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T’S General Election time again. The speculation was brought to an abrupt end on Tuesday when Taoiseach Leo Varadkar briefed the Cabinet and opposition leaders before making the journey to the Aras for a short meeting with the President. It is the first time a sitting Taoiseach has opted for a Saturday poll and though Saturday 8th February is three weeks away the fun and games have already begun with the various parties and groupings setting out their stalls. Many pundits say the outcome may give rise to another confidence and supply arrangement but with a different party heading the government. Many are even indicating their coalition preferences while, of course, nobody will talk with Sinn Fein! The Saturday choice seems to be a popular one. The logic it seems is based on an effort to encourage more young people to vote and to make it easier for working families, in particular those who might have to pay childcare if the election was held on a weekday. Mr Varadkar feels now is the best time to hold an election with the Brexit deal in place and the restoration of power-sharing in Northern Ireland. However, he admits the progress that had been made during the reign of the present government was not enough and many people do not feel the strength of the economy in their pockets or in their town. He will focus on what has been done and what can be done in the future. But he must have concerns about the behaviour of some of his TDs and a possible backlash in the polls over the goings-on. Fianna Fáil and all the others will, by and large, be honing in on the government’s poor record on housing and health. At local level, it will provide newcomers like Fine Gael’s Alan Dillon the chance to finally experience “the real thing” on the doorsteps, in addition to Achill’s Saoirse McHugh (Greens) and PBP’s Joe Daly, a local secondary school teacher from Castlebar. Continued on Page 2

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Consultants appointed to Ballina digital hub project

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Senator Michelle Mulherin at the hub in autumn. IT’S good news for Ballina. Consultants have been appointed by Mayo County Council for the development of the Ballina Digital Hub in the town's former military barracks. Senator Michelle Mulherin welcomed the news, stating: "I have been informed by Mayo County Council that following the tendering process the authority has appointed the following: Civil and Structural Engineers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers and Quantity Surveyors. "The next step is detailed design of the project and preparation for the appointment of a contractor for the

construction. This is wonderful news that brings Ballina Digital Hub and Innovation Quarter a step nearer. "The hub will see the creation of over 200 jobs in an exciting and pioneering project that marks the start of a new era for the town and its hinterland. "Since it was announced, I have continued to work closely with Eoghan Murphy, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, and Mayo County Council to keep this project moving. "The hub will give Ballina the edge in tapping into the digital transformation that is changing the way we all do business. "I was delighted to be able to bring

Taoiseach on a site visit to Ballina in September to see the plans and hear more about the project. The Taoiseach was most impressed and confirmed the Government’s commitment to the funding of €3.2m under Project Ireland 2040 for the development of the project. "Technology, digital media and internet companies will be based in the new enterprise cluster in the town centre location that will provide office spaces for 20 firms nurturing an atmosphere of creativity and support where the digital companies can grow their business. "The hub will also be the home for a distillery which will create jobs in the production of high-end rum. "As a collaborative space for digital companies to scale and grow, Ballina Innovation Quarter will kickstart significant enterprise and entrepreneurial activity and increase the attractiveness of Ballina and surrounding communities for further investment. "This project will also restore a centrepiece in Ballina's built heritage, the Military Barracks, built in 1742, and unlock its tourism and cultural potential. “Ballina Chamber of Commerce and local businesses played a crucial part in bringing this project to fruition and their support and enterprise will ensure Ballina is recognised as a place to start and grow a digital business."The Ballina Digital Hub is further evidence of the commitment of the Fine Gael-led government to rejuvenate Ballina and its hinterland of north and east Mayo” said Ms. Mulherin.

Dara named as FF Director of Elections THE waiting is over. With the announcement of the General Election Leo Varadkar has broken the mould by selecting Saturday, February 8th. Most of the parties and candidates were getting into a state of preparedness anyway as a scent of the hustings was in the air. In the interim Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was getting his house in order and selected his deputy leader and Mayo TD Dara Calleary as director of elections for the 2020 general election. Deputy Calleary, who was also director of elections for the local elections in May 2019, has responsibility for the general election candidates across all constituencies and is already prominent with TV appearances. Commenting following his

appointment, Deputy Calleary said: “It is an honour to be appointed our party’s director of elections for the upcoming general election. “Our party enjoyed great success back in May 2019 when we were returned as the largest party in local government. This was a testament to the hard work and dedication of our candidates and their teams and our wider organisation and this is something we will be replicating for the general election. “We have a very strong team of candidates, a solid message and we are ready to fight and win the next general election, whenever it may be.” Now that he knows the day and the date it is down to policies (and politics) for Dara over the coming weeks.

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Tommy Heraghty Tractor Run a great success Graveyard Maintenance Fund. The response from the local farming community and from all local tractors owners was fantastic with increased numbers all round participating. Many others came along on the day to support the event from infants in prams to others, who were well past the four score and ten age category. With the announcement of the General Election date imminent there were a number of candidates and local County Councillors, including some current Oireachtas members, in the attendance at Manorhamilton Mart prior to the tractor run’s commencement. Naturally, they are now occupied with primary electoral matters in the lead-up to polling day on February 8th.

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anorhamilton IFA’s tenth annual tractor run, which was this year renamed the Tommy Heraghty Memorial Tractor Run in honour of Tommy,one of its founding members, was an outstanding success. Weather conditions on New Year’s Day were excellent for the tractor run, perhaps the best ever experienced since the first ever tractor run took place on New Year’s Day 2011. The starting point was Manorhamilton Mart and hundreds came along to make donations to the two charities for which the tractor run was being promoted this year, namely the St. Clare’s Church Graveyard Fund and the Manorhamilton Parish Church

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Educate Together Westport planning refusal to be appealed AN appeal has been lodged by Educate Together to An Bord Pleanála against Mayo County Council’s decision not to grant planning permission for its proposed new school in Westport. The Authority refused planning permission last November for the change the

use of the former social welfare offices on Prospect Avenue in Westport so that it could be turned into an Educate Together primary school. The development also included the construction of an extension, modifications to the existing building and the creation of a play area to the

Educate Together Westport school principal Niall Quinn pictured with Christy Hyland, Cathaoirleach, West Mayo Municipal District, at the Education together School opening in Septembar.

front, side and rear of the building. It was stated that the old social welfare offices would contain four classrooms catering for up to 100 persons, including staff. The building is located in a cul-de-sac, and permission was refused due to the lack of parking facilities and a set down area. Educate Together lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanála on December 17 in an attempt to overturn Mayo County Council’s decision. The Westport Educate Together NS, which opened in September 2019, is currently located in a temporary location at Sharkey Hill Community Centre. In a design statement submitted in the original application, Axo Architects, on behalf of Educate Together, stated that the car-parking requirements associated with the school would be less than the car-parking provision associated with the former social welfare building.

