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Drones Conference back In Mayo

One of the most exciting technology developments over the past number of years has focused on UAV’s (Unmanned Aviation Vehicles). Some futurists see Drone technology as the largest ‘game changer’ since the internet. Mayo will play host to the leading technology developers in the industry including Facebook, Google X, DJI and Skycatcher. The Drones and […]

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Mayo writers win Oireachtas na Gaeilge Literary Awards

(from L to R) Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críonna Ní Dhálaigh, Ray Mac Mánais, President of Oireachtais na Gaeilge, Róisín Uí Chógáin, Castlebar, Co. Mayo and Máirín De Brún, Chairperson of Oireachtas na Gaeilge   Mayo writer and publisher Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin has won the Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin publishers award for his book Mise Raiftearaí – […]

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Westport’s Joanne Clarke wins Taste of Success €100,000 prize

Mayo woman Joanne Clarke was declared the winner of The Taste of Success on RTÉ One on Tuesday night, Joanne wins a prize worth €100,000, one of the largest on Irish television, and her product will be available on the shelves of more than 140 Lidl Ireland stores nationwide. In the dramatic finale of the eight-week […]

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Carraig Donn opens its first UK store

Carraig Donn, a fashion gift and homewares retailer based in Westport, has opened its first store in the UK at the large intu Metrocentre shopping mall at Gateshead, near Newcastle. They are also set to open another outlet in Sheffield next month. The company’s boutique department store will sell items including women’s fashion at the Platinum […]

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Balla native Major Declan Lynn honoured by Local Community

Declan Lynn, a Major in the British Army, who was awarded an MBE, was honoured by the Balla Community in an emotional ceremony held in Balla Community Centre last Friday night. The Balla No Name club made a presentation to Major Declan Lynn in recognition of his outstanding achievement in the British army, he was […]

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Irish Designs on the Red Carpet for London Royal Premiere of Spectre

The red carpet was awash with stars at The London Royal Premier of Spectre at the Royal Albert Hall tonight. Two Irish Students – winners of The Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Glamour Prize – walked the red carpet alongside James Bond actors Daniel Craig, Christopher Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, […]

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Multiple awards for Mayo restaurateurs

Congratualtions to the Cadden family, originally from Westport whose success in the restaurant business was recognised at two different awards ceremonies. Paul and Alan Cadden, who run SabaRestaurant, an authentic Thai and Vietnamese restaurant, on Claredon Street in Dublin as well as the takeaway service ‘Saba to Go’, in Rathmines, were awarded the Just Eat ‘Healthiest Takeaway in […]

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