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The Hoard and the Sword: National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

November 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

This new exhibition explores the discovery of a hoard of silver bracelets from Cushalogurt, Kilmeena, and a Viking sword found in the River Moy at Coolcronaun.  This is the largest hoard of silver arm-rings found in Ireland. Find out about their discovery, their use as jewellery and currency and who might have buried them. The Viking sword, although corroded from over a millennium in the Moy, is a fine example of late 10th century craftsmanship and its conservation is revealing…


Leenane Walking Festival 2017

April 28 - May 1

Enjoy a unique combination of mountain and sea as Leenane is situated on the edge of Killary Harbour and surrounded by mountains in all directions. This April will be the 9th year of the Leenane Mountain Walking Festival which has become a major event on the events calendar for Connemara and the area. The 2017 event will take place on from the 28th April – 1st May bank Holiday. This great festival has been designed to suit all levels of…


Féile Chois Cuain 2017

April 28 - May 1

The Féile Chois Cuain 2017 takes place on the May Bank Holiday weekend 28/04/2017 - 01/05/2017. Féile Chois Cuain is a festival of Irish Traditional music, song and dance which is held annually in Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. The festival hosts concerts, master classes, session and workshops throughout the weekend. For further details: www.feilechoiscuain.com https://www.facebook.com/feilechoiscuain.louisburgh    

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Older People’s Council Mayo – Presentation

May 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Older People's Council Mayo, would like to invite you to a presentation ‘AGEING SOCIETY WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO IRELAND AND RURAL POPULATIONS’ Population trends (past & future) Health Implications (physical & mental health) Societal/Cultural implications of ageing populations. National Strategies/Roadmaps By: Dr Carmel Heaney, PhD, Public Health Medicine & Epidemiology, BSc. Nursing, RGN, NFESC & John Gately, MSc Nursing, MA Social Science (Ageing Society from a Sociological perspective)

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Hell or High Water – WORLD CINEMA

May 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

USA  2016  102mins  English language  Cert: 15A A story about the collision of the old and new West, two brothers - Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger - come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the crosshairs of…


Vocalessence – Strictly…..Vocal!

May 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Vocalessence, the all-female choir based in Castlebar with members from all over Mayo, present a beautiful programme of well-known and loved ‘strictly easy-listening’ songs. From Enya into Carly Simon, Les Miserables to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, pop songs, love songs, songs from Broadway and showstoppers! Come and enjoy! The ladies will be directed by Kathy Fahey and accompanied on piano by John Flatley. Adm. €10 Booking: 094 9023733 www.thelinenhall.cm Full Details: https://thelinenhall.ticketsolve.com/shows/873568739/events  


Patrick Talbot Productions – The Quiet Land – THEATRE

May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

by Malachy McKenna, starring Des Keogh and Derry Power  Two elderly farmers, Eamon and Nashee, meet at a gate on a remote hillside. These men are old friends, old rivals, old neighbours. They are men of heart, of humour, of hardness. Their conversation is a throwback to a gentler time, when silence was as telling as declaration, and meaning was more often found between the lines than on them. But there’s nothing gentle about today’s conversation. In facing the bitter…


Stand Up Comedy Night

May 4 @ 9:15 pm - 11:15 pm

Check out a brand new comedy night on Thursday 4th May at Matt Molloy's Pub, Westport! Some of the best in Irish up and coming comedians will be performing on the 4th May: Stephen Ryan 2016 Forbidden Fruit Comedy Competition Winner 2016 Irish Comedian Of The Year Finalist Sean Sheridan Shared the stage with the likes of Jim Jefferies and David O'Doherty Paul David Murphy Recently toured with Farmer Michael and Kathleen on their 'back passage' tour Gavin McClure Best…

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Acoustic Yard Singer/Songwriters Festival

May 5 - May 7

Tickets are now on sale for the IMRO sponsored ‘The 2nd Acoustic Yard Singer/Songwriters Festival Westport’ on May 5th - May 7th, 2017. Headlining this year will be Duke Special & Ulaid with special guest Jack O’Rourke on Saturday May 6th at the Town Hall Theatre. When contemporary songwriting and traditional music meet, the results can be something to be treasured. Such is the case with the collaboration between folk supergroup, Ulaid, and singer-songwriter extraordinaire, Duke Special. The project called…


Printmaking Workshop for adults

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 6, 2017

This three-day series of printmaking workshops on Saturday 22nd, 29th April, and 6th May, for adults, is aimed at beginners and the more experienced. Participants will – under the guidance of Marianne Heemskerk – be working with techniques of drypoint and carborundum on aluminium plates, and monoprinting; working from their own designs; and experimenting with print techniques and colour. No previous experience required. These are full-day workshops. Marianne Heemskerk is a locally-based visual artist. Originally from Holland, Marianne has been living…


