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Parking pains for Mayo towns as charges on the way

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Mayo County Council hopes to raise an additional €503,000 from the implementation of parking charges in eight Mayo towns.

Castlebar could be recognised as Gaeltacht Service Town

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It has been announced that Castlebar has been named as one of the towns that could apply to achieve recognition as a Gaeltacht Service Town under the Gaeltacht Act 2012.

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Talk on pension reform for women in Claremorris

Anne Conlon is new Network Ireland Mayo branch president

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Network Ireland, Mayo Branch has announced the election of Anne Conlon as its new president for 2018. The election took place at the recent AGM. Ms Conlon, who is managing director of Castlebar-based Conlon Training since its establishment in 2010, was delighted to accept the nomination. As part of this role Ms Conlon is on the national executive, a role she took up in 2017 as vice president of Network Mayo. She was also appointed to the national sponsorship group in 2017, which is responsible for the funding of all 15 Networks in Ireland.

Families of children with muscular dystrophy bring their fight for Translarna approval to Leinster House

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Sinn Féin Mayo senator Rose Conway-Walsh has stressed the importance of an all-Ireland approach to securing patients’ access to a life changing drug treatment. Speaking after a briefing in Leinster House at which families of Duchenne muscular dystrophy sufferers spoke of their ongoing efforts to secure access to the drug Translarna, Sen Conway-Walsh said: "As legislators, across all political persuasions we have a responsibility to join the fight of these families for access to treatment which will, as it has done in the North and 22 other countries, significantly delay the loss of walking and associated respiratory difficulties."

Castlebar Golf Club wins All Ireland Jimmy Bruen

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Castlebar Golf Club is the All Ireland Jimmy Bruen champion after a thrilling 3-2 win over Ulster Champions Warrenpoint on Saturday at Carton House. The Mayo club captained by John Kelly came through their semifinal on Friday in dramatic fashion with Tom Moylett and Mark Corrigan securing the 3-2 win with a birdie on the 19th hole play off against Munster Champions Ballykisteen.

Set dancing weekend in aid of Mayo Cancer Support

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The hugely popular annual Diamond Set Dancing Weekend in aid of Mayo Cancer Support, Rock Rose House is organised annually by Oliver Fleming who plans a weekend full of ceilis, sean nos workshops, jiving and country and western music each night.

It’s all Go in Mayo towns with new car sharing service

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A new car sharing service has been launched in Westport and Castlebar towns and plans are under way to roll out the operation to other towns across the county. GoCar, in partnership with Irish Rail, Mayo County Counciland Westport Smarter Travel has launched its car sharing service in  Mayo with the first GoCar base situated at Westport and Castlebar train stations and in both town centres.

The view from the stands and what drives on the green and red faithful

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Did you ever consider how many miles it would be to fly from Castlebar to Boston? It is very doubtful that sort of random thought came into your head. Do you follow Mayo around the country religiously to every senior game home and away? Well if you’re from Castlebar and take MacHale Park as your starting point for each of those journeys this season, then you will probably have travelled about 120 more miles than it is by air from Castlebar to Boston, by the time you get home from Sunday’s All Ireland final. Crazy as it seems, these are the lengths Mayo fans go to.

Who fears to speak of Ernie O’Malley?

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This week’s title borrows from John Kells Ingram’s famous 1843 political ballad, "The Memory of the Dead". In his poem, Ingram posits that later generations turned their fattened backs on the memory of the rebels of 1798, "Who Fears to Speak of '98?" Ingram was not a republican, but he penned his piece for the nationalist paper The Nation because he sympathised with what the United Irishmen had attempted to do and he had always pledged to defend brave men who opposed tyranny.

 

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