An exhibition of paintings by eight final-year art students in the GMIT Mayo campus will open in GMIT’s St. Mary’s Hall, Castlebar, on Friday, 7 June, 6.30pm.
Archives for May 2013
The valuable work carried out by volunteers in County Mayo that so often goes unnoticed was highlighted during National Volunteering Week which took place this year from Monday 13th May to Sunday 19th May.
Inclement weather conditions didn’t curb the enthusiasm of gardening folk at the launch of the Clew Bay Garden Trail at Connacht Gold Garden Centre, Westport, on Saturday 18th May.
Businesswomen of all walks enjoyed a morning of inspiration in Ballina on Thursday 16th of May at the “Support4Growth” mentoring clinic, coordinated by lead partner Galway Chamber, in partnership with Sligo Chamber and the Enterprise Europe Network, and supported by the European Commission. The clinic, which was opened by Galway Chamber CEO, Michael Coyle, commented […]
The Reserve, a seven-piece Castlebar-based band, is releasing a new CD, ‘Come Home for the Gathering’, to raise funds for the Western Care Association’s Home-share projects. Two members of the band, David Tuomey, and Kelvin Frain, write the band’s material and have also been involved in some very successful fundraising projects that have helped fund […]
The recently announced Nephin Wilderness Project formed the backdrop to The Wilderness in Modified Landscape Conference in the Castlecourt Hotel, Westport. This innovative project will deliver a dedicated wilderness of forest, mountain, bog, river, and lakes in the Nephin Beg Range. This project arose following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the […]
The C & C Cellular Mayo Track and Field Championships were held in Claremorris Athletic Track at the weekend. Large crowds of boys and girls travelled to Claremorris to compete in various athletic disciplines.
For the second year running Mayo Centra will enter a team in the An Post 8 day Rás and this year the riders are all members of the Western Lakes Cycling Club.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the announcement by NUI Galway President, Dr Jim Browne, that Galway University Foundation and NUI Galway are to invest €2 million to support clinical training facilities for medical students at Mayo General Hospital as part of the Mayo Medical Academy initiative.
Award-winning garden designer and TV presenter, Leonie Cornelius, will launch the Clew Bay Garden Trail 2013 in Connacht Gold Garden Centre, Westport, on Saturday, 18th May, at 12 noon.
Moy Sports Forum hosted a Women’s Health Evening in Ballina. The event, targeting women of all ages, was held at the Primary Care Centre on Kevin Barry Street, at Mayo Sports Clinic.
Seven volunteer managers from all over Mayo have successfully complete Volunteer Management Training with Mayo Volunteer Centre.
Trout angling on Lough Mask this week has been outstanding, with reports of great catches coming in from all across the lake. Weather conditions have been mixed, but a noticeable increase in temperature has reflected well in the much improved fly hatches.
Over 1,000 singers will take part in the second Mayo International Choral Festival from Mayo 23-26 . Expect to hear singing from many genres, including jazz, pop, folk, barbershop, sacred, and some yet to be defined! Mayo will be the mecca for all music lovers.
Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin is supporting a plan to transform Ballina’s former Garda Station and the adjoining Customs and Excise office into a regional cultural centre for Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, the organisation that promotes traditional Irish music and culture around the world.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD has launched the Music Generation Mayo Library Resource and County Community Forum Instrument Bank that will allow children up to the age of 18 to hire musical instruments and access tuition from their local libraries.