Ballinrobe Festival Welcome Bagatelle and Hermitage Green

This year’s Ballinrobe Festival will be painting the town Red and Green this summer with our headline act Hermitage Green in our top class venue The Big Red Barn. The Festival will welcome people to ‘Rock on the Robe’ this July 27th to 29th. The headline act, Limerick-based band Hermitage Green are an Irish folk […]

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Westport’s Annual Festival Gets a Makeover

The festival gets a new name and numerous new features. The Westport Music and Arts Festival, set for this autumn, will now be called “Westival”, with a new date and more diverse attractions. The festival will take place from October 24 to the 29, in order to avoid the busy summer days and the early […]

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An Post delivers parcel by drone to Island off Mayo

Delivery was ‘prelude where similar flights to hard-to-reach locations are concerned’  An Post delivered a parcel by drone from Roonagh Pier in Mayo to Clare Island. An Post has made its first ever successful delivery by drone of a parcel from terra (very) firma in Mayo to Clare Island. A spokesman said that “just after […]

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Mayo’s transatlantic connectivity recognised by American professors.

Two leading academics in the field of Irish American history recently made a special visit to Co. Mayo, to acknowledge the extraordinary contribution made by Thomas Larkin in the early 1900’s, to the development of the telephone network in the American Mid – West. Dr. Matthew O’Brien, Pittsburgh, Prof. of History at Steubenville University and […]

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New Stations of the Cross officially blessed at Knock Basilica

On Sunday 8 July at the 12 noon Mass at Knock Basilica, Archbishop Michael Neary blessed the beautiful new Stations of the Cross which were recently installed at Knock Basilica. The Stations were the final touch to the church interior which was completely refurbished in 2016. The work was undertaken by Westport-based artist Ger Sweeney […]

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10 Tips for Driving in the Heat

With temperatures set to soar into the 30s next week again we’ve got ten driving tips to  help ensure that you and your car survive even the hottest heatwave When driving in extreme heat, water is crucial to avoid dehydration so have plenty of bottled water in your car Make sure your phone is fully charged Never leave […]

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Capture the Spirit of Mayo – Lough Mask Distillery

Following on from the success of our Loch Measc Gin Tasting at the Westport Food Festival, Lough Mask Distillery is delighted to invite you to come and take a tour of Ireland’s newest craft whiskey and gin distillery. Lough Mask Distillery is offering tours every day. Visitors will be able to experience the sights, smells, […]

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Garda Band returns to Ballina Salmon Festival on National Heritage Day

Ballina Salmon Festival is delighted to announce the return of the Garda Band to perform once again on National Heritage Day on Wednesday, July 11. From 2-4pm, the Garda Band will take over the main stage at Ballina Post Office with the promise of another spectacular musical performance. In 2017, the Garda Band’s performance received […]

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Castlebar citizens concerned over dog attacks on swan and sygnets

Castlebar Municipal District have received a number of calls from concerned citizens over dogs harassing a swan and her cygnets at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar. As you can imagine this would be very destressing for the birds so we are urging any dog owner who uses the lake to keep their dogs under direct control while […]

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Mayo public urged to conserve water as demand rises

DEMAND for water right across Co. Mayo continues to increase and as a result Irish Water is urging the public to conserve water while the prolonged dry spell that has been predicted by Met Éireann continues. Irish Water and Mayo County Council are monitoring all supplies across the county on a daily basis and the […]

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