Superintendent appeals for information in wake of Swinford homicide

Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Supt Tony Healy urged members of the public who may have even a small bit of information to come forward to Gardai who are investigating the suspected murder of Joe Deacy in Swinford last weekend. Supt Healy told the Mayo Advertiser yesterday afternoon: "Any little bit of information that people have can make a huge difference in an investigation." Speaking about the response from the public to date he said: "It's been really good, we are working through those and looking at CCTV footage and other things to progress the investigation."

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Marty Morrissey wows the crowds at Knock

Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Marty Morrissey made his debut appearance at the National Novena in Knock on Wednesday. The Basilica at Knock was packed to capacity and, following a short introduction from Fr Richard Gibbons, Marty came out to wide applause and looked right at home underneath the stunning apparition mosaic.

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Food Fleadh Ballina returns for fourth year and promises to be bigger and better

Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Mayo’s most anticipated food festival finishes off a busy summer calendar of festivals and events in the county with a weekend menu of wild Atlantic seafood foraging, outdoor cooking demos, children's cooking classes, craft beer brewing, and Ballina’s own whiskey and poitin distilling as part of this year’s Food Fleadh Ballina 2017 celebrations.

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Thousands turn out for National Hunger Strike Commemoration

Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Almost 7,000 people gathered in Ballina last weekend to take part in the National Hunger Strike Commemoration which took place in Mayo for the first time. Thousands travelled from all over the country to mark the 36th anniversary of the H-Block hunger strikes as well as honour the Mayo men who died on hunger strike including Ballycroy native Jack McNeela, Hollymount’s Frank Stagg, and Ballina man Michael Gaughan.

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Bonamh Market comes back to Castlebar

Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Mayo Heritage Week agus Gnó Mhaigh Eo, will be bringing back, for one day only, the traditional bonamh and farmers’ market that took place for years on Rush Street, on Saturday next, August 26.

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Straide launches ambitious plan for community centre upgrade

Fri, Aug 18, 2017

The community of Straide has launched an ambitious project to upgrade a local hall into a modern community centre with a €200,000 revamp. Straide Community Development Group (SCDG) is now hoping to fundraise €25,000 locally to get the project under way.

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Plans well on track for Relay for Life in Castlebar

Fri, Aug 18, 2017

The Relay For Life Castlebar organising committee is delighted to announce that Relay For Life 2017 plans are on track and they are expecting a great event on September 23 and 24 in Breaffy Sports Arena. The Castlebar Relay For Life committee is joining forces with the Irish Cancer Society to host the deeply moving and uplifting 24-hour community event which celebrates cancer survivorship, remembers those sadly lost to cancer, and fights back by playing an active role in raising awareness of cancer in the community.

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Knock gets ready for influx of pilgrims for annual novena

Fri, Aug 11, 2017

The village of Knock is preparing for an influx of up to 120,000 to 150,000 people next week during the National Novena to Our Lady of Knock - which will run from Monday, August 14, to Wednesday, August 23. The annual novena at the Marian Shrine is one of the biggest events to draw people into the county each year and this year is no different. This year is the 40th year of the National Novena to Our Lady of Knock, the original intention behind the Novena was to recognise the unique role that Knock has to play in the life of the Irish church. The theme of this year's pilgrimage is 'Living Life to the Full' and there will be a number of guest speakers, and daily workshops along with services taking place over the nine days of the novena. Ceremonies will take place at 3pm and 8.30pm and workshops at 12 noon and 6pm each day.

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Partry will be Wheelin’ in the Years on Heritage Day

Fri, Aug 11, 2017

Heritage Day has been a major part of the calendar in Partry for some time now and 2017 promises something for everyone. Partry Heritage and Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday, August 27, from 1pm at Partry Athletic FC Grounds. It will be a fabulous day for the whole family, with arts and crafts demonstrations, vintage displays, bouncy castle, face-painting, pony and trap rides, fancy dress, music and dancing and so much more.

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Ballina burst repairs complete with water restored to all customers

Fri, Aug 11, 2017

Irish Water and Mayo County Council have apologised to everyone affected by unplanned outages in the Ballina area this week and thanked them for their patience while work was ongoing.

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Sammi looks to become the Nose of Tralee

Fri, Aug 11, 2017

Its a busy time here in Mayo. We have the Mayo GAA senior footballers heading to meet Kerry in an All Ireland semi final, we have Mayo Rose 2017 Sandra Ganley representing Mayo at the Rose of Tralee International Festival, and now we have Sammi representing Mayo in this year's Nose of Tralee.

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Homes already identified as having pyrite issues should be put top of redress list

Fri, Aug 04, 2017

The 362 homes in Mayo that have been identified as having issues with pyrite in the blocks should be put at the top of any redress list if funding becomes available, the July meeting of the West Mayo Municipal District was told this week. Sinn Féin councillor Teresa Whelan put forward that idea at Monday's meeting which was held in Geesala.

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