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Msgr John Delaney honoured with a Mayo Diaspora award

IT was an evening to cherish for Msgr John Delaney when he was honoured in Claremorris recently with a Mayo Cherishing the Irish Diaspora Award. Tommy Joe Duffy of the Mayo based group presided at the presentation in the Dalton Inn Hotel. Msgr John, a native of Farmhill, Crossboyne, Claremorris, celebrated his golden jubilee in […]

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Mayo woman develops wool business off the back of her sheep

Mayo woman develops wool business off the back of her sheep – Agriland June and Ken Bourke’s smallholding is in the village of Knappagh, 4km outside Westport. “This is my homestead, and we came to live here three years ago after our son, Trevor, took over the family farm at Clogher, Westport,” she said. It […]

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vacant homes website is now live

MAYO County Council has launched an initiative through a new national website – – designed to gather valuable information on vacant homes throughout the country. The initiative takes place in the context of Rebuilding Ireland, the government’s action plan on housing and homelessness. Pillar 5 of Rebuilding Ireland outlines a range of actions to […]

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ESB teams up with US firm to develop smart network

Silver Spring helps energy firms deploy technologies to help cities run more smartly ESB Telecoms will use Silver Spring’s Starfish platform as a service standards-based mesh technology to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) network across the Republic. Energy provider ESB has teamed up with a US tech firm which is working with the city […]

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Kevin McLoughlin: ‘Mayo people are football mad’

Kevin McLoughlin is long enough on the inter-county beat with Mayo to know that anybody with green and red blood won’t rest easily until Sam Maguire is hoisted. That is simply the way it is. McLoughlin has been involved in epics and near misses, but the adventure continues. A bond exists between the Mayo team […]

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Sandra Ganley all set to represent Mayo in Tralee

For this year’s Mayo Rose of Tralee, Sandra Ganley, it has been an amazing few months since she was chosen to represent the county at the world famous festival. Representing Kilmovee Comhaltas, Sandra was crowned the Mayo Rose of Tralee at the Mayo Rose selection night held in Claremorris Town Hall back in late April. […]

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Spoiled for choice: beautiful beaches along Ireland’s west coast

Ireland’s west coast is spoiled for beautiful beaches. But there are still some dramatically scenic areas that remain virtually unknown to those planning trips along the Wild Atlantic Way. One such place is the Mullet Peninsula, which extends 20km out into the ocean from Belmullet. The peninsula, anchored at its southern tip by the hamlet […]

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The Mayo knitting factory that made jumpers for Japanese designer Kenzo

Floral print shirt by Issey Miyake from ‘me Issey Miyake Cauliflower, 2016’ collection.  In a remote part of west Mayo in the early 1980s, an old lace-making school that had been converted into a knitting factory was making sweaters for Kenzo Takada, the Japanese designer then making his name in Paris. One of the sweaters […]

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Ashford Castle Wins Gong At World Luxury Spa Awards

The five-star Ashford Castle added another international award to its collection recently after The Spa at Ashford was named winner of ‘Northern Europe’s Luxury Hotel Spa Award 2017’ at the annual World Luxury Spa Awards. Presented over 32 different categories, the winners of the awards were announced at a gala ceremony in the JW Marriott […]

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