Women of Ballinrobe & its Hinterland

All will be revealed in Ballinrobe Library on Saturday 17th August, 2019 at 12.30 pm when an exhibition of 34 stories of women from the area will be displayed. These stories were submitted by members of the community who wished to pay a tribute to their chosen woman. On individual canvases, photographs, text and a […]

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Huge crowd attends Ballinrobe defibrillator launch

Picture of the Ballinrobe defibrillator launch. Photo from Believe in Ballinrobe Facebook Page A HUGE crowd of locals attended the recent launch of Roxboro community defibrillator in the local primary school, just outside Ballinrobe. Roxboro NS was en fete for the occasion which followed a fundraising campaign that yielded the €3,000 needed to purchase and install life-saving defibrillator equipment and to train 16 locals on how to […]

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Top 10 Things to Do in South Mayo – Cong & Ballinrobe

Some say that Ballinrobe is the oldest town in Mayo, dating back to 1390, and Cong village is where the last High King of Ireland died in 1198. With a wealth of heritage and archaeological sites, this beautiful region is considered to be Ireland’s Lake District – there’s an adventure for everyone here. 1. Visit the award-winning Ashford […]

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Mayo businesses to exhibit at premier interior design event

MAYO exhibitors have been added to the line-up for ‘house 2019’, Ireland’s premier interior design event. Home furnishing store Elephant Living, which is based in Ballinrobe, will be showcasing their products along with Cloch Design, who are based in Tourmakeady, and create bogwood and river stone sculptures. Landscape artist Padraig McCaul, who is based on Achill Island, will also be joining the line-up. The […]

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Ronan is carrying on a proud family tradition

A Ballinrobe man who is continuing a long-standing family tradition of working as a fisheries officer is now encouraging others to help protect and develop Mayo’s rivers and lakes over the summer months. Ronan Cusack lives on the shores of Lough Mask and has been a fanatical angler since childhood. His grandfather worked in the […]

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Mayo exhibitors for Gifted Craft and Design Fair

AWARD-WINNING designs inspired by the beauty of the west and the Mayo skies will be in the spotlight at Gifted – the Contemporary Craft and Design Fair. With over 500 designers, makers and artisan food producers displaying original gifts, the traditional opening to the festive season in Dublin is set to attract over 45,000 people […]

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Thousands expected for Ballinrobe Christmas tractor parade

THOUSANDS are expected to line the streets for Ballinrobe’s third annual Christmas lights tractor parade. Sponsored by McHale’s, a magical spectacle for young and old, 30 tractors will be decorated in a range of lights that will set the town glowing this Sunday evening, December 2. Speaking to The Mayo News, organiser of the event, Richard Burke […]

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Ballinrobe Heritage Iron and Craft Festival

Master blacksmiths and craftspeople from all over Ireland will be in Ballinrobe next weekend (12th to 14th October), along with local craftspeople, musicians, dancers and food producers, for the Ballinrobe Heritage Iron and Craft festival. Ballinrobe Library Grounds will be bustling with the sights and sounds of the blacksmith’s forge as master craftsmen repair and […]

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Lithuanian business delegation spends time in Mayo

A number of Lithuanian business people held meetings in Mayo last week with a view to expanding their ventures in the county, writes Majella Loftus. The Global Lithuanian Enterprise Network, in partnership with Mayo Co Council and the Embassy of Lithuania in Ireland, welcomed three Lithuanian-based enterprises who have taken the initiative to explore all […]

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Claremorris and Ballinrobe centres ‘will provide superb local healthcare’

THE Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, is today officially opening Primary Care Centres in Claremorris and Ballinrobe. The centres, which have been built with government funding, will provide modern facilities for a significant range of primary care services; delivered by locally based, multi-disciplinary Primary Care Teams. Minister Ring said: “These brand new, […]

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