Government thanks local group for discovery of important prehistoric burial site in Mayo

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has received details of scientific analysis of ancient human remains which were discovered in 2016 by a local hillwalker on a Mayo mountainside. The discovery generated significant media interest, and research has now revealed that the natural boulder chamber in which the remains were found was used for human burial practice through the Neolithic period, from as early as 3600BC.

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Tomás Guiry runs 260km to raise over €13k for motor neurone disease

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Mayo native Tomás Guiry this week presented staff at the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) with a cheque for €13,805.66. The Foxford local ran 52 individual 5km races in 2017 to raise the much needed funds for the charity. Mr Guiry chose to undertake this mammoth challenge as his aunt Breda Cherakai sadly passed away from motor neurone disease.

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Mayo Mountain Rescue's new command vehicle to be launched tomorrow

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

The Mayo Mountain Rescue Team has announced that the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, will launch the team's new mobile incident command vehicle tomorrow, Saturday January 27, at 2.30pm at the MMRT Headquarters, Pinewoods, Westport.

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Breaffy GAA leads the field in fight for mental health awareness

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Breaffy GAA Club has extended its commitment to reducing the stigma surrounding mental health with the announcement that Mindspace Mayo will now feature on the club's u14 jerseys. It is hoped that the campaign will raise awareness of youth mental health issues in Mayo. GAA clubs have the ability to educate the community on the power of positive mental health and to ensure people understand the importance of seeking help and understanding the services available to them.

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Regional climate action office to be located in Castlebar

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Minister Michael Ring has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Communications, Climate Action, and Environment, Denis Naughten, that a local authority regional climate action office, one of four in the country, will be established in Castlebar.

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News in Brief

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Some of the news in breif from around this county this week.

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Hearth Project up and running in Mayo

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

The Hearth Project in Mayo — which brings art into the homes of older people who are isolated geographically or restricted for other reasons — has received funding from Healthy Ireland for 2018. Each participant is visited by a skilled artist who is experienced in working with older people. The artist travels to the home of the older person weekly and facilitates a one to one workshop there.

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Two Mayo musicians to compete for Seán Ó'Riada Gold Medal

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Two Mayo musicians, Paul Clesham and Creena Mulchrone, will be among the finalists competing for the Seán Ó'Riada Gold Medal on Friday, February 2, in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork. A previous winner, Tim McHugh from Newport, will also be performing at a concert in the hotel on Saturday night.

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Nepal Documentary to air on CRC FM

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

A documentary, produced in Mayo, will be broadcast on Castlebar Radio station CRCfm on Monday evening, January 29.

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Erris school chosen for Gaeltacht pilot programme

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

A national school in Erris in north Mayo has been chosen to take part in a special education pilot programme in science, technology, engineering, and maths to be rolled out across Gaeltacht areas.

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Chambers calls on Minister to take all necessary action to process outstanding GLAS payments

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo, Lisa Chambers, has called on the Government to put farmers first and ensure that outstanding GLAS payments are processed as quickly as possible. Speaking on the matter this week, Deputy Chambers said: "I submitted parliamentary questions to Minister Creed asking how many GLAS applications in Mayo are yet to receive payment, and the figures show that of the 5,537 applications made in Mayo for advance payment in 2017, 1,234 applicants have yet to receive an advance payment. That is over 20 per cent of the applications."

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Local property tax has failed to deliver its promises for Mayo, says Conway-Walsh

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Responding to the announcement of a review of the local property tax, Sinn Féin Mayo senator and finance committee member Rose Conway Walsh criticised the failure of the tax to deliver any real improvements to services in Mayo and rural Ireland.

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