Confessions of an Immigrant by Peadar de Burca – COMEDY

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Writer and comedian Peadar de Burca (Why Men Cheat, How the West was Won) is an Irishman who gave up his life on the West coast of Ireland to raise a family in the Silesian region of Poland. Since going there he has developed asthma, earns the equivalent of 200 euro a month and has tried and failed four times to learn Polish. But this is comedy show. Duration: 60 minutes. No interval. ''A natural storyteller with a great comedic gift.'' –…


Music Network presents Darol Anger & Republic of Strings (USA) – BLUEGRASS/JAZZ/FOLK/CLASSICAL

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

With his unique genre-bending blend of bluegrass, jazz, folk and classical styles, Grammy-nominated fiddler Darol Anger is a master of the unexpected, darting from Swedish polkas to Brazilian choro before segueing seamlessly into a soul classic - all delivered with the rollicking abandon of a hootenanny. Anger developed his signature sound working alongside great improvisers such as Stéphane Grappelli, Martin Hayes, Jerry Douglas and Béla Fleck, and over the past 40 years has produced an array of critically-acclaimed albums. For…

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Partry FolkFest 2017

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The inaugural Partry FolkFest will take place on Saturday, May 13th in the Village Inn, Partry. It will be a family-friendly event with lots of music acts and fun from 2pm ‘til late, all in aid of Mayo-Roscommon Hospice and Mayo Cancer Support-Rock Rose House. Admission is by donation. Please support two fantastic causes. Facebook page: www.fb.com/partryfolkfest

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Westport Airshow

May 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All eyes will be on the skies of Westport this summer. Why not join us on May 14th for the Westport Airshow as loop-the-loops will swirl around the sky, and pilots will conduct nifty tricks with precision and a daredevil attitude, creating a day for the whole family to enjoy. As well as aerobatics, there will be family entertainment including a fun fair along the quays and you can sample the delights from our artisan food and craft markets. The event starts at 1pm with the Airshow…

Mayo Outreach Announcement

American Citizen Services Outreach in Westport, Mayo

May 17 - May 18

The U.S. Embassy Dublin American Citizen Services unit will be in Westport, Mayo on Wednesday the 17th May and the morning of  Thursday 18th May 2017 to provide appointments for U.S. passport renewals, U.S. consular report of birth abroad applications and notary services.  Applications are accepted by appointment only, U.S. citizens wishing to schedule an appointment should send an email to DublinOutreach@state.gov . For more information please visit: https://ie.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/consular-outreach-nationwide/


Train Room – FOLK MUSIC

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Train Room is the brainchild of Balla songwriter, musician and producer Joe Monaghan. Train Room’s first gig, at Dublin’s showcase Hard Working Class Heroes Festival last October, and debut EP Delicate Bones, brought the band’s distinctive sound to general attention and significant interest. Joe, who has been honing his musical skills recording demos for the past seven or eight years (in his studio in Balla), cites musical influences as broad as Wilco, Whipping Boy, Kate Bush, Neil Young and Nina Simone. But listen…

Pedal Paddle Pilgrimage

Pedal Paddle Pilgrimage for Pieta House

May 20 @ 7:30 am - 12:30 am

A Fun Filled Family Friendly Fundraiser in Aid of Pieta House. Please Note: You can take part in some or all of the events on the day. 1. A cycle from Westport to and back from Croagh Patrick (10k each way.) Breakfast in the Barn at the back of Campbell's Pub in Murrisk. 2. A Pilgrimage with Mass on the Summit. Meet and greet off the Mountain Tea and Coffee and music and dance at Campbell's Hay Shed! 3. A…

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Newport to host stage two finish of Rás

May 22

The eagerly anticipated route for the 2017 An Post Rás was announced last week, with the picturesque town of Newport set to host the second stage finish of the eight day race on Monday May 22. The second stage will see riders leave Longford, passing through Roscommon and Galway, before entering Mayo to battle it out for the stage spoils, finishing up in Newport. The racers will come into Mayo where they will pass through Claremorris, Balla, Manulla, and Kilnageer…

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Mayo International Choral Festival

May 23 - May 28

This feel good festival takes the form of competing and non-competing choirs participating in a series of concerts, mini-performances and events that take place all over Mayo. Choirs are encouraged to visit some of the many beautiful scenic locations and interesting attractions in Mayo during their visit and to experience the friendliness of Mayo people. All events are open to a public audience and choirs enjoy singing in venues with great acoustics, from the modern to the quaint and quirky!

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Active Retirement Ireland Trade & Tourism Show 2017

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Largest one-day Extravaganza for the Active Retirement Market For the last 7 years, Active Retirement Ireland has organised Ireland’s largest one day event for its members and the public. Each year the event has been run in a different location, be it Galway, Kerry, or Wexford, but with the show’s ever increasing popularity has merited a larger venue with easier access from all regions. In 2017 the ARI Trade & Tourism Show is being held in the RDS, Dublin,…

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