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OMMY Cooke is one of Ballina’s best known personalities, with a life-long involvement in the cultural and sporting life of the town and North Mayo generally. At times he has thrown his hat into the political ring and served his community well as a local councillor. In his latest project he combines his sense of community with his many literary/dramatic talents to produce a unique fun-filled show which is guaranteed to pack Ballina Arts Centre for three nights in early February. All proceeds will go to Anthony Golden Community Park Fund. The Poet’s Bar, written and produced by Tommy, is a compendium of stories, poems, songs and conversation set in an Irish pub in the 1960s. With many years of experience in the hospitality industry in Ballina and further afield, he has accumulated a wealth of stories and folklore. In the play the barman closes the till at midnight and to be served a drink after this time patrons must either sing a song, recite a poem, tell a story or perform in some way. This is the atmosphere that’s recreated in The Poets Bar. Speaking to Mayo Now last week Tommy said he began writing some songs back in the ‘70s, including a particular one called “Amsterdam” which became a party-piece and one he regularly performed returning from sporting events. Only recently, a recording of the song made in Ballina Rugby club achieved over 200,000 Facebook hits. In recent times, with retirement beckoning he returned to writing – this time stories about people he know and stories which people told him about

themselves, particularly humorous ones. Almost simultaneously, Tommy, with his wife, Clair, became involved locally with the fund-raising effort for the Tony Golden Community Park project in Ballina and, with 35 others, undertook the Malin to Mizen Cycle. To continue the drive for funds for this worthy project some months ago he commenced the process of putting together a variety of pieces – original songs, stories and poems – which became the genesis of The Poets Bar. “I composed four original songs and ten original pieces focussing on our home place, Ballina and North Mayo, reflecting the ever-changing seasons on the river and Belleek Wood, features which serve to embellish the area”, he said. Emigration is a central theme – the heartbreak of having to leave home, the loving and longing, the welling of emotions. People talk about going away and a longing to come home. They long to return home from other places in Ireland and from four or five different continents. The play features a true story about a man from Tourlestrane in the 1950s/’60s and his journey to London - with no place to go, no one to meet and no job - and how it worked out for him. He was just 14 years of age. In a subtle change of theme the action moves back in time to 1846 (famine times) and the 137 Australian-bound orphan girls from Mayo, so eloquently chronicled by local historian Terry Reilly in “The Forgotten Famine Girls”. For this section, Tommy has penned a song about one of the brave girls featured, Mary Barrett from Addergoole. No Mayo-based story is complete without a reference to the Green and Red. Here, again, the longing for home comes

to the surface in a song penned by Tommy. It features something which is woven into our DNA at this stage, the longing to win that ever-elusive All-Ireland. Some of Tommy’s own experiences over decades in the bar and hotel business come to the fore in the latter part of the show. These extracts, presented in verse, reveal much about the lives and loves, trials and tribulations, of the many characters he met, some dating back to the 1960s – painters, plumbers, unemployed, ordinary people. Each character has a number of stories to tell, most of them laced with the type of humour prevailing at the time. The show will definitely resurrect some of the wit, humour and practices common in the public house environment of bygone days, some of which may not be considered politically correct in the modern pub setting. In the play the pub itself is raided as part of the action. The evening will finish with a special piece on the character of Anthony Golden himself, featuring a special song written by Tommy on the evening before the Malin to Mizen event. There will be a cast of twenty people, including five musicians. Some of the actors have a wealth of experience while for others it will a first-time performance. The Anthony Golden Community Park Committee will help with the set and there will be a crew to assist the musicians and actors. The Poets Bar comes to Ballina Arts Centre on 7th, 8th and possibly 9th of February. Starting time is 8 p.m. and cover charge is €15.00. It promises to be a special evening of entertainment and the proceeds will help realise a worthwhile community objective.

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New regulations make it illegal to sell puppies under 8 weeks old older in order to be sold and that all adverts selling dogs and puppies must clearly display the dog’s microchip number. This is a significantly positive step forward in improving dog welfare in Ireland as it ensures the traceability of dogs being sold, back to the seller. In the past, people could be duped into buying a sick puppy under false pretenses with little or no guarantee from the person they purchased the dog from, but with these new regulations, this is about to change!” Dogs Trust are calling on members of the public to help make these improvements successful by avoiding buying dogs or puppies if a microchip number is not present on an advert, as this is an indication the seller does not want to be traceable and raises a very big red flag for the welfare of the dog and the conditions they are being kept in. New regulations make it illegal to sell puppies under 8 weeks old. Sale of dog adverts must now include the microchip number.

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Enterprise Ireland opens call for entries to the 2020 Student Entrepreneur Awards Enterprise Ireland is calling on students from third level institutions nationwide with an innovative business idea, technology or solution to apply to this year’s 39th Student Entrepreneur Awards, which are cosponsored by Cruickshank, Grant Thornton and the Local Enterprise Offices. Finalists will be selected to compete for several awards such as the Cruickshank Intellectual Property High Achieving Merit Award, the Grant Thornton Emerging Business Award and the Local Enterprise Office ICT Award. The overall winner will share in a €35,000 prize fund and receive mentoring from Enterprise Ireland to develop the commercial viability of their concept. The winners will also share in a €30,000 consultancy fund that will enable them to turn their ideas into a commercial reality.

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and, thanks to new proportions and the latest developments in ŠKODA’s design language, is even more emotive and dynamic than its successful predecessor. At a length of 4,689 mm, the hatchback is 19 mm and the COMBI 22 mm longer than the third-generation model. Its width has increased by 15 mm. The COMBI’s boot capacity, which is the largest in the segment, has increased by 30 l to 640 l. The hatchback has a capacity of 600 l – 10 l more than the previous generation. The new front apron and the razor-sharp, narrower, new headlights are a visual delight and feature LED technology for low beam, high beam and daytime running lights as standard. The tail lights, brake lights and fog lights make use of LED technology as well. The newly designed, shallow roof rails emphasise the elongated silhouette of the OCTAVIA COMBI, while the hatchback looks almost like a coupé. Alloy wheels measuring up to 19 inches lend all of the model variants a powerful appearance. Crystal Black, Lava Blue and Titanium Blue have been newly added to the range of paint finishes; a Chrome and a Dynamic package are optional extras. New interior concept and a multi-level dashboard In the newly designed interior, the OCTAVIA offers a new two-spoke steering wheel, which can be heated as an option and – if ordered as a multifunction variant – comes with new control buttons and knurled scroll wheels, allowing drivers to operate a total of 14 different functions without removing their hands. The dashboard, which has also been redesigned, is modular and has been arranged in different levels, featuring a large, free-standing central display. The centre console is elegant, uncluttered and adorned with chrome details – as are the new door trims and handles. New and soft-touch materials lend the interior a premium look, while the new LED ambient lighting provides a special visual touch for the front doors and dashboard

