The Crescent moon hung over Ballina to the south sinking between Venus and Jupiter both planets bleached out in the creeping light of a new dawn. In those magical minutes between darkness and daylight, the sky on this frosty late January morning was that deep blue that heralds a new dawn. Completing the serene scene, […]
The lovely aroma of Meadowsweet filled the air as I wandered through McMahon Park in Claremorris on a beautiful July Saturday.
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 […]
Mayo teacher Evelyn O’Connor from Ballyhaunis will join legendary Hollywood producer, Lord David Puttnam, on the stage at EXCITED, The Digital Learning Festival, which takes place in Dublin Castle on the 30th and 31st of May. The English teacher who teaches in Mount St. Michael Secondary School, Claremorris, has just been announced as one of […]
Claremorris will soon be Ireland’s first truly digital town, offering businesses a world-class 250Mbs fibre broadband service which will provide high-performance bandwidth, high-speed internet, voice and video. enet, Ireland’s open access network operator, is building Ireland’s first fibre town in Claremorris, Co. Mayo through a €0.5m investment in broadband infrastructure which sees AirSpeed Telecom offering […]
A number of interesting heritage projects in County Mayo have received support under the Heritage Council Grant Scheme for 2014. Mayo heritage projects to receiving funding include Mayo Habitat Survey and Mapping which will involve a detailed field survey and map of the habitats in and around 6 towns – Ballina, Louisburgh, Claremorris, Cong, Crossmolina, […]
Mayo men and women feature in a new book which tells the extraordinary story of the Irish mining community in South Yorkshire in the 20th century. The Forgotten Irish was written by Sean Carney, the son of a Donegal emigrant, who grew up in the Irish mining village of Maltby in South Yorkshire, England. The […]
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.
Calvary, the new John Michael McDonagh film, featuring the musical score composed by Claremorris-born Patrick Cassidy will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah on 19 January 2014. Set in Easkey, County Sligo, and starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Aiden Gillen, Pat Short and Kelly Reilly, Calvary is writer and […]
Jarlath Sweeney, Group Editor at Fleet Transport magazine in Claremorris, has been elected the new Chairman of the International Van of the Year Jury (IVOY) at a jury meeting in Turin. The Claremorris native and resident succeeds Pieter Wieman from The Netherlands who has retired after spending almost two decades at the helm. The IVOY […]
The 2013 Martin Sheridan Bursary awards have been presented by Cllr. John O’Malley, Cathaoirleach, Mayo County Council, to the cream of Mayo’s young sportsmen and women at a ceremony in the Sheridan Memorial Community Centre, Bohola. The winners of the inaugural Martin Sheridan Bursary Awards are David Walsh, Bonniconlon, Aaron McLoughlin, Swinford, Aoife Beston, Claremorris, […]
The Land of the Giants Duathlon will once again take place through the streets of Claremorris on Saturday, December 28th, starting at 10.30am. The event will start at The Square in Claremorris and the run will be followed by a 6k cycle. The second run takes the athletes on a 2k anti-clockwise run around Clare […]
Well-known Mayo broadcaster and journalist, Michael Commins, is to launch a special commemorative DVD to mark The Claremorris Main Street Gathering event held earlier this year. The launch will take place in Claremorris Library at 7 pm on Friday, 15th November, and all are welcome. Produced by Frame Productions, the unique DVD features recordings of […]
Ballyglass Community Childcare, Co. Mayo, was the winner of the Best Community Crèche at the Maternity and Infant Awards 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin. The adjudicators were impressed with both the physical and learning environments at Ballyglass Community Childcare. “Rooms are laid out in such a way that babies and children are encouraged and […]
Gills Driving School, Ballina, was recognised for its initiative in offering road transport operators with an International Road Transport Union (IRU) Certified Training Course on Safe Loading and Cargo Securing (SLCS) at the Fleet Transport Awards in Dublin. Tiernan Gill received the overall Safety Award by Deirdre Sinnott from the Health & Safety Authority at […]
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD met fellow Mayo high achievers when he visited IT Sligo, including a Claremorris student who has designed an online aid for those with dyslexia and a Castlebar man who is carrying out research into a revolutionary wastewater treatment plan. Mr. Kenny met scholarship winner and fellow Mayoman, Paul Murphy, a […]