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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National recognition for Outstanding Young People from Mayo

Ireland’s top young people were honoured last weekend for their outstanding achievements in a number of areas including personal achievement, contribution to children/human rights, cultural achievements, environmental leadership and medical innovation. Among those awarded on the night were Mayo man and human rights activist Andrew Forde for his on going voluntary and career based work […]

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Bike Week 2015 Grants For Community / Sports Groups

Building on the fantastic enthusiasm and participation of groups around the county in Bike Week 2014, Mayo Sports Partnership in conjunction with Mayo County Council, An Taisces Green – School Programmes, Road Safety Authority and Westport Smarter Travel is now inviting applications for funding from interested community groups / sports clubs for Bike Week 2015 […]

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The Ukes Are Coming!!!

This June Bank Holiday weekend, May 30th, will see the first “Ukulele Train” pull up at Castlebar railway station. The train is part of this year’s Féile Ukulele fun and will carry over 50 ukulele players from Dublin and the various stations along the route. Féile Ukulele is being run this year in association with […]

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Mayo village receives 1gb per second high-speed broadband.

Eircom officially launched its “Fibre to the Home” solution for the National Broadband Plan in Belcarra. The Village of Belcarra located just a few miles from castlebar is trailing a high-speed broadband scheme that if successful will be use in rural areas around the country. While commercial companies are investing heavily at present to provide high speed broadband access […]

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€440,000 given to West Mayo clubs and organisations

A total of 129 different groups, clubs and organisations have been given funding as part of the €440,000 allocation under the ‘General Municipal Allocation’. Clubs and organisations in the West Mayo Municipal District of Mayo County Council approved for funding were released last week. The funding was split into four sections. They are: promotion of the […]

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Connacht Spring Show officially launched

The Connacht Spring Show now in its fifth year,  promises to be bigger and better on May 17th at Ballinrobe Racecourse. At its official launch on last Friday evening ,  John Flannelly racecourse manager described the event as ‘phenomenal’ and an event which generates a lot of business for the town. ‘Health and Safety on and off the […]

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