Shrule woman claims €52k in prizes on Winning Streak

A 34-year-old South Mayo woman is celebrating after she walked away with prizes to the value of €52,000 from RTÉ’s popular Winning Streak gameshow. Carrie Murrin, from Shrule, came away from last Saturday week’s show with the highest figure of any of the five contestants. Her total haul included a car valued at €25,000, as […]

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There’s gold in them thar hills

Image: Prospectors Rick Parker and Andy Bowden at work on the Ox Mountains last week.  Picture: Henry Wills Story: Orla Hearns, The Western People The Ox Mountains on the border between counties Mayo and Sligo could be harbouring a very significant gold deposit, according to the theories of two highly experienced geologists. Andy Bowden and […]

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Five-year Action Plan to be launched in Knock Village

Knock village is set for some major developments over the next number of years as a ‘five year Community Action Plan’ is set to be launched on Friday, November 25 in the Knock House Hotel. The plans are being fronted by the Knock Community Futures Steering Group in association with Mayo Community Features and it […]

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€200,000 scratch card win for Westport shopper

A lucky punter who purchased a scratch card at Hoban’s Centra at Westport Quay in recent days has claimed their significant prize of €200,000 at National Lottery headquarters. The identity of the lucky winner is being kept secret but it is known that a mother and daughter arrived at offices of the National Lottery in […]

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