Two Mayo Beaches Have Regained Their Blue Flag Status.

Mayo has regained two of its Blue Flags, which were lost last year due to storm damage. Bertra and Mulranny beaches have regained their Blue Flag status. An Taise announced the news at the International Blue Flag Award and the National Green Coast Award ceremony today. 12 blue flags have been awarded to beaches in mayo, beaches at […]

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Mayo School awarded title of ‘Ireland’s Water School of the Year’

Mayo School awarded title of ‘Ireland’s Water School of the Year’ A primary school from Mayo was named Ireland’s Water School of the Year at a recent ceremony in Dublin’s Royal College of Physicians. St. Joseph’s National School, Killasser, Swinford took both the Connaught/Ulster Regional award and the overall National award in the Primary School […]

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Féile na Tuaithe set to be a record breaker

IT’S official – Féile na Tuaithe 2015 at the National Museum of Country Life – Turlough Park is going to be the biggest yet, with over 100 attractions, events, demonstrations and stalls for all the family. The action will cover the entire 30-acre site and upwards of 25,000 people are expected to join in this […]

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National recognition for Outstanding Young People from Mayo

Ireland’s top young people were honoured last weekend for their outstanding achievements in a number of areas including personal achievement, contribution to children/human rights, cultural achievements, environmental leadership and medical innovation. Among those awarded on the night were Mayo man and human rights activist Andrew Forde for his on going voluntary and career based work […]

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An Post Ras 2015 In Mayo Today

An Post Ras 2015 is in Mayo today for Stage 4 and 5, Today’s stage 4 began in Bearna this morning is expected to reach the finish line in Newport at 3pm today passing through Louisburgh, Lecanvey, Murrisk, Westportbefore today’s stage conclusion in Newport. Tomorrows stage 5 is from Newport to Ballina taking in a scenic route along the wild atlantic way […]

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Mayo claims three European Sport Tourism Awards

Mayo comes up trumps Shannon Group European Sport Tourism Awards Dermot Langan, Mayo County Council, is presented with the National Sport Tourism Destination Marketing award by Caroline Madden of W2 Consulting. European Sports Tourism Awards 2015. King John’s Castle, Limerick. Picture credit: Sean Curtin, Fusionshooters . Mayo hit the bright lights of sport tourism in […]

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Chinese Premier Visits County Mayo

Chinese Premier  Li Keqiang, his wife Professor Cheng and Chinese Ministers are on a two day tour of Ireland. The Chinese delegation accompanied by an Taoiseach and members of his cabinet,  began their tour on Sunday with a trip to a 109-hectare farm in county Mayo there was tight security for the visit of the primier. The Taoiseach says […]

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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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Bike Week 2015 Grants For Community / Sports Groups

Building on the fantastic enthusiasm and participation of groups around the county in Bike Week 2014, Mayo Sports Partnership in conjunction with Mayo County Council, An Taisces Green – School Programmes, Road Safety Authority and Westport Smarter Travel is now inviting applications for funding from interested community groups / sports clubs for Bike Week 2015 […]

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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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