Mayo natives feel brunt of polar vortex

Hailing from Erris, Henry Coyle is well used to winds that would cut through you but it’s nothing like the sub-zero chill he has experienced in Chicago in the past week. People have died, the city’s famous river has frozen over, thousands of flights have been cancelled, mail deliveries postponed, and people warned not to […]

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Martin Sheridan Bursary is launched

The Western People has joined forces with Mayo Co Council and the Martin Sheridan memorial committee in Bohola to launch this year’s Martin Sheridan Bursary Scheme. The bursary awards are for sports people who have excellent potential, outstanding ability and the desire to perform at the highest level possible in their chosen sport and have […]

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Lambing Season Is Here Again

As the lambing season is underway Mayo County Council would like to remind dog owners to be vigilant and keep their dogs under control at all times day and night.  Sheep attacks result in sheep and lambs dying from their injuries, lambs being aborted and stock not thriving. Pets can inflict horrendous damage on a […]

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€27 millon funding boost for Mayo roads network

THE Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has confirmed that the government has allocated €27,256,822 for the improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads in Mayo in 2019. Minister Ring said: “This is a significant and much needed grant allocation which will allow for the maintenance and improvements on regional and local […]

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West Mayo village to represent Ireland

THE village of Mulranny has been selected to represent Ireland alongside Listowel in Co Kerry  in the European Entente Floral competition. The competition is to recognise municipalities and villages in Europe for excellence in horticultural displays. Mulranny was chosen in the village section and adjudication takes place in July. At last week’s meeting of West Mayo Municipal District […]

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Mayo County Council welcome Meissner to Mayo

Today, Mayo County Council welcomed the announcement by IDA Ireland that Meissner Filtration Products are set to become the main tenant in the IDA’s Advanced Technology Building Castlebar, resulting in up to 150 jobs for Co Mayo over the next 5 years. This is a much-welcomed result of the ‘Invest in Mayo’ campaign, which was launched […]

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Five Mayo students win DCU scholarships for academic excellence

FIVE Mayo students have each been presented with a €500 Academic Scholarship to study at DCU in recognition of achieving more than 550 points in the Leaving Certificate. The recipients are as follows: •Fionn O’Mahony, former student of St. Louis Community School, Kiltimagh, and currently a first year student in Global Business (Spain). •Melanie Moyles, former […]

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TOP 10 SAFETY TIPS’ FOR DRIVING IN SNOW AND ICE

When temperatures dip below freezing driving conditions can become treacherous, the risk of ice or snow on the roads increases.  The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has, the following ‘Top 10 Safety Tips’ for motorists driving in snow and ice. They are; 1. Get a grip. Remember your only contact with the road surface is your tyres so it’s vital […]

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Mayo rugby star eyes her Six Nations debut

CASTLEBAR rugby ace Annie Marie O’Hora has been names in the Irish women’s rugby squad for their opening Six Nations clash against England at Energia Park, Donnybrook, Dublin, on Friday (5 p.m.). She is one of three uncapped players who hope to make their international debuts from the bench, the others being Linda Djougang and Kathryn Dane.O’Hora, […]

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