It’s just over a century ago that one of Ireland’s favourite ballads, “When It’s Moonlight In Mayo”, was first performed to vaudeville audiences in the United States – and the earliest recordings of the enduring melody were made in 1915, 100 years ago this year.
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For those of us of a certain age, the drive between Ballina and Castlebar through pretty Turlough Village was made all the more interesting by the view of Turlough Round Tower rising over the Mayo countryside.
Drummin Wood near Pontoon has one of the most scenic forest walking trails in Mayo with lake and mountain views to complement the wonderful woodland scenes.
Anthony Hickey recalls memorable days working in the Leitrim Observer newspaper in Carrick-on-Shannon which celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2014.