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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.

Achill move up to join the big boys

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The two sides who will be joining the big boys of Mayo junior soccer next season are now known, as Achill Rovers clinched second place in the Premier Division with a dramatic 3-2 win away to Partry Athletic last Sunday. The islanders booked their place as Brandon McGing put them in front for the first time in the game with seven minutes left to ensure they pipped Bangor Hibs to the promotion spot. Partry who were battling to stay in the division themselves took the lead early on through Jason Duddy, before John Kiernan pulled them level five minutes later. Athletic went back in front before the breakthrough, Michael Seoighe heading home. However Achill dug deep and Sean McNamara levelled it up with 24 minutes left on the clock before McGing's late strike sealed the deal for them.

World darts champ to take on challengers in special fundraiser for Achill girl

World darts champion Gary Anderson will be in the Castlecourt Hotel in Westport on Tuesday November 1 for a special fundraising darts night.

Harping around in Achill next month

 

Galway charity hosting a fundraising concert with country gospel singer James Kilbane

PLANT charity group has organised a fundraising concert with country gospel singer James Kilbane at the Church of the Resurrection, Ballinfoyle, on Friday September 30 at 7.30pm.

Achill Aid event to raise money for worthy cause

Ireland’s iconic Riverdance, and legendary singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke will headline Achill Aid, a benefit concert hosted by Galway Hospice, in association with the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association on Friday September 30 at the Achill Island Hotel from 8pm in memory of the late Joan Egan, who sadly passed away last year at the Galway Hospice following a battle with motor neurone disease.

Achill Wheelers launch Tour de Achill

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The second annual Achill Wheelers Tour de Achill was launched on Keel beach recently with this September’s cycle to include three routes around the parish.The expanded Tour de Achill will take place on Saturday September 10 and is hosted by Achill Wheelers Cycling Club and follows the success of their inaugural cycle last year.

Sail from Erris to Achill this summer

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Geraghty Charters has commenced new boat trips in the Erris and Achill regions this week offering a unique way to explore this corner of the Wild Atlantic Way in northwest Mayo. Every Friday from July 8, the Nóirín Bán will depart Blacksod (An Fód Dubh) at 10.30am and arrive in Doogort (Dumha Goirt), Achill Island before 11am. This boat trip allows visitors and locals to explore lovely Achill Island by foot, bike, or even pony and trap. (The road distance from Blacksod to Doogort is almost 100km and can take 1.5 hours to drive.)

Councillor fearful for Achill Blue Flag beaches future

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Achill based Cllr Paul McNamara said this week, that's he's afraid that Achill is in danger of losing some of it's Blue Flag beaches in future because of the lack of services such as toilets and bins at some of the beaches.

 

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