GMIT students win prestigious ‘best emerging business’ award

GMIT business students Lorraine Sotoparra, from Foxford, and Laura Williams, Castlebar, have won the ‘best emerging business’ award at the recent Enterprise Ireland National Student Enterprise competition for their product called Mr Wee. Lorraine, who is a mum of three boys, created and produced the product, which addresses the problem of poor bathroom etiquette among […]

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Mayo Coach To Join Arsenal FC

The Mayo senior football team’s current Strength and Conditioning coach Barry Solan, has joined the staff of English Premier League soccer club, Arsenal. The North London club have recruited  the Ballaghaderreen native as their new Strength and Conditioning  coach ahead of the Premier League 2015/16 season Solan, who has won two Mayo SFC medals with his club Ballaghaderreen ’ in 2008 and […]

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Funding Announced for Works to three Mayo Schools

Minister of State Michael Ring has announced that funding is to be granted to Three schools in mayo under the Emergency Works Scheme. The three schools that have been awarded funding are  Fahy National School in Westport and Scoil Naomh Brid, Culleens, Killala road, Ballina and Sancta Maria College  in Louisburgh  have been approved for funding Minister […]

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Castlebar To Host Mayo Colour Run 2015

Castlebar is to play host to Mayo Colour Run, this July 12th at lough Lannagh. This is a fantastic,  ‘crawl, walk, or run’ , Family Colour event. Celebrating healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community. A fundraiser for Aware, this event is proving exceptionally popular with Ticket in high demand. Not so much […]

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Students explain what Mayo means to them

Prizewinners of the Mayo.ie Mayo Day Primary School competition accepting their prizes from Damien Ryan Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, from left: Cillian Fergus and Lorna Dermody Killocraun NS (Third), Caoilinn Gaughan St Angela’s NS Castlebar (First) and Hannah Donnelly Breaffy NS (Second) .Photo: Conor McKeown As part of the recent Mayo Day celebrations, Mayo […]

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Café Rua wins at Irish Restaurant Awards

Over 800 restaurateurs and industry players turned out  for the  black tie event at the DoubleTree by Hilton to celebrate their hard work and dedication at Ireland’s biggest ever restaurant awards.  Café Rua The Castlebar based restaurant was a big winner on the night picking up the national “Best Casual Dining” in Ireland award at the Irish Restaurant Awards. Guests enjoyed […]

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