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ere at Anne Tobin Beauty Clinic I understand the pitfalls of weight loss. Input of food must be less than output of energy and activity. This is the maths, easier said than done. You say! However I am here to guide you! I use the Dr Winterklinic meal plan with marvellous results. Every client needs motivation and support when striving to get to their recommended normal BMI. This is what is medically recommended as a healthy person's guideline. I am here to give the support. The plan includes an allergy test to pinpoint foods that the client has an intolerance to. In this way the foods that are toxic are identified and eliminated. The plan is designed for the client to lose at a safe rate at least 4kg a week. It works on the basis that insulin production is reduced in the body and weight loss is therefore speeded up. Insulin is the substance that breaks down sugar so limiting fat storage. The plan leads to a healthy change of lifestyle that helps identify and address the habits, behaviours and emotions at the root of the problem, so prepare to be transformed. The plan works because it addresses the physical and emotional reasons for weight gain and gives the tools to aid weight loss. Improve health by preventing type two diabetes and

joint and muscular pain. You'll find out why you turn to comfort eating when you are bored, stressed, tired, anxious and upset. The plan includes healthy eating options to satisfy your cravings. In order to achieve long-term goals, changes are encouraged. I will guide you with a long term plan that will give you techniques to conquer your cravings, get off the diet roller-coaster and achieve your goals. You will not be hungry on this plan as normal foods are eaten and the results speak for themselves and get rid of the sugar highs and lows. You will feel energised and will know the difference between hunger and cravings. This advisory meal plan is strictly on a one-to-one basis and is private. Along with the plan you can have lymphatic drainage and G5 massage which speeds up fluid retention and weight loss. Anne Tobin is an anatomy and physiology lecturer, allergy specialist and injury pain management therapist along with many other qualifications. Beauty classes are also available at the clinic. Anne has also been awarded by Kodak for her wedding make-up work and the clinic also offers tanning treatments and nail treatments for your wedding day. For more information call into the clinic located at 21 newline Castlebar, phone (094) 9026741 or email: annetobinbeautycollege@eircom.net.

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p on 380 ladies flocked to Kilronan Castle on Sun 5th Jan to celebrate Women’s Little Christmas and support a local homeless charity. Now in its 6th year this popular lunch was a huge success raising over €10,700 for North West Simon Community. Mary Mc Keon, Development Officer with North West Simon Community who organised the event would like to thank all those ladies who supported this year’s event, all the staff at Kilronan Castle for their professionalism, the amazing MC Eileen Magnier, the inspirational speakers Joanne Sweeney & Kristen O Reilly, the fab duo Mike Carthy & Paul Carroll known as the Funky Fashion Frolics who judged the best splash of yellow. Winners of the “Best Splash of Yellow” were Mairead Cox, Margaret Melvin, Nomi Brennan & Geraldine Pulls Group of 10 ladies. 10 Inspiring ladies were picked on the day

and received a goodie bag from Saloon 2 in Sligo, they were Evelyn Wynne, Annie Cull, Ann Guilfoyle, Olive Cox, Gabriel Early, Anne Gorman, Tegi Brennan, Phyllis Mc Grail, Maureen Maguire & Kathy Fahy. Margaret Heffernan, a voluntary Board member of North West Simon addresses the ladies. Ladies dresses in black dresses and plenty of yellow assembled around 1pm in The Dungeon Bar in Kilronan Castle for mulled wine & canapes followed by a delicious 3 course meal with wine in the Grand Ballroom. The following stands were present for ladies to browse:Karen Browne Life Coach, Faye Hayden Author, Diabetes Irl, Geraldine Mc Govern Essens Perfumes & Cosmetics, The South East Hand & Foot Spa Carrick on Shannon, Kara Gems from Donegal, Hazelrocks by local Tracy Mc Tiernan and Forever Living Products.

Many thanks to the following for sponsorship, PM Group @ Abbvie, Kelly & Mc Gowan Solicitors, Fastcom, Burns Car Sales, James Foy Auto, The Landmark Hotel, Jane Brady Insurance, Jimmy’s Superstore Carrick on Shannon, Feehiley’s Florist Sligo & Floradale Carrick on Shannon. There were 60 spot prizes and sincere thanks to all the local businesses who donated them – a list is on the charity facebook page. All in all it was a wonderful day for Mums, Daughters, Aunties, Nieces, Grandmothers, ICA groups, book clubs, work groups and friends to get together and be treated on Womens Little Christmas. Mary Mc Keon finished by thanking everyone for coming and all the volunteers who help all year round and she reminded ladies to save the date for next year Sun 10th Jan, tickets sell fast ladies so book early!

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Call Vincent on (086) 8709220 Havin’ a Laugh Charity was established by Rennafix Group to promote positive mental health through life-enhancing activities. They are dedicated to the promotion of life-enhancing activities as essential tools for personal emotional stability and positive mental health. The charity fund-raise through the creation of events that showcase the life-enhancing activities available in our locality. The ethos of the organisation is that those who are ‘up for it and at it’ have a platform from which they can support those who do not have that drive. Understanding that any community or group of friends is only as strong as its weakest member. The charity has helped me so much when I was going through mental health counselling and I didn’t know where else to turn. One of the things I missed most was having no one to go for coffee with so 2 years ago I started a monthly coffee morning in Sligo. Last month we started one in Leitrim. At one of our coffee mornings we had a chat about funny stories and how important it is to have a laugh or smile even on our darkest days. We came up with the idea of bringing out a book of short, funny stories that have happened to us. The book would be a fantastic way to raise awareness of the charity and promote positive mental health. There is more information about the charity here: http://www.havinalaugh.com/

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BEDROOM DESIGNS TO WATCH D

o you know that revamping your house every once in a while is required for your mental health? That may sound a little odd, but it is true; the design of your house play part in changing your mood. Besides, your house is your comfort zone because it is the only place where you get the chance to leave your responsibilities and duties at the threshold of your door, and take some time to rest and relax, shutting the noises of the world out. However, some people are satisfied with just leaving their house just the way it is without changing anything. That may vary from one person to another, but no matter how people may perceive this matter differently, you usually can’t help but fall in love with all the newly launched designs. Even if you are not the type of the person who loves changing their houses’ decoration, your bedroom can be excluded from that equation, especially because it is where you can put your exhausted body at rest or enjoy reading your favorite book on your bed without being interrupted, so it has to be greatly taken care of in order to keep yourself away from falling victim for temporary depression due to your boring environment. That does not mean that you should ignore the rest of your house; above and beyond, your preferred decorations and the way you choose to design your place can reveal a lot about your personality, thoughts, and emotions. Also, getting your home to stay trendy and updated can make you receive a lot of compliments from whoever visits your place and that will definitely boost your mood and elevate your energy level. Everybody surely likes having a place that they dearly love, so they do not find themselves staying outdoors longer that they stay at their own place, so save yourself that trouble by taking care of your home and keeping it trendy. Check out these latest home design trends.

