Mark My Words – Poetry and Art at Mayo Day

During March and April, Mayo Arts Service and Mayo Day in partnership with Poetry Ireland provided a poetry and art workshop to four primary schools in the Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The participating primary schools worked with Mayo poet, Terry Mc Donagh and Mayo Artsquad Artist, Rónán Quigley.  During the workshop, the students wrote their own […]

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UPSTART 2019 Arts and Disability Award Recipients announced

In celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, (Tuesday 3rd December, 2019) Mayo County Council’s Arts Service is delighted to announce the recipients of the UPSTART 2019 awards. Mayo County Council’s Arts Service has made a considerable commitment to the development of Arts and Disability throughout the county. This year, the Arts Service is […]

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Bealtaine Festival 2019 Launch

The launch of the Bealtaine Festival Programme 2019 and the exhibition ‘In the Making’ took place on Monday, April 29th in the Linenhall Art Centre. It was a wonderful event with many of the older artists themselves attending. The programme was launched by Cllr. Blackie Gavin, Cathaoirleach Mayo CoCo and the exhibition was opened by […]

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Foxford flies the Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo

THIS week, for the second year running, Foxford is hosting one of the major cultural events in the county, Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo. During the county fleadh, which runs until this Sunday, May 12, competition goers will fill the venues located throughout the town in anticipation of qualifying for the provincial stages – and possibly to be in the running for a coveted All-Ireland title. The fleadh began […]

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Mayo winners announced in National Lottery awards

Mayo Mental Health Association, Ballyhaunis Golf Club, the Achill International Harp Festival, Swift Conservation Ireland and the Ballinglen Arts Festival are the five Mayo clubs, community projects and organisations last week announced as county winners in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019. The awards were created to honour and showcase the inspiring work being carried out by thousands of projects, clubs and individuals in their local communities across […]

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Mayo tourism industry pitch to international buyers at Meitheal

 Pictured attending Meitheal were Eve Costello, Fáilte Ireland with Stephen Clarke, Westport Walking Tours. Pic: Fennell Photography THE longest established and most important travel trade event for the Irish tourism industry took place recently at the CityWest Hotel in Dublin. Running since 1975, Meitheal is Fáilte Ireland’s flagship trade event, which is organised in conjunction with Tourism Ireland, and enables businesses in the Irish […]

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Traffic Notice- Westportif 2019 Cycling Event

The Westportif Leisure Cycle 2019 takes place on Saturday May 11th. The organising committee would like to make authorities, road users and local communities aware of potential disruption to roads because of the cycle event. With over 500 people traveling from all over the country to participate, traffic will be busy particularly on the day […]

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Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2019

Mayo County Council invites towns and villages within the county to submit Expressions of Interest for inclusion in the Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2019. The Town & Village Renewal Scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. It is a key part of the Action Plan for Rural Development and is […]

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