The Ukes Are Coming!!!

This June Bank Holiday weekend, May 30th, will see the first “Ukulele Train” pull up at Castlebar railway station. The train is part of this year’s Féile Ukulele fun and will carry over 50 ukulele players from Dublin and the various stations along the route. Féile Ukulele is being run this year in association with […]

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€440,000 given to West Mayo clubs and organisations

A total of 129 different groups, clubs and organisations have been given funding as part of the €440,000 allocation under the ‘General Municipal Allocation’. Clubs and organisations in the West Mayo Municipal District of Mayo County Council approved for funding were released last week. The funding was split into four sections. They are: promotion of the […]

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Award winning American travel writer visits Mayo

The editor of the world’s largest travel website and author of a New York Times bestselling novel visited Mayo last week to sample all the county Mayo has to offer. Paula Froelich, Editor in Chief of Yahoo Travel, a travel website which attracts an Astonishing 700,000 hits a day, travelled to Mayo on a family holiday. The author, journalist and […]

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Connacht Spring Show officially launched

The Connacht Spring Show now in its fifth year,  promises to be bigger and better on May 17th at Ballinrobe Racecourse. At its official launch on last Friday evening ,  John Flannelly racecourse manager described the event as ‘phenomenal’ and an event which generates a lot of business for the town. ‘Health and Safety on and off the […]

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New broadband network for Castlebar Before 2016

  Taoiseach Enda Kenny  announced last Friday  a new fibre network for Castlebar, which is set to benefit existing businesses and multinationals already working in the town and attract new businesses to locate there too. The ‘metro’ fibre network will run through ducting to Main Street, the Mall, Mayo General Hospital, GMIT Mayo Campus and […]

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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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Newport National School Celebrate Mayo Day

Children and staff at Newport NS turned out in force to celebrate the inaugural Mayo Day. The school community decorated the building and proudly wore our county colours in order to connect with the estimated nine million diaspora around the world. As part of the celebration the school hosted a reception for Mayo Rose and […]

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