St Gerald's College, Castlebar, principal Daniel Hyland and Mayo scholar Donal Boyle with Dr Martin Naughton, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Carmel Naughton at the 2016 Naughton Foundation Scholarship awards held at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin. Photo: Kieran Harnett.

Local News

Mayo student awarded €20,000 scholarship by The Naughton Foundation

Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Since its establishment in 2008 Naughton Foundation scholarships worth more than €2 million have been presented to 135 remarkable young people in the fields of science, engineering, and technology in publicly funded third level institutions in Ireland, North and South. On Saturday September 24 last, 35 new scholars joined this illustrious and celebrated list as the Naughton Foundation honoured a further 35 exceptional Irish students by awarding them third level scholarships towards their studies in the areas of engineering, science, and technology.

Michael Murphy Principal of Westport CFE

News Extra

Full time and night time courses available at Westport College of Further Education

Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Westport College of Further Education are pleased to announce the autumn night class schedule for 2016. This year they are offering Level 5 FETAC/QQI accredited courses in Agricultural Mechanics, Graphic Design, Boom Sprayer Pesticide Application (Evenings or Saturdays), Digital Photography, Beekeeping, Nutrition, Barbering and level six Web Design. 


An Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking with outpatient Leo Shaughnessy after turning the sod on the new extension of the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar on Monday. Photo: Keith Heneghan/Phocus.

Community Diary

Community Diary

Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Historical talk by Ann Chambers at Ballintubber Abbey

Talking Politics

Polling day has finally come

Fri, Feb 26, 2016

Today's the day when the people of Mayo get their chance to have their say on the future direction of representation of the county in the Dáil. This is the time when you get to express your democratic right and have a say on who you think is best to represent the county's interests on a local, national, and international level.

Coffee Break Read

Base Camp

Fri, Nov 20, 2015

"I’m not going to climb it! I told you already, I don’t climb, I climb out of bed in the morning and that’s it. Anyway since when were you pagan?"


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