmeath 1-14 Mayo 0-16 21st July 2001 In 2001 the GAA finally took away the padlock and chains of the backdooropening a path of unchartered glory for many teams. And this new path was baptized by Westmeath’s mazy run to the All-Ireland Quarter-finals- a run notable for its significant scalp of League Champions and All-Ireland fancies Mayo along the way. Despite their success at underage level, Westmeath were given little hope of defeating Mayo in their round 4 qualifier. Mayo, who had lost the Connacht final, were still ranked amongst the top teams in the country by virtue of their league final success over Galway- Westmeath’s unremarkable qualifier wins over Wexford, Limerick and Louth carrying meagre value in comparison. However, there was nothing unremarkable about this classic Saturday night qualifier- a game which seesawed back and forward until Damien Gavin’s fisted point in the last minute of extra-time confirmed Westmeath’s shock victory. It was a victory richly deserved for the Lake County- they lead by three points at half-time thanks to a Michael Ennis goal and when Mayo started to turn the screw in the second half scoring five unanswered points Westmeath still held firm- a young substitute by the name of Dessie Dolan helping them extend the game into extra-time. Even then, it seemed that the favourites would progress as they went three points clear, but Westmeath held Mayo scoreless in the second period of extratime allowing Gavin to create history. Westmeath would go on to lose to Meath after a replay in the All-Ireland quarter-finals while Mayo would become a regular victim of the qualifier shock- falling to Fermanagh in 2003 and Longford in 2010. Sligo 1-14 Tyrone 0-12-21st July 2002 On their first appearance in Croke Park for 26 years, Sligo caused a stir in the 2001 Championship when they eliminated Mick O’Dwyer’s Kildare side despite playing for over an hour with 14 men. Yet in round four of the 2002

qualifiers the Yates County were given little chance of beating a Tyrone side which were not only league champions, but also some people’s favourites for the All-Ireland title. With 11 subsequent multiple All-Ireland winners among their starting 15, Tyrone tore Sligo to shreds in the game’s opening 20 minutes- the play of the Canavan brothers and Stephen O’Neill almost evaporating all hopes of the shock result. However, in the 51 minutes after Peter Canavan gave them a six point lead, Tyrone could only score three more points. Instead, it was the little-fancied Sligo- inspired by Eamon O’Hara- who dominated the remainder of the game. They gradually worked away at the Tyrone lead, with points from O’Hara Mark Breheny and Dara McGarty helping them to draw level. And then with eight minutes remaining Dessie Sloyan reacted quickest when Gerry McGowan’s attempt for a point rebounded off the post- scoring the goal that sealed Sligo\’s shock comeback victory. Sligo would go on to lose to the eventual All-Ireland Champions Armagh after a replay in the Quarter-finals. Tyrone’s defeat caused a change of management for 2003 as Art McRory and Eugene McKenna were replaced by Mickey Harte, who went on to win three All-Ireland titles with the county. Laois 0-09 Tyrone 0-06-8th July 2006 ‘Tyrone were beating Kerry frequently at the time’, recalled Mick O’Dwyer in an interview last summer, ‘that rankled with me so I said by jeepers I better stop these Tyrone fellas’ and stop Tyrone Mick O’Dwyer’s Laois side did as they bestowed Mickey Harte’s team with the distinction of being the first, and so far, only defending All-Ireland champions to lose in the qualifier series. Despite needing a replay to scrape past Louth in the previous round, and despite having a panel ravaged by injury, Tyrone were warm favourites to beat a Laois side which were hammered by 14 points against Dublin in the Leinster Championship. Indeed, such was the expectation that Tyrone would win,

moves were already been made in Laois to prepare for life without Mick O’Dwyer. But, on a wintery afternoon in Portlaoise Micko’s fellow Kerryman Billy Sheehan inspired Laois to a famous win- kicking three points from full-forward. Laois never allowed Tyrone into the game, restricting them to three first-half points. The introduction of 2005 footballer of the year Stephen O’Neill did help Tyrone claw their way back into the tie and when Colm McCullagh made it a two point game with ten minutes remaining it seemed that the inevitable was about to become reality. However, McCullagh’s score would be Tyrone’s last of the match as Laois’ defence locked out their famed opponents while Chris Conway added on an insurance point for a deserved victory. Laois went on to the All-Ireland Quarter-finals- where they were unlucky to lose to Mayo after a replay while Tyrone recovered in 2007 to win the Ulster Title. Longford 1-12 Mayo 0-14 26th June 2010 One side finished top of the Division 1 table, the other could only manage victories against London and Kilkenny in Division 4 but in round one of the 2010 qualifiers Longford disregarded the National League form guide- kicking Mayo out of the Championship and ending John O’Mahony’s dual existence as a TD and an inter-county manager in the process. The game\’s opening half conformed to expectations with Alan Dillion helping Mayo to a three-point lead. However, Keith Higgins\’ red card and Paul Kelly’s goal turned the game in Longford’s favour, and despite Alan Freeman twice levelling the game for 14-man Mayo Shane Mulligan and Sean McCormack helped Longford close out a spectacular win. However, just like 2008’s shock providers Limerick, Longford went on to lose their round two qualifier while Mayo, just like Meath, rebuilt under new manager James Horan to reach the next years’ All-Ireland semi-finals.