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PECULIAR LIGHTING

Going bizarre is not surprising anymore; in fact, it has become one of the best techniques to get along with the trending stuff in all aspects and, gladly, interior design was not excluded. Installing peculiar lighting in one of your house’s rooms has become an embraced trend in. Moreover, it is deemed to be the quickest way to revamp your room without having to undergo drastic changes. Accordingly, feel free to go ahead and enjoy installing some few and far between lighting systems around your place to effortlessly make it look trendy.

THE POWER OF NAVY BLUE

Navy blue has successfully made its way to the top trendiest home designs recently. It has become popular in no time since it has been competing with the popularity of black and, gladly, it adds the same elegant and sophistication that the black color adds. Besides, it has been proven to be a great team member since it can greatly partner up with almost any color and still add intricacy to your room.

ROMANTIC VIBES

According to interior designers, there are colors that are deemed to be romantic; these ones have become the new trend in designing bedrooms exceptionally. These colors include raspberry pink, deep ruby red, and caramel; mostly, they are colors that create Valentine’s atmosphere in your room.


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Unique Wedding Ideas

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ours won’t be just another cookiecutter wedding—here are our top ideas to make your wedding a standout celebration.

Convenient Child Care Hire a babysitter (or two) and set her up in a room so your youngest guests have a place to go when they tucker out. If it’s possible, pick a room near your reception location so parents can stop by to check in

on the tykes and then return to the party easily. Stock the room with snacks, games and a portable DVD player to keep them entertained, and make sure there’s a soft sofa and blankets for those inevitable naps. A Memorable Guest Book Think beyond the typical guest book. One creative idea we love: Create a jigsaw puzzle of your photo and let guests sign each piece. Or put out silver trays with

engraving pens so guests can carve a lasting message on a useful keepsake for you. A (Friends and) Family Tree Seating Chart You worked hard on figuring out that seating chart, so get the dinner conversation started by showing guests how they’re connected. Create a sign that shows the relationships between the guests

who will be sitting next to each other—it’ll help break the ice for those who haven’t already met. A First-Dance Confetti Drop Your first dance will be one of the highlights of your wedding, so add this extra-special touch to up the entertainment factor (and make for some serious photo ops). If your song is slow and romantic, have fresh flower petals instead of confetti dropped from the ceiling. Your rental company and florist can work together to make this happen—and don’t forget to make sure the reception waitstaff will be standing by to clean up. A Video Confessional Booth For a fresh twist on the hot photo booth trend, rent a video booth where guests can record a quick on-screen message for you. Ask your videographer to edit some of the best clips into your wedding video. Then, post your other favorite video “confessions” on your wedding website and encourage guests to check them out in your thank-you notes. A Showstopping Ceremony Exit If you play it right, your ceremony exit will be one of the most heavily photographed moments of your wedding, so forget the rose petals and birdseed. Jazz up your exit by passing out small bags of colorful confetti, paper airplanes, mini beach balls, or even lavender buds for everyone to toss your way. Even better: Stage your own mini parade by passing out parasols and noisemakers for your guests to escort you to your getaway car. A Surprise Choreographed Dance Take a few dance lessons before your wedding, but instead of the standard waltz, kick it up a notch by learning a sultry tango or a high-energy swing routine, and then surprise everyone during your first dance. For an unexpected surprise, get your dad or even your grandpa in on the act. Imagine the looks on your guests’ faces when you and your pops break into a hip-hop routine mid-father-daughter dance.


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Top Tips When Choosing Your Wedding Venue C

hoosing your wedding venue can seem like a very daunting task. It really doesn't have to be. Back in my wedding coordinator days i always advised brides and grooms-to-be to arrive armed with some information. This allowed me, as the wedding coordinator, to tailor the

information to provide so as not to overwhelm the couple. You don’t need to have a 100% or even 20% visualisation of the day you want but there are a few essentials that are important to know before you start looking or visiting venues. 1. Time of Year / Specific Date:

Do you have a specific date in mind, if so you will need to check if they have it available in the first place. If not, if you want a certain time of year you will also need to check what’s available. Some venues can book as far as 2 years ahead for weekend dates. 2. Number of Guests: Will the venue have the capacity to take your numbers or do they have a minimum number of guests and your numbers are less? You will need to ask what this means for you. Knowing your numbers is also the basis of the quote process; the venue can’t let you know the full cost unless you can give them an indication of your numbers. 3. Budget: This is very important, there is no point in looking at 5 star venues if you have a 3-4 star budget, you are only teasing yourself and trust me, you will be heart broken. It’s like walking in to BT’s and seeing all of those fabulous Mulberry bags and having to walk away. Soul destroying! Once you have an idea of what you feel you are willing to spend per head on the meal, that would be a good starting point. 4. Type of Venue: You may have a preference for a specific type of venue, this can also dictate price. Wedding Venue types include: Hotel, Private Estate, Castle, Farm Location, Marquee,

Glamping, Restaurant and the list goes on. 5. Home or Abroad: Do you want to stay at home or do you want to go abroad? Searching at home for a wedding venue is obviously a great deal easier than going abroad. It also depends on your abroad location as there are some excellent destination planners in some countries and they can make the whole experience very easy. 6. Bar Closing Time / Bar Extension: Let’s face it, us Irish love a good ‘oul party and god forbid a bar closing when the craic is just getting started! One thing you should find out is what time the bar will close at and if it is standard times, can they provide a bar extension, if they can, how much will it be and if they can’t, is there another venue that you can carry on the party at. 7. Decor: Where i find most budgets clocking up all of the unforeseen costs is table and venue decor. You will need to see what comes with your package as if it is a blank canvas you will need to hire and furnish the venue or if they hotel offers a certain decor, you may want to see if you can add your personal touch to it.

8. Reputation: Always check the forums to see if other brides have reviewed your chosen venue. If there have been issues, you will be aware so that you can ensure that it doesn't happen on your watch or if they have a glowing reputation this will give you reassurance. f it’s a hotel, also check TripAdvisor as may see reviews on the rooms and food. 9. One wedding per day: For some this can be an issue, just double check if they have a one wedding per day policy. There are some venues that are huge and they can do more than one wedding per day really well but others can be opportunistic and can take 2 a day and you could end up standing next to the other bride at the bar. 10. Civil Ceremony option: A very popular choice for today’s brides and grooms is the civil ceremony. Check and see if you can host your ceremony within the venue or its grounds, this would save your guests from travelling to multiple locations. It also gives you a nicer option than the registry office. A great venue and wedding coordinator will guide you through the process and help you along the way. Good luck choosing and congratulations on your day!


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Wedding Fair Extravaganza Sunday 26th of January 2-5pm.

