James Horan scoops Mayo Person of the Year award

Former Mayo manager James Horan was honoured last Thursday night when he was named Mayo Person of the Year. James Horan last night was named mayo person of the year last night   stepped down as Mayo manager following the county’s defeat to Kerry in the All Ireland semi-final last August. Horan took over the county […]

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Ceide Fields visit for free

OPW initiative offering free admission to heritage sites all over the country. Minister Michael Ring is encouraging the people of Mayo to visit one of the Country’s most famous heritage sites – The Ceide Fields -and enjoy the experience  free of charge , on the first Wednesday of every month. The Ceide Fields are the […]

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WATER BABIES LAUNCH BABY SWIMMING CLASSES IN MAYO

Water Babies, Ireland’s leading baby swim school, which teaches swimming to over 3,000 small babies and toddlers in Ireland every week, is delighted to announce that it is bringing Water Babies classes to Westport (24 February) and Ballina (26 February) in County Mayo. Water Babies, Ireland’s leading baby swim school, which teaches swimming to over […]

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Kelly’s eye up a return to Westport in May

The Kelly Clan are returning to Westport for the 11th Kelly Clan Gathering. The last time the Clan visited the lovely town of Westport was in 2003 when a most successful Gathering took place. The International Gathering which is supported by Westport County Council takes place on the weekend of 15-17 May 2015 and will […]

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SWINFORD ‘RE-FOCUSED’ Urban Design Study

SWINFORD ‘RE-FOCUSED’ Spirit-of-Place – Urban Design Study As part of a programme to collaborate with the Community in continuing the rejuvenation of Swinford, Mayo County Council will be holding a discussion forum on Wednesday 21st of January in the Cultural Centre in Swinford. All are welcome to this public meeting which is in preparation for […]

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Two Mayo winners scoop Irish Fashion Innovation Awards

Two Mayo women have taken top honours at the prestigious Irish Fashion Innovation Awards in Galway. Newport’s Lisa Ryder was named Accessory Designer of the Year, while Foxford’s Orla Sheridan scooped the Red Carpet Award from the stylish audience. Lisa Ryder is a textile designer who studied in GMIT, with an MA at Glasgow School of […]

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Claremorris Native wins US Fulbright Award

Nóirín Ní Laighin ó Mhaigh Eo a bheidh ag múineadh Gaeilge in Ollscoil Notre Dame, Indiana an bhliain acadúil seo chugainn. Nóirín Ní Laighin from Bekan, Claremorris, Co. Mayo was one of 37 recipients honoured with a Fulbright award on Friday 15th June 2012 at an event at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Nóirín will […]

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Mayo Student Is building a nuclear fusion reactor in his back garden

14-year-old TOM MCCARTHY, from Mayo, isn’t your typical secondary school student, his hobbies include Basketball, GAA, physics and building a nuclear fusion reactor in his parents’ shed. This isn’t science fiction the may student plans to crowdfund is dream of builing a reactor. Tom said “ I have a huge interest in Maths and Physics, […]

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