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Sligo College of Further Education – Your Gateway to Success


hy not turn your dreams into reality by enrolling on a Further Education course at Sligo College of Further Education (SCFE). We now offer 22 different courses in areas as diverse as Child Care and Social Studies, Nursing, Community Development, Veterinary, Science/Engineering and Services, Business and IT, Hairdressing, Complementary Therapies, Make-up Artistry and Design. Why enrol at Sligo College of Further Education? • All our courses are nationally and internationally recognised and are certified by FETAC, QQI, DES, City and Guilds and ITEC. • We are adjacent to Sligo Institute of Technology and have developed strong and ongoing links with the IT • Our courses offer students of all ages an alternative route into third level education and opportunities to acquire new skills for direct entry into employment • In one years study students can attain up to 400 points which can then be used to access most third level courses through the Central Applications Office (CAO) • Students without Leaving Certificate mathematics will be offered the option of studying a PLC mathematics module to enable them to fulfil the entry requirements for third level colleges. • Eligible students can avail of full maintenance grants and in some cases other additional financial supports are available. • The College accepts applications from Leaving Certificate (including LCA), mature and international students. • We offer a wide range of supports including career advice and counselling throughout the year and we assist students with college applications, interview techniques, CV preparation and personal development. • Work experience is an integral part of all courses. In some cases graduates who wish to go directly into the workplace find employment with employers where they completed their work experience. • Continuous assessment by means of assignments and project work is a feature of all courses. This reduces the stress and pressure associated with a single terminal examination and ensures that students who work steadily throughout the year are rewarded. Exciting Developments Sligo College of Further Education is a dynamic, vibrant, and progressive college and is the fastest developing PLC/Further Education College in the country. We are continually developing links with third level institutions, particularly with our colleagues in Sligo Institute of Technology. We have also developed close links with Universities and Higher Education Institutions in Britain. Over the past four years the Department of Education and Skills invested over €3 million in our facilities and infrastructure thereby recognising the pivotal role our College plays in the Further Education sector in the North West. This has led to a fivefold increase in student numbers. According to outgoing Principal of the College, Mr Joe Carolan “This unprecedented growth and success is largely down to the dedication, commitment and professionalism of the college staff who are fully committed to providing tuition and supports for our students to the highest possible levels. We have facilities that now rank among the best in the country. I am particularly pleased with the large numbers of our students who progress to Higher Education and in particular to our sister college, Sligo Institute of Technology, with whom we have very close and developing links. We expect to again increase numbers this September and maintain and strengthen our position as the dominant Further Education College in the North West. You too can share in our success by contacting us at SCFE and letting us demonstrate how we can turn your dreams into reality” concluded Mr Carolan See advertisement for full details of courses. Open Evening: Tuesday 27th August from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Northwest Express August 22nd, 2013


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Ryanair apologises for refusing to refund dead passenger R yanair has apologised for refusing to refund the ticket of a passenger because she died four months before her flight. The family of Beryl Parsons were told that they could not get their money back because she had passed away more that 28 days before the flight was booked. Their terms and conditions state that a refund will only be given if the bereavement occurs in the 28 days before travel, they pointed out. After her son Doug threatened to take her urn on the plane with him, the airline apologised and issued a full refund, the Daily Mail reported. Mr Parsons, 44, an accountant from Norwich, had wanted one last holiday with his mother and young family after she was diagnosed with cancer. They had had to cancel a Christmas break because of her health, but when her condition improved in April they booked the Ryanair flights to the Canary Islands for October. However, the 78-year-old was informed in June that she only had weeks to live. She died a short while later. Mr Parsons, who says he will never fly with Ryanair again, said that she had really been looking for-

ward to the break, adding: “Her first comment when she was told she was dying was, ‘Oh, I suppose, I will have to cancel my holiday then’.” He wrote to the airline for a refund of her £230 share of the £1,074 airfares, including a copy of her death certificate with the request. But he received a letter saying

that they could not give him his money back because of their terms and conditions, which state: “In the case of a bereavement of an immediate family member (spouse, civil partner, mother, father, brother, sister, child, grandparent or grandchild) within 28 days of intended travel we will... make a refund.” Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said today:

“Ryanair has already written to Mr Parsons, apologising for the incorrect reply he received on 6th August from our Customer Services Department. "He was entitled to a full refund, and this has now been sent to him, with our sincere apologies for the incorrect letter and inconvenience caused to him and his family.”

