Women of Ballinrobe & its Hinterland

All will be revealed in Ballinrobe Library on Saturday 17th August, 2019 at 12.30 pm when an exhibition of 34 stories of women from the area will be displayed. These stories were submitted by members of the community who wished to pay a tribute to their chosen woman. On individual canvases, photographs, text and a […]

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West Mayo – To 10 Things To Do – Newport

The heritage town of Newport is located at the heart of the Great Western Greenway. The ancestral home of Princess Grace of Monaco, Newport nestles on the shores of Clew Bay, with the Brown Oak River flowing through it. An architecturally impressive railway viaduct crosses the river, and dominates visually along with the local church […]

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West Mayo – Top Things To Do – Westport

A designated Heritage Town set in the shadow of the Reek (Croagh Patrick), Westport is a picturesque town with tree-lined boulevards and stone bridges over the Carrowbeg River. With its multi-coloured shopfronts, charismatic cafés and unique restaurants, it is little wonder that this Clew Bay town has become one of Ireland’s most popular destinations. 1. […]

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Breaffy’s Shona shines at Miss Universe Ireland

Breaffy’s Shona Tuohy was crowned first runner-up at the recent Miss Universe Ireland in Dublin. Shona (27) finished just behind the winner and the new Miss Universe Ireland, Fionnghuala O’Reilly from Dublin. The event took place in the Round Room in Dublin’s Mansion House on Thursday, August 1 last. Shona, who went forward as Miss Universe Mayo, was one of 28 contestants in […]

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Knock Novena gets underway on Wednesday

THE annual National Novena in Knock, which gets underway on Wednesday, August 14, is expected to attract well in excess of 100,000 people to the Mayo village. This year marks the 140th anniversary of the Apparition at Knock and the overall theme for the Novena is ‘Continuing Our Journey’. The daily ceremonies are at 3pm and 8pm. Among the highlights will be the special day of celebrations […]

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Sun Shines on Ireland’s biggest Tradfest in Mayo

The Sun seemed to follow this year’s 2019 Mayo Manchester Tradfest on its tour around County Mayo for the week long 7th annual festival which ran from Thursday 1 August to Wednesday 7 August. Tony Hennigan from Mayo Manchester commented “It’s been a great week again in Mayo, someone must have been looking out for […]

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