The Fontaines

Mayo musicians shortlisted for slot at Electric Picnic

Mayo musicians Tom Coll and Conor Deegan are part of the up and coming indie band the Fontaines.  The band has been shortlisted in a 2fm comp for a slot at the Electric Picnic. It’s a text vote so if you would like to support them please text Picnic21 to 50300 text cost €2 proceeds […]

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German documentary team ride Irish wild west

Hoofing it for 1,300km from Mizen to Malin has been more odyssey than pilgrimage for German photographer Florian Wagner and his merry team of horses and humans.   Fifty four days after setting off from Ireland’s most southerly point in Co Cork on their Wild Atlantic Way adventure the German troop landed at Banba’s Crown (Malin Head) this weekend. […]

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Walker on the North Mayo Seacliffs, near Carrowteige, Co Mayo, Ireland.

Ceathrú Thaidhg – Carrowteige – North Mayo, by Alan Clarke

Enjoy one of the many spectacular walks in the Ceathrú Thaidhg area, providing an exhilarating escape into the wilderness of this remote region. The lonely Planet walking Guide described it as “The finest sustained coastal walk with a profusion of cliffs, crags, caves, chasms and islands along the remote North Mayo Coast”

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Tiernan Mongey

Major jobs boost for Castlebar

A TEXAS-based firm has launched a major recruitment drive ahead of the opening in Castlebar of its first international manufacturing facility at Breaffy Road in the town. Hungry Planet, a world leader in industrial scale vertical farming, are seeking candidates to fill over 30 positions within the coming weeks. The positions are in management, engineering, plant science, […]

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Ballina Woman Helps Build ‘Safe & decent’ Homes in Zambia

As part of a team of 8 NUI Galway students, Ballina woman Sharon Murray travelled to Zambia to volunteer with housing charity, Habitat for Humanity Ireland. Sharon and her teammates spent 2 weeks in the community of Twapia, Ndola, helping Cecilia Soko and Malita Kapapila each build safe and decent homes for their families. “The […]

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Teresa Whela, Erris, warmly welcomed to the Council Chamber

ERRIS businesswoman Teresa Whelan has been co-opted by Sinn Féin as their new councillor in the West Mayo Municipal District, writes Claire McNamara. She has taken the seat vacated by Rose Conway-Walsh following her recent election to the Seanad. Ms. Whelan (nee Reilly) was formally nominated to Mayo County Council on Monday by SF Councillor […]

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Stephen Rochford tells of preparations for Westmeath clash

MAYO senior football team manager Stephen Rochford met the media in Castlebar this week ahead of the county’s All-Ireland SFC Qualifier against Westmeath at Croke Park on Saturday, July 30, at 6 p.m. During the course of his question and answer session with reporters, he told how he hoped to have a fully-fit squad available for the […]

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