Teresa Whela, Erris, warmly welcomed to the Council Chamber

ERRIS businesswoman Teresa Whelan has been co-opted by Sinn Féin as their new councillor in the West Mayo Municipal District, writes Claire McNamara. She has taken the seat vacated by Rose Conway-Walsh following her recent election to the Seanad. Ms. Whelan (nee Reilly) was formally nominated to Mayo County Council on Monday by SF Councillor […]

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Stephen Rochford tells of preparations for Westmeath clash

MAYO senior football team manager Stephen Rochford met the media in Castlebar this week ahead of the county’s All-Ireland SFC Qualifier against Westmeath at Croke Park on Saturday, July 30, at 6 p.m. During the course of his question and answer session with reporters, he told how he hoped to have a fully-fit squad available for the […]

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55 new jobs announced for Portwest in Westport

Portwest is to create 55 jobs as part of a major expansion of its operations in Westport, Co Mayo. The family-run business has been based in Westport for over a century where the now global company is run by a trio of brothers, Cathal, Owen and Harry Hughes. Portwest says it expects to double its turnover in […]

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Louisburgh sisters to cycle across Ireland to raise funds for the hospital that saved their little cousin’s life

Two Louisburgh sisters are to cycle from Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, to their hometown in Mayo, to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the hospital. Shauna and Deborah Bennett, 18 and 22, will start the 280km trip from the Dublin hospital today, hoping to arrive in Westport the tomorrow at 5pm, where they will then […]

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Another major distinction for top Mayo hotel

Ashford Castle, Cong, has secured another major accolade. The hotel has been awarded membership of the “Unique Lodges of the World” network by National Geographic Travel. In order to be recognised as a unique lodge, hotels most provide more than world-class service but also deliver unique experiences that serve to enrich and inspire their guests. […]

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Castlebar set to get first non-denominational primary school

Castlebar has moved a step closer to opening its first non-Catholic primary school after Mayo County Council gave its approval to the use of a council-owned building to provide accommodation. A new multi-denominational school, to be run by Educate Together, will be housed in Castlebar’s old town council building in the centre of the town and […]

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