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Jimmy Buckley in concert Wanted - One Body Windmill Players Drama Group for Arts Centre performance Following on from last year’s hugely successful production “Don’t Tell the Wife”, Windmill Players Drama Group present “Wanted – One Body” by Charles Dyer. This hilarious murder-mystery farce is set in 1921 in the dilapidated mansion of the recently departed, but not greatly lamented, Charles Barraclough. Directed by Joe Burns, the cast of suspicious characters assemble in the thick of a violent storm for the reading of the will by solicitors Mr. Blundell (Sean Kilgannon) and Mr. Mickleby (Richard Morrissey). The whole household has gathered together: Mr. Barraclough’s stepdaughter Miss Faith Barraclough (Frances Hanley), Mabel the maid (Noeleen O’Connell), Agnes the cook (Marie Walshe), Anne Beale the secretary (Niamh Kelly), and Ted Johnson the chauffeur (John McGowan). When the will is read, we learn that the bulk of his fortune has been split between the servants, setting the house in turmoil and

uproar. Miss Faith Barraclough is furious and her even nastier sister, Miss Hope Barraclough (Caroline Carney) quickly shows she means to hang on to “her” fortune by deviously using blackmail and other browbeating to try and force the domestic staff to resign, and thereby forfeit their legacies. But something evil is afoot! There are murders, sliding panels and howls in the night. As communication with the outside world is cut off, bodies disappear, and any chance of returning to town becomes impossible, solicitors Blundell and Mickleby assume the role of detectives to piece together the clues to find the culprit. The plot thickens and twists and turns! But who did it? The aggressive chauffeur, the victimised secretary, the dippy maid, the insane undertaker, Mr. Sorrell (Kenny Sheridan) or the eccentric Dr. Brown (Bryan Kerrigan)? This play comes to Ballina Arts Centre on 22nd and 23rd February, 2020.

Cherish the Ladies 35th Anniversary Concert

Fri 17 Jan 2020, 8pm / €25/€12.50 u18s The Hawk’s Well Theatre Grammy-nominated Irish-American supergroup Cherish The Ladies are one of the finest ensembles on the planet and this year’s show marks 35 years since their debut on a New York stage, when they boldly challenged the male domination of their musical genre. Led by the ebullient, All-Ireland flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, the band also features fellow New York native, Mary Coogan on Guitar, All-Ireland Accordion Champion Mirella Murray from Connemara, Glasgow-born Kathleen Boyle on piano and West Cork’s Nollaig Casey on fiddle.

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AUTO BODY REPAIR SLIGO Crash Repair & Repainting Specialists Tel: 071-9167857 Mobile: 086-2670014  panelbeateroconnell23@gmail.com Largan, Collooney, Co.Sligo www.autobodyrepairsligo.com

Fast and it's efficient service We guarantee a response within 60 mins We repair approximately 90% of all vehicles attended at the roadside 24 hour call centre Phone: Letterkenny: 074-9139303 Donegal Town: 00353 074-97 40000 (Ballyshannon) Mobile: 086-2289494 Email:info@jdrecoveryservice.com Website: www.jdrecoveryservice.com

Advertise Here! Contact 071-9154538 for details of our excellent rates

JOHN COSGROVE MOTOR FACTORS

Tel: 096-21935 • Call out 087-2686360 Phone / Fax: 09672660 • www.coynetyres.ie

• CAR & TRACTOR PARTS • BATTERIES & FILTERS • ELECTRICAL PARTS • LIGHTS & LUBRICANTS Tubbernania, Ballintogher, Co. Sligo Tel: 071-9164244 • Mob: 086-2572139

We offer a wide range of services including pre-nct testing, car repair, recovery and sales. We also have a spray shop for all your bodywork needs. We fix all types of motoring problems ranging from mechanical problems to electrical problems. We also sell high quality used cars at affordable prices. (See www.bundoranmotors.com or call us for details.)


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farmingServices FARM GATES UK LTD STOCK CLEARANCE!

MOBILE CATTLE HANDLING SYSTEM €2095 Consisting of 60’ holding pen for upto 40 cattle, with 20’ race and sliding back and front gates. Including joining pens and delivery. Last few left, can be delivered before Christmas

Nephin Tractors & Machinery Ltd

TRACTORS WANTED ALL TYPES OF TRACTORS & TRACK MACHINES WANTED

TRACTORS: Massey Ferguson, Ford, Fiat, Zetor, John Deere, Ursus etc in any condition, running or not Track Machines: Hitachi, Komatsu, CAT, Sumitomo, etc

Tel: 087-680-6540

Also available Full Sheep Race & Holding Pen for 200 Sheep €1750 (One remaming)

Fully Grant Approved & Complies with Grant Specification Ideal for use on Rented Ground & Out Farms away from House. Can be assembled & dismantled in minutes - 1 Man operation. Also available: Mobile Sheep Handling Equipment & Calf Rearing Pens

Contact 0044 77 8927 6354

MAYO MATS For all your matting needs

• Cow Cubicle Mats • Slat Mats • Horse Mats • Parlour Mats For further information contact Tom Duffy COW COMFORT LTD Tel: 097-82057 • Fax: 097-82376 Email: cowcomfort@eircom.net

K&C MULVANEY Ltd.

Dead & Worn out Animals

DEAD AND WORN-OUT ANIMALS Contact: Tom Rogers Strokestown, Co. Roscommon SAME DAY COLLECTION SERVICE

Collection Service Daily Collection in all Areas Telephone: MULVANEYS at:

SERVICING LEITRIM & SLIGO FARMERS FOR OVER 20 YEARS

Tel: 049-4338331 or 086-8551932 / 086-3827008

Only Licensed Knackers Yard & Service in NorthWest Lowest Prices and Daily Collection Guaranteed

071-9634783 / 9633344

SEPTIC TANKS EMPTIED TRACTORS WANTED DRAINS AND SEWERS CLEANED ALL TYPES OF FORD TRACTORS WANTED 4600 • 5600 • 6600 • 7600 • 4610 • 5610 • 6610

ALSO NEW HOLLAND TRACTORS TS&TSA • SL/SLDP • TM 120 • TM125 • TM130 • 8160 • 8260 • 8360

PERMIT NO.CP00-09-03267-03

TELEPHONE MICHAEL HAVERTY 086-8381227 / 086-1997815

ALSO MASSEY FERGUSON 130 • 165 • 185 • 188 • 168 • 240 • 265 • 250 • 275 • 290 •550 • 565 • 575 • 590 675 • 690 • 698 • 699 • 365 • 375 • 390 • 398 • 300 • 500 • 600 • 40 Series SL/SLDP Masy Ferguson Balers - 124 • 120/20 John Deere 342 / 550 Class Combines - Dominator & Lexion New Holland Combines - All Models John Deere Combines - 955 • 965 • 975 • 1075 • 1077 • 1178

Tel: 087-279-7553

Order Now, Plant Now Whitethorn and Beech Hedging etc. All trees and tree plants 24 Hour, 7 Days a week Firendly Service Delivery nationwide Receipts will be given Department Registered


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farmingServices Mollahan Engineering & Maintenance

• Industrial & Residential Gates • Roller Doors • Gate Automation & Repairs • General Engineering Railings - Gates & Ornate Items designed & made to order.

