When James Henry Casserly who was the first Station Master in Killala Railway Station was leaving in 1894, the people of Killala and Ballycastle came together to present him with a pocket watch as a token of the high esteem in which the community held the Galway native. Now 125 years later, the pocket watch, […]
Three days walking through some of the most beautiful and historic countryside in County Mayo awaits those who take part in the inaugural Summer Solstice Walking Festival. Photo: John Moylette Western Care Association and the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Committee are hosting the inaugural Summer Solstice Walking Festival on Friday, June 20th to Sunday, June […]
Finding your Co Mayo roots has never been easier thanks to the genealogical services that are provided by a number of research centres and ancestry websites. There are tens of thousands of people around the globe who can trace their ancestry back to County Mayo which has been ravaged by emigration since the Famine in the […]
Mayo soccer players feature strongly in the FAI Airtricity League 2014 season which kicks off on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8. And a number of young soccer players from Mayo continue to make their mark with leading clubs in the English soccer leagues. Ballinrobe-natives, Ciaran Kelly, and Alan Murphy were among the first […]
Families of Irish descendants in the UK and USA will feature in an interesting TV documentary this weekend telling the story of how they discovered their County Mayo roots.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the news that Mayo is set to acquire two new Youth Cafés in Castlebar and Ballinrobe respectively with €50,000 in funding allocated to each. A total package of €1.5 million in capital funding for the provision of 30 new Youth Cafés across the country was announced by Minister for Children […]
Cloghans Hill National School, a tiny school in the Parish of Roundfort on the Mayo and Galway border are runners-up in a Science Week Movie Making competition entitled “Reel Life Science” in NUIG. The pupils made a 3 minute instructional video with the help of their teacher, Iseult Mangan, which classifies the germs we are […]
Christina McMahon from Hollymount, Co. Mayo has won €44,000 on The National Lottery, Big Money Game show on RTE on Saturday 24th August. The winning ticket was bought in Tesco. Five players from Mayo, Meath, Longford, Tipperary, and Galway won prizes to the value of €221,000. The biggest winner on the night was Mary Neary […]
A total of 473 anglers took part in the 60th annual World Cup wetfly championships on Lough Mask with anglers enjoying changeable weather conditions during the 5-day event. This year’s winner was Eugene McCarthy from Galway with a final day catch of 2 trout for 7.20lbs. He is pictured above with his trophy and with his […]
Aoife Prendergast, who has extensive training and lecturing experience in both the UK and Ireland, has been appointed by leading career training company Sli Nua Careers to manage their Dublin office. Aoife, a native of Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, will operate the company’s Dublin office in Dun Laoghaire. Sli Nua Careers also has offices in Galway, […]
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.