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Local electoral boundaries shaken up ahead of council elections

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The demarcation lines for local elections in Mayo are set to be changed substantially ahead of next year's local elections, potentially opening up new election opportunities for candidates in certain areas.

Mayo retains its blue flag dozen

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Mayo beaches were recognised for their exceptional quality as the county retained the blue flags awarded for 12 beaches in 2017.

Exhibition review: Mind Has Mountains

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PRESENTED AS part of this year’s just-finished Cúirt International Festival of Literature, the fine group exhibition, Mind Has Mountains, is continuing at the Town Hall Theatre bar until the beginning of June and well merits a visit.

From skullduggery to a fishing industry

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We know very little about manmade piers and quays along the western seaboard before the beginning of the 19th century, when a lavish programme of safe harbours were built not only to encourage fishing, but as relief programmes in times of distress. It was also an attempt to replace the activities of piracy and smuggling with an industry based on the believed bounty from the sea.

Two Mayo artists participate in Macnas Engineers of Imagination programme

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Two talented Mayo artists were selected to participate in a recent Macnas Engineers of Imagination initiative. The programme, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, saw 10 of Ireland’s most exciting emerging visual artists brought to Galway for a month-long programme.

Bolay exhibition runs until the end of the month in Westport

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Custom House Studios at Westport Quay is hosting an exhibition of paintings by Veronica Bolay RHA entitled Pausing at a Crossroad every day until October 29.

Football, bloody hell

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“Mayo football is in a critical state,” “the players are finished,” “the management aren't up to it,” “I hope Roscommon beat us to put us out of our misery.” They are just a small example of what I listened to last week in the build up to the replay against Roscommon. Fast forward three days and the Mayo for Sam bandwagon is in full swing. “That was Mayo's best performance in Croke Park,” “This is the strongest squad Mayo have ever had,” “every player played well,” “Rochford is a tactical genius,” “I think we'll win the All-Ireland this year.”

'Walk it again Sham'

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There was great excitement and fun at Western Care’s St. Rita’s residential home, Claremorris, recently, when the six members of the Tuam-based super group, The Saw Doctors, visited to launch the 10th annual Kathleen Conneely Charity Walk on Clare Island for Western Care Association local services. The group’s evocative song, Clare Island, penned by Leo Moran and Dave Carlton, is an enduring anthem that evokes the idyllic beauty and scenery of Clew Bay and Clare Island and the peace experienced by all visitors to the area.

Local is key at The Chalet in Keel

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The Chalet seafood restaurant in Keel Achill was established in 1963 by the Hassett family and has continued to be run by the family ever since. The original building was timber hence its name The Chalet. The present restaurant was built in 1994 and comprises two dining areas which cater for 80 plus diners. The Curragh lounge is the ideal location for a small family gