As we approach the centenary Armistice Day commemoration here in Ballina, I am glad to report by the strangest of coincidences that we can shine some light on the fate of one of those young men whose name is inscribed on the Great War Remembrance Monument at Green Park, Ballina.
News about people and places in Co Mayo, Ireland
Saturday in Sligo saw me happily escape the shopping duties to take a stroll along Rockwood Parade. My wandering took me along the banks of the Garavogue River near the end of its journey to the sea in Sligo Bay.
The strange upside-down V-shaped object in the night sky over North Mayo on Wednesday night had all the appearance of a UFO – but the truth is far less exciting if nonetheless interesting.
The first ever Remembrance Day ceremony at Ballina’s War Memorial at Green Park on the Killala Road took place on a wet and windy Sunday morning, November 8th, before a large and representative gathering of the local community.
Spring is the perfect time to visit Chengdu, China, the cosmopolitan and ancient city that is the capital of the province of Sichuan.
The unveiling of The Great War Remembrance Monument in the Green Park, Ballina, took place on Saturday, June 20th, 2015. The monument was unveiled by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD before a large and representative gathering of local people, including public representatives, clergymen, relatives of some of those soldiers whose names are inscribed on the […]
Anthony Hickey recalls memorable days working in the Leitrim Observer newspaper in Carrick-on-Shannon which celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2014.
A Bonniconlon-born nurse was among the award winners at the Irish Heart Foundation’s 5th Annual Stroke Awards, supported by the German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. Now retired, Anna Mai Maloney (60), worked as a nurse for many years in Galway and her incredible dedication to her patients was the key instigation in the set up […]
A Ballina-born academic and writer whose book ‘A Brief History of the Future: The origins of the Internet’, features on many university reading lists, was honoured with an Alumni Achievement Award from University College Cork (UCC) on Friday, November 28th. Born in Ballina, Co Mayo, in 1946, John Naughton is a prominent media commentator and graduated […]
The Clare Island Community Action Plan 2014-2019 has been launched by Michael Ring TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism, and Sport. The Community Futures Day event was held at Clare Island Community Centre on Sunday, 9th November 2014. Addressing the large gathering, Minister Ring thanked the Islanders for their hospitality, community spirit, and […]
Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by the planes flying over North Mayo and their vapour trails that criss-cross the sky on a clear day, evidence of Mayo’s location as one of the key North Atlantic routes for trans-Atlantic aircraft.
The Irish Naval vessel, LÉ Róisín (P51), looked impressive as it made its way out of the calm waters of Blacksod Bay, Co Mayo, on Sunday, September 14th.
A new book by a Mayo-born author tells the story of the violent confrontations and evictions that took place on the Nolan estate in Logboy near Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo, in the late 19th century. ‘Struggle and Strife on a Mayo estate, 1833–1903: The Nolans of Logboy and Their Tenants’ was written by Mayo native, Michael Kelly. […]
The largest book in the Irish language ever written by a single author reveals the origins of placenames in County Mayo. The long-running study of approximately 3,500 townland and island names of Mayo was compiled by Partry resident, Dr. Fiachra Mac Gabhann RIP, and initiated in 2001. It is with great sadness we record that Dr. […]
Anne Donnelly, Student Services Officer GMIT Mayo, has been shortlisted in RTE Radio 1 Frances Mac Manus short story competition. Her story “Poked”, which will be broadcast at 11.02pm (on Friday 18 July), tells the story of a woman whose world is turned upside down when her mother, who she has not seen in twenty-six years, […]
The Erris Beo App, which showcases all that is available to see and do in the Erris region of Co Mayo, can be downloaded for free by Android and iPhone users. The App, which can be downloaded from app.errisbeo.ie provides visitors with everything they need to know about Erris, including accommodation, cafés, restaurants, shops, golf, […]