Financial boost for eight Mayo summer festivals

THE Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has today confirmed that eight community based festivals and summer schools in Mayo are to receive €17,500 in government funding through the Small Scale Local Festivals and Summer Schools Scheme. The scheme is designed to assist local cultural events which may not be eligible for funding […]

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Ireland’s only island-based distillery opens in Achill

The newly developed Drioglann Oileán Acla (Achill Island Distillery) was officially launched by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, TD in the Údarás na Gaeltachta business park in Bun an Churraigh, Acaill.  Pictured, from left: Mark de Faoite (Údaras, Director of Enterprise, Employment, Property and Engineering), John and Marion McKay (Irish American […]

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Top 10 Things to Do in South Mayo – Knock

Knock Shrine, just 20 minutes away from Ireland West Airport Knock, could easily claim to have one of the most interesting histories of any place in Ireland. The small village of Knock was the site of an apparition in 1879, witnessed by 15 ordinary, rural dwellers and, since then, it has grown into one of […]

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Swinford counts down to Connacht Fleadh

The hosts of the upcoming Fleadh Cheoil Chonnachta have been boosted by sponsorship from Mayo Association Dublin. The Connacht Fleadh is taking place this year in Swinford, from Monday, July 1st, through to Sunday, July 7th, and the local Michael Davitt Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is busy in its preparations to make it a […]

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