Mayo natives feel brunt of polar vortex

Hailing from Erris, Henry Coyle is well used to winds that would cut through you but it’s nothing like the sub-zero chill he has experienced in Chicago in the past week. People have died, the city’s famous river has frozen over, thousands of flights have been cancelled, mail deliveries postponed, and people warned not to […]

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Urlaur made headlines in the New York Times

Urlaur Chruch will celebrate its 50th anniversary in May thanks to the audacity of a local nun and the generosity of a Jewish newspaper director. When US-based Sister Mary, formerly known as Margaret Cafferkey of Tullyganny, received a letter from Canon Hunt in her native Urlaur telling her of plans to build a church in […]

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Mayo Famine Girls Memorial to feature on iMayo TV

A FILM made around events to commemorate 137 orphan girls sent to Australia from Mayo during the Great Hunger of 1848-50 will be aired on iMayo TV worldwide on Sky channel 455 on Thursday, January 17 at 7pm, with repeats on Saturday, January 19 at 8pm, and Tuesday, January 22 at 12.30pm. The events were held during a weeklong memorial in Ballina in October 2018, […]

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Mayo health care specialist awarded OBE

A CASTLEBAR-trained psychiatric nurse has been awarded an OBE in the UK’s New Year’s Honours List, writes Tom Gillespie. Professor Brian Dolan, originally from Riverdale Court, and son of Billy Dolan (Holyhill) and Chrissie Dolan (nee Redmond, Spencer Street), was awarded the honour for services to nursing and emergency care. Professor Dolan, who is visiting […]

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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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Mayos in London celebrate in style

THE 56th annual Mayo Association in London dinner maintained its yearly tradition of being a resounding success again last Friday night, with a huge amount of money being raised for worthy causes. More than 500 people turned out at The Grange Hotel in St Paul’s with this year’s special guest, Kevin Kilbane, proving to be […]

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New Cleveland judge a Mayo grandson

A CLEVELAND attorney whose grandparents came from Achill and Tourmakeady has been elected as a judge in the recent judicial elections in Cleveland. William T McGinty, known as Billy, was elected as a Commons Plea Judge in the Cuyahoga County Judicial Elections in Cleveland. The Democratic candidate defeated his Republican opponent Lorraine Coyne by 247,070 […]

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