trans atlantic cable

Killala transatlantic cable up and running

The final connection was made to the Transatlantic cable into Killala last Friday evening. The 300 million dollar cable, which is already carrying commercial traffic, has the potential to make Mayo a key telecommunications and data gateway, with Microsoft rumoured to be opening up two data centres in the county, one in Killala and another potentially […]

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A Demonstration by Jessica Traynor, poem celebrating Dr. Kathleen Lynn

One of a series of poems commisioned by the Irish Writers Centre to commemorate the 1916 rising. A DEMONSTRATION   Letter by this morning’s post to say I may go home for Xmas if I won’t have a demonstration (do they picture bands?) – Dr Kathleen Lynn   What might drive me, a doctor, to jump […]

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Castlebar man Eoin Heverin appears on Dragons Den this Sunday

Local Castlebar man Eoin Heverin appears on Dragons Den this Sunday night 1st May2016 at 9.30pm RTE1 with his personalised children’s book business “”. Make sure to tune in to see how he does. create unique personalised children’s books. What makes their books unique is that every page of their books are specially printed […]

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Co-founder of Addison Lee, John Griffin - pictured at his home in central London - 12th of December 2013. Jon Enoch

Irish TV Chairman to Speak at Mayo Association World Convention

Included in the line-up at this weekend’s Mayo Association World Convention is IRISH TV Chairman – John Patrick Griffin – one of the most successful business leaders, entrepreneurs and philanthropists in Ireland and the UK. Born to Irish parents, John credits his mother from Achill Island in County Mayo for his steely determination, unwavering drive […]

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Irish TV targets 40 million US viewers with new worldwide access deal with TATA

Westport based Irish TV have signed a new global media partnership deal with TATA Communications, the media partnership will bring IRISH TV across the USA to a new audience of viewers. Irish TV, Ireland’s first international television station, will provide instant high definition access to their content across a range of platforms. Their content will […]

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Operation Transformation Ballyhaunis launches on Mayo Day

Over the past number of weeks the business people, voluntary groups and clubs of Ballyhaunis have gathered together to form Ballyhaunis/GoBallyhaunis. Operation Transformation Ballyhaunis in association with Fleetwood Paints is part of their plan for Ballyhaunis. It was decided that the town needed a collective spring clean. The Ballyhaunis Tidy Town Committee has been fundamental […]

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redencks and culchies

Mayo man’s documentary examines US ‘working poor’

Blacksod native Anthony Monaghan has directed and produced a new documentary ‘Rednecks and Culchies’ which examines the hidden world of Irish and American construction workers who suffer from poor work habits, drug and alcohol addictions and histories of crime. The sometimes disturbing documentary focuses on the drugs and alcohol problems of the American working class […]

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allergy lifestyle

Mayo based entrepreneur receives €70,000 investment on Dragons Den

Anne Walsh of Allergy Lifestyle appeared on Sunday night’s episode of RTE1’s Dragons Den where she successfully pitched their Anaphylaxis Emergency Response (AER) Kit to the Dragons. Dragon Barry O’Sullivan was impressed with her pitch and invested the full €70,000 she asked for. Anne, a client of GMIT iHubs at GMIT in Castlebar, with a background in BioMedical […]

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Richard E Grant receives a warm welcome to County Mayo

Tourism Ireland has teamed up with actor Richard E Grant and Smooth Radio, the third largest radio brand in Britain, in a new promotion to showcase Ireland to British holidaymakers this year. Tourism Ireland is working with Smooth Radio to produce a series of five short online films. Viewers will see Richard E Grant travelling […]

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