Fri, May 01, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayo choir Harmonia, a 50-piece group originally made-up of retired teachers, is to perform at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Wednesday next (May 6) at 80pm.
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.
The Connacht Property Auction held its second public auction of 2015 on Thursday last in Galway city.