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Swedish tourist market targeted for Wild Atlantic Way

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Husband and wife media team, Malin and Reine Hefvelin, freelance writers for Res and TT travel magazines in Sweden, have arrived in Ireland this week via Shannon Airport, on the new SAS flight from Stockholm, to learn more about the Wild Atlantic Way as attempts intensity to highlight the Galway tourism market in Scandinavia

James Kilbane autumn season of shows in Westport

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James Kilbane invites you to join him for an evening sing along of Irish song, culture, and tradition every Thursday from August 3 for the months of August and September at the Plaza Hotel, Westport, starting at 9pm. In 2003 Phil Coulter considered Kilbane, “A diamond in the rough” and now James is a well known singer at home and abroad.

One in a million lobster finds a new home in Achill

The Achill Experience, aquarium and visitor centre on Achill Island has checked in a new and very rare guest – a white lobster. The Marine Institute said such a specimen is extremely rare and very unusual to Irish waters. A genetic mismatch means that the lobster is not the traditional dark blue colour.

Achill Community Futures host community day

Achill Community Futures are holding a community day on Sunday, May 28, in Óstán Oileán Acla starting at 4pm. On this day, the results of the recent surveys will be displayed and the people of the parish of Achill are invited to vote for the projects they feel are most important to them.

One in a million Lobster – finds a new home in Achill

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The Achill Experience, Aquarium and Visitor centre on Achill Island has checked in a new and very rare guest – a white lobster. The Marine Institute said such a specimen is extremely rare and very unusual to Irish waters. A genetic mismatch means that the lobster is not the traditional dark blue colour.

Cycling Ireland Ride Leader Award in Achill

As part of its Achill Goal to Work sports coach training programme Mayo Sports Partnership, in association with Cycling Ireland, is hosting a Ride Leader Award training programme on Saturday, May 20 based in Tonragee Community Centre. The course will run from 9am to 5pm and the Cycling Ireland Ride Leader Award aims to provide leaders with an introduction to cycle leading and the competencies required to lead and manage groups on a cycle.

Marty Gallagher is named Achill Person of the Year

The Achill People of the Year Awards were held recently in Óstan Oileann Acla where people from all walks of life were given recognition for their efforts in various fields over the past year.

Achill gears up for first musical

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Excitement is building up in Achill with just  a week to go before the staging of the Achill Musical and Dramatic Society’s first production.The cast and crew of the society are putting the final touches to their first musical, I Have a Dream before the curtain raises for their stage debut on Friday February 17.

McNamara wants to know status of Keem Bay Discovery Point project

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Achill based Fianna Fáil councillor Paul McNamara has asked for a progress report on the proposed Signature Discovery Point that was announced for Keem Bay in Achill almost two years ago. Keem Bay was selected as one of a number of Signature Discovery Points along the Wild Atlantic Way and it was proposed that a glass viewing platform overhanging the Atlantic Ocean near the old Coastguard station would be constructed. 

Hear James Kilbane perform in Holy Trinity Church, Westport

The Holy Trinity Church, Newport Road, Westport will hold a fundraising concert night with country gospel singer James Kilbane on Friday October 21 at 8pm. This concert is in support of the church's local fundraising efforts which is being undertaken to cover costs and pay for restoration work to the Holy Trinity building.

 

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