Mayo man scoops national energy award

David Connelly, CEO, IWEA, and Brendan Heneghan, Ionic Consulting. Photo: Conor McCabe TOURMAKEADY native Brendan Heneghan was honoured for his work in renewable energy at the first annual Irish Wind Industry Awards in Dublin last Friday night. More than 300 people from Ireland’s leading renewable energy companies were joined by Minister Richard Bruton and MC […]

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Swinford man is new Circuit Court judge

The O’Connor family’s long-standing tradition in legal practice has been further strengthened this week with news that John O’Connor has been appointed as a judge of the Circuit Court. Mr O’Connor has sat as a District Court judge in Dublin since 2012 but was elevated to the higher judicial role last week. A native of […]

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Whelan’s gig opens hectic year for Mayo’s Billow Wood

Mayo talent made a big noise in the iconic Dublin music venue, Whelan’s on Wicklow Street, last Wednesday night where Ballina group Billow Wood and Claremorris’ Murphy Sisters topped the bill for a night of live, original music. The gig attracted a huge crowd that featured plenty of home support. For Billow Wood it marked […]

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Dublin/Mayo rail record

A total of 577,000 passenger journeys were recorded on the Dublin / Mayo rail line in 2018, the highest figures ever recorded on the route. This represents a 3.2% increase on 2017. A spokesperson for Iarnrod Éireann noted that with busier road traffic, more and more people are opting to take the train when travelling […]

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Mayo butcher who developed vegetarian pudding to speak at Agri Careers Expo

The Mayo-based butcher who developed the highly profiled vegetarian pudding is to speak at the Agri Careers Expo. Sean Kelly of Kelly’s Butchers in Newport strayed off the beaten path in recent months after successfully trialing and launching the alternative pudding on to supermarket shelves. Speaking with Irish Country Living, Kelly explained that the genesis […]

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Students make 2,000 St. Bridget’s crosses for Lourdes fundraiser

STUDENTS from St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Castlebar have made a whopping 2,000 Saint Bridget’s crosses. The project is to help fund a trip to Lourdes this Easter by the Irish Pilgrimage Trust. Ten students from St. Joseph’s are volunteering as care assistants with the Trust. The girls, from fifth year, will be joined by […]

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Mayo B&B voted best in Ireland in Tripadvisor’s Travellers Choice Awards

Donegal hotel takes top spot in TripAdvisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019: Harvey’s Point named Ireland’s Top Hotel 2019. Photograph: Harvey’s Point website TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019: Harvey’s Point named Ireland’s Top Hotel 2019. Photograph: Harvey’s Point website Harvey’s Point in Co Donegal has been named Ireland’s number […]

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A proud distinction for Straide’s Michael Davitt Museum

THE Michael Davitt Museum in Straide has been listed among the top 10 museums in Ireland in the annual TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2019. Described as ‘an excellent museum that does credit to one of the most important figures in 20th century Ireland’, it is ranked in eighth postion. The Michael Davitt Museum is dedicated […]

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From olive groves to Mayo beef farm

TWO Syrian farmers are embracing beef farming in Mayo and their story will be told on an upcoming series of Ear to the Ground. After eight years of civil war, Syria has been devastated. Over half of its 20 million people have been displaced, and millions have fled to refugee camps in Lebanon, Turkey and […]

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