Bizarre council calls: What does the ‘s’ stand for in Mrs, how old am I and can I shoot and serve seagulls for dinner? EVER gone out to dinner, cast your eye down the menu and thought sadly ‘you know what this menu is really missing? Seagull a l’orange’? Well if so then you’re the target audience for one flighty restaurant owner who rang his council to ask if he could shoot and serve up local gulls. The Heston Blumenthal-style inquiry was just one of a whole host of unusual calls taken by Westminster City Council. It was also contacted by a woman who wanted to tell trading standards she suspected the ‘designer’ handbag she bought for £10 from a market might be fake, a man asking where he could buy apples and a husband-to-be wanting to check what the ‘s’ stood for in Mrs. One woman, who phoned the council last week, asked to have all porn removed from the internet. She was advised that the

whole of the web was not under the jurisdiction of the council and told her MP was a better person to speak to. Another call involved a request for the council to travel to Dubai to collect a man’s mislaid wheelchair, while one female caller phoned to find out her own age. One woman also rang in to ask for detailed directions to a foot clinic, the name and address of which she did not know. The council said it was encouraging residents to look online for answers in an effort to cut the number of calls it receives every year. Margaret Scott of Westminster Council’s call centre said: ‘Some things are just beyond belief. We are here to help, but sometimes there is no help to be given. We take about 1.4million calls per year and we do get some very interesting ones.’

Contestants in stinging ‘bee beard’ contest get covered in bees! HAVING a bit of facial fuzz can make a fashion statement. But these beards are enough to make even the most ardent hipster’s skin crawl – or at least come out in hives. Contestants at an annual ‘bee beard’ competition allowed their heads and upper torsos to be covered by up to 16,000 insects. Each facial bee colony weighs about 1.8kg (4lb) and has to be sculpted into shape before competitors take to the catwalk. ‘It’s itchier than you think it would be,’ beekeeper Chris Hiemstra said. Competitors at the annual event at Clovermead Adventure Farm in Ontario, Canada, lure swarms by placing a caged queen bee around their neck. More experienced contestants are known to use petrolatum, a substance bees avoid, to sculpt their beards. Beekeepers minimise the risk of contestants getting stung by keeping the colonies fed with sugar water. They also sedate the bees

with smoke before they are allowed to join the beard. Marenda Schipper, 20, was crowned this year’s bee beard champion with Justin Hiemstra named as crowd favourite on Saturday The beards were judged by their weight, which was determined by placing the contestants on the scales before and after the bees settled on their faces. Brazilian-born Miss Schipper, 20, had a beard weighing 2.2kg (5lb) and contained about 20,000 bees. She is not a beekeeper but a student specialising in agriculture business. It was her first time with a bee beard and she has only been stung once, which was a few years ago. Judges also evaluated the beard’s style and each competitor’s performance in front of the audience.Past contestants have even managed to hula hoop for the crowds while covered in bees..

There appears to be a shark in my shark

CATCHING sharks is a risky business, especially if you catch two at the same time. That’s what happened when students from the University of Delaware tried to recapture sharks they had tagged for scientific research. Scientists from the university’s Ocean Exploration, Remote Sensing, Biogeography Lab reeled in the large female sand tiger shark only to discover another 3ft long dogfish inside its giant mouth. A post on the laboratory’s Facebook page said: ‘This unlucky smooth dogfish couldn’t resist the menhaden used as bait and unfortunately fell victim to one of the top predators in the bay.’ The university originally tagged the sharks to gain valuable information about population levels in the ocean. Now the researchers are asking beachgoers to keep an eye out for the tags and are offering a $100 reward for each one found. The electronic tags are attached to the base of the shark’s dorsal fin but sometimes fall off and wash ashore or into marshes.

Man enjoys living in dump as he converts bin into holiday home

IF you called this man’s house a dump you wouldn’t be ridiculing him, you’d just be stating fact – he lives in a converted bin. Gregory Kloehn’s holiday home in Brooklyn, New York City, is different to most others in that it is not located in a tropical location and it isn’t actually a house. Instead the California designer has decided to covert a $2,000 (£1,300) dumpster into a fully-functioning home that has everything you need to live in, including a bathroom and kitchen. ‘It just hit me,’ Mr Kloehn told the HGTV show You Live in What? ‘I thought, “hey, this is the perfect shape for a home”.’ Among other changes he made to the bin was to install wheels so it could be moved more easily and to add a water tank to the roof, which is used for the toilet and outdoor shower. There’s also a fancy retractable roof that, when pulled back, allows extra light to be let in. ‘I think [passers-by] are just surprised that someone would take something like this and spend enough time to make it a home,’ he added.

