Scenic island challenge still a big hit with runners galore

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Runners enjoying last year’s Achill Half Marathon. 

Photo: Achill Tourism.

Fun running just keeps on growing in popularity with scores of events now taking place at any time throughout the country.

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Bullying and the role of the bystander

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. It can happen in a variety of places; in school, on the way to and from school, in your neighbourhood or even at home on your phone, tablet or computer.

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Beekeeping is alive and buzzing in Mayo clubs

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

They may look a bit like scientists from a sci-fi flick in their special white suits and head gear, but beekeepers are practitioners of an ancient art that has been enjoying something of a resurgence in Ireland in recent years.

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Stroke claiming more women’s lives than breast cancer

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Women are being urged to be extra vigilant when it comes to stroke warning signs.

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Get some fitness tips from Sonia O’Sullivan at Mayo sports expo

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Fitness professionals and enthusiasts from all over Mayo are gathering for a major fitness expo this April in Breaffy Sports Arena, which is to feature a workshop with one of Ireland’s greatest sportspeople of all time - Sonia O’Sullivan.

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Take to the fresh sea air with a ‘Taste of Sailing’ course

Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Members of Mayo Sailing Club go yachting on Clew Bay.

Ever wanted to learn your starboard from your port side but didn’t have a clue where to start?

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New Chinese medicine clinic opens in Castlebar

Fri, Mar 20, 2015

A new traditional Chinese medical clinic has just opened at Market Square, Castlebar.

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ISPCC Anti-Bullying Awareness Corner

Fri, Mar 20, 2015

What to do about bullying

It is important to take bullying seriously and not just brush it off as something that children have to "get through". The effects can be serious and affect their sense of safety and self-worth. Parents need to know what to look out for if they are worried about bullying, so here are a few pointers:

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Bereavement information evening in Castlebar

Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Anam Cara, the national organisation that provides support services to bereaved parents and families, is hosting a bereavement information evening in the Family Centre, Chapel Street, Castlebar, on Wednesday next (March 25) from 8 to 9.30pm.

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Charity concert in Crossmolina will celebrate fifty years of music

Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Crossmolina man Ken Astill is busy organising a big musical tribute to honour the memory of his son Andrew, who lost his life four years ago, aged just 37, to a rare condition called vasculitis.

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Mayo men called for escort duty at Rose festival

Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Maria Walsh, the Rose of Tralee, has challenged young men from her home county of Mayo to see if they have what it takes to be a Rose escort at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival from August 14 to 18.

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ISPCC Anti-Bullying corner

Fri, Mar 13, 2015

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) has now firmly established March as its anti-bullying awareness month, of which our blue Shield is the symbol. Throughout March a series of articles will be run in the Mayo Advertiser looking at the topic.

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