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Discovering the Real Ireland in Co. Mayo

Photo: Award winning Radio & TV News Anchor and Talk Show Host Ms. Robin Swoboda together with Mr. Gerry Quinn, President of the Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland are presented with a copy of the book ‘Ballyheane Past & Present’, by Mr. Michael Larkin, Chairman of the book editorial team at a special ‘Welcome to […]

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Basic Payments Scheme for farmers

€41.9m for Mayo farmers under 2017 Basic Payments Scheme

The Connaught Telegraph – €41.9m for Mayo farmers under 2017 Basic Payments Scheme THE Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has been advised that the start of the 70% advance of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) will benefit over 10,194 farmers in Mayo. Over €700 million to 111,000 farmers will now be sent […]

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Minister announces 2.3 million euro updated senior alert scheme

A new national updated Senior Alert Scheme is being launched today by Minister for Rural and Community Development , Michael Ring. The scheme will now allow up to two people in a house to join the home alert scheme that is triggered by a pendant in the home. 2.3 million euro in government funding has […]

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Small sailing boat from US docks in Mayo school

We’ve all heard about messages in a bottle thrown out to sea, but pupils in a Mayo school have received hand-written notes from America that arrived in a small sailing vessel that beached nearby. On October 12, small vessel The Harbor View Elementary School Cruiser, from Charleston on the south-east coast of the USA, was […]

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Mayo students graduate from Foróige Leadership for Life programme

MAYO students have graduated from Foróige’s Leadership for Life programme accredited by the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). They were awarded with a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action in NUIG. A total of 207 young people from throught the country completed thd programme. Seán Campbell, CEO of Foróige said “The Leadership […]

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Winter’s on its way and the gritters are ready for action

With the winter season upon us, Mayo County Council is urging drivers to always drive to the weather conditions in order to keep safe on the roads Gritters are geared up for call outs of the winter season and Local salt barns have been piled to capacity ahead of this winter. Mayo County Council delivers […]

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Mayo People of the Year 2017 awards announced

SPECIAL celebrations are planned on the 25th November to mark the silver jubilee of the Mayo People of the Year Awards. The awards are organised annually by RehabCare, Mayo County Council and The Connaught Telegraph, where all the proceeds raised go towards the development of facilities by RehabCare in Mayo. The awards, organised by Rehab, provide a unique opportunity for […]

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Portwest announce new €10m corporate hq in Westport

Local success story Portwest have announced the building of a new corporate headquarters in Westport which will cost over €10million according to RTÉ Business News. The new offices will allow for the growth in staff numbers over the next few years according to the company. The Mayo based company have also completed the acquisition of an unnamed Australian […]

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