Lough Lannagh, Mayo, Ireland, Things To Do, Whats On In, 2018, Night Time, Crough Patrick

Just outside the busy town of Castlebar…

Just outside the busy town of Castlebar is the fascinating lake of Lough Lannagh. The Lake is surrounded by an elegant walkway, part of the Great Western Greenway extending its path across the length of Ireland’s Atlantic coast between Westport town and Achill Island. This 1.9 km route includes a monumental bridge that lights up its course by night […]

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Tim Husbands of Titanic Belfast to take helm at historic Westport House

The Hughes Group, Westport, Co. Mayo has announced the appointment of Tim Husbands MBE as Chief Executive Officer for Westport House and Hotel Westport. Mr Husbands has held the position of Chief Executive of Titanic Belfast (TBL International) since 2011. The attraction was crowned World’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the current World Travel Awards. Brothers Cathal, […]

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Knock Airport has record year as Profits soar

Pre-tax profits at the company that operates Ireland West Airport Knock last year increased more than fivefold to €642,788. In a record-breaking year the airport’s passenger numbers increased by 7pc or 48,000 to 733,869 as revenues increased by 3pc to €12.6m. This allowed the company’s pre-tax profits to increase by 473pc from €112,161 to €642,788. […]

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Ballina councillors thankful for town and village funding

Ballina Municipal District councillors have agreed to communicate their thanks and appreciation to Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring following the recent allocations for projects as part of the Town and Village renewal Scheme in the county. At a recent Municipal District meeting councillors were informed that all four projects in the county […]

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Discovering the Real Ireland in Co. Mayo

Photo: Award winning Radio & TV News Anchor and Talk Show Host Ms. Robin Swoboda together with Mr. Gerry Quinn, President of the Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland are presented with a copy of the book ‘Ballyheane Past & Present’, by Mr. Michael Larkin, Chairman of the book editorial team at a special ‘Welcome to […]

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Emerald Isle Explorer Steams Through Mayo

THE Emerald Isle Explorer No. 4 steam train visited Claremorris, Westport and Ballina earlier this week on a five-day nationwide tour. Christy Lawless captured this photograph of the train at Ballyvary Railway Station on its way from Ballina and Foxford to Claremorris and Westport. The Steam Dreams Rail Tour – taking in Dublin, Belfast, Bangor, […]

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The insider’s guide to the Westport Food Festival

There are a whole lot of good things going on at this weekend’s Westport Food Festival, and one of the best is that clever timetabling means it’s possible to do just about everything. It shares a date with the adventure race, Gaelforce West, so the whole town of Westport is bound to be buzzing again […]

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Mulranny Railway Station House ‘absolutely outstanding’

MAYO County Council has undertaken a m a s s i v e €420,000 restoration of the old Railway Station House at Mulranny. The building, located along the Great Western Greenway at the rear of Mulranny Park Hotel, has been magnificently restored to its former glory and was officially opened by Minister Michael Ring. Mr […]

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