Speakers announced for Knock Novena in August

140th anniversary of Knock apparition to be celebrated Former  Taoiseach John Bruton will be the guest speaker at the opening day of the Knock Novena on Wednesday, August 14. The theme of his address will be ‘Faith, Future and Europe’. This year marks the 140th anniversary of the Apparition at Knock and the overall theme for the Novena is ‘Continuing Our Journey’. Another former […]

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The Pride of Place Competition 2019

The Pride of Place competition is in its 17th year. It is a key community initiative of Co-operation Ireland working along with local authorities. The purpose of the competition is to acknowledge the work being done every day by communities all over the island of Island, Founder of the Pride of Place initiative, Tom Dowling, […]

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Mayo teen through to national junior baking finals

Jessalyn Jennings, Brickens Foróige Club, who is through to the Aldi Foróige national junior baking finals. REGIONAL baking finals are taking place throughout Ireland this month as young baking enthusiasts compete to become Ireland’s National Junior Baking Champion in a competition held by Aldi and youth development organisation Foróige. Jessalyn Jennings, age 13, from Brickens […]

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1,300 runners take part in successful Achill Half-Marathon

Participants from 22 countries at island races THE Achill Half Marathon and 10k took place on Saturday last with more than 1,300 runners from a record 22 different countries taking part in the event. The early morning mist cleared by the start of the race to bring almost perfect racing conditions. The Half-Marathon was won by David Murray in a time of 1 hr 16 mins […]

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Mayo woman among Sky’s Women in Technology Scholars

Sky has announced its second cohort of Women in Technology Scholars, awarding five talented women a total of £125,000 (€140,000 ) to accelerate a business idea which harnesses technology innovation. Amongst the winners is Mayo woman Mary Murphy (20 ), the youngest Sky Women in Tech Scholar. Murphy grew up on a farm with her […]

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Mulranny to represent Ireland in in this year’s hugely prestigious Entente Florale Competition.

The village of Mulranny, along with Listowel in County Kerry, represent Ireland in this year’s hugely prestigious Entente Florale Competition! Mulranny will compete against thirteen other European towns when ten international judges will visit Mulranny in July. Many people think that it’s a floral competition because the word flowers is in the title. But it’s […]

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Pupils create low tide logo for Entente Florale

The Entente Florale logo on the beach in Mulranny, set against a stunning backdrop. PUPILS from Mulranny National School brought their creative skills to the local beach in preparation for the visit of the international Entente Florale adjudicators. While the tide was way out on this spectacular beach, the children recreated the Entente Florale logo. […]

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