Two Mayo Winners of the An Post Irish Book Awards 2018 revealed

Mayo.ie would like to congratulate Mayo women Sally Rooney and Cora Staunton on their wins within such a competitive categories at the An Post Irish Book Awards in Dublin last night. An exceptionally strong year for female writing was celebrated at this year’s An Post Irish Book Awards, with women authors dominating the winners list […]

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Mayo family host Syrian farmers on social farming placement

A Mayo farm family is currently facilitating a social farming placement on their land for two Syrian refugees who were previously farmers. Oliver and Anna Dixon and their two children, Hazel (17) and Daniel (15), live at Ahena organic farm outside Claremorris. Oliver inherited the farm which comprises 70ac of the home farm and an out-farm […]

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Mescan launches Beoir na Nollag Christmas beer

‘TIS the season to be jolly at Mescan Brewery, Westport, which has just launched Beoir na Nollag, 2018 Christmas beer. It’s a limited edition and is available in selected outlets country wide and on their website www.mescanbrewery.com. Beoir na Nollag has a seasonal bottle label, drawn by hand and featuring the Christmas star added to […]

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Thousands expected for Ballinrobe Christmas tractor parade

THOUSANDS are expected to line the streets for Ballinrobe’s third annual Christmas lights tractor parade. Sponsored by McHale’s, a magical spectacle for young and old, 30 tractors will be decorated in a range of lights that will set the town glowing this Sunday evening, December 2. Speaking to The Mayo News, organiser of the event, Richard Burke […]

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From Achill Island to the Arabian Desert

Nobody is quite sure how it got there and less sure of who it belonged to in the first place but a vintage truck from Achill Island made its way to the Middle East where it is now part of a museum in Qatar. Derry man Noel Kelly was visiting the area recently when he […]

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Join in Westport Christmas Tree Festival

The ever innovative Holy Trinity Church are hosting a Christmas Tree Festival from Friday 7th December including music, mulled wine, mince pies and all things seasonal. The Christmas trees are being contributed by groups and individuals and can be made of just about anything. Everyone is invited to take part. All proceeds will go to […]

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Leading piper to play in Claremorris

AS part of Bliain na Gaeilge 2018 there will be a Christmas celebration in Claremorris Library on Friday, December 7 at 8.30pm. Refreshments will be served and there will be a concert of traditional music featuring one of Ireland’s leading young pipers, Fionnán Mac Gabhann from Dublin. Admission is free and all are welcome. Fáilte […]

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Bekan dome will be the only one in the country

With €2.1m in Government aid now approved for an air dome at the GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan, there are hopes it will be open in time for the annual Féile event next June. The funding, announced last Friday by Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring under the Rural Regeneration Fund, will […]

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Embracing community ethos lifts rugby in south Mayo

Formed on the back of a friendly summer tag rugby league, Claremorris were always likely to succeed when they dipped their toes in the 15-a-side pond.It’s a part of the world where sport is one of the most important aspects of the day-to-day life, and the only thing that trumps that is the vibrant community […]

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Mayo Gaeltachts get €800k for enterprise hubs

Enterprise hubs for Erris and Achill Island are set to provide locals with additional opportunities to find work at home. Belmullet , Geesala, Aughleam, Achill, Tourmakeady and Greanaí (North Mayo) will all benefit from the €795,000 investment under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund , announced by Rural and Community Development Minister Michael Ring last Friday. Erris councillor Gerry Coyle described the funding as “a game-changer for rural communities” and Údarás na […]

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