Manchester creates unique Festival in Mayo

  The streets and venues of Ballina were taken over by a unique six day Mayo Manchester Tradfest this bank holiday weekend for the launch of the MM Tradfest week. The tourism initiative was a partnership between the Manchester based Mayo Manchester Tourism and Business group and the Mayo County Councils diaspora website www.Mayo.ie. TD […]

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Mayo Athletes Represent Ireland In Los Angeles.

MAYO athletes Martina Walsh and Aoife Beston are part of an 88-strong Irish contingent who left Dublin  yesterday morning following a big send from family, friends and well wishers on representing the country at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. Team Ireland athletes will compete in 12 sports: Aquatics, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Equestrian, Football (5 & […]

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€500,000 in new funding to attract international start-ups to locate to Ireland

Enterprise Ireland launches new Competitive Start Fund aimed at overseas entrepreneurs and Irish diaspora The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD and the Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD, today (Monday) announced a new €500,000 Competitive Start Fund aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs outside Ireland to locate their start-up businesses here. […]

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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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Belmullet Woman Selected to Represent Australia

Hard to believe but Belmullet woman Sinead Diver started running just over six years ago. Originally from Corclough, Sinead is now due to represent her adopted nation Australia at the IAAF World Championships in Sinead moved to Australia in 2002 and wasn’t planning on staying permanently however each year found a different reason to stay […]

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Mayo artists in London exhibition

The works of two Mayo artists have gone on display in London this week as part of a major Irish art exhibition. Camille Souter and Hughie O’Donoghue both feature in The Art of a Nation , an exhibition at the Mall Galleries Works, a contemporary gallery space in the heart of Central London.  The exhibition […]

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Manchester leads the way for Mayo Day in the UK

James Keegan (the New Lord of the Dance taking over from Michael Flately) , Lawrence Hennigan junior (Dancer with Keegan Academy of Irish Dancing), Lawrence Hennigan senior (Mayo Manchester)Nikitta Cassidy (Dance captain with Lord of the Dance). Manchester played a leading part in the inaugural international Mayo Day which took place on Saturday 2 May […]

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