turlough house and musem

Green Flag Honour bestowed on Turlough Park

The beautiful grounds of Turlough Park House, Castlebar, are among 22 spectacular parks that were given “Green Flag”status at an inaugural awards ceremony by An Taisce. Turlough Park is home to the national Folklife collections of the National Museum of Ireland. The awards are given to those public parks and green spaces that exemplify excellence in such standards […]

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roase of tralee

How the Rose of Tralee changed our lives

TWO of Mayo’s former winners of the Rose of Tralee have told how the competition changed their lives. Castlebar’s Luzveminda O’Sullivan, Castlebar, and Maria Walsh, Shrule, spoke to Claire McNamara of The Connaught Telegraph about how the event impacted on them in a positive way.

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ellison st

Big reversal in Mayo town’s retail fortunes

THE trend of shop closures in Castlebar has been reversed, the local Chamber of Commerce is reporting. Research conducted by the organisation shows that 25 new businesses opened over the past 12 months with 15 occurring since the start of 2016. The new outlets include multinationals such as TK Maxx and Homestore & More. Stated […]

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reek sunday

Call for ‘extreme caution’ ahead of Reek Sunday pilgrimage

WITH rescue callouts up by almost 30 percent on last year, Mayo Mountain Rescue (MMR) has urged Reek Sunday pilgrims to exercise ‘extreme caution’ during this weekend’s annual ascent. It is now four years since Mountaineering Ireland commissioned a report concluding Croagh Patrick needed a €1.5 million conservation plan due to significant erosion on the […]

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