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Taoiseach launches Balla Town Park

Balla Town Park and Western Forestry Co-op was delighted to welcome An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, and Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle, to the official opening of the Balla Town Park NeighbourWood community woodland on Monday. Balla Town Park and Western Forestry Coop started working on the […]

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Ballina Men’s Shed named as People’s Choice winner at national awards

Following an online vote Ballina Men’s Shed has been crowned the People’s Choice Winner of the Fisherman’s Friend Shed Series Competition 2017, winning a cash prize. Following a nationwide search which asked Men’s Sheds from across Ireland to create a piece of art that best depicts what community and friendship means to them, 17 pieces […]

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Two hundred and fifty year old Westport shows no signs of aging

Westport’s epic All-Ireland Intermediate final win last Sunday has come at the start of what is set to be an exciting year for the town. The westerners made history in the capital by becoming the first Mayo side to take the Intermediate title. While the people of Westport relocated from Croagh Patrick to Croke Park […]

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Weather Warning from Mayo County Council

Martina Hughes, Head of Communications at Mayo County Council issued the following statement earlier this morning.  “ We are urging the general public to be careful as they  go about their daily routines.  When travelling around the County please be aware of fallen trees and branches, debris on the roads and walk-ways and flooding in […]

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Kilkelly couple celebrate 73 years of marriage

KILKELLY couple Bill and Mary Hunt celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary last Saturday. And this remarkable duo took it all in their stride. Before the party in the family home in Derrynalecka just outside Kilkelly, Bill (98) was brought into Kilkelly where he spent two happy and contented hours in The Corner House Bar where […]

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Westport heroes return home after famous Croke Park victory

There were tears of joy and celebrations to remember in Dublin and Westport on Sunday as the town’s Intermediate GAA team became the first side from Mayo to capture an All Ireland title in their grade. In a pulsating final played in Croke Park, Westport hung on for victory in the dying moments having looked […]

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Westport’s big day ‘live’ on internet TV

THIS weekend’s AIB All-Ireland junior and intermediate club finals – in hurling and football – will be screened live on internet TV station Clubs from Mayo, Meath, Kerry, Tyrone, Kilkenny, Galway and Cork will chase national glory on the hallowed sod of Croke Park – and fans will be able to watch every moment […]

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History beckons for Covies in Croker

It all began for Westport last May in Sean Duffy Park in Ardnaree, where they just about had enough to see off the challenge of the north Mayo men and on Sunday, it’ll come to a conclusion in Croke Park. What a ten months it has been for Westport? They’ve moved on from their narrow […]

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Mayo North and Ballina Chamber host Food Tourism Seminar

Exciting programme of speakers includes Olivia Duff (Boyne Valley Food Series), Anthony Gray (Sligo Food Trail and Restaurants Association of Ireland) and Shane Raftery (Failte Ireland Food Tourism) All types of food businesses from Mayo and West Sligo are invited to attend the first Mayo North Food Tourism Seminar, which takes place in the Great […]

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