Northwest Express August 22nd, 2013


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Luxury loo is prone to cyber attacks IT’S the last place you’d expect to be the victim of a cyber attack… but now hackers can target you while you’re sitting on the toilet. You may have thought falling, slipping or missing the bowl were the worst mishaps awaiting you on a visit to the loo. That was until tech experts discovered luxury lavatory the Satis, made by Japanese firm Lixil and controlled by a smartphone app, is vulnerable to attacks. The news is sure to leave users who have one of the £3,800 high-tech thrones installed in their bathrooms taking a toilet break with a sense of trepidation. Hackers, it seems, can play a series of potty pranks at the touch of a button, including giving users an impromptu high-pressure colonic irrigation blast or pumping inappropriate toilet tunes – such as Golden Brown by The Stranglers and Push It by Salt-N-Pepa – through the loo’s in-built speakers. The Genius Toilet, launched last year, uses an Android app called My Satis to perform functions such as automatic flushing, bidet spray, fragrance release and raising, lowering or heating the loo seat. But a hardware flaw has been discovered which means any phone with the app can activate the lavatory’s functions, claims security firm Trustwave Spiderlabs. It’s proof that you’re not safe anywhere, anymore… even in your most private moments.

Gmail users should not expect any privacy in emails, Google admits GOOGLE has admitted that users of its email service cannot expect privacy. The confession was made in a legal submission to contest a class action lawsuit which accuses the company of breaking US wire tap laws. Its submission states: ‘Just as a sender of a letter to a colleague cannot be surprised that the recipient’s assistant opens the letter, people who use web-based email today cannot be surprised if their communications are processed by the recipient’s email provider in the course of delivery.’ It added: ‘Indeed, a person has no legitimate expectation of privacy in information they voluntarily turn over to third parties.’ The multinational, based in California, also said the case is ‘an attempt to criminalise ordinary business practices’. Now privacy campaigners are urging Gmail users to close their accounts. Nick Pickles, director of Big Brother Watch, said: ‘It’s like arguing the Post Office should routinely open people’s letters when all the information they need to deliver it is on the outside. ‘Perhaps if Google is so confident consumers don’t mind about this intrusion, they should be putting a clear health warning on the front page of Gmail that users can see. The question is if regulators will step in.’ But a Google spokeswoman said: ‘We take our users’ privacy and security very seriously and recent reports claiming otherwise are simply untrue. ‘We’ve built industry-leading security and privacy features into Gmail.’

The more you use Facebook, the more miserable you get M

any couldn’t imagine a life without it, but as well as keeping us all connected, Facebook may actually be spreading unhappiness through society, researchers have claimed.Psychologists have claimed the hugely popular social network, which boasts over one billion active users, is strongly associated with declines in well-being. A study, printed in the journal Public Library of Science ONE, found the more time people spent on Facebook over two weeks, the worse they subsequently felt. In contrast, those who met with their friends in person or spoke to them on the phone showed greater levels of happiness. Dr Ethan Kross, from the University of Michigan, who led the study, said: ‘On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection. ‘But rather than enhance wellbeing, we found that Facebook use predicts the opposite result – it undermines it.’ During the study, 82 young adults were sent questions by text message at five random times each day for two weeks. Participants were asked how they

felt ‘right now’, how worried or lonely they were, and to what extent they had been using Facebook or interacting with other people directly. The researchers said they found higher levels of Facebook use correlated with greater loss of wellbeing. The volunteers were also asked to rate their level of life satisfaction at the start and end of the study. Over

the two-week period, satisfaction ratings were found to decline the more people used Facebook. Commenting on the results, University of Michigan neuroscientist and co-author Dr John Jonides said: ‘This is a result of critical importance because it goes to the very heart of the influence that social networks may have on people’s lives.’ There was no evidence that

people were more likely to log into Facebook when they felt bad, said the researchers. In addition loneliness and Facebook both had an independent impact on happiness. ‘It was not the case that Facebook use served as a proxy for feeling bad or lonely,’ said Dr Kross. Further research is planned to look at the psychological reasons for the negative effect of Facebook on well-being.

iPhone 5S and budget version iPhone 5C expected to be unveiled by Apple at special September event APPLE is reportedly set to release the new ‘iPhone 5S’ and also a budget version called the ‘iPhone 5C’ on September 10. The tech giant is expected to unveil the yearly upgrade to its main smartphone, which is thought to include a fingerprint detector as well as a few minor improvements next month, according to All Things D. A more substantial move for the US company will be the introduction of a much cheaper version of its gadget, which is a first for the company. Apple had previously relied on older versions of its iPhone, which it would cut in price, in order to appeal to the cheaper end of the market. The firm’s chief executive Tim Cook had seemed enthused by the idea of a scaled back model of the business’ smartphone when asked about it at a recent conference. He said the iPhone 4 had been ‘very, very impressive’ and added ‘we want to attract as many of these buyers as we can’.


