Belmullet crowned Mayo’s most enterprising town

BELMULLET has been crowned Mayo’s most enterprising town at an awards ceremony held in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon. The Bank of Ireland Enterprising Town Awards have been organised in collaboration with four county councils and their economic teams in Roscommon, Mayo, Laois and Kildare to celebrate enterprise by bringing businesses and community groups together to […]

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Westport welcomes Harvest hoedown

Details of a major country music festival to take place in both Westport and Enniskillen were announced at Westport House this week. Aiken Promotions, one of the largest promoters of music events in the country, are holding events at the historic estate in Westport and at Enniskillen Airport on Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27 next […]

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Clew Bay People of the Year Awards launched

The inaugural Clew Bay People of the Year Awards were launched in the Castlecourt Hotel last week. Westport Lions Club, in conjunction with The Mayo News, are spearheading the awards which will be presented at a gala dinner in the hotel on March 24, 2017. Announcing the awards, President of Westport Lions Club, Darren  Cawley, […]

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Water services to be upgraded in two Mayo communities

IRISH Water has announced details of a €1.2 million upgrade to wastewater services in two areas of Mayo. A contract has been awarded to TES Limited to upgrade the existing wastewater treatment plants in Belcarra and Lahardane which serve a combined population of almost 1,000 people. The benefit of these works will see a vast […]

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Farmer of the year donates prize money to Friends of Grace

The parents of south Mayo girl Grace O’Malley have expressed their sincere gratitude to Claremorris man Kevin Moran, who donated €3,000 to the Friends of Grace Trust.  Kevin, who won ‘Young Farmer of the Year’ award from Macra Na Feirme, donated the €3,000 prize money to the Trust which helps Grace’s fight against Spinal Muscular […]

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Knock Bascilia and the Procession of the Souls are featured in Faith & Form’s 2016 Religious Architecture Awards

Each year, Faith & Form magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA) reward the best religious architecture, design and art for religious spaces. In their 2016 awards, the jury recognized 28 projects across 10 categories, with almost half of the winners designed for sites outside of North America. Aside from this diversity of location, another […]

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Mayo woman, Gena Heraty, to receive human dignity award

Mayo woman Gena Heraty, is to receive the Oireachtas Human Dignity Award from Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl at a ceremony in Leinster House on Thursday next. From Westport, she went to Haiti in 1993 and has remained there since, first as a volunteer and now as director at an orphanage for children with disabilities […]

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€400k for new tourist facility at Knock Airport

Visitors arriving into Ireland West Airport in Knock next year will be greeted with a new €400,000 discovery centre. Funding for the tourism hub, which will offer information on transport, accommodation, festivals and the best the West has to offer, was announced last week by the Minister for Regional Economic Development Michael Ring. The new […]

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Claremorris Cycle Raises €5,000 for Cancer Research

Some 170 cyclists, who took to the roads of Co Mayo on the weekend of the drawn All-Ireland football final, raised €5,000 for prostate cancer research. Consultant urologist Garrett Durkan has heaped praise on Claremorris Cycling Club for raising awareness of men’s health. “The money you have raised will Durkan and his fellow urologists who […]

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