people of the year awards

Mayo People of the Year Awards 2017

Hall of Fame – Enda Kenny Former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, will be presented with the Hall of Fame Award for his 42-years service as a public representative to his native Islanadeady, Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland and Europe where he was a member of  the European Council of Ministers and President of the European Council of Ministers from […]

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#cong17 A one day ‘un-conference’ style technology festival

CongRegation™ or #cong17 is a one day ‘un-conference’ style technology festival with a range of events taking place in Cong, Co Mayo from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November 2017. Congregation is a three day technology festival designed to foster links between attendees from very diverse backgrounds and create deep discussion and dialogue.  Central to the event is […]

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maria Kelly

Success on the national stage for Westport singer

Westport born singer/songwriter Maria Kelly has been selected as the winner of this year’s RTÉ Other Voices Open Call competition. Maria will now travel to Dingle in Kerry next month to perform at the Eir Other Voices Festival. Her performance at the IMRO Other Room Recordings will also feature on the RTÉ TV series Other […]

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Order of the Star of Italy bestowed on Claremorris-born composer

Claremorris born composer Patrick Cassidy was bestowed with the decoration of ‘Cavaliere’ (Knight) in the Order ‘Stella d’Italia’ at a special ceremony at the Italian Embassy Offices in Dublin last week. Mr Giovanni Adorni Braccesi, Ambassador of Italy, presided at the ceremony. Among the guests attending the event were Dr Edward Walsh, Founding President of […]

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Be winter ready

Mayo Motorists Advised Not to Travel During Freezes

With some meteorologists predicting a cold winter, Mayo County Council is urging the public not to make unnecessary journeys in freezing weather. Members of the Roads and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) were informed of Mayo County Council’s Winter Service Plan for the upcoming winter months at their recent meeting. Mr Peter McLoughlin, Executive Engineer […]

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Newport Man Attains Top Goldman Sachs Job

Newport native Richard Chambers, aged 34, has been promoted to Managing Director of Interest Rates Derivatives Trading at Goldman Sachs Bank in New York, following an announcement by the company earlier this month. Richard was educated at the Holy Family Primary, Newport and St Jarlath’s Secondary School, Tuam. He was conferred at the National University […]

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Creative Minds Evident in Two Mayo Schools

Two Mayo national schools are in a celebratory mood this week as the judges of a prestigious national art competition have named them junior and senior county winners, placing them in the running for what has become a much sought-after national title. The competition, which is entitled Someone Like Me, is sponsored by the Department […]

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Congratulations to Vaughan Shoes who scoop national retail award

Vaughan Shoes has won the ‘Best New Website’ category at the annual Retail Excellence Awards on Saturday last. The family-run business beat off stiff competition from Arboretem and the Denis O’Brien owned company Appliance Delivered. Mayo senior footballer and Vaughan Shoes Manager Donal Vaughan described the win as ‘a very proud moment, Winning Best New Website across […]

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ballyheane cover


Would you like to plan your year ahead with the aid of a new & unique locally published calendar, with beautiful photographs and inspirational quotes? The “Ballyheane & District Calendar 2018” will allow you to experience striking scenes from the local countryside. Witness the seasons evolve with some eye-catching images such as young lambs in […]

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