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At the weekend.

Berlin-based Sligo house duo Brame and Hamo (Tiarnan McMorrow, above left, and Conor Hamilton, above) played a gig in Bordeaux, France.

Afterwards, they were approached by a man from Bordeaux…

He came up to us and said “Amazing set guys, where are you from?” and I told him we were from Ireland. And he responded “I know your from Ireland, but where exactly?”

I said, you probably haven’t heard of it. Its a tiny place called Sligo. He was like “Nope, I’ve been to Sligo” and I was like – ‘Really? Are you sure?’

He then told me he had been in Belfast playing rugby and him and a few of his mates took a trip down to Sligo for a night out.

He eventually ended up in a nightclub called Velvet – at a techno gig, which we figured out that I was actually organising.

The young man told me it was a special night because he took his very first and what ended up being his last pill. Said he had the time of his life in the nightclub but it didn’t end there. His pals had texted him informing him of a house party in the student village.

He finished his drinks and with all the energy he had from the ecstasy he actually ran to the house party on his own. The student village is about 20 minutes walk from the club. On the way while running back he came across a horse beside the road. What happened next you won’t believe


At this point I was like ‘You are on the absolute wind up, I don’t know how you know all this but you definitely haven’t been to Sligo.’

He said he was serious and he got to the house where the party was. Pulled up to the door on a horse and his mates let him in.  He then managed to get a quick picture with the horse before passing out on the couch.

He was like – Hold on, ill get the photo. I was absolutely trembling. There’s no way I was standing outside a nightclub in France and this young fella was about to show me a photo of him on a horse at a house party in Sligo after taking his first/last eccie.

He took out his phone and went into the shared media with his pal that he was at the house party with….

…and There it is folks (above) – Three French lads and a horse in an apartment 5 minutes walk from my home house. Beautiful stuff.

Brame & Hamo

Save The Metal Man campaign group has launched its campaign to save the Metal Man in Rosses Point, Co Sligo, with the help of Westlife’s Shane Filan (pic five).

The group writes:

In any other county he would be a national monument but Rosses Point’s historic Metal Man is rusting away apparently unwanted, unpainted and certainly neglected by Sligo County Council.

Save The Metal Man (Facebook)

This morning.

Following the passing of abortion legislation in the Seanad last night

Sligo-Leitrim Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin writes:

So disappointed to see this morning that my busy constituency office in Sligo has been vandalised and defaced overnight. We live in a proud democracy and despite one’s opinion on any referendum, this behaviour can never condoned. Gardai on site investigating criminal damage.

Last night: End Of An Era

Journalist and presidential hopeful Gemma O’Doherty at Sligo County Council today

Earlier today.

At Sligo County Council.

Where the council heard from several presidential hopefuls seeking a nomination…

Marese McDonagh, in The Irish Times, reports:

Ms [Gemma] O’Doherty clashed with the Cathaoirleach, Fianna Fáil councillor Martin Baker and officials who had asked an unidentified person filming in the public gallery to stop or to leave the chamber after strong objections from Fine Gael councillor Hubert Keaney.

She said the public was entitled to see what is happening “in our chamber” . “What are you afraid of?” she asked.

After the would-be candidates finished their contributions and withdrew from the chamber, Councillor Keaney said he had asked that the rules be observed and he did not want the impression to go out that the council was against free speech.

Seán Gallagher asks councils to nominate other candidates (The Irish Times)

Yesterday: Mid Morning Presidential Matters

Pic: Gemma O’Doherty