Call Micheál on 086-8248402 e: michealmollohan@eircom.net

OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY - BOHOLA, SWINFORD, CO. MAYO

Call Brendan on: 087-230 7914 Mulroy & Sons Farm Machinery based in Bohola Swinford, Co. Mayo, import new and used Farm Machinery from the United Kingdom.

QUALITY SECOND!HAND HEAVY PLANT AND MACHINERY • BALLINA, CO. MAYO FOR SALE • FIAT 880 4X4 4 CYLINDER ENGINE. • FIAT 1180H 4X2 OFF FARM COND • STEYR 8140 4X4 • FRITZ CAB TO SUIT FORD 4600/6600 • BOOM TO SUIT FH130 AND EX 120 • DIPPER TO SUIT 100!1 • DISMANTLED FOR PARTS UHO 71 • CHAINS TO SUIT FH130. • BUCKETS TO SUIT 580G • BUCKET AND BUCKET RAM TO SUIT O&K RH20 • FORD 6610 AP CAB 4X2, VGC • ZETOR 8011, OFF FARM CONDITION • PICK UP HITCH TO SUIT MF165/265 ETC • PICK UP HITCH TO SUIT FORD 5000/6610

WANTED • HITACHI EX60!1 AND EX60!2/EX100! 1/EX120!1 FH130!1/FH130!2/ FH130!3 • FORD 5000/7000/5600/6600/7600 2 AND 4X4 • FORD 5610/6610/7610/6410/6810 2 AND 4X4 WITH FLOOR CHANGE • FORD 5640/6640/7740/7840 2 AND 4X4 WITH STANDARD GEARBOX • NEW HOLLAND 5640/6640/7740/7840 2 AND WITH 12X12 AND DUAL POWER. • NEW HOLLAND TS 90/100/110/115 2 AND 4X4 WITH STANDARD GEARBOX & DUAL POWER.

WANTED MASSEY FERGUSON TRACTORS MF135-165-168-175-178-185-188-265-275290-365-375-390-399-565-575-590675-690-699 WANTED IN ANY CONDITION SUITABLE FOR RESALE, BREAKING EXPORT

Products we have in stock for hire and sale

• Weed Licker • Harrows (Power, Spring, Chain, Disc and Pin) • Sprayers • Haybobs (Choice of 10) • Rotovators • Toppers • Ploughs • Spreaders • Mowers • Subsoilers • Cent Mixers • Vicon fertilliser spreader (Choice of 20) • Buckrackes • Hedgecutters (McConnells) choice of 2 All our products are reasonably priced and fully serviced www.mulroyandsonsfarmmachinery.town.ie Email : brendanmulroy1@eircom.net

Farm Sheds Fabricated & Erected

NEPIN TRACTORS & MACHINERY Colm: 087-6806540 • Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo email: buyplant10@gmail.com Prompt Payment and Collection

CATTLE WANTED ALL TYPES

Cows, Bulls, Heifers & Bullocks, Beef or for further feeding. Horned, Thin or Lame Cattle, also Cattle from restricted herds considered.

Call: 086-3591357

Telephone: 0044-77-46117236 Cavallo C503 Stainless Steel Spinner Fertilizer Spreader: • 8 cwt capacity • Suitable for fertilizer or salt spreading • 9 metres spreading width • Available in painted versions at lower Price inc. VAT this model €750.00

New sheds for sales Box profile, non-drip roof. 4 full sky lights 6 foot side sheeting and all gable sheeting. 1 door opening in center of gable We can make any size of shed to suit your needs just give me a call • All ridge and galvanised gutters supplied with screws • sheds repaired and resheeted • Sliding doors made and hung • Gutters repaired and fitted all power washing done • All ground work and concrete done • All types of block work and plastering done • All types of digger work done

Painted versions: 5cwt model @ €475.00 6cwt model @ €515 • 8cwt model @ €550 Cavallo 890PXT: • 16 cwt capacity wagtail spreader c/w Stainless Steel Hopper inc. Hydraulic Control Price inc. VAT €2500.00 • 24 cwt capacity wagtail spreader c/w Stainless Steel Hopper inc. Hydraulic Control Price inc. VAT €2800.00

No job too big no job too small! • Keenest Rates

Michael O’ Connell Tractors Sales And Service Caraun, Claregalway, Co. Galway

SPECIALISING IN SPARE PARTS FOR ALL MAKES OF TRACTORS Large Stock Of All Makes Of Tractors For Sale Specialising In Deutz, Same,Lamborghini And Hurlimann Tractor Parts And Repair

We are early risers, we are tax advisors, we are tillers, planters, bankers, makers, we are financial planners, we are we weather scanners, we are accountants, farmers, foresters & forcasters. We are ifac

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

Find out how our team can help your business to plan for the future. Call us on 071 916 7848 or visit www.ifac.ie

Contact Numbers: 086 252 9314 • 091 799 116

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Northwest Express January, 2020 The information provided to you on this page is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for medical advice and it is important that you do not make medical decisions without first consulting your doctor or other healthcare professional.

Most people overlook key to weight loss

T

he key to weight loss is not what you put into your mouth, but why, US researchers have

said. A lot of people have made a New Year resolution to lose weight, however many will not achieve this and among those who do, the majority will regain the weight they lose. In fact, studies suggest that twothirds of people who lose 5% of their total weight, gain it back, and the more weight a person loses, the lower their chances of keeping it off.

However, according to Dr Diane Robinson, a neuropsychologist at Orlando Health, these figures are not surprising as most people focus on the physical aspects of losing weight, such as diet and exercise, while ignoring the emotional aspect. “There is an emotional component to food that the vast majority of people simply overlook and it can quickly sabotage their efforts. In order to lose weight and keep it off long-term, we need to do more than just think about what we eat, we also need to understand

why we’re eating,” she noted. A recent survey of over 1,000 people by Orlando Health found that 31% felt that the biggest barrier to losing weight was a lack of exercise, while 26% blamed their diet. Some 17% blamed the costs associated with maintaining a healthy lifestyle, while 12% said they did not have enough time. Just one in 10 people felt that psychological wellbeing had a key role to play in weight loss. “This may explain why so many of us struggle,” Dr Robinson said. She pointed out that from a very

Westport Foot Clinic Westport, Co. Mayo

Chiropodist: Martin Mc Nally Tel: 087 222 6260

young age, people are emotionally attached to food. For example, as children, we may be given treats to console us when we are sad or reward us when we behave well. Furthermore, many annual celebrations, such as Halloween, Christmas and birthdays, are focused on food. “If we’re aware of it or not, we are conditioned to use food not only for nourishment, but for comfort. That’s not a bad thing necessarily, as long as we acknowledge it and deal with it appropriately,” Dr Robinson said. She pointed out that when the brain experiences any type of pleasure, whether from food or something else, it reacts in the same way - the brain releases the neurotransmitter, dopamine, which is sometimes referred to as a ‘feel good chemical’. “We feel good whenever that process is activated, but when we start to put food into that equation and it becomes our reward, it can have negative consequences,” she said. Studies have found a link

between emotional issues, such as depression and stress, and a higher body mass index (BMI). For example, some people turn to food when they are feeling low. Dr Robinson offers the following tips to help people recognise the emotional connection they may have to food: -Keep a diary every day, writing down the food you eat and your mood at the time of eating. Look for unhealthy patterns -Identify foods that make you feel good and write down why you eat them. For example, are you eating them because you feel stressed or do they evoke a certain memory Before you eat anything, ask yourself whether you are eating it because you are hungry. If you are not actually hungry, look for the root of your motive. Dr Robinson said that the main aim is to view eating as providing nourishment, not as a reward or coping mechanism. “If getting your body in shape hasn’t work out yet, maybe this time start with your mind,” she added.

