Over the years, whenever I passed the road sign to Derryhick Lake near Pontoon, I made a mental note to check out this secluded lough at some stage.
I finally got around to walking the Castlebar to Turlough Greenway in mid-April and I wasn’t disappointed by the 7km trail that opens a door to the countryside for walkers and cyclists in Castlebar.
My regular visits to Castlebar are never complete without a walk around beautiful Lough Lannagh – the urban park and walking trail that is a recreational oasis in the heart of Mayo’s county town.
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. […]
A new exhibition at the the the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co Mayo, tells the story of policing in Ireland over last two hundred years. Preserving the Peace: Policing on the Island of Ireland: 1814-2014 will run until Easter 2015 and forms part of the National Museum of Ireland’s […]
Traces of the Past travelling exhibition on remote sensing in archaeology is being staged at a number of venues in Co Mayo over the coming weeks. Photo: John Moylette Launched in County Mayo by Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD in Balla Secondary School, Traces of the Past exhibition has journeyed for the first time to rural […]