Mayo winners at Irish Auto Trade Awards

THREE businesses from Mayo were national winners the Irish Auto Trade Awards 2019 in Citywest Hotel in Dublin. Now in their 5th year, the awards are a celebration of excellence in the Irish auto trade in Ireland, a sector that accounts for over 35,000 jobs. Togher Tyres, Castlebar, won Tyre Retailer of the Year for […]

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Céide Coast in line for €500k Fáilte Ireland investment

North Mayo’s newly-branded Céide Coast is to benefit from a €500,000 investment from Fáilte Ireland in 2019.Councillors from the Ballina Municipal District heard details of how the funding will benefit the tourism offering of the coastal communities that make up the Céide Coast when Anne Marie Flynn, manager of the Mayo North Promotions Office, gave […]

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Brewery founders receive knighthoods

COMPLETE with all the pomp and ceremony you’d expect, Bart Adons and Cillian Ó Moráin of Mescan Brewery were officially knighted and became part of the Confrérie van de Hasseltse Jenever. A crowd of 120,000 people flocked into the Flemish town of Hasselt for the annual Jeneverfest. (Jenever is the Flemish word for the spirit […]

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€43m in advance farm payments

Rural and Community Development Minister Michael Ring has revealed that more than €43m has been paid out to 10,119 Mayo farmers under advance payments of the 2018 Basic Payments Scheme (BPS). Mr Ring said he was delighted that so many Mayo farmers would benefit from these early payments. “These payments are a vital support for farmers across the sector in maximizing cash flow and are particularly […]

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Clare Island Salmon on World Taste Atlas

Clare Island Salmon is truly on the global map. It has been included on the world’s first food atlas which has been launched at www.tasteatlas.com.  The idea of the atlas is to promote ‘eat local’ culture, as well as to inform travellers and food lovers about local ingredients and traditional dishes from all around the world. The […]

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Mayo County Council welcome news that Ballinrobe is one of six towns nationally to take part in pilot project 

Mayo County Council welcomes the announcement from Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, T.D., that Ballinrobe has been named as one of six towns nationally to receive funding of up to €100,000 towards increasing the number of people living in rural towns. The council will engage and work alongside the local community and […]

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