Speakers announced for Knock Novena in August

140th anniversary of Knock apparition to be celebrated Former  Taoiseach John Bruton will be the guest speaker at the opening day of the Knock Novena on Wednesday, August 14. The theme of his address will be ‘Faith, Future and Europe’. This year marks the 140th anniversary of the Apparition at Knock and the overall theme for the Novena is ‘Continuing Our Journey’. Another former […]

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The Pride of Place Competition 2019

The Pride of Place competition is in its 17th year. It is a key community initiative of Co-operation Ireland working along with local authorities. The purpose of the competition is to acknowledge the work being done every day by communities all over the island of Island, Founder of the Pride of Place initiative, Tom Dowling, […]

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Mayo teen through to national junior baking finals

Jessalyn Jennings, Brickens Foróige Club, who is through to the Aldi Foróige national junior baking finals. REGIONAL baking finals are taking place throughout Ireland this month as young baking enthusiasts compete to become Ireland’s National Junior Baking Champion in a competition held by Aldi and youth development organisation Foróige. Jessalyn Jennings, age 13, from Brickens […]

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1,300 runners take part in successful Achill Half-Marathon

Participants from 22 countries at island races THE Achill Half Marathon and 10k took place on Saturday last with more than 1,300 runners from a record 22 different countries taking part in the event. The early morning mist cleared by the start of the race to bring almost perfect racing conditions. The Half-Marathon was won by David Murray in a time of 1 hr 16 mins […]

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