Belmullet student receives prize for academic excellence

BELMULLET student Karina Diamond was the recipient of an award for academic excellence as she was conferred with membership of Certified Public Accountants Ireland in Croke Park on Saturday. The award recognises her accomplishment as the top performer in the paper on Strategic Corporate Finance, and the award was kindly sponsored by Quintas. Cormac Mohan, […]

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Innovative concussion treatment comes to the west of Ireland

UPMC, an international not-for-profit healthcare company, has announced the launch of its comprehensive model of concussion care in Mayo and Galway following a nationwide tour of the country by UPMC’s concussion experts in early November. Concussion is an increasingly prevalent concern in Irish sport, particularly for young people whose brains are still undergoing neurological development. […]

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Mayo Woman, Maudy Dooher talks about the upcoming Christmas celebrations at Irish Cultural Centre, Canton, Massachusetts

For Maudy Dooher, an American Thanksgiving with people gathering together to celebrate a meal with family and friends reminds her of the Christmas celebrations she grew up with in County Mayo, Ireland. “A gathering of people,” she said, “a big family meal on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. People putting on their best clothes and […]

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Mayo goalkeeper Conor O’Malley the FA Cup hero for Peterborough with three penalty saves

The former St Pat’s shot-stopper produced a brilliant penalty shootout display against Bradford in the FA Cup IRELAND GOALKEEPER CONOR O’Malley excelled with some individual FA Cup heroics on Tuesday night, producing three penalty saves in a shootout with Bradford to book Peterborough’s place in the next round.  The Westport native spent three seasons with […]

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Elvis impersonator ‘all shook up’ after win

Castlebar-based Elvis impersonator Peter Kilbane is celebrating on Winning Streak. Peter featured on the show on Saturday, December 1 where he won the cash. Peter, whose parents are Irish, grew up in Essex in the UK but moved back to Castlebar in 2009. A huge music fan, Peter is occasionally an Elvis Presley impersonator and […]

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Exploring Mayo book has a second edition

The second edition of Exploring Mayo by Bernard O’Hara has been published within a year of its original launch. This lavishly illustrated book, with an excellent Ordnance Survey map, provides a wonderful appreciation of Co Mayo’s rich archaeological, historical, religious and architectural heritage as well as a guide to the attractions of its various regions. […]

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