Author Sally Rooney. Photo by Jonny Davies.

Sally Rooney’s Normal People wins Book of the Year

Normal People, the critically acclaimed, prize-winning second novel by 28-year-old Irish writer Sally Rooney, has been crowned Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, or Nibbies, on Monday evening. The book, published by Faber & Faber, triumphed over formidable competition including Michelle Obama’s Becoming (Viking), which won two awards, Non-Fiction: Narrative Book of the Year […]

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Kilkelly goes green and red for Mayo Day

PHOTO BY CONOR KELLY Colour run participants in Kilkelly got doused in green and red on Mayo Day, May 4 last. The run was the latest activity in a calendar of events in the East Mayo town,which are being organised by the Family Resource Centre. There were medals for all of the participants as well […]

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24 Hours in Westport: A Perfect One Day Itinerary For This Mayo Town

Westport is an incredibly popular town situated on the west coast of Ireland, Co. Mayo, and has ties to famous 16th-century pirate queen Grace O’Malley. From climbing Croagh Patrick to playing in indoor play villages to exploring ancient castles, here our one-day itinerary for exploring Westport, including locations to have a bite to eat! Morning […]

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Experience the Wild Atlantic Way: Run | Kayak | Cycle

Over 800 competitors expected to Connemara and Westport for one of Irelands most Iconic Adventure Races. Gaelforce West in partnership with John West has led the way for adventure racing in Ireland since it started in 2006.  This 66km race, taking place on the 22nd of June, starts on Glassilaun beach in Connemara at dawn […]

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Mark My Words – Poetry and Art at Mayo Day

During March and April, Mayo Arts Service and Mayo Day in partnership with Poetry Ireland provided a poetry and art workshop to four primary schools in the Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The participating primary schools worked with Mayo poet, Terry Mc Donagh and Mayo Artsquad Artist, Rónán Quigley.  During the workshop, the students wrote their own […]

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UPSTART 2019 Arts and Disability Award Recipients announced

In celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, (Tuesday 3rd December, 2019) Mayo County Council’s Arts Service is delighted to announce the recipients of the UPSTART 2019 awards. Mayo County Council’s Arts Service has made a considerable commitment to the development of Arts and Disability throughout the county. This year, the Arts Service is […]

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Bealtaine Festival 2019 Launch

The launch of the Bealtaine Festival Programme 2019 and the exhibition ‘In the Making’ took place on Monday, April 29th in the Linenhall Art Centre. It was a wonderful event with many of the older artists themselves attending. The programme was launched by Cllr. Blackie Gavin, Cathaoirleach Mayo CoCo and the exhibition was opened by […]

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Foxford flies the Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo

THIS week, for the second year running, Foxford is hosting one of the major cultural events in the county, Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo. During the county fleadh, which runs until this Sunday, May 12, competition goers will fill the venues located throughout the town in anticipation of qualifying for the provincial stages – and possibly to be in the running for a coveted All-Ireland title. The fleadh began […]

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