Perennial favourites, Castlebar Gospel Choir will be making a spirited return to the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar on Thursday, 13th June, at 8pm.
Archives for April 2013
Westport often hits the national media, but not usually with a staff “takeover” bid led by business guru Norah Casey. The Clew Bay Hotel is the focus of “The Takeover” on RTE television this Thursday (2nd May). The hit TV show puts management on the sidelines and gives staff a chance to take control of the […]
The “In Humbert’s Footsteps” Gathering event, which takes place over the weekend of August 16th to 18th in County Mayo, has received a huge boost with the news that the L.É. Eithne, the Naval Service’s Helicopter Patrol Vessel, is to attend the celebrations which will re-enact the landing by French soldiers in Kilcummin in 1798.
Ballina Young Fine Gael members were commended for their participation in democracy when they were addressesd by Deputy Michelle Mulherin at their annual general meeting. The members, whose age range is from 15 to 30 years, were updated on a number of local and national issues by Deputy Mulherin.
In what has become an annual event, a group of motorbike enthusiasts will take to the roads on Thursday, 25th April to raise funds for life-saving equipment for Neo-Natal Intensive Care Units and Special Care Baby Units in hospitals from Letterkenny to Limerick including Mayo General in Castlebar.
The shift worldwide to mobile computing is also evident in the West of Ireland including County Mayo where tablet ownership has doubled in the last 6 months.
Mayo Community Food Initiative is to receive funding in order to positively influence the eating habits of families in low income communities in Ballina.
Ballina secondary school student, Ta Naw, a Transition Year student at St. Mary’s Secondary School, has assisted in launching the Northern Ireland plastic bag levy. Ta Naw, travelled to Belfast on April 8 last to assist in the official launch, after she designed a couture dress creation made entirely from plastic bags. As part of the national […]
Mona Sweeney from Achill Sound, who studies in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), has won the overall Vodafone Student Design Award 2013 at the Vodafone DIT Fashion Show in Vicar Street Dublin last night (17th April 2013) from an impressive shortlist of ten designs. Mona picked up a cash prize of €2,500 for her winning […]
The 2013 Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo will take place in Swinford on the weekend of 10th, 11th and 12th May.
An electrical services student from Co Mayo was among the first cohort of students on the new Electrical Services and Automation Engineering degree programme in GMIT who hosted an exciting exhibition of their work in the Galway campus.
It has all the appearances of a Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. The cowboys are rough and exchange mean glances; there are spurs, chewed tobacco, trusty steeds and the obligatory tumbleweed – all captured in washed out Panavision.
Western Care Association is delighted to announce details of Rhythms in May, a variety concert that will take place in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris on Thursday, May 2nd next.
Six Mayo students have won top prizes in this year’s 59th Texaco Children’s Art Competition. In the 14-15 years age category, first prize of €450 was won by 15-year-old Shania McDonagh from Mount St. Michael Secondary School, Claremorris, for her work entitled ‘Denis’. No stranger to the competition, this is the fourth year in succession Shania […]
The all-female combination of Front Office and Marketing deservedly scooped the much coveted Department Of The Year Award at the recent 4-star Hotel Westport’s own Awards evening. The two ladies who head up the winning departments, Mary O’Reilly (Front Office) and Eithne Cosgrove (Sales & Marketing), work very closely together and were thrilled to learn that […]
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD has welcomed news of the sale of the old post office in Mountainview to the Castlebar Community Development Association (CCDA) to develop as a youth centre for the town.