Mayo Day: The county’s rich culture and heritage enjoys the spotlight

Hot on the heels of May Day comes another cause for international celebration: Mayo Day. Since it was established four years ago to showcase the arts, culture and spirit of one of Ireland’s best-loved counties, the annual Mayo Day event has grown in significance both at home and, thanks to an extensive diaspora, around the […]

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No Name! Club National Youth Awards

No Name! Club National Host and Hostess of the Year 2017 named Darragh Kennedy Claremorris No Name! Club, Michaela Roche Mountbellew No Name! Club. Ten teenagers from our network of clubs across Ireland made it to the final of the national competition, after being chosen to represent their clubs, communities, counties and regions. The national […]

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Mayo girl follows her dad to win Texaco Children’s Art Competition

It has been quite a year for the young Mayo artist Hetty Lawlor. The 17-year-old was a finalist in the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year competition, which was broadcast earlier this year on British television, and this week she was crowned overall winner at the 64th Texaco Children’s Art competition, emulating the achievement […]

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Warning issued to motorists as Mayo road resurfacing work begins

A “WATCH out for chips” warning has gone out to drivers as a €16.9 million roads surface dressing and strengthening programme gets under way across the county. Over the next four months Mayo County Council’s machinery yard and municipal districts crews will be treating around 370km of regional and local roads as part of its 2018 […]

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New York’s Peace Bridge to be lit up for Mayo Day

PROUD Mayo man Padraic D. Walsh has come up trumps again for this year’s global Mayo Day celebrations. In 2015 the Kiltimagh native managed to help get the world famous Niagara Falls lit up in the county colours for the inagural Mayo Day. Now he has managed to arrange to have the world famous Peace […]

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Visual artist Katie Moore is creating a new installation Entropy which will be exhibited at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar Friday 4th May – Saturday 2nd June.

Entropy acknowledges a certain time in Ireland. Compelled by a conversation Katie had with historian Catherine Corless, she visited the site of the Mother and Baby Home in Tuam. She observed the weeds that now grow at the site, and from there started to look at flowers – the delicate blossoms of Gypsophila to be […]

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New York’s Peace Bridge to be lit up for Mayo Day

Proud Mayo man Padraic D Walsh J.D. from Kiltimagh has come up trumps again for this years 2018 Worldwide ‘Mayo Day’. In 2015 he managed to help get the world famous Niagara Falls lit up in the County Colours for the inagural Mayo Day and this year he has managed to arrange to have the […]

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Government provides €100,000 towards purchase of Moorehall

MINISTER Michael Ring has confirmed that the government has provided €100,000 towards the purchase of Moorehall Estate on Lough Carra. The estate, which has been acquired by Mayo County Council, comprises some 80 acres of woodland estate overlooking Lough Carra, including the house, courtyard and walled garden. It will be developed as a nationally important […]

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