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For over 50 years Derek Warfield has been one of Ireland’s best known ballad singers and now he has teamed up with the new generation to bring an old tradition with a young sound to his legion of fans.
The Great Famine of 1845 - 49 hit Achill Island particularly hard. Given the poor quality of its soil there was little or no alternative to the potato crop which failed throughout those years. Once the severity of the calamity became apparent, and that help from the government was begrudging and insufficient, there was a sensible coming together of Protestant and Catholic clergy to try to calm and feed the people.
On the eve of the Great Famine there was a terrible scandal in Kinvara, Co Galway. William Burke, who had served as a Catholic priest for 13 years, announced to his congregation that he was leaving the church and becoming Protestant. The people were so angry that about 2,000 pursued his carriage and hurled abuse at him. Two other clergymen and police protection were required to keep him safe.
Excitement is the air in Mayo following the announcement that the The Irish National Sheep Dog Trials are scheduled to take place for the first time in the county, on Achill Island from Thursday, July 19 to Saturday, July 21.
Lovers of Irish music are in for a treat this coming May Bank Holiday Sunday, May 6, in Achill, with the world premiere of a new trad arts show Wonders of the Wake.
In the age of the Internet of Things, urbanisation and Elon Musk… what lies in store for our cities, towns, and villages?
Conditions were perfect for the return of the Mayo Stages Rally to Achill Island. After the success of last year’s event, clerk of the course Trevor O’Connell and his team rose to the occasion to make an every bigger and more spectacular event.