Taking an innovative approach to The Gathering, Westport Country Markets made their local gathering a cross-border occasion as well as a celebration of everything the market sells. Chairperson Aileen Keogh invited delegates from markets in Northern Ireland to join stallholders, hoteliers, business and tourism representative at a special lunch in Westport “Lunch” is in fact too […]
Totalhealth Pharmacy, a network comprising 40 of Ireland’s independently owned retail pharmacies, has opened Ireland’s first totalhealth branded pharmacy in Westport, where the independent retail pharmacist, Sheila O’Donnell, based on Bridge Street, has rebranded to O’Donnell’s totalhealth Pharmacy. The opening in Westport marks the beginning of a €4 million rollout of Ireland’s newest consumer facing […]
Two employee volunteers from Abbott Medical Optics in Westport have delivered innovative enterprise and life skills programmes to almost 30 students in St Colmcille’s National School, Westport. Abbott, one of Ireland’s leading healthcare companies, has promoted the value of education to almost 14,000 primary and secondary students around Ireland, as part of a decade-long partnership […]
The 2nd Annual Currane Charity Challenge will take place on Saturday, 5th October 2013 to raise funds for Carers Services in Co Mayo. The event comprises a 31km cycle around the picturesque Currane Peninsula whose winding roads along the shores of Clew Bay offer spectacular sites for all. Following the cycle, participants are challenged to climb […]
Westport Anglers hosted a kids day out and competition on Moher Lough, near Westport, which is stocked with brown trout by Inland Fisheries Ireland. The IFI were happy to make the lake and boats available to the club for the day. The winner was Caoimhin Duffy and he got a cup and a fly rod. […]
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 […]
The schedule of free workshops and cooking demonstrations at this year’s Westport Food Festival offers an informative and fun line-up for the weekend of 6th-8th September. The festival food village at the Octagon will be the setting for a series of free events on Sat. 7th September from 2-4pm. They include a session on Cooking […]
The third annual Westport Food Festival takes place from 6th-8th September and promises something for every pocket and palate. The Westport Food Festival and Mayo County Enterprise have partnered up again this year to see the return of Recipes for Success, the Business of Food which will take place on the opening day of the […]
Culture Night 2013 in County Mayo will take place on September 20th with over 30 venues and events taking place throughout the county. Cultural organisations and groups are busily preparing varied programmes of activity for the evening. Regardless of where you are in the county, there will be a Culture Night event taking place nearby […]
What do you like to do on your holidays? It’s incredible how many people list pottering around an interesting market as a ‘must do’ on the holiday list. Westport’s a winner in this regard with a top-notch market running year round – that’s Westport Country Market, running every Thursday in the Boxing Club, James Street […]
Colam O’Neill, retired Managing Director of Allergan Ireland, is one of the three new non-Executive Directors of the Board of the Hospital Group for the West/North West, who have been approved by the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly.
The people of Westport are playing their part in the Dulux Let’s Colour Project 2013 by helping out in their local communities.
Distinctive and recognisable, the dapper, tuxedo-dressed presence of award-winning master cocktail maker and bar manager, Owen Hughes, is a familiar sight behind the bar to anyone who has visited Knockranny House Hotel in Westport. Recognised frequently by his peers in contests and competitions, Owen’s latest significant win was as the overall winner of the 2013 […]
Westportif Cycling Challenge, the newest cycling event in Ireland, takes place in Westport over the weekend, 19, 20 and 21 July. The cycling fest is a joint collaboration of two of the most prominent cycling clubs in Connaught, Westport Covey Wheelers CC and Western Lakes CC from Ballinrobe. Keith O’Connell chairman of Westport Covey Wheelers […]
Mayo clocked up its first-ever national win at the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) Irish Restaurant Awards last week when Westport restaurant Sol Rio took the Kids Size Me award for Ireland at a prestigious event commonly known as “The Restaurant Oscars’. Kids Size Me is a joint initiative from the Nutrition and Health Foundation […]
Inclement weather conditions didn’t curb the enthusiasm of gardening folk at the launch of the Clew Bay Garden Trail at Connacht Gold Garden Centre, Westport, on Saturday 18th May.