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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Minister Ring announces €200,000 funding for Achill projects

Achill received a welcome New Year’s present when over €200,000 in grants was approved for the community including €96,000 for the Achill Sound to Saula Greenway. The allocation of grants included a total of €196,000 in grants from the €2.2 million Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme going to Co Mayo which was announced yesterday (Monday) by […]

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Ireland West Airport Knock records highest ever passenger numbers

Last year (2017) has proven to be the busiest one on record at Ireland West Airport with passenger numbers reaching 750,000 for the first time in the airport’s history, surpassing the previous record of 734,000 passengers achieved in 2016. During the past 12 months the annual number of passengers using the airport increased by 2% to 750,000, […]

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