€165,000 for Mayo Academy of Performing Arts

LEADER funding of €164,868 for Mayo Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA), under the LEADER Programme, has been announced by Minister Michael Ring. The funding will be used to develop and fit-out a newly purchased building which will be used to teach various aspects of performing arts and allow for performances and recordings. The funding will […]

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Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme

Do you have a good idea for a youth arts project in your youth group but need the funding to work with an artist? Then make sure to check out our Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme now open for applications! There’s up to €5,000 available for successful applicants. Apply by: 21st August 2018 Find […]

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More than €242,000 for ten first responder organisations in Mayo

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, this week announced funding of €242,296.21 for 10 first responder organisations in Mayo under the First Response Support Measure of CLÁR (Measure 3 ). The funding has been allocated as follows: (1 ) €22,100 to the Gráinne Uaile Sub Aqua Club for a new 250 horsepower outboard […]

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Ballinrobe Festival Welcome Bagatelle and Hermitage Green

This year’s Ballinrobe Festival will be painting the town Red and Green this summer with our headline act Hermitage Green in our top class venue The Big Red Barn. The Festival will welcome people to ‘Rock on the Robe’ this July 27th to 29th. The headline act, Limerick-based band Hermitage Green are an Irish folk […]

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Westport’s Annual Festival Gets a Makeover

The festival gets a new name and numerous new features. The Westport Music and Arts Festival, set for this autumn, will now be called “Westival”, with a new date and more diverse attractions. The festival will take place from October 24 to the 29, in order to avoid the busy summer days and the early […]

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An Post delivers parcel by drone to Island off Mayo

Delivery was ‘prelude where similar flights to hard-to-reach locations are concerned’  An Post delivered a parcel by drone from Roonagh Pier in Mayo to Clare Island. An Post has made its first ever successful delivery by drone of a parcel from terra (very) firma in Mayo to Clare Island. A spokesman said that “just after […]

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Mayo’s transatlantic connectivity recognised by American professors.

Two leading academics in the field of Irish American history recently made a special visit to Co. Mayo, to acknowledge the extraordinary contribution made by Thomas Larkin in the early 1900’s, to the development of the telephone network in the American Mid – West. Dr. Matthew O’Brien, Pittsburgh, Prof. of History at Steubenville University and […]

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New Stations of the Cross officially blessed at Knock Basilica

On Sunday 8 July at the 12 noon Mass at Knock Basilica, Archbishop Michael Neary blessed the beautiful new Stations of the Cross which were recently installed at Knock Basilica. The Stations were the final touch to the church interior which was completely refurbished in 2016. The work was undertaken by Westport-based artist Ger Sweeney […]

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10 Tips for Driving in the Heat

With temperatures set to soar into the 30s next week again we’ve got ten driving tips to  help ensure that you and your car survive even the hottest heatwave When driving in extreme heat, water is crucial to avoid dehydration so have plenty of bottled water in your car Make sure your phone is fully charged Never leave […]

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