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Northwest Express August 22nd, 2013


O’Carolan Harp Festival & Summer School 2013, Keadue, Co. Roscommon a big success

Agroup of 19 visitors from Denmark pictured with members of “Tale of the Gael” at the concert in Keadue Church.

Josephine Leydon, Mary McCabe and Ger O’Connor with their plaque for first place in the Festival Parade

Mrs Pamela O’Donovan, Mr Daniel O’Donovan, Galway, Mr Jim Callery and Mrs Adeline Callery, Elphin with Mr Denis Naughten T.D with an example of basket weaving by Tom Browne, Boyle at the craft display.

A section of the large crowd at the festival opening

Three generations at the Festival. Mrs Margaret Kelly, with daughter Oonagh Sutherland and granddaughter Elyse Sutherland.


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Mr Denis Naughten T.D and Margaret Grimes ,festival chairperson, hold a Roscommon and a Leitrim Clock crafted by Tommie Noone of Derrycashel Crafts, at the craft display

arge crowds including many visitors descended on the village of Keadue for the 35th O’Carolan Harp Festival and Summer School which was the most successful for many years. The packed schedule of events in the programme ensured ten days of top entertainment and this was reflected by the big number of tourists and visitors to the area. The Summer School in Traditional Music, Song, Set Dancing and Sean Nos Dancing which was held the week before the Festival attracted a large number of participants. Increased numbers attending was evident at a number of the classes and the results of their endeavours were plain to be seen throughout the weekend at the various Ceilí and at the Harp Competitions. Informal music sessions and set dancing took place nightly in the pubs. Kilronan Castle was the venue for the Harp recital and traditional music and dance which took place in the luxurious Ballroom and was held during the Summer School. It featured All Ireland Champion Harper Gráinne Hambley with local musicans, dancers and singers. This recital was enjoyed by visitors to Kilronan Castle Hotel and from the wider area. On the opening night of the Harp Festival, which is held under the auspices of Keadue Branch C.C.E. the Festival opening Ceili featured Swallows Tail in the Hall. On Saturday night a concert was given by Tale of the Gael group in the church in Keadue. With musicans including harp players, and singers, their performance which was titled O’Carolan’s Call featured song and music from the harp world of the 1800s’ and included many O’Carolan pieces. This was followed by a Dance in St. Ronan’s Hall with music supplied by Sean Brennan singing his latest hit Katie from sweet Keadue. Throughout all of Saturday, 3rd August, the Harp competitions were held with the confined and under age competitions commencing in the morning and in the afternoon the Open International Harp competition took place. All of the competitions attracted increased large entries and there were competitors from home and abroad. This year's competition was sponsored by Arigna Fuels Limited, and the Open competition was won by a local Keadue girl Áine Martin.

Northwest Express August 22nd, 2013


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the 11 new generations since the first K10 (never sold here, the subsequent K20 was). About time, I say. Some of them were awful looking. Remember the google-eyed one? I do because I still see them on the road. Which proves that people bought/buy Corollas. Didn't matter what they looked like because looks, like the car, don't give trouble. However, they've got the message that a more sophisticated buyer, in the era of the crossover, wants a far smarter looking car as well. Another myth this sets out to dispel is that Toyotas are not as well equipped as some rivals. I think it compares well. Just to go back to the cabin: there's a good deal of chrome and metallic finish in it but the dash is quite high and a bit flat and old-fashioned. Some of the plastic in the Terra model didn't appeal to me either. However, on that dash is the neatest set of controls you'll

come across – eight on the touch screen as opposed to 27 on the Ford Focus would you believe? Driving the new Corolla is either a 1.33-litre petrol or a 1.4-litre diesel. The latter in Aura (middle grade) will be the one most of you go for, apparently. Great engine that. This also heralds the second generation of the brand's Toyota Touch 6.1in colour touch-screen multimedia system. They say it is easier to use and incorporates rear reversing camera, AM/FM radio, CD/MP3 player, Bluetooth with music streaming facility, AUX jack, and USB port for portable music players. One or two reservations apart, there is no doubt we are looking at a big, big step up in class with this. They expect between 500 and 700 of you to buy one before the year is out, but that is forecast to rise to 2,500 in a full year in 2014. Four-in-five will be diesel and the car in front may well be a Toyota because they want the No 1 sales spot back.



