Old Mayo

The Mayo member and the maid

Fri, Apr 21, 2017

John Deasy was on one of his regular trips to London. While carrying out his duties as the member of parliament for the constituency of Mayo West, Deasy was a frequent lodger at Mrs Postlethwaite’s boarding house at 75 Warwick Street, Pimlico, where he occupied a back room on the top floor. After a busy weekend, the tired 37-year-old MP returned to his room on the evening of Sunday, 4 June, 1893. One candle burned on the table by his bed, emitting limited light. It being a late hour, Deasy rang the service bell in order to request his supper. He walked on to the landing to meet his familiar servant girl, Ellen Lewis. Lewis was a girl of 16 years of age and by his own account, Deasy had always considered her a virtuous and modest girl. But, whether through boredom or through more corrupt thoughts, Lewis’ angelical qualities had not prevented the married Deasy from flirting with the young maid during previous stays.

Local News

Home ownership rate in Mayo at seventy five per cent

Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Mayo has a home ownership rate of 75 per cent according to the latest figures released by the Central Statistics Office following the Census taken last year, while 22.9 per cent of all households in the county were in rented accommodation. The figures show that the home ownership rate in the county is almost 10 per cent higher in Mayo than nationally, with the home ownership rate in the country being 67.6 per cent and 70.8 per cent in Connacht. The 11,166 households in rented accommodation in Mayo was just under seven per cent less than the national figure of 29.3 per cent and 3.6 per cent lower than the figure for the whole of Connacht.


The girls' swimming relay team from Gaelscoil Uileog de Búrca who competed in the All-Ireland Minor Schools Swimming Competition. They won a number of medals at the championship.

Community Diary

Community Diary - March 16

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

From fundraisers to fun days, we've got you covered in Community Diary each week, if you'd like to have an event included, please email: news@mayoadvertiser.ie by 5pm on the Monday, before publication.

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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