It can be very expensive and time consuming trying out different treatments to get rid of head lice. Our single treatment takes up to 90 minutes and removes all the head lice and their eggs. Phone: 087-0967525

www.liceclinicsligo.com • E info@liceclinicsligo.com Unit 4, Springvale, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo www.facebook.com/liceclinicsligo


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KEEP YOUR HOME WARM & COSY! RIGHT PRICE FIREPLACES & STOVES Check out our new website for the latest offers www.rightpricefireplacesandstoves.com €200 SCRAPPAGE SCHEME ON YOUR OLD FIREPLACE AGAINST THE COST OF A NEW FIREPLACE OR STOVE

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


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FREE CLASSIFIEDS TOP QUALITY HOPPER TURF €3 per bag, can be collected or delivered. Large quantity available. Tel: 087-0642852 FOR SALE KIA RIO 2011 Diesel NCT till April 2021 60 miles per gallon One careful owner silver Colour five doors 4000 Euro Ono Telephone 089 438 6463 WERE YOU ORIGINALLY FROM GOUGANE BARRA COUNTY CORK?? Did you Play for the Parnells in the 80's?? NOEL HARRINGTON, did you work with James from Glencholmkille in London in the 90's, the last James heard you were living in ATTYMASS County Mayo. James would love to catch up. Contact me isabelgrant1213@yahoo.ie TWO PAIRS OF RED BACK SIZE 9 BRAND NEW WORKING STEEL TOE CAP BOOTS FOR SALE in box, brand new, bargain €25 each pair. Sligo area. Contact Cathal on 0874013617 MAN SEEKS COTTAGE TO RENT IN SLIGO Tel:

089-4501322 2004 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 196,000 miles, taxed and tested until December 2019. Recently serviced, very good tyres, running perfectly. Contact Anthony on 086-1672981 HORSE TACKLE FOR SALE Boyle Area. Tel: 089-4139272 SMALL PIECE OF LAND SUITABLE FOR PONIES Boyle Area. Tel: 089-4139272 FOR SALE LARGE SITE OVERLOOKING ROLLING COUNTRYSIDE AT ANNAGHMORE, GURTEEN, CO. SLIGO. WATER AND ESB LAID ON. PLANS FOR HOUSE AS WELL. €18,000 Tel: 087 616 4708 HOLIDAY LETTING TWO BED CHALET LOCATED IN THE CENTRE OF GURTEEN VILLAGE IN CO SLIGO. F56D212 Oil heating, sleeps 4, walking distance of everything. Reasonable rates. Tel: 087 616 4708

To place your free private classified, please email info@theexpress.ie or you can post it into us: Free Classifieds, Northwest Express, NW Business Park, Collooney, Co. Sligo

FOR HIRE

MAN WITH A VAN

ALL TYPES OF WORK CARRIED OUT

Call Now; 071-9143183 / 087-2972586

Mountain Rain Have Water your own Stream, River or Storage Well Lake

MICHAEL KEAVNEY

Tarcmacadam & Tarspraying Specialists

ALL TYPES OF PLANT HIRE QUALITY GRAVEL STONE

ALL AT VERY COMPETITIVE PRICES!

Pavior Machine Hire Tipper Lorry Hire 8 and 6 Wheel

Turlough, Castlebar, Co. Mayo • 094-902-3853 / 086-250-3230

In Business Over 30 Years

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

• DUMPERS • DIGGERS • LORRIES • FORKLIFTS • ALSO OLD ENGINES,GEAR BOXES, ROLLERS, BATTERIES, ALLOYS AND STEEL FOR PARTS • DUMPERS • DIGGERS • FORKLIFTS

Telephone: 087-190 3160

EXTERNAL • CAVITY WALL • SPRAY FOAM www.wmiinsulation.ie • info@wmiinsulation.ie

N5 Business Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo • Tel: 094-9038681 / Walter 087-6297979

SILVER’s DOOR STORE LTD

• DOORS • FLOORS • KITCHENS • GENERAL HARDWARE

Rathedmond Road, Finisklin, Sligo 071-919 2011 • Buy online @ www.silvershardware.com

LG GLASS & GLAZING SHS SCAFFOLDING Over 20 years in business supplying throughout Sligo & North West • Rapid Repair Service • Decorative Mirrors • Glass Shower Units • Coloured Glass • Internal Doors • Glass Stairs & Balustrade Westport Road, Castlebar • Tel: 094-9022000 • www.lg-glass.ie

PARKLAWN TREE SERVICES

Scaffolding and Acrows available to Buy or Hire from our yard Supply and Erect Service Available Tube and Fitting Scaffolding also available with plastic planks for clean room environments Our Fully Trained & Certified Professional Teams specialise in providing tailored scaffolding hire solutions, using the right equipment in the right place at the right time.

DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL TREE CARE

We offer the highest quality tree services for private homes carried out by NPTC qualified tree surgeons/arborists and extensive experience in commercial services & utility arboriculture, including work semi-state bodies.

At Waterteck we Provide Filtration Systems which give you a Superior Quality Water Supply from any of the above sources. Please Note: Your water supply will also be free of the Unwanted Chemicals usually associated with mains water supplies

WANTED FOR BREAKING

Telephone - Garrett Murphy: 086 6077307, Office: 090 6626837 www.parklawntreeservices.com • info@parklawntreeservices.com

GILROY GLASS

HAZELWOOD ROAD, SLIGO

• Manufacturers of double glazed units • Supplying Trade and retail • Complete glazing service • Stockists of all types of glass • Glass cut while you wait Replace your existing double glazed units with energy efficient units Tel: 071-9145400 Fax: 071-9140132 • Mobile: 087-2341 985

Phone: 086-8039502 Email: johngriffinshs@gmail.com www.scaffoldinghiresligo.ie


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Domestic & Commercial Roofing

• New roofs • Re-roofing & re-lining • Gutters & valleys • Tile & slate effect sheeting • Asbestos removal & disposal We provide a reliable & professional service covering all counties of Ireland.

