Balla native, Raymond Holian wins GAA award in America

Raymond Holian from Balla has been recognised for his hard work and dedication to St Patrick’s GAA Club, Fairfield, USA in the past year by being awarded Player of the Year 2017. Having only moved to Connecticut last year after being awarded a Conlisk Scholarship to attain a Masters degree in Business Administration at Fairfield […]

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Igor ‘home’ in Mayo for Christmas

NEXT Tuesday, December 19, Santa will provide a special through the night sleigh-ride escort to Dublin Airport from the Chernobyl affected regions of Belarus for a group of children with special needs who will begin a two-week long Christmas rest and recuperation stay in counties across Ireland. Host families from nine counties will welcome the […]

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Glen Keen Farm developing links with China

FOLLOWING on from the successful trip to the World Bridge Tourism Conference and ITB in Shanghai, China, last May, Glen Keen Farm has succeeded in qualifying Mayo as a quality visitor destination for the Chinese market. Louisburgh-based Glen Keen Farm, along with Game of Thrones, Winterfell Tours NI, were the only chosen representatives from the […]

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Wine Glasses

Wine, women . . . and Mayo

It’s not a county known for its viticulture, but three Mayo women are changing that. They share their stories Story by: John Wilson The Irish Times   Pharmacist and wine maker Róisín Curley Róisín Curley is a pharmacist, working in the family business in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. At the same time, she makes her own wines in Burgundy, one […]

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China and Mayo to Identify Areas for Collaboration Between the Regions

It was agreed through signing a letter of intention that both Huangshi Municipality and County Mayo will share economic development experiences; exchange local government development work and approaches and identify areas for collaboration between the regions. On 21st of November 2017, Mr. Luo Guanghui, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of Huangshi Municipal People’s Congress […]

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Mayo People of the Year Awards 2017

Hall of Fame – Enda Kenny Former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, will be presented with the Hall of Fame Award for his 42-years service as a public representative to his native Islanadeady, Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland and Europe where he was a member of  the European Council of Ministers and President of the European Council of Ministers from […]

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#cong17 A one day ‘un-conference’ style technology festival

CongRegation™ or #cong17 is a one day ‘un-conference’ style technology festival with a range of events taking place in Cong, Co Mayo from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November 2017. Congregation is a three day technology festival designed to foster links between attendees from very diverse backgrounds and create deep discussion and dialogue.  Central to the event is […]

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Success on the national stage for Westport singer

Westport born singer/songwriter Maria Kelly has been selected as the winner of this year’s RTÉ Other Voices Open Call competition. Maria will now travel to Dingle in Kerry next month to perform at the Eir Other Voices Festival. Her performance at the IMRO Other Room Recordings will also feature on the RTÉ TV series Other […]

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