Mayo County Council announces 17 Beaches awarded Flags from An Taisce

Blue Flag Presentation:  Maura Murphy, Mayo County Council; Susan Murphy, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government; Ian Diamond, An Taisce; and Sophie Bachet Granados, International Blue Flag Director, FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education). An Taisce announced the International Blue Flag and Green Coast Award recipients at a ceremony in Spanish Point Hotel, Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare. Ten beaches […]

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Amanda conquers Everest base camp for cancer charities

Most of us like to do our bit for charity but few would go as far as Bonniconlan native Amanda Conlon who recently returned from conquering base camp on Mount Everest. Amanda, who is a freelance make up artist and a member of the Reserve Defence Forces, took the challenge on in aid of two […]

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Mayo author making waves with new book

Having just published her fourth novel, Swinford- born author Colleen Coleman has been given a great boost with the news that her debut novel has been nominated for an award. The book entitled Don’t Stop Me Now, is in the running for the Comedy Women In Print (CWIP) prize, an exciting new literary award created by Helen […]

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Freephone Number for Blind/Vision Impaired Voters

A freephone number is now available for persons who are blind/vision impaired to listen to an automated message outlining the candidates who are contesting the Local Elections for Mayo County Council for each of the six Electoral Areas of Ballina, Castlebar, Claremorris, Swinford, Belmullet & Westport in the order that they appear on the ballot […]

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Over €270,000 in LEADER funding for 13 Mayo community projects confirmed

THE Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has today announced €271,903.77 in funding through the LEADER Programme to support 13 community initiatives in Mayo. The following projects in Mayo have been allocated funding: Project Name Promoter Name Project Description LEADER Grant Amount (€) Clare Island – Energy Audit Cliara Development Company DAC To […]

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8 Must-See Places On The Murrisk Peninsula (County Mayo)

The Murrisk Peninsula (in the south-west of County Mayo) is a barely touched natural beauty. Between Clew Bay (in the north) and Killary Harbour (in the south), the Murrisk area offers places to go wild and to relax on a lazy afternoon. Strenuous hill walks, strolls on paradisiac beaches and a broad range of local […]

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Mayo County Council announces the publication of ‘A Sustainable Agricultural Strategy for Mayo’

Mayo County Council, who, in conjunction with its partners: Teagasc, the Department of Agriculture & Food, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Irish Farmers Association and the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association form the Mayo Agricultural Working Group and the Planning, Environment and Agriculture Strategic Policy Committee are delighted to announce the publication […]

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Avoid Letting Your Allergy Getting You A Driving Ban

Hay fever sufferers need to examine their medicines and check for any side-effects before driving, road safety professionals are warning. For drivers, hay fever is much more than an inconvenience. If you suffer badly, you probably shouldn’t drive. A sneezing fit can be dangerous on the road, hay fever drugs can also be risky, drivers […]

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New buyer event showcases Mayo food producers

Mary Corrigan of Noo Chocolates in Ballina FOOD producers from Mayo such as Wildwood Balsamics, Noo Chocolates and Cuinneog Butter will be representing the county at the new LEO ‘Meet the Buyer’ event which will take place on ‘The Street’ at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) on Thursday, May 23. Featuring 80 producers from all over the country, buyers from Ireland, the United […]

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