Wild Atlantic Words short story competition

A short story competition to be judged by award-winning writers, Thomas Morris and Wendy Erskine is part of this year’s Wild Atlantic Words literary festival. The closing date for entries is Friday, August 30th at 5pm. Entry forms, along with a full list of competition rules and regulations, are available on the Mayo festival’s website, […]

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Please don’t be a ‘Lane Hogger’ on the motorway

The road safety offices of Mayo and Meath County Council is using the opportunity of thousands of supporters travelling to Croke Park this Sunday to highlight road safety. A Previous AA survey of 20,000 motorists found that one in three could be caught out hogging the outside lane. Noel Gibbons, Road Safety Officer, Mayo County […]

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Mayo County Council welcomes Green Flag awards for six Mayo parks

Mayo County Council welcomes the awarding of six prestigious recognised Green Flags for the county. The Jackie Clarke Collection Heritage Garden, Ballina, and Turlough Park were both announced as winners at an awards ceremony in Maynooth University. Two Community Gardens in Mayo, Ballina Karen Community Garden and Kilmaine Community Garden, the North Mayo Heritage Centre […]

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Australian Ambassador set to visit Westport

THE Australian Ambassador to Ireland, Mr Richard Andrews and his wife, Saovanee, is scheduled to visit a number of businesses in Westport as well as meet Australian-born residents of the town on Thursday next, July 18. Among them is internationally successful milliner, Lina Stein, who has lived in Ireland for 28 years and has a hat-making studio in Rosmoney, which the ambassador and his wife will visit. He is also […]

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World Cup winner Rose proud of her Achill roots

THE scorer of the winning goal in the FIFA Women’s World Cup is very proud of her Achill roots. Both her great-grandparents emigrated from the island to the US, where they were married in 1908.Rose Lavelle was one of the stars of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, scoring the decisive second goal in the United States’ 2-0 victory over […]

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Call for ideas for Social Inclusion Awareness Week 2019

Social Inclusion Awareness Week takes place from 14th-20th October 2019. This week follows on from similarly dedicated weeks held in 2017 and 2018 with lots of showcase events in many areas throughout the county. The aim of the week is to support and organise initiatives throughout the county that foster inclusion, equality and social connectedness. […]

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West Mayo – Top Things To Do – Mulranny

The beautiful, seaside village of Mulranny has been named Ireland’s Best Destination for Responsible Tourism and Ireland’s Best Small Tourism Town. The village is, unsurprisingly, a European Destination of Excellence, with friendly locals, its incredible environment and a plethora of hidden treasures. 1. With its spectacular views over Clew Bay, Mulranny is a popular stop […]

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31,854 visit Céide Fields

The Céide Fields in North Mayo attracted 31,854 visitors during 2018 ,according to figures released bt the Office Public Works (OPW), which runs the heritage site. Opened in the early 1990s, the vistors’ centre at Belderrig on the Atlantic coastline tells the story of the most extensive Stone Age monument in the World, consisting of […]

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Mayo Islands – Top 10 Things to Do – Inishturk

Rising from the Atlantic with steep, wall-like cliffs, Inishturk is a small, beautiful & unspoilt island nine miles off the Mayo coast. The tranquil and archaeologically rich island has been inhabited on and off since 4000 BC, and is home to a friendly, vibrant local community. 1. Ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing or kayaking […]

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