Claremorris woman features in new National Treasures book

Mary McGing from Claremorris one of the featured contributors in the brand new National Treasures book, which is the latest installment of the National Treasures project that captured the nations, imagination when it aired on RTÉ One earlier this year.  Mary, who brought along a picture containing Pope John 23rd, JFK and Pope Paul 6th […]

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Mayo family host Syrian farmers on social farming placement

A Mayo farm family is currently facilitating a social farming placement on their land for two Syrian refugees who were previously farmers. Oliver and Anna Dixon and their two children, Hazel (17) and Daniel (15), live at Ahena organic farm outside Claremorris. Oliver inherited the farm which comprises 70ac of the home farm and an out-farm […]

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Mescan launches Beoir na Nollag Christmas beer

‘TIS the season to be jolly at Mescan Brewery, Westport, which has just launched Beoir na Nollag, 2018 Christmas beer. It’s a limited edition and is available in selected outlets country wide and on their website www.mescanbrewery.com. Beoir na Nollag has a seasonal bottle label, drawn by hand and featuring the Christmas star added to […]

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Thousands expected for Ballinrobe Christmas tractor parade

THOUSANDS are expected to line the streets for Ballinrobe’s third annual Christmas lights tractor parade. Sponsored by McHale’s, a magical spectacle for young and old, 30 tractors will be decorated in a range of lights that will set the town glowing this Sunday evening, December 2. Speaking to The Mayo News, organiser of the event, Richard Burke […]

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Join in Westport Christmas Tree Festival

The ever innovative Holy Trinity Church are hosting a Christmas Tree Festival from Friday 7th December including music, mulled wine, mince pies and all things seasonal. The Christmas trees are being contributed by groups and individuals and can be made of just about anything. Everyone is invited to take part. All proceeds will go to […]

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Leading piper to play in Claremorris

AS part of Bliain na Gaeilge 2018 there will be a Christmas celebration in Claremorris Library on Friday, December 7 at 8.30pm. Refreshments will be served and there will be a concert of traditional music featuring one of Ireland’s leading young pipers, Fionnán Mac Gabhann from Dublin. Admission is free and all are welcome. Fáilte […]

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Bekan dome will be the only one in the country

With €2.1m in Government aid now approved for an air dome at the GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan, there are hopes it will be open in time for the annual Féile event next June. The funding, announced last Friday by Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring under the Rural Regeneration Fund, will […]

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