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Can you help find the Irish meteorite worth 50 times the value of gold?

Image: A meteorite over Ireland on Wednesday is believed to have landed in central Northern Ireland [Picture: iStock] ASTRONOMY Ireland is appealing for witnesses to a fireball meteorite which was visible in skies across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic last week. The meteorite fell at around 5.15pm on Wednesday, November 23, and […]

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€400k windfall for Knock Airport

KNOCK Airport is to get a substantial boost from the Government’s Rural Economic Development Zone (REDZ) funding initiative, after it was announced on Monday that €400,000 is to be grant aided to the facility.  A further €100,000 will also benefit two enterprise initiatives in Mayo – The Leeson Centre in Westport, which is currently under […]

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€230,000 Investment in Westport Treatment Plant

IRISH Water has recently completed the installation of an ultraviolet unit at the Westport wastewater treatment plant which will greatly improve the final effluent being discharged from the plant, leading to the protection of sea life in Clew Bay, which is a designated shellfish area. The plant serves a population base of approximately 15,000 people. […]

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Glenhest dancer honoured by Dance Ireland

Dance Ireland has officially named Mayo dancer Liam Scanlon its 2016/17 Associate Artist. The announcement was made on Monday, November 21, at DanceHouse in Dublin, at an event  attended by special guest speakers Sheila Pratschke, Chairperson of The Arts Council, and Dr Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain, Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, University of Limerick.  […]

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Ballyhaunis celebrates opening of Garden of Remembrance

THE great grand-daughter of 1916 Proclamation signatory, Katherine Connolly Kilbride, who lives in Ballyhaunis, presided at the raising of the Irish flag, along with Joe Keane, one of the most senior residents of Ballyhaunis and veteran of the FCA. The occasion marked the official opening of a Garden of Remembrance to honour the memory of the […]

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Knock sets ambitious targets for the future

Knock has launched its community plan with definitive goals for the village over the next five years. The upgrading of the local community centre, the establishment of a tourist group, a new marketing strategy and the identification of possible recreational spaces are all on the to-do list. Last Friday night’s launch attracted a large number […]

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Mayo breweries back proposed new beer tourism legislation

Mayo breweries have welcomed proposed new legislation that could allow breweries and distilleries to sell their products on their premises. Currently, breweries and distilleries cannot offer visitors and tourists the opportunity to taste their products on site. However, a proposed Bill by Labour TD Alan Kelly would lift that restriction although there would be some […]

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