Ballina Street Festival to take place from 8th – 14th July 2019

‘Salmon Capital of Ireland’ responds to challenges to keep traditional festival week alive for visitors The cancellation of Ballina Salmon Festival earlier this year, due to, among a number of other factors, increasing insurance and operational costs, has provoked a strong response from the business community of Ballina, Co. Mayo who, determined that the North […]

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Allergan bought by AbbVie for $63 billion

ALLERGAN, one of the biggest employers in Mayo, has been bought by US drugmaker AbbVie. The deal, announced today (Tuesday), is believed to be worth in the region of $63 billion, and it redomiciles the company to the US. AbbVie chief executive Richard Gonzalez, 65, will head up the combined company and remain chairman and […]

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Swinford all set to host the Connacht Fleadh

FROM Monday, July 1, to Sunday, July 7, Swinford will be alive with the sound of music. It has been 16 years since Swinford hosted a Connacht Fleadh and the members of Michael Davitt branch CCE are making sure that this year’s Fleadh will be an event to remember The Fleadh Festival opens on Monday, July 1, with an evening of traditional music, song, […]

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Sea Salt Visitor Centre opens in Achill

A Unique visitor centre and salt production facility, developed by Salann Mara Acla/Achill Island Sea Salt, was officially opened by the Minister for Community and Rural Development, Michael Ring TD in Bunnacurry on Friday. The Achill Island Sea Salt Visitor centre, developed with the support of Údarás na Gaeltachta, offers an educational behind the scenes tour of their unique sea salt production […]

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