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Northwest Express August 22nd, 2013


New Opel 1-litre

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pel is set to unveil an all-new hi-tech 1.0litre three-cylinder petrol engine at next month's Frankfurt International Motor Show, ahead of its debut in the ADAM city car next year. Opel says the 1.0-litre turbo petrol, known as SGE (small gasoline engine), represents a new benchmark for refinement in three-cylinder engines, with noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics superior to many four cylinder units. Developing 115PS, the

powerful engine delivers generous low-end torque of 166Nm all the way from 1,800 to 4,700rpm, despite its small size. The 1.0-litre spark ignition direct injection (SIDI) turbo generates more torque throughout its operating range than equally powerful, higher displacement engines, while fuel efficiency is improved by 20 per cent. Set to appear in the ADAM next year with an allnew six-speed gearbox, the 12-valve turbo is the first in a new, modular Opel

family of three and fourcylinder petrol engines up to 1.6 litres. State-of-the-art technologies, such as direct injection, continuously variable valve timing, and a lightweight aluminium cylinder-block, are key to the engine's efficiency. Opel expects the new engine family to deliver impressive fuel economy and CO2 emissions significantly lower than 100g/km. "In developing this small engine, we not only set out to minimise fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, we

also wanted to demonstrate that three cylinders can be just as refined as four or more," said Dr Matthias Alt, Chief Engineer, Small Gasoline Engines. "We tackled at source the balance, noise and vibration issues typical of conventional three-cylinder engines, and we're confident customers will be pleasantly surprised by the results. "This is a very lively and refined three-cylinder engine which doesn't compromise driving fun." Ardnaree, Ballina. 096-70523 Morgan

any found the figures quite chilling and there has been significant reaction to comments that thousands of people are driving around in potential death traps. Regardless of how or why there are so many cars being imported, it is a fact of life. It looks like becoming an even bigger one with imports now 6,400 or so ahead of this time last year (31,000 v 24,600). It goes without saying that buying a used car always carries an element of risk: somebody else has used or abused it. However, you can minimise that risk, whether you buy at home or abroad. It is not for me to tell anyone what to do but the following simple guidelines have borne repetition for many a day, so one more won't reduce their relevance. • Only buy from someone you know or someone who has obvious back-up and a track record. • If a car is a 'bargain' it is so described for a reason. There are few bargains in the true sense of the word. • I don't speak for anyone but it seems crazy not to have your car checked by a specialist – be that a trustworthy me-

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Northwest Express August 22nd, 2013


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ord is unveiling a new 1-litre EcoBoost engine in its Focus early next year that it claims will do 67.5mpg and become the first petrol family car to dip under the 100g/km mark. It is so 'green' (99g/km) it will not have to pay vehicle excise duty in the UK, while in France there's a €200 discount going from the new-car registration tax. Here, buyers will pay €180 annual road tax. The 100bhp specially calibrated version of the 1litre, three-cylinder engine will have super-low rolling resistance tyres, revised underbody aerodynamics and revised gearing. To put that in context: the 1-litre is now as powerful as the 1.6-litre that drove the first Focus 10 years ago – only its emissions are 47pc lower. There are two other versions of the engine in the range – with 100bhp and 109 g/km; and 125bhp and 114g/km. Already in the Fiesta, B-MAX, C-MAX and Grand C-MAX this engine will also be used in the EcoSport SUV, Transit Connect and Transit Courier

commercials, Tourneo Connect and Tourneo Courier people movers as well as the new Mondeo. What is EcoBoost? Basically, it uses a special low inertia turbocharger, split cooling system and direct fuel injection. It's called technology. No word on what the 99g/km version will cost yet.



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ugust ranks as a high risk month for accidents, with about 9% of farm deaths occurring during this month. In August, farm work is marked by considerable tractor and vehicle use associated with grass and crop harvesting. Children are off school and may have access to the farmyard. As the month goes on light levels decline, adding to the hazards. This all adds to the challenge to manage safety on farms in August. Teagasc health and safety officer John McNamara is urging all farmers to be vigilant about farm safety this month. Tractors and Vehicles Being struck or crushed by a tractor accounts for 30% of farm deaths in August. Such accidents occur principally in, or around the farmyard. It’s a matter of being vigilant at all times particularly where there are blind spots, or where a person can get crushed. This is the major cause of deaths on Irish farms. Vehicles should also be secured when stationary by lowering equipment and applying brakes/ handbrakes and applying additional controls if necessary. Vehicles can roll on even the slightest slopes. Make sure that a tractor or vehicle is adequately secured when a wheel has to be removed. Hydraulic jacks on their own are no sufficient to provide support and supplementary support such as use of axle stands is required. Regrettably, collapsing vehicles, or machines are often a cause of farm deaths in August. When accessing public roads make sure that the vehicle and licensing of the driver complies with the requirements of the Road Traffic Acts. In particular ensure that there is adequate visibility at farm and field entrances to view oncoming traffic. Farm Machinery One of the most gruesome accidents that can occur on a farm is to get entangled in a power shaft, or other machinery parts as it accounts for about 13% of farm deaths during

