Derradda in South West Mayo, located just outside the pretty and historic town of Newport, is a walker’s paradise. The Derradda Loop Walks are part of four walking trails that comprise the Burrishoole Loop Walks, which also include Newport, Mulranny, and Tiernaur.
South West Mayo Development Company (SWMDC) has won the National Rural Award 2014 for its work in sustaining rural communities in south and west Mayo. Photos: Henry Wills The National Rural Awards are in their ninth year and are organised by Irish Rural Link, the national group campaigning for sustainable rural communities. The awards recognise the […]
Newport is to get a Greenway Activity Park, adjacent to the route of the Great Western Greenway cycle track. Facilities to be provided include a multi-use games area, a community gym, an astro-turf pitch and ancillary landscaping with finishing works. Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Michael Ring T. D. has welcomed the announcement […]
The Great Western Greenway has been awarded first prize in the Exemplary Initiatives category at the 6th European Greenways Awards in Portugal, beating off stiff competition from Murcia, Spain (2nd) and the Channel Tunnel, UK (3rd). Organized by the European Greenways Association, the awards promote examples of best practice in greenway development across Europe. The […]
Maureen Burke from Haverhill in Massachusetts has been in touch to seek help in finding her long lost cousins in Newport, County Mayo. Maureen would like to get in touch with her Moran cousins for an upcoming Family Reunion on June 1st 2013 in New Hampshire, USA. Maureen explains: “Over the past 27 years, although I’ve […]
Mayo’s Great Western Greenway is fast becoming one of the most successful tourism attractions in Ireland. And I found out why when I finally got around to cycling the Greenway last week. I loved every minute of my trip along the former railway line that has been transformed into Ireland’s longest off-road walking and cycling […]
Anyone lucky enough to take a ramble along one of Mayo’s magnificent loop walks at the weekend would surely have had all the cobwebs of the winter blown away by the bitter North East wind.