Mayo teens awarded certificates in youth leadership

Mayo members of Foroige who received their Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action at NUIG last weekend. Photo Brian Farrell. Thirty-six Mayo teens have graduated from Foróige’s Leadership for Life Programme. The National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG ) awarded the young people with a Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action […]

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Families First Award for top Mayo hotel

HOTEL Westport was announced as the Best Family Friendly Hotel at the prestigious Families First Awards held in Donegal. It has been a very exciting month for Hotel Westport. This 32-county award comes hot on the heels of the hotel being shortlisted to a top 5 in Ireland in both the Hotel & Catering, Gold […]

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Irish diaspora honoured at Newport awards night

THE reaching out to members of the Irish diaspora and especially to some of those who fell on hard times over the years is a noble cause. It takes heart and soul and above all compassion and enduring devotion to our own country people abroad. Such has been the outreach of Kevin Bourke from Ballyvary […]

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Through Arctic Ice with Alarming Ease – Intrepid SV Northabout comes home to Mayo at the end of its epic global voyage.

The sailing vessel SV Northabout visited Mayo after successfully completing its ambitious journey circumnavigating the North Pole via the Northwest Passage. The boat was designed and built specifically for Polar Exploration in Mayo back in 2000 by Jarlath Cunnane who built the boat in Knock. Last week the sailing boat was back in Mayo and anchored in Blacksod. The skipper […]

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Two Mayo women win €65,000 on Winning Streak

Last Saturday night two players on the Winning Streak TV game show brought home €65,000 in prizes between them. Mary O’Donnell from Castlebar won €30,000 including a holiday to Dubai, and Esther Scahill from Kiltimagh won €35,000. Caroline Geraghty played the game on behalf of her mother Mary O’Donnell, she travelled home from Western Australia […]

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No clowning around this Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching, and while the Country been gripped by the ‘Creepy clown’ craze (pranksters dress as “creepy clowns” to deliberately scare people ) one local authority is taking steps to protect its elderly and vulnerable and deliver a road safety message at the same time. But we have to think about road safety […]

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