the month of August. Make sure that all power shafts and revolving machine parts are completely covered. This applies in particular to machinery such as vacuum tankers, agitators, or grain roller augers which are used when the machine is stationary. The operator could be close to the moving parts. This is by far the most dangerous position for power shaft use. Turn off all machine moving parts before ever approaching them for maintenance or adjustment. Never get into a crush zone between a machine and a tractor to make adjustments, as crushing causes instant death. Watch out for heavy weights when folding in, or out machinery as these could crush and kill.

of farm deaths. The risk of bull attacks is heightened in August as the breeding season ends. This is the cause of two thirds of cattle related deaths. Bulls when separated from the herd should not be left on their own in a shed or paddock. They should always be accompanied by companion animals. Farmers should also be vigilant when dealing with suckler cows as getting between a cow and calf can provoke an attack by a cow. This is a major cause of farm deaths on Irish farms. Always stay close to a fence, or a vehicle to give you a path to escape. When treating animals, make sure that crushes and handling facilities are adequate. In particular never enter a crush with an animal.

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Do Not Panic!

Breathing Techniques Can Help You Exercise cope with the panic that can occur with shortness of breath. “I have heard it described as when someone is hit in the stomach and can’t get their breath,” Berry says. “Exercise teaches people how to deal with that sensation, to work through it. They know they are going to get up the steps, and they will get short of breath, but now they know, ‘I’m not going to keel over and die.’”


f you've got chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it's more important than ever to get some exercise—it can save your lung function and slow down the progression of COPD. The problem? The shortness of breath that comes with exertion can make it tempting to move less than you did before. This sets up a vicious cycle: shortness of breath leads to inactivity, which leads to a decline in fitness, which leads to further shortness of breath and inactivity. To get out of the rut, Michael Berry, PhD, chair of the department of health and exercise science at Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, N.C., recommends walking, stationary biking, and elliptical training. They work well for people with COPD, but strength and resistance training are playing an increasing role in patients’ regimens. As we age, people—particularly those over the age of 60—lose

muscle fibers, according to Berry. Healthy people lose fast-twitch muscles, which are used for short bursts of energy. But individuals with COPD tend to lose slowtwitch muscles, which are used for endurance activities as well. Weight training helps to improve skeletal muscle function so patients can remain active longer. Exercise of the lower legs—frequently walking or cycling—is the main focus of any organized exercise program for COPD, says Gail Weinmann, MD, the deputy director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Division of Lung Diseases, but exercising the upper arms through resistance training is also helpful. (Like anyone starting an exercise program, a person with COPD should be cleared for exercise by a health care provider, Dr. Weinmann cautions.) If you have COPD, another advantage of exercising the respiratory system is to learn how to

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Breathing techniques can fight panicky feelings Mike McBride, a COPD patient from Arvada, Colo., who racewalks with oxygen in tow, says the first time he walked around his neighborhood for exercise, he thought he was going to have to call someone to pick him up. Over the years he has had setbacks and has learned his limits, but he continues to exercise at the gym and walks at least three times a week. “Learning to deal with the panic is the first thing to get past,” McBride says. Respiratory therapists offer two common breathing techniques: pursed lip and diaphragm breathing. Pursed lip breathing is performed by inhaling through the nose and then exhaling through pursed lips (as if one is going to whistle). The exhale should be longer than the inhale, but air should not be forced out. This breathing helps people relax and reduces the amount of air trapped in the lungs. Diaphragm breathing helps to strengthen this important muscle and is accomplished by lying on one’s back with knees bent and making the stomach, rather than the chest, move out while inhaling and in while exhaling. Patients are typically introduced to breathing exercises only when they visit a respiratory therapist or participate in a pulmonary rehabilitation program, Berry says, mainly because time-crunched primary care physicians focus on exercise and smoking cessation. McBride’s insurance would not pay for respiratory therapy, so he utilized breathing techniques he learned during Lamaze classes years ago. He visualizes wringing out a towel when he starts to panic

and concentrates on breathing out twice as long as he breathes in. “A lot of people don’t want to do anything because they are afraid

