Excitement building for first ever Mayo Day

Fri, May 01, 2015

Mayo Day celebrations: Aoibheann Ní Shúilleabháin from Carnacon is hosting the Mayo Day Live broadcast from the Royal Theatre Castlebar tomorrow evening from 8pm.

Mayo will become the only county in Ireland to claim a day all of its own tomorrow (May 2), when the first ever Mayo Day celebrations kick off in earnest across the globe.

One of the highest profile Mayo Day celebratory efforts will take place at the world famous Niagara Falls on the Canadian/USA border, when the impressive cascades will be illuminated in green and red at 10pm (Eastern Daylight Time)

The nod to Mayo at the iconic tourist attraction was initiated by Buffalo-based Kiltimagh native Padraig Walsh, and New York State Assemblyman Michael Kearns, who has Westport roots.


Sport

Gruelling RÁS challenge has two Mayo stages this year

There are less than three weeks to go until the 2015 An Post Rás kicks off with a plethora of international teams competing, and the added excitement of two Mayo stages.

Model Karena Graham at the launch of the 2015 An Post RÁS which comes to Newport and Ballina on May 20 and 21.

News

Runagh and Kate join Temple Street Hospital transplant celebrations

A Mayo mum has said her family is “truly indebted” to the staff at Temple Street Children’s Hospital after her four-year-old daugther received a life changing kidney transplant there last year.

Runagh and Kate Burke (4) from Claremorris at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Dublin, earlier this week.

Business

Luxury revamp boosts employment at Ashford Castle

Some 300 people are now employed at iconic Ashford Castle in Cong, just four years after the former summer residence of the Guinness family went into receivership.

The sumptuous Connaught Room at Ashford Castle.

Health & Lifestyle

Mayo garden centres promote health benefits of gardening

A number of Mayo garden centres have signed up to a new national campaign called GroMór, which aims to promote the health benefits of gardening and get the country growing.

Young Amelia Berry (three) and Seán Roche (four) helped to announce the details of the new GroMór campaign.

Entertainment

Class act Harmonia for choral concert in Linenhall

Mayo choir Harmonia, a 50-piece group originally made-up of retired teachers, is to perform at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Wednesday next (May 6) at 80pm.

Sweet harmonies: The members of Harmonia.

Motoring

Mayo car sales up thirty per cent in 2015

Car sales in Mayo are continuing to show strong growth, according to the latest Motor Industry Review by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry and Done Deal.


Opinion

Do we want reform or do we just not care?

So, the Seanad survived the chop, the people have spoken or to be more exact around 40 per cent of them have. The right to vote and shape the future of our country is something that was struggled for for hundreds of years, but when two questions to shape the future direction of democracy and the legal setup of the nation was asked, 60 per cent of the people didn't even bother to show up and have their say.


Property

Strong interest from UK and US at recent Connacht Property Auction

The Connacht Property Auction held its second public auction of 2015 on Thursday last in Galway city.


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