Ireland’s Cameron Hanley from Claremorris, Co. Mayo took his first international show jumping victory today (Saturday, March 30th) after an almost two-year absence caused by a freak accident to his knee that resulted in a total of 17 operations. Speaking from Arezzo in Italy, the Mayo-born rider said: “It was a small class, but it’s […]
Archives for March 2013
A cheap suitcase that was typical of those carried by Irish emigrants going to Britain in large numbers during the 1950s features in a new exhibition at the Museum of Country Life at Turlough, Castlebar. It’s part of the National Museum of Ireland’s “100 OBJECTS” collection that takes us through the history of people in Ireland […]
The Mullet Drama group performed ‘Love Thy Neighbour’ over three nights in Aras Inis Gluaire and raised €3,000 for the purchase of an infusion pump for the Special Care Baby Unit in Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar. The 3-act comedy, written by Jimmy Carney was well attended on all three nights by the people of […]
The Mol an Oige In-Home Family Services Programme, which is delivered in Mayo and Roscommon across a number of child care services, has led to improvements in parenting confidence and skills, child behaviour, family routines, and more generally in family life, according to an evaluation report which was launched at Mayo General Hospital.
Maureen Burke from Haverhill in Massachusetts has been in touch to seek help in finding her long lost cousins in Newport, County Mayo. Maureen would like to get in touch with her Moran cousins for an upcoming Family Reunion on June 1st 2013 in New Hampshire, USA. Maureen explains: “Over the past 27 years, although I’ve […]
An extra train service has been introduced every Friday evening on the Dublin-Westport route, following a successful trial on St Patrick’s weekend. Mayo and Roscommon residents going home for the weekend will benefit from the extension of the 17.10 Heuston to Athlone service onwards to Westport, serving all stations between Athlone and Westport.
The return of Westport Walks Weekdays saw all the schools in Westport step into action to promote sustainable travel to school. To help celebrate the day the RTE Nationwide television programme came to Westport to film the event. The day was an enormous success with all schools making a big effort to reduce car use […]
Over 150 athletes, ranging from the experienced to the first time novice, are expected to compete in the Castlebar Sprint Distance Triathlon 2013, taking place on April 21st. The event is organised by Liquid Motion Triathlon Club in Ballina and G.M.I.T. Castlebar.
The Irish Association for Supported Employment (IASE) is calling on businesses in Mayo to participate in the sixth annual National Supported Employment Week (22nd to the 28th April). Job Shadow Day (24th April) is the highlight of the week and will see hundreds of people with disabilities shadow a workplace mentor as he or she […]
Experiencing engineering in a fun way was the theme recently, when Shell E&P Ireland Limited played host to a group of local students as part of national Engineers Week. Thirty-one senior cycle students and five teachers from Gaelcholáiste Chomáin, Rossport, visited the Corrib gas terminal at Bellanaboy Bridge and the tunnelling site at Aughoose, seeing and […]
The Mayo Pink Ribbon Cycle on Bank Holiday, Saturday 4th May, has three different routes in three different distances – 50k, 110k and 175k. That’s something to suit everyone in the friendliest cycling event in the West, which will once again be led by its patron, Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD.
An Taisce’s National Spring Clean campaign is about to kick off in County Mayo with groups organising clean-up events throughout the county in the coming weeks. The National Spring Clean campaign is Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative organised by An Taisce and funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.
Abbott, the global health care company, has been recognised as one of Ireland’s Best Workplaces for the progressive work practises and innovative employee programmes in place at Abbott facilities around the country, including the Abbott Medical Optics facility in Westport.
Sixteen students from Erris will be awarded scholarships this year under the re-vamped Corrib Natural Gas Third-Level Scholarship scheme, which has been extended for another two years.
A County Mayo GMIT Art and Design student has been short-listed for the prestigious Vodafone DIT Student Design Competition and will compete against top designers from around the country in the finals in Dublin on 20 March.
Mayo County Council Arts Office was recently awarded significant funding fromm the Arts Council Local Partnership Scheme to mark Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. The project, entitled ‘I Could Read The Sky’, will see the Arts Office and Mayo Arts Squad work with Dead Good Guides (UK) and local artists to develop […]