National Museum of Ireland – Country Life Weekly Listings

Be our guest for Bealtaine 2019 The museum is delighted to take part once again in Bealtaine – the annual celebration each May of the arts and creativity as we age. Here are six great events to enjoy this Bealtaine at the museum. Mayo Day celebrations The museum is the venue for Mayo County Council’s […]

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The Million Miles Truck That’s Now Saving Lives

Ger Tonra, a County Council truck driver recently retired after 43 years with Mayo County Council and so has his County Council truck . For many of those years Ger’s pride and joy was an 19-year-old Volvo FM1036. Ger drove the Volvo daily, going about Council work throughout the far stretches of the county, clocking many miles each day, […]

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Westport-Plougastel twinning continues to thrive

The twinning of Westport and Plougastel in France is an enduring partnership between two urban towns which has witnessed two and three generations of families forge links and life long friendships. Over 40 years in the making, the partnership between Westport and Plougastel has gone from strength to strength and there are no plans to stop now.  The town of Plougastel is situated along the seaside in Brittany in the north-west of France […]

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Cong to Westport Lost Treasures Trail ‘can be Ireland’s Camino’

Proposed walking trail would link Ballinrobe, Moorehall and Ballintubber to Cong and Westport Ambitious plans for a 50km pilgrim path running from Cong to Westport have the potential to be ‘Ireland’s Camino’. That’s according to Padraig Philbin, Mayo County Council’s Head of Tourism. The council are the lead authority on the project. Philbin feels the […]

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Things to Do in Mayo: The Complete Guide for Outdoor Lovers

Sandy beaches, rugged mountains, winding roads and blissful isolation. Nothing beats a few days away in Co Mayo. Here are just some of the things to do! From Louisburgh to Achill Island, Croagh Patrick to Killary Fjord, Co Mayo is really an adventurer’s paradise. From walks to wild swim spots, windsurfing to pints in the local, […]

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The 5 Best Walks and Hikes in Beautiful Mayo

Main Image by jimocallaghan24 of Croagh Patrick during sunset. Mayo is one of Ireland’s most beautiful counties with plenty to offer both tourists and natives alike. Be it the rich culture, bustling music scene, or extensive options for foodies, Mayo has it covered. All that said, there is one thing that Mayo undisputedly does better than […]

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National Museum of Ireland – Country Life Weekly Listings

Travellers’ Journey There are just a few weeks left to see the exhibition Travellers’ Journey, on display at the museum until May 6. This fascinating exhibition explores the distinct culture, crafts and traditions of Travellers in the west of Ireland. Co-curated with Traveller organisations, the exhibition features objects, images and films exploring themes of craft […]

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Book on Ballyheane emigrant’s remarkable life to be launched

Author Michael Larkin (left) and 2019 Mayo Person of the Year and Chairman of Portwest, Cathal Hughes, holding a framed copy of Thomas Larkin’s American passport. The story of a Ballyheane man’s remarkable career as an early telephone pioneer in the US is the subject of a new book, which will be launched in Castlebar this month.‘Making the Right Connections’ tells […]

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