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The sword and the hoard

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…

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Claremorris Drama Festival 2017

March 9 @ 8:00 pm - April 19 @ 10:00 pm

The 2017 Claremorris Drama and Fringe Festival will take place from Thursday 9th March 2017 to 19th March (excl 16th). The adjudicator will be Anna Walker. Season Tickets are now available from the Town Hall Box Office – 09493 10999

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Girlhood: Orla Sloyan

March 21 - April 29

Girlhood, is an exhibition of striking photography by Orla Sloyan. Girlhood is the collaborative result of a photographic project between the photographer and the Maughan family that documents the family’s special and intimate occasions from 2007 to present day. The Maughan family are members of the Travelling community living in Castlebar town. The project began as a study on Irish identity and cultural diversity and has since evolved into a multidimensional body of work that has revealed much more, including…

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In My Grandfathers Time

March 21 - April 8
National Tidy Towns Conference

National Tidy Towns Conference

March 24 - March 25

As part of the Westport 250 Celebrations, the National Tidy Towns conference is a unique opportunity for Tidy Towns groups around the country to learn from and share their experiences with other Tidy Towns communities nationwide. Guidance on Spring preparation for 2017 submission Expert Speakers – 3 national Tidy Towns adjudicators Shared experiences from present and past National Winners including 2016 National Winner, Skerries Early booking essential.

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East Mayo’s First Pop Up Restaurant is Back

March 25

East Mayo's First Pop Up Restaurant is Back in Kilmovee's Thatch Cottage... €25 for 3 Courses and BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle). Saturday 25th March 2017. Please click on poster for full details or see Kilmovee Heritage and Tourism Facebook page or check out www.kilmovee.info.

Mayo North Food Seminar launch

MayoNorth.ie and Ballina Chamber host Food Tourism Seminar

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

An exciting programme of speakers includes Olivia Duff (Boyne Valley Food Series), Anthony Gray (Sligo Food Trail and Restaurants Association of Ireland) and Shane Raftery (Failte Ireland Food Tourism) All types of food businesses from Mayo and West Sligo are invited to attend the first Mayo North Food Tourism Seminar, which takes place in the Great National Hotel Ballina at 9:30am on Tuesday 28th March. The seminar and networking event, proudly supported by Michael Carr Foods, Ballina Chamber, Bunzl McLaughlin…

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Mayo PPN Information Evenings for community groups

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Mayo Public Participation Network (PPN) is organising a number of information evenings for community groups this March & April. The first series of meetings in March will take place in the four Municipal Districts in Mayo and is open to groups, registered with Mayo PPN, in these areas. The April Meeting will take place in Castlebar and is open to all groups registered with Mayo PPN. Municipal District Information Evenings In March there will be a series of information evenings…

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An Ordinary Man- Beezneez Theatre Co.

March 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Beezneez Theatre Company return to Westport Town Hall with their current production which is touring theatres all over the country this season. Funny and heart-breaking in equal measure; An Ordinary Man takes us on the life journey of a simple sawyer through births, deaths and marriages with a bit of football and ballroom dancing thrown in just for craic until, ultimately, we realise that while there may be an ordinary man, there is no such thing as an ordinary life.…

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The Humours of Bandon

March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 8:55 pm

written and performed by Margaret McAuliffe - THEATRE “Don’t be afraid of that floor, hammer it!” On the eve of the Irish Open championship, we meet Annie, a 16 year old Dubliner, as she charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. We share her mind numbing commitment and burning desire to win the Irish Open title. Will she win and, if so, in what way? From the confines of every Parochial Hall in Ireland, Irish…

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Mayo PPN Information Evenings for community groups

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s

Mayo Public Participation Network (PPN) is organising a number of information evenings for community groups this March & April. The first series of meetings in March will take place in the four Municipal Districts in Mayo and is open to groups, registered with Mayo PPN, in these areas. The April Meeting will take place in Castlebar and is open to all groups registered with Mayo PPN. Municipal District Information Evenings In March there will be a series of information evenings…

