49 people drowned in Irish waters so far this year

Irish Water Safety appeals to public to take precautions and reduce risk of getting into difficulty in water. Forty-nine people have drowned in Irish seas, rivers and lakes so far this year, Irish Water Safety (IWS) has said. “In Mayo so far this summer, Lifeguards have saved 4 lives, as the heatwave in June and […]

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Visitors urged to use public transport for Pope’s Knock visit

Pope Francis is to deliver a short address to pilgrims at the National Marian Shrine in Knock on the final Sunday of this month. The announcement was made to journalists by event organisers in the Co Mayo town this afternoon. Previous versions of the papal itinerary indicated that the pontiff would simply pray the Angelus […]

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Garth Brooks loved the Mayo footballer’s rendition of The River

A few weeks ago, a clip of the Mayo senior panel singing went viral as the squad were belting out The River by Garth Brooks in Matt Molloy’s in Westport. Led by Aidan O’Shea on lead vocals, you can see Cillian O’Connor, Jason Doherty, Donie Vaughan and co doing their very best on backing vocals. […]

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Funding boost for 15 Men’s Sheds in Mayo

A funding boost – €500,000 – to support the work of Men’s Sheds throughout Ireland has been announced. As part of the measure, Minister Michael Ring has made provision for €21,739 to be provided to the 15 Men’s Sheds in Mayo, pending successful applications by the individual Sheds. This capital funding provides small grants to […]

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Papal Visit – Notice of Intention to Temporarily Close Roads

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE ROADS IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 75 OF THE ROADS ACT, 1993 AND ARTICLE 12 OF ROAD REGULATIONS 1994 AND S.I 119/1994 At the request of the Office of Public Works, Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 75 of the Roads Act, 1993, and Roads Regulations, 1994, that […]

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Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Knock in August 2018

Leave your car at home for the Pope Francis Angelus Thursday 26 July – Today the National Transport Authority (NTA), An Gardaí Síochána and public transport operators outlined the comprehensive transportation plan and road closure system to be put in place for the Visit of Pope Francis. The Pontiff visits Dublin and Knock on the […]

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