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Large Ballinrobe development granted planning permission

Plans for a hotel and leisure centre, retail space, apartments and houses on the site of the historic Cranmore House in Ballinrobe have been granted subject to certain conditions. The decision was made last Thursday and notified to the developers – Nebor Limited – and objectors earlier this week. Objectors can appeal the decision of […]

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‘Blank canvass’ of 1,787 acres for sale in Mayo

One of the largest blocks of land to come on the market in recent years will go to auction early next month. The 1,787ac of bog is located at Ballycroy, Bangor Erris, Co Mayo, close to Belmullet Peninsula. The extensive holding was drained a number of years ago with a view to establishing a fuel […]

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Creative students from Mayo set to perform in the 3 arena

After yet another awe-inspiring display of regional glitz, glamour and re-purposed ‘rubbish’, Bank Of Ireland Junk Kouture provincial winners will gather together for one last time at the competition’s Grand Final in 3 Arena, on the 27th of April 2017. Taking to one of Ireland’s most prestigious stages, two Mayo schools will face stiff competition […]

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Step Up and Get Your Community Walking

If you would like to get a walking group started in your area take steps to start with the new phase of the Get Ireland Walking Active Community Walking Programme.  The programme will encourage people to become active/more active through walking and support local people to set up and sustain a community walking group. This […]

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John Curry

Knock Visionary to Be Reinterred at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The remains of John Curry, the youngest visionary to have claimed to see the alleged 1879 apparition of the Virgin Mary at Knock, County Mayo, are to be reinterred at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York this May. The plan was conceived during Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s 2015 trip to Ireland, in which he met with […]

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Mayo PPN Information Evenings for community groups

Mayo Public Participation Network (PPN) is organising a number of information evenings for community groups this March & April. The first series of meetings in March will take place in the four Municipal Districts in Mayo and is open to groups, registered with Mayo PPN, in these areas. The April Meeting will take place in […]

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Claremorris parkrun joins Ballina, Castlebar, Erris and Westport

What do London, Sydney, Copenhagen, Capetown, Westport, Castlebar, Ballina, Erris and now Claremorris have in common? Well, these are some of the wonderful locations that host a parkrun event. Parkrun is a global network of weekly 5 km timed runs or walks in local parks that take place each and every Saturday morning year round. […]

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Mayo company, Portwest goes from strength to strength, buying Australian Company for €7.5 Million

The highly successful Portwest Company, which is owned by Westport brothers Cathal, Harry and Owen Hughes, announced today that it has bought Melbourne company Prime Mover Workwear for more than €7.5 million. Headquartered in Westport town, Portwest manufactures high-visibility clothing, flame resistant garments, footwear and other protective gear at its facilities in Bangladesh. It has warehouses […]

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