Gus O Hara

Foxford man wins prestigious retail industry award

Spar retailer Gus O’Hara , a native of Foxford has been awarded the ShelfLife C-Store Convenience Champion Award 2017. Gus, who owns SPAR Vernon Avenue and SPAR Stiles Road, both in Clontarf, Dublin, was honoured with this prestigious title as Ireland’s top retailers gathered at Dublin’s Royal Marine Hotel recently to attend the ShelfLife C-Store […]

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Mayo’s best young entrepreneurs have been announced this week!

Mayo’s best young entrepreneurs have been announced this week at the County Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition. There was joy for Daniel Loftus, of Urban Fox based in Newport Mayo as they were named winner of the Best Established Business award. They were joined by Emer Loftus, of Flaunt Ballina, who took the runner up title in […]

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Glen Keen Farm developing links with China

FOLLOWING on from the successful trip to the World Bridge Tourism Conference and ITB in Shanghai, China, last May, Glen Keen Farm has succeeded in qualifying Mayo as a quality visitor destination for the Chinese market. Louisburgh-based Glen Keen Farm, along with Game of Thrones, Winterfell Tours NI, were the only chosen representatives from the […]

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Wine, women . . . and Mayo

It’s not a county known for its viticulture, but three Mayo women are changing that. They share their stories Story by: John Wilson The Irish Times   Pharmacist and wine maker Róisín Curley Róisín Curley is a pharmacist, working in the family business in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. At the same time, she makes her own wines in Burgundy, one […]

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Mayo makers in national spotlight at Gifted fair

Castlebar-based aromatherapist Steph Kilkenny will be showcasing her work at Gifted Contemporary Craft and Design Fair. A Clare Island weaver, a creator of natural skin care from Castlebar and a Newport artisan butcher are just some of the Mayo makers showcasing their work at Gifted Contemporary Craft and Design Fair in Dublin’s RDS from Tuesday […]

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Men on the Move -Chambers Award 2017

Men on the Move wins Chambers Ireland Award

Mayo Sport Partnership has won its third award for its Men on the Move initiative, beating off stiff competition from Cork, Fingal and South Dublin County Council. The programme won the award in the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards in the ‘Best Health and Well being’ category. The health and exercise initiative is […]

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China and Mayo to Identify Areas for Collaboration Between the Regions

It was agreed through signing a letter of intention that both Huangshi Municipality and County Mayo will share economic development experiences; exchange local government development work and approaches and identify areas for collaboration between the regions. On 21st of November 2017, Mr. Luo Guanghui, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of Huangshi Municipal People’s Congress […]

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New funding will benefit 39 Mayo towns and villages

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has announced a €1.4 million national grant scheme to mark 60th anniversary in 2018 of the Tidy Towns competition sponsored by SuperValu. Towns and villages will be provided with special grants of up to €4,000. Minister Ring made the announcement at the TidyTowns award ceremony for the […]

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