Westport House a Significant Asset for Tourism Sector in Mayo

Westport House generates some €50 million a year in indirect investment in the county and wider western region, according to a CHL consultants’ study. A total of 162,000 people visited the house and estate last year, an increase of 82 per cent over a five-year period which contributed €1.7 million directly to the exchequer and local economy […]

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Dream come true for young Mayo Man – Donnchadh lifts Sam Maguire!

Whilst the Mayo team will have to wait another year for their chance to get their hands on the Sam Maguire it was a different story for young Donnchadh Mannion from Ballyheane, Castlebar, whose dream came through when he got to lift the cup. Donnchadh, who will be four next month got an early birthday […]

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The Breadski Brothers on RTE Nationwide

The Castlebar-based Breadski Brothers will feature on the popular RTE Nationwide programme this Monday, 5th October, as part of National Bread Week. RTE’s Western Correspondent Pat McGrath and a camera crew spent a day last week filming at the busy bakery. It’s been a busy few weeks for The Breadski Brothers as they are still […]

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Mayo Abbey roots as Connor sprints to success

A young man with strong Mayo roots is cutting a dash on the athletics circuit. Connor Duggan, 18, was a member of the Irish panel at a recent international series in Sweden. His father Liam Duggan who hails from Mayo Abbey was a prominent player with Hollymount and also featured with St. Mary’s Colege in Galway. Liam, […]

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Five Westport women on Connacht Rugby team

Five players from Westport will line out for the Connacht under-18 team that visit Westport RFC next Saturday, October 3, where they will take on Munster in their final interprovincial fixture at 2pm in Carrowholly. Westport RFC are appealing to supporters to come down and support the girls in green. The local girls, Sarah Walsh, […]

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Mayo Mini-Stages Forest Rally in Ballina

The Mayo Mini-Stages Forest Rally is taking place on Sunday 18th October 2015 in Ballina, the event will be the sixth round of the Motorsport Ireland Valvoline Irish Forestry Rally Championship. Clerk of the Course Trevor O’ Connell said “We are delighted to see the return of a Forest Rally to Mayo after an absence […]

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Two Mayo contestants in RTÉ Taste of Success

Episode Four – RTÉ One, Tuesday, September 29th at 8.30pm   Two contestants from Mayo will be hoping to make it through to the next round of RTÉ One ‘s “The taste of success”  where contestants from across the country compete for a prize worth €100,000. Danny Coleman from Ballinrobe, will be hoping his love of […]

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This is part of a 3 million euro funding package announced by the Department of Social Protection to support the operation of community centres for 91 not-for-profit companies nationally. In Mayo, just over 38,000 euro has been allocated for each of the community centres in Ballyheane, Claremorris, Lacken and Ballycastle, with over 28,500 euro for […]

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