Community Diary

Fri, Jul 24, 2015

Frank Brown (Mayo Ladies, Senior Manager) Marie Basquille (Director T-Rex Clothing) Doireann Hughes (Mayo Ladies) Yvonne McEvilly  (Mayo Ladies Chairperson) Seamus Murray (CBE) and Cora Staunton (Mayo Ladies captain) at a recent sponsorship evening.

Camino walk for hospice

Mayo Roscommon Hospice is looking for participants for this year's Camino Trek 4 Hospice challenge. The trek will take place from Saturday October 3 to Saturday October 10. The minimum fundraising target for the trek is €2,500, assistance in fundraising can be obtained from the hospice office in Knock. The trek will be fully supported by a licensed travel agent who specialises in Camino de Santiago tours, this year's trek will be taking the Portuguese path on the Camino. There will be experienced guides on the trek. For more information call (094) 9388666 or log on to for more details.

Ballinrobe bat walk and talk


Mayo go looking to skin the cats

Mayo's Darren Durcan in action for the Mayo juniors in their Connacht final win. Photo: Sportsfile.
While they are far better known for their small ball game, the black and amber Cats from Kilkenny are standing in Mayo's way of reaching the All Ireland Junior Football Championship final tomorrow afternoon in Tullamore. Kilkenny who only field a ...


Mountaineering Ireland issues Reek appeal to protect ancient path

Increased footfall creating a 'visible scar' on Croagh Patrick
Just days before an estimated 25,000 to 30,000 people are set to scale Ireland's 'holiest mountain' for Reek Sunday, strong calls have been issued to Mayo County Council to do more to protect the ancient pilgrimage site. ...


Take the ferry from Blacksod to Achill

Get from Blacksod to Achill in just 30 minutes on the Noirín Bán
Geraghty Charters connect Blacksod (An Fód Dubh) and The Great Western Greenway in only 30 minutes. Every Friday the Noirín Bán will depart the pier at Blacksod at 10.30am sharp and arrive in Doogort, Achill Island at 11am ...

Health & Lifestyle

Corrib camping club wants new members to enjoy the great outdoors

Photo: Thinkstock
Camping and caravanning is very much back in vogue in Ireland. ...


Top folk and trad, mesmerising theatre and Quebecois dance

The Alan Kelly Gang and Eddie Reader announced for Linenhall in September
The first exciting flickers of the Linenhall Arts Centre’s autumn programme are appearing on the horizon and it looks like there will be another hugely diverse and appetizing menu of live music and theatre performances to enjoy in Castlebar ...


Ann Carter collects tenth Renault from JJ Burke Renault

Ann Carter from Westport who picked up the keys to her tenth new Renault from JJ Burke in Ballinrobe is presented with flowers and gift voucher by the garage. Left to right: Peter Carter, Joseph Burke (sales manager), Ann Carter, and Paul McGuinness (sales executive).
Ann and Peter Carter from Killawalla, Westport, picked up the keys to their 10th Renault this week at JJ Burke Renault, a new 152 Renault Captur Signature finished in flame red. Ms Carter, who has been driving Renaults for numerous years, said: ...


Teachers have vital role in young people's lives

Because I could not stop for Death ...


Lots of Mayo properties up for grabs at next Allsop auction

Lisglennan House, Killala, is going under the hammer
The next Allsop auctions will take place next month with more than 300 properties to go under the hammer at the RDS, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. There are some 230 properties in the residential auction, taking place on Wednesday July 8, and ...


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