Knock Documentary

Knock documentary shines a light on Irish society

‘Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village’, a new Irish feature documentary on Knock shrine and village, will open in selected cinemas across the land on August 26.   In 1879, on the evening of Thursday, August 21, 15 people in Knock village claimed they witnessed an apparition of the Virgin Mary at the gable […]

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Taste of success for Breadski brothers

The Breadski Brothers’ ‘Rye Bread with Cranberries’, a slow rise, sourdough bread, has been awarded an impressive two gold stars (out of a maximum three) in the 2016 Great Taste Awards.   Justly described as the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, Great Taste judged 10,000 awards this year. This is a wonderful endorsement for […]

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Largest ever Cannonball event coming to Mayo

The largest ever Cannonball event is coming back to Westport with a mighty roar on Friday, September 9, at 6 p.m.   The supercar spectacle, which takes place from September 9 to 11 all over Ireland, was last in Westport in 2011 when more than 10,000 people flocked to the town as fans got up […]

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Knock Airport Flybe Launch

New campaign promoting flights to Knock in Britain

Ireland West Airport Knock has partnered with Tourism Ireland and airline Flybe to promote flights to Mayo from the UK. The campaign will highlight the airport as the central gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way.   Flybe flies from Knock Airport to Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh, and the campaign will run in Britain during August […]

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Nick Vindin

90,000 Australians to see Mayo on the small screen

Australian television and radio presenter Nick Vindin is filming along the Wild Atlantic Way this week for two upcoming episodes of a popular cycling travel show called ‘The Searching Cyclist’.   The show – which airs on SBS (public television network) in Australia – follows Nick as he explores the scenery, culture and history of […]

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Cong among Ireland’s top ten ‘Foodie Destinations’

Cong has been named on the shortlist of the top ten finalists in the national ‘Foodie Destinations’ competition 2016.   The picturesque south Mayo village, famous as the home of Ashford Castle and Hollywood blockbuster The Quiet Man, has been literally cooking up a storm in recent years and will now receive a pre-arranged visit by […]

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Fionna is off to Tralee

Mayo Rose Fionna McDarby is rallying her supporters to join her in the Dome on Thursday, August 18, at the Rose of Tralee International Festival.   She will be among 65 Roses from all over the world who will be at this year’s extended festival, which runs from August 17 to 23.   Prior to […]

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Eamonn Keaveney

Record breaker Keaveney back home in Claremorris

WEARING a hat that made him look for all the world like Crocodile Dundee or some star from an old western movie, Eamonn Keaveney returned to his hometown of Claremorris on Friday evening. It was a moment of pride for the people of the area to welcome back one of their own who had walked […]

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Cathoirleach issues back to school reminder for motorists

With the new school year beginning soon, motorists are being urged to take extra care when driving near schools around the county. Cathoirleach of Mayo County Council, Councillor Al McDonnell, is leading the road safety campaign, which seeks to remind all motorists to put child safety first when driving during the school morning and afternoon […]

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