Another win for Mayo’s Mike

Solar Bones, a novel written in a single 223- page sentence by Mayo author Mike McCormack has been voted the Bord Gáis Energy Book of the Year for 2016. Described as “a hymn to modern small-town life”, the experimental novel received unanimously positive reviews around the time of its publication. The Bord Gáis Energy Book […]

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Glencorrib NS wins Best Kept School in Mayo

School principal Orna Friel, together with six pupils from Glencorrib NS, attended Áras an Chontae in Castlebar recently where they were presented with a prize of €600 and a certificate acknowledging the school’s wonderful achievement in winning Best Kept School in Mayo. This is the second time that Glencorrib NS has won this prestigious award […]

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Castlebar student’s research wins commercialisation award

An early-stage medtech venture developing a new microneedle platform technology has won a University College Dublin commercialisation award. The creator of Micro Needle SlowMo is Ellen Cahill, a UCD PhD student from Castlebar. Ms Cahill is a PhD student in the UCD Medical Device Design Group within the UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. […]

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The siege of Blackrock Lighthouse by Noel Campbell

Fifteen kilometres southwest of Mayo’s Mullet Peninsula, beyond the pillars of the Inishkea and Duvillaun islands, lies the isolated island of Blackrock. Appearing on the horizon like an abandoned vessel, this small, rocky, outcrop has been without a permanent resident for many decades, but the sound of the crashing waves and the constant coating of […]

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Inspiring spire conservation in Hollymount

Siobhán Sexton, Architectural Conservation Officer, Mayo County Council, delivered a very interesting presentation to the monthly meeting of Claremorris Municipal District on the ongoing works being undertaken to the spire of the Church of St Charles the Martyr, Hollymount. The church has a long and glorious history inscribed in a date stone as being re-built […]

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