Mayo has been classified as one of the western world’s top star-gazing spots by the International Dark-Sky Association.

Ballycroy National Park and the adjacent Nephin Mountain range have been granted a rare ‘Gold Tier International Dark Sky Park’ status by the international body. The area will now become known internationally as Mayo International Dark Sky Park. It is one of two regions, alongside Kerry, to be awarded the top star-gazing distinction for its […]

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In December 2015 and January 2016 Mayo County Council convened a colloquium of professionals in the area of urban design, architecture, planning, and property to develop a set of design principles which could inform the development of a master plan for the Castlebar Miltary Barracks site (which was acquired by Mayo County Council in 2012). […]

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Mayo based sculptor’s statue of 1916 leader unveiled

On the 100th anniversary of his death the town of Cloughjordan in Tipperary unveiled a life size sculpture of Thomas MacDonagh, signatory on the 1916 proclamation and one of the executed leaders of the rising. The €20,000 sculpture was created by Mark Rode, an Australian born sculptor based in Killasser, Co. Mayo. The bronze statue […]

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