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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.

Take in some art in Achill this summer

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The Western Light Art Gallery, The Sandybanks, Keel, Achill Island will host an exhibition by Anna St George called A Place Apart that will run until the end of the summer. This collection of oil paintings is described by the artist: "Achill Island is an outlying place, both geographically and mentally. It offers an escape from routine lifestyle and cluttered mind, thus bringing about a rare tranquil clarity. The natural colours and light you can find nowhere else, Achill Island is aesthetically unique to say the least and this is what I hope to capture in this exhibition."

Achill Island public health nurses recognised by ICHN for outstanding care in the community

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At the ICHN ( Institute of Community Health Nursing) AGM, Wednesday May 18, public health nurses were recognised for the exceptional care they provide and their commitment to promoting public health nursing in the community. Nominees for the ICHN Annual Award are highly commended for their professional commitment to nursing in the community and for their work in the promotion and development of best practice and services for identified health needs of varying population groups.

 

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