Call for a FREE QUOTE: 094-9860787 087-2565015 • www.waldronroofing.ie

COYNE TYRES BALLINA - LIMITED

SEPTIC TANK INSPECTIONS

TANK CLEAN

Boyle, Co. Roscommon WASTE WATER TREATMENT SPECIALISTS • Septic Tanks Emptied • Percolation areas and polishing filters installed • Range of sewage treatment units, Septic Tanks & Rain Water Tanks Supplied • All Work EPA and Local Authority Standard

Contact David Regan: 087-9125128

Aluminium & PVC Repairs

To windows, doors and patio doors

Expert patio door repairs!

• Rollers • Tracks • Hinges • Door Realignment • Locks • Multilocking systems etc Over 20 years experience servicing Irish windows and doors. Fully insured GLASS PARTS ETC REPLACED Brendan Gormley: 071-9183860 / 087-2562669

offers Valid until 30/4/18

DEDICATED TYRE & BATTERY SALES & SERVICE, BALLINA, CO. MAYO

GARRACLOON, CLOGHANS, BALLINA, CO. MAYO

EN Certified septic tanks Certified and CE marked cattle slats, water harvesting tanks, Concrete pipes, Manhole rings, Water valve and fire hydrant chambers. Our concrete is EN206 certified to NSAI standard Concrete pipes size ranging from 9" up to 48" For a QUOTE call 087-9496476 or 096-73734 or visit our website: www.armstrongseptictanks.ie

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.

Water Lane, Ballina, Co. Mayo • Tel: 096-21935 • After Hours : 087-2686360 • Pat Jnr: 087-2201819 Email: info@coynetyres.ie • Web: www.coynetyres.ie

Contact Martin McGloin Bunduff, Cliffoney, Co. Sligo casarcser@hotmail.com

Tel/Fax: 071-9166277 • Mob: 087-2817620 APPLICATIONS FOR ALL AGRICULTURAL SHEDS CARRIED OUT

Sandy Wheelers

Painters & Decorators

Painting & Decorating Interior and Exterior Wallpaper Service Calvath, Old Cartron Hill, Sligo Tel: 087-2506477 • sandywheeler0@gmail.com

• Traditional Tin Smiths • Copper • Aluminium • Zinc • Stainless Steel • Lead • Titanium • Natural Slate • Ornamentation

All forms of cladding & roofing in tradition standing seam and batten roll in Copper, Zinc, Aluminium Stainless steel and Lead Sheet. Specialist flashing kits for chimneys,dormers, box gutter valleys and pitched valleys for slated roofs. Design, layout and detailing services for both commercial and private projects. Welding and fabricating of Stainless Steel and aluminium.

GG Roofing, The Grove, Kilmovee, Co. Mayo 087 2437259/094 Boyle,Phone: Co. Roscommon Telephone:9649296 071-9670010 Email: Email Us:info@ggroofing.ie info@pureflowers.ie••www.ggroofing.ie www.pureflowers.ie

PANEL BEATER REQUIRED Experience necessary Ballina Area Contact 085-1207292 Immediate start


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TERRYS STOVES www.terrysstoves.com

• Free Survey available • Solid Fuel Stoves • Gas Fires

VOTED COURIER COMPANY OF THE YEAR 2018

people with energy

Fastway Courier Franchisors offer a cost effective, reliable courier service, backed up by the latest computer technology and online parcel tracking facilities.

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

Buy Once! Buy Right!

Phone: 087­2066910 or 071­9197925 TT’S QUARR BARRE Quality Stone Y LTD Products & Plant Hire

MULTIPURPOSE GARDEN SHEDS & GARAGES

Sligo Road, Carrick on Shannon (Beside Glancy’s Pub) Telephone: 089-4202361

DRY CLEANING Suits, Dresses, Jackets, Coats, Shirts, Blouses, Jumpers & Curtains

We are a family run quarrying & plant hire business, offering quality products and services to customers for more than 50 years. Our Quarrying Products Include: • All types of crushed stone • Chippings suitable for driveways, garden beds, sizes to suit individual requirements. Building Stone • Sand and Gravel • Readymix Services.

MARY’S LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANING

We have an extensive range of fleet for hire including tippers, artic tippers, Flatbeds and low loaders

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.

We are National and International Hauliers • Phone: 097-83890 • Mobile: 087-2226243 • Fax: 097-83890 email: barrettsquarry@gmail.com • Bangor Erris, Co. Mayo

Contact: Ray Lynch Corlis, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon Phone: 086-8943034 or 094-9621938 • AGENTS REQUIRED

DG Windows & Doors Josko Partner

IRONING SERVICE Shirts, Dresses, Pants, Tops, etc PRESSING Bedding, Suits, Dresses, etc FULL WASHING AND DRYING SERVICE AVAILABLE COMMERCIAL BUSINESS WELCOME Open Monday to Friday 9am until 6pm, Saturday 10am until 6pm

SPRAY FOAM INSULATION

DARRAGH & GREG TIMONEY

North West Windows Prop. Kevin Burns - Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh Email: kburns@btinernet.com

• WINDOWS • FRAMELESS, FULL HEIGHT ALL-GLASS SYSTEMS • LIFT-AND-SLIDE DOORS • FRONT & INTERIOR DOORS • SUN SHADING + NATURAL WOOD FLOORS Visit our new showroom Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm Sat By Appointment Sli MacNean, Blacklion, Co. Cavan Tel: 071-9853753 • Mob: 086-3896500 Email: dgwindows@btinternet.com www.josko.com

Suppliers & Installers of uPVC Windows & Doors Wide range of colours Tel: 087-2443903 After 6pm Tel: 048-66386525

DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL NATIONWIDE SERVICE E-MAIL:SALES@FOAMOX.IE TEL: 096 77735 • WWW.FOAMOX.IE


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Sonas Nursing Home now have 9 locations Nationwide

Sonas Nursing Homes located in Mayo, Sligo and Roscommon and throughout Ireland. Our Award-winning care has been acknowledged by healthcare experts and our dedicated team continue to set the standards in person-centred care based on values of Empathy, Warmth, Advocacy, Empowerment, Energy and Teamwork. Belmullet Knock Enniscrone Riverview Moyridge Roscommon Athlone Clonmel Tullow

T: 097 81940 T:094 93 17000 T:096 37840 T: 096 92000 T: 096 21886 T: 09066 28882 T: 09064 79568 T: 052 6121716 T: 059 918 1555

E: belmullet@sonas.ie E: knock@sonas.ie E: ard@sonas.ie E: riverview@sonas.ie E: moyridge@sonas.ie E: cloverhill@sonas.ie E: athlone@sonas.ie E: melview@sonas.ie E: tullow@sonas.ie

We offer services including Long term care, respite care, convalescence care and daycare. Sonas Nursing Homes have 9 locations in Ireland - Mayo, Sligo, Carlow, Tipperary, Westmeath & Roscommon. For more details on any of these Nursing Homes email: info@sonas.ie or visit www.sonas.ie

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