Last Straw Campaign officially launched in Castlebar

CASTLEBAR Tidy Towns, in conjunction with Mayo County Council, launched the Last Straw Campaign in Cox’s, Castlebar, this morning. Plastic straws are a big contributor to litter and environmental damage and this initiative aims to eliminate the use of plastic straws and switch to compostable paper straws. Pubs, takeaways and restaurants have stepped up to […]

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Author Sally Rooney. Photo by Jonny Davies.

Writer Sally in running for Man Booker prize

CASTLEBAR born author Sally Rooney is one of three Irish authors included in the Man Booker prize long-list. The 27-year-old has been long-listed for her second novel, Normal People, which will be published next month. The two other Irish authors on the list are Donal Ryan and Anna Burns. Despite her tender years, Sally already […]

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Travellers’ Journey @ Museum of Country Life

Travellers’ Journey, a new temporary exhibition about Traveller life and traditions in the west of Ireland, is open now on Level D of the exhibition galleries. Some of the key objects on display include a jacket worn by boxer Francis Barrett at the 1996 Summer Olympics; a model barrel top wagon; a tie belonging to […]

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National Treasures @ Museum of Country Life

View an exhibition of ordinary little objects with big stories to tell, based on the popular RTÉ television programme – National Treasures with John Creedon. All exhibition objects were submitted by members of the public as part of a unique all-island social history project to tell the story of Ireland over the last century. More […]

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Culture Night MAYO 2015 – REVOLVES AROUND YOU!

Culture Night 2015 will take place on September 18th and plans are afoot to make the night a memorable cultural experience for Mayo audiences, with a record number of twenty-eight cultural organisations and groups busily preparing varied programmes of activity for the evening. People of all ages across the county are encouraged to take advantage […]

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