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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Watch the moment Five men arrived in Knock after 2,000km cycle from France to Ireland on iMayo TV

Photo (Credit Sinead Mallee) L-R:- Jonathon Verry (Crossmolina), Maurice Dore (Mullingar), Gerry ‘Boots’ Powell (London & Armagh), Alan Heaney (Swinford), Gary Bigley (Kiltimagh)   Highlights of the homecoming of five men, from Mayo, Mullingar and London, who cycled from Lourdes to Knock in five days will be broadcast on the iMayo TV show this Thursday, […]

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Summer weather lifting spirits for Mayo hoteliers

AFTER tourism figures reached record levels last year, early indications for 2019 from hotels and guesthouses in Mayo and across the country are that it will be challenging for the industry to maintain the growth of recent years. According to the latest industry survey from the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF), the fine summer weather has got Irish people out and about on short breaks and staycations, […]

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The A to Z of Mayo

In the run up to this years Mayo Day event, we looked for help in compiling a list of some of the many things that makes our County so great. With the help of many hundreds of entries across our social media platforms, we have narrowed down the most popular entries and we are delighted […]

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West Mayo – Top Things To Do – Louisburgh

Louisburgh is a quaint town on the Bunowen River, on the southwest corner of Clew Bay. It was built in 1795 and enjoys some of the most panoramic views in Ireland; Clew Bay to the north, the Atlantic Ocean on its western front, Croagh Patrick to the east and the Sheefry Mountains to the south. […]

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New mentoring scheme for Irish language learners

GAELCHARA is an innovative new mentoring scheme which aims to give Irish language learners living in the north Mayo Gaeltacht an opportunity to practice and speak Irish as a living, every-day language. Over a four-month period, the learner will team-up with a native Irish speaker and they will both participate in a social, cultural or sporting activity trí mheán na Gaeilge, be it […]

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A night at the musicals to kick off Féile Chill Damhnait

The annual Féile Chill Damhnait festival kicks off this week with an action packed calendar of events to enjoy over the 12 days of the festival which runs from Wednesday, August 7 to Monday, August 19.One of the most popular community festivals in recent years on Achill Island, this year’s Féile Chill Damhnait has a programme of events for all age groups to enjoy […]

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