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Launch of book on Castlebar Song Contest

March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It probably is not generally known that what became the 2nd richest song contest in the world started out as a once-off one night concert. The first Castlebar Song Contest was staged in the Royal Ballroom on Monday 10th October 1966 with a total prize fund of £95.  It went on to become a week-long festival during the 1st week of October each year until it finished in 1988. It became a major international week-long festival that brought thousands of…

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Achill Walking Festival

March 31 - April 2

Achill GAA and Achill Tourism are hosting a walking festival to mark the National Walking Festival from Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd April. Two guided walks will be staged on Achill Island. The first on the morning of the 1st April will be along Achill Island’s iconic Atlantic Drive. This will be followed by lunch and then a second walk to one of the Signature Discovery points on the Wild Atlantic Way, the stunning Keem Bay. Online Booking for…

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Building Creative Communities – Mayo County Council welcomes major creativity initiative

March 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Enabling creativity in every community is a core pillar of the Creative Ireland Programme, an ambitious five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which will place our strongest assets – our culture and creative communities - at the centre of public policy. In 2016, Mayo County Council demonstrated their unique capacity to activate and support community engagement and participation in marking the Centenary year through a wide range of arts, culture and heritage initiatives. Creative Ireland aims to build on this…

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Strolling Through Ulysses

March 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Have you ever read James Joyce’s Ulysses, or even tried to read it? Have you any idea what it’s about, or why it’s considered to be one of the greatest novels ever written? Well now is your chance to find out, and have a great evening’s entertainment and laughter at the same time, because James Joyce and Ulysses is coming to Westport! Robert Gogan, the writer, actor and Joycean enthusiast is bringing his acclaimed one-man show Strolling Through Ulysses! to the Town Hall Theatre for…

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Straight Outta Connemara

March 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Páraic Breathnach comes from a long line of story tellers and his new version of Straight Outta Connamara tells of his long and difficult journey from the wind swept shores of South Connamara to Henry Street. His story telling will lead the audience on a cosán dearg of detours, diversions and devilment visiting various places around the known world and end up where he started from. The stories recall an Ireland where the Church still reigned, where politicians were still…

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A thrill seekers delight! The Mayo Mud Run

April 1

Mayo Mud Run is an  exhilarating energy sapping but adrenaline pumping  run starting on road but quickly you will be running/jogging/walking/crawling through fields, forest, water and drains! This thrill seeking adventurous course includes many natural obstacles set in the natural rugged terrain of Moygownagh with mud being the common denominator! Mayo Mud Run is a challenge for all fitness levels, the more hard core experienced athletes will find this varied course a tough challenge. It will test their stamina and endurance. They will be looking…

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GREENSPACE- MINDFUL WALKING IN NATURE

April 1 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until April 29, 2017

‘Get Clogher Active’ is an initiative organised by Clogher Heritage Centre aimed at encouraging participation in walking as a leisure pursuit and a health inducing activity. This is an ideal opportunity to start the New Year with a health-inducing activity. The programme will consist of a series of walks on five consecutive Saturdays on January 14, 21, and 28 and February 4 and 11. The walks will begin at 10.30am. It is hoped that, by joining in the weekly sessions…

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Up and Over Challenge 2017

April 2 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Up and Over Challenge is a race from Lahardane village and over the Nephin mountain which is being run in aid of three local community groups - Glen Nephin Mens Shed , Lahardane Tidy Towns Group and Nephin Valley restoration Group. The route runs 5k approx from the community centre at Lahardane village towards the R315 and then turns towards Carrowskeheen before ascending to the summit of Nephin. The descent is towards the townland of Cloughbrack and there is a 5k road…

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I, Daniel Blake – WORLD CINEMA

April 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:40 pm

UK  2016  100mins  Cert: 15A  Language: English Daniel Blake has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves…

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