Mayo man launched leprechaun into space!

Mayo businessman Eoin Heverin has launched his leprechaun ‘My Buddy Mc Spuddy’ into near space, some 36,000 metres above the earth. My Buddy McSpuddy has been described as the Irish version of ‘Elf on the Shelf’ by Dragon’s Den, Barry O’Sullivan, (who invested in Mr. Heverin’s company). However, Mr Heverin believes McSpuddy is much more than […]

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Ballina crowned “Ireland’s best kept large town 2018″

Ballina has been crowned “Ireland’s Best Kept Large Town 2018”.  The Ireland’s Best Kept Tidy Towns Awards took place on the 26th June at the Harbour Commissions Office in Belfast with delegates from towns and villages all over the island of Ireland. Ireland’s Best Kept Towns competition has been running since 1995. The Northern Ireland […]

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A Heatwave Safety Reminder from Mayo County Council

We are delighted to welcome the sunshine and the visitors that follow it to our wonderful county. The increase in tourism numbers can be felt in all parts of the county and we welcome everyone staying here enjoying the holiday weather in the many places of interest and beauty throughout our county. The highly anticipated […]

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Tickets for the Pope’s visit to Knock Shrine booked out within hours

His Holiness Pope Francis will visit the National Marian Shrine as part of his visit for the World Meeting of Families 2018. In total there were 45,000 tickets available for the Pope’s visit to Knock. People were asked to register on the World Meeting of Families website on Monday morning in order to receive tickets. […]

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Tickets for Pope’s visit to Ireland to go live on Monday

Pope Francis will visit the Apparition Chapel at the Knock Shrine on the morning of Sunday 26 August at 9:45am, and will leave at 10:45am. The Government Press Office has released information in relation to transport options to both Knock and the Phoenix Park in for the Pope’s visit August. This is in advance of […]

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Erris parkrun Event Director named Vhi parkrun Hero

Padraig Brogan, Event Director at Erris parkrun in County Mayo has been named a Vhi parkrun Hero as he picked up the award for May. The monthly award recognises and rewards inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution – be they […]

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