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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 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


LORRY LOADS OF BLACK HOPPER TURF Delivered.Tel: 087-1173288 RTM KAYAK FOR SALE. 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 VIDEO CASSETTES TO GIVE AWAY Second hand and new, any charity organisation can avail of them. Tel: 0719189197 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 Repair and return Tel: 096-0572366


7 & 1/2 LOADS TON LOADS Black screened hopper turf. Tel: 087-1173288 BUSINESS INVESTMENT Invest in a small business starting up with a guaranteed return. It's a recession beating contact. Tel: Padraig 087-9982216 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 WOULD ANY READER HAVE AN OLD FASHIONED BLUE MONKSHOOD PLANT? I would like a crown if its no imposition. Call Michael on 071-9648280 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


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@


8 PRE-FINISH FLUSH DOORS MAHOGANY 6;8” X 2’8” Very good condition, Tel: 087-7794085 TABLE WITH 4 CHAIRS small second hand will also chest of drawers and 2 bedside cabinets. Tel: .86-07279123

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

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

2002 RENAULT LAGUNA 1.8 Petrol, NCT Jan ‘14,Very clean, fully serviced, €850 ono Tel: 086-2102214

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"

03 CITROËN XSARA HDi, Diesel, Clean Car inside and out, alloys, mechanically perfect, electronic problem, won’t start. €650. Tel: 087-4151430 2001 FORD FIESTA Petrol, 105k miles, Metallic silver, new test, very clean, saloon model, serviced. €750 ono. Tel: 087-4151430 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 1998 BMW 525D Low milage, prestige condition, all electronics, hi spec mode, failed NCT on front anti roll bar bushings only. Serviced. New tyres.€850 Tel: 087-4151430 FORD FOCUS 10-MO Red in colour, 1.6TDi,

54,000 kms, mint condition. Must be seen to be believed. Tel: 089-4296711 2008 DAIHATSU TERIOS 1.5 grey metallic, only 27,000 miles, ABS brakes, light on fuel, alloy wheels, electric windows, roof rails, tinted / privacy glass, petrol engine, beautiful condition, NCT April 2014, well looked after and serviced. Spare wheel never used. Tel: 087-9429954 RENAULT SCENIC 1.9 DCI DIESEL FOR SALE. 2001. €350. NCT till 25/3/14.Tax till end Oct.Alternator pulley siezed causing fan belt to break and shred, getting under timing belt causing it to jump a couple of teeth causing damage to engine. Includes towbar. 2 x winter tyres and rims. Full service in April. New front brake discs in 2012. New rear brakes discs and shock absorbers in June 2013. Car in good condition so would suit person who can work on engine themselves to make the repairs. Optional roof rack extra cost. Call Richard on 0861700315. PETS

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


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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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McKelvey Asbestos Removal Ltd

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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

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To EPA Specification for Sand Polishing Filters SEWAGE TREATMENT AND WATER FILERTATION CE Accredited Children's Playsand Dried Silica Sands • Flood Defence & De-icing Salt All grades of lime free crushed stone available including lime free drainage chippings, 804, crusher run, etc., Available at all Hardware, DIY Garden Centres and Paving outlets. For further information on your nearest stockists please contact us: 071 – 9646017 or by e-mail at Glenview TM is a product of Hillstreet Quarries Ltd.

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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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Tel: 094-9022000

Timoney Windows

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

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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


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!

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Insulation Services

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Termon Road, Boyle, Co. Roscommon Alan: 086-8037462 Kevin: 086-3108703 Email: • 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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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.

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

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GERARD The Biggest & Best Value Fireplace Showrooms in Ireland

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Northwest Express August 22nd, 2013


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• Septic Tank Cleaning

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• 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


Contact Damien: 087 297 4842 or 071 916 8086


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

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

Email: Website: Phone: 086-8072249 071-9658976

Dating Classifieds SINGLE MAN 54 YEARS N.S. Good job, own home wltm single professional lady for friendship / relationship. Confidentiality and respect assure. A.L.A. Replies to Box Number 1020 at the usual address. GALWAY MAN Medium build, like to meet curvy large lady 20-40 for fun times. Call or text: 085-1665262 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.

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. 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.

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. S/D Call or text: 086-0368137


MALE EARLY 40’S Seeking female for friendship . Call or text: 0872781436 FINTAN. SEPERATED LEITRIM Seeks companion for dancing, walking, sport, lonley nice to have company for winters. Replies to Box number 1021 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



TEL: 087 240 1158 MON - FRI 10 - 5PM 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



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