Bono enjoys St Patrick’s Day on Achill Island

THE locals in Lourdie’s Pub in Dooagh could not believe their eyes when Bono walked through the door on Saturday afternoon to sit down to watch Ireland’s Six Nations Rugby game against Wales. The U2 frontman was staying in Achill with his wife, Ali, and some friends over the St Patrick’s weekend. St Patrick’s Day is traditionally one of the busiest days of the […]

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Mayo man re-elected IFAC Chairperson

IFAC, professional advisors to the farming food and agribusiness sector, has announced the re-election of Sean Clarke as chairperson of the organisation and Teddy Cashman as vice-chairperson. Before Sean became chairperson he had been a member of ifac’s board for a number of years, representing members in the Mayo/Galway area, and previously an IFA representative. […]

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Connecting with our Mayo’s in the US for St Patricks Day

Our Mayo County Council delegation were honoured to attend and participate in the St Patricks Day parade in Philadelphia on Sunday last with the Mayo Association of Philadelpia.  Particularly proud of our own Sean McMenamin who was grand Marshal of the 2019 parade. While in Philadelphia the delegation attended the launch of The Littus programme, […]

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Clew Bay Hotel wins prestigious national employer award

Michael Lennon, President IHF, presenting Darren Madden, Clew Bay Hotel, Westport,with the Quality Employer of the Year award at the IHF conference in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney. Also pictured are Tony Lenehan and Tim Fenn, CEO, IHF. Photo: Don MacMonagle The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has announced the winners of its national Quality Employers Awards 2019, which acknowledge excellence in […]

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CFÁA welcomes Dormant Accounts funding for Achill Experience

Comhlacht Forbartha Áitiuíl Acla, which runs the Achill Experience visitor attraction, has been allocated €75,000 to fund a 60 square metre extension granted through the Dormant Accounts Fund in Minister Michael Ring’s department. Terence Dever, CEO of CFÁA has welcomed the news calling it ‘a testament to the voluntary and community effort of the people of Achill over the last couple of years’. He in particular […]

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Le Cheile Family Resource Centre, Castlebar – Community Diary for Week Commencing 19th March

Family Focus Mayo’s drop-in service is here on Tuesdays 10am-12pm. Baby Massage continues on Tuesday at 10:15am. Contact Yvonne on 0879593935. English classes continue on Tuesday evening at 7-9pm. Common Sense Parenting continues on Wednesday at 10am. The Women’s Shed meets this Wednesday at 2-4pm. Breastfeeding and New Mums group meets Thursdays at 10:30am. Knit […]

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St Gerald’s take regional debating title in Gael Linn competition

Students from St Gerald’s College, Castlebar maintained their reputation as formidable Irish language debaters recently when they took the senior title at the Regional Final of Gael Linn’s debating competition, Comórtas an Phiarsaigh Gael Linn 2019. The event took place in The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick on Shannon, County Leitrim on Wednesday, March 6 last. Comórtas an Phiarsaigh is a national debating competition organised annually by Gael Linn […]

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Mayo TY students through to Údarás enterprise finals

TRANSITION year students from Coláiste Pobail Acla and Coláiste Bhreandáin Naofa, Béal an Mhuirthead, will represent the Mayo Gaeltacht area having scooped the Údarás na Gaeltachta Clár na gComhlachtaí Regional Final this week.The two emerging enterprises ‘Cluiche Bord an Atlantaigh’ founded by students from Coláiste Pobail Acla and ‘Cró Buataisí P&M’ founded by students from Coláiste Bhreandáin Naofa, Béal an Mhuirthead, recently took joint honours […]

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