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Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year is back on our screens and we can’t wait to get our weekly dose of portraiture! Professional and amateur artists alike take to their easels to capture their celebrity sitters in just four hours. The stakes are high as the artists battle it out to be crowned ‘Portrait […]

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A further €100,000 awarded for Bower’s Walk

THE Bower’s Walk in Ballinrobe has received funding of a further €100,000 on top of €100,000 Government funding, The Mayo News can reveal. At a recent meeting of the Ballinrobe Community Development Committee (CDC), Cllr Damien Ryan announced funding of a further €100,000 for the walk from Mayo County Council’s Capital programme. Cllr Ryan told […]

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Mayo Solo Sailor Joan Mulloy Makes Progress Towards Figaro Race

At 18.00 on a cold Friday January evening, west of Ireland solo sailor Joan Mulloy tied up her new Figaro II up in Dun Laoghaire after a 48–hour sail from Cowes on the Isle of Wight. In what is a first for an Irish sailing, a female sailor is now one step closer to competing in what […]

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Mayo students setting a high standard at BT Young Scientist competition

THE Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has commended participants from County Mayo whom he met this week at the BT Young Scientist competition in the RDS, Dublin. He stated: “It was a real pleasure to meet these highly talented young people from Mayo in the RDS. Their projects were presented to an extremely […]

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Mayo arts bursary winners announced

Mayo County Council Arts Service has announced the recipients of awards and bursaries for 2017 for amateur drama, music recording assistance, and Tyrone Guthrie regional bursaries. Visual artist Saoirse Wall and composer Donal Sarsfield, are the recipients of the Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary 2017. Every year Mayo County Council offers two bursary awards to artists […]

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Mayo Councillor to climb Croagh Patrick backwards

A Mayo County councillor is climbing Croagh Patrick backwards to raise funds for Mayo Mountain Rescue. Fianna Fáil councillor Brendan Mulroy was initially supposed to take up the challenge if Mayo were successful in winning the All-Ireland football final last September. However, with  the challenge gaining unprecedented traction since then, Mulroy has decided to go […]

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