Old Mayo

Mayo’s role in saving the uilleann pipes

Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Happy first birthday to Old Mayo. The first article appeared on June 17 last year. This week’s offering, the 52nd article in the series, focuses on Mayo’s role in aiding the survival of the uilleann pipes. This not particularly old but peculiarly Irish suited instrument with its smooth, haunting, sounds has drifted from popularity to a precarious state and back.

Local News

Ring gets the call up to the first team

Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Thirty-seven years after he was first elected to public office in the old Westport Urban District Council, Michael Ring was promoted to a front bench position as part of new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's first cabinet. The Westport native was handed the position as Minister for Community and Rural Affairs on Wednesday evening, having served as a Minister of State twice since 2011, most recently as Minister of State for Regional Economic Development.


Micheal O Muircheartaigh on a recent visit to St Muredach's College raised The Gaelbhratach Flag. The college was awarded this flag for its efforts in promoting the Irish language within the school. Left to right: Sean Gaughan, Micheal O'Muircheartaigh, Conor Clarke, Angela Lavelle, Niall Judge, Sile Mc Andrew, Kenneth Healy and Maria Ní Bhedláin. Photo: John O'Grady.

Community Diary

What's on in your community?

Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Every day of the week there are some great events taking place in towns and villages all across Mayo, check out what's going on this week. If you'd like something included in Community Diary, email: news@mayoadvertiser.ie.

Winning students back row (l-r): Ms  Lynch (science teacher), Nicol Bukovska, Ugne Budreckyte, Susan Ralph, Julianna Aitken, Niamh Ward, Brianna Moran and Ms Flannelly (IT teacher). Front row: Lilly Behan, Freya Cresham, Manmehak Kaur, and Lucaí Murphy

News Extra

National Science award for St Joseph’s students

Fri, Dec 09, 2016

A second year science class in St Joseph's Secondary School, Castlebar, has been announced as the overall winner in the National Saffron Science Competition for 2016. This year, entrants were asked to create a three minute video around the question 'How science and technology can make managing transportation safer? 


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