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Mayo dancers scoop double at World Championships

Two dancers from the award winning Moffatt School of Irish Dancing and Atlantic Rhythm Production Company in Crossmolina in Mayo, have just won the 2016 CRN (Cumain Rince Naisiunta) World Open Championships. Cian Lavelle won the U11 World Open Championship Trophy and his first World Cup Title, whilst Stephen Gallagher won the U13 World Open […]

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The project to extend freight train lengths continued on Monday 27th June when a 27 bogie (54 TEU's) liner wagon trial operated from North Wall to Ballina. NI Railways Locomotive (8)209 wa allocated to the Liner and it departed from North Wall ontime at 2045. The trial train is pictured passing Stacumny Bridge at 2136 heading West.  Mon 27.06.16

Irish Rail Trials 440 meter Freight Train from Dublin to Claremorris

Photo Credit: Neil Dinnen Irish Rail is planning to run freight trains almost half a kilometre long to help grow its haulage business and reduce the number of trucks on the road. The company has trialled a 440-metre, 27-wagon train which ran from North Wall in Dublin to Claremorris on Monday night, and plans to […]

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Rededication of Knock Bascilica on 16th July

The Basilica in Knock in celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and a special re-dedication ceremony will take place on just over two weeks time. The National Rededication Mass will be held at 3pm on Saturday 16th July, marking the renovation and refurbishment of the Basilica, and will coincide with a pilgrimage to Knock Shrine from the […]

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Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects

A Grant Scheme for Large Tourism Projects (for capital grants above €200,000) has just been launched by Fáilte Ireland. This Grants Scheme falls under Fáilte Ireland’s Tourism Investment Strategy [pdf, 4mb],  in respect of which an amount of up to €65m in total grants is available over the period 2016-2020. The scheme sets out to encourage innovation to […]

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Choir from Missouri to Perform in Ballina

The Missouri meets the Moy at the Kennedy Glasgow Centre at The Quays, Ballina on Monday july 11th at 8.00pm.  When members of Bofield CCE will join with the visiting Our Savior Lutheran Choir from Missouri, USA in celebratory concert of song, traditional music and dance on Monday July 11th at -8.00pm. The twenty member strong mixed voice […]

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Pipes, and Harps, Calling on Achill

Renowned Scottish composer, musical director and piper Allan MacDonald, who has been described as ‘the single most important living source of Gaelic musical culture’, is about to embark on a new musical venture which will embrace the rich historical and cultural connections between Achill Island and western Scotland. MacDonald has been commissioned to compose a […]

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Orphan Emigration Scheme brings back memories of famine

IMAGE: Door from Westport Workhouse – Clew Bay Heritage Centre WHEN Patrick Connolly, on holiday in Ireland from Sydney, walked around the perimeter of the grounds of the old Westport workhouse recently, he was visiting the place that his great-grandmother had left at the height of the Great Famine, in September 1849.  Maria Lyons was one […]

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