A clearly ebullient Minister Michael Ring launched Greenway Gifts in Doherty’s Pub, Mulranny on Midsummer’s Day, Friday 21st June. The tourism Minister expressed his delight at seeing a new business spring up on the back of one of the county’s most successful tourism ventures in recent years – the Great Western Greenway. Greenway Gifts is […]
Archives for June 2013
Knock Museum has recognised for high standards in the management of the museum, care of collections and visitor services by the Heritage Council under the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland. Knock Museum has successfully reapplied for Full Accreditation in the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland having originally been awarded full accreditation status in 2009. Following […]
Westportif Cycling Challenge, the newest cycling event in Ireland, takes place in Westport over the weekend, 19, 20 and 21 July. The cycling fest is a joint collaboration of two of the most prominent cycling clubs in Connaught, Westport Covey Wheelers CC and Western Lakes CC from Ballinrobe. Keith O’Connell chairman of Westport Covey Wheelers […]
Gealóga, a traditional music ensemble, formed as part of the Music Generation Mayo – Music Residency Programme – will give concerts at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, on Friday, July 12th, and the Ballina Arts Centre on Saturday, July 13th. Gealóga performed for international delegates attending the Education Committee Meeting in Castletown House, Leixlip, a […]
In remembrance of the people from Claremorris that were buried during the pre and post Famine years at the site of the new Link Road from Mount Street to the Railway Station, a special commemoration was held on Sunday 2 June.
GMIT is to offer a new four-year part-time BA degree in Contemporary Art Practices in its Mayo campus, commencing January 2014. The new Level 7 programme will be delivered over one full day and one evening class per week, incorporating a summer school and online learning, over four years. Students will have the option of […]
The descendants of Patrick Gavin – born in Claremorris in 1872 – came together in Co Mayo over the weekend for their very own ‘Gathering’. They included Simon Gregory, director of markets for Tourism Ireland. Fifteen of Simon’s relatives flew in from around Great Britain for the weekend, to discover Claremorris, find out about the […]
Three Mayo ladies were members of the Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Association team who won the Ladies Flyfishing International against England, Scotland, and Wales in Caragh Lough in Co. Kerry on the 11 -13th June. Dorrie Gibbons, Julie McGeever, and Carmel Kelly helped Ireland win “Gold” by taking first place – and by a sizable […]
Mayo clocked up its first-ever national win at the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) Irish Restaurant Awards last week when Westport restaurant Sol Rio took the Kids Size Me award for Ireland at a prestigious event commonly known as “The Restaurant Oscars’. Kids Size Me is a joint initiative from the Nutrition and Health Foundation […]
Students from St. Brendan’s National School in Kilmeena, outside of Westport will unveil the results of a water research project that they have been working on over the past few months on Thursday, June 27th, at 7.30pm in the Kilmeena Community Hall. The project, in partnership with Kilmeena Group Water Scheme and IRISHTV, has afforded […]
Well-known Ballina pharmacist, James Geraghty of Molloys Lifestyle Pharmacies and Health Stores, has presented Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and Mayo Roscommon Hospice with a cheque for €15,000. The proud occasion was a result of a fundraising effort on behalf of James, who took part in the Marathon Des Sable in April in aid of […]
Ballina Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has welcomed the announcement by the Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Michael Ring TD, that €40,000 has been allocated for a feasibility study for a Ballina Greenway, known as the Monasteries of the Moy Greenway.
The Burrishoole Fishery in Furnace, near Newport, County Mayo is one of Ireland’s premier Lough fisheries for salmon and offers a unique fishing experience. The fishing season opens on Wednesday 19th June to 29th September 2013. The Fishery will be open weekly on Wednesday through to Sunday 9 am to 6 pm. The fish trapping […]
Gortskehy NS pupils are top of the class. The 3rd-6th class Gortskehy NS pupils created a 90-second video advert for Primary Planet Magazine and won an amazing prize for the school.
Foxford will be the centre of attraction on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th August when the community celebrates the town’s culture and heritage, at the Gathering Foxford 2013.
The Mayor of Ballina, Cllr Willie Nolan, has launched the new Moy Valley Care and Repair Service for senior citizens at a ceremony in the Kennedy Glasgow House in Ballina. This new and innovative service will assist couples over 65 or individuals who are living alone to do a variety of tasks that senior citizens […]