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.
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 […]
Katie Moore from Foxford, Co Mayo, has been chosen to work at London Fashion Week after winning an internship with international Irish designer John Rocha. Katie is one of two final year GMIT Textiles students have been given a huge career boost after taking part in two prestigious shows in Dublin and London. Amy Brannigan […]
Foxford is the centre for pike fishing in County Mayo and continues to provide great sport for coarse fishing anglers visiting Ireland. Markus Müller reports Christin Breuker from Germany, who was flyfishing for pike in the Foxford and Pontoon area, on Loughs Conn, Cullin, and Levally, enjoyed lots of success. It was Christin’s first time […]
Walkers from all over Mayo and beyond are set to descend on Foxford on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October for the Foxford Walking Festival. Now in its third year, the festival has gained a reputation for providing excellent walks for every standard of walker from easy strolls on level ground right up to climbing […]
Arlen House, in partnership with Poetry Ireland and the author’s relatives, is celebrating the poetry of F.R. Higgins with the publication of his ‘Father and Son: Selected Poems’, to be launched in his birthplace, Foxford, on Tuesday, 10th September. There will also be book launches in Dublin and Meath and a copy is also being […]
Three Mayo ladies were members of the Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Association team who won the Ladies Flyfishing International against England, Scotland, and Wales in Caragh Lough in Co. Kerry on the 11 -13th June. Dorrie Gibbons, Julie McGeever, and Carmel Kelly helped Ireland win “Gold” by taking first place – and by a sizable […]
Foxford will be the centre of attraction on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th August when the community celebrates the town’s culture and heritage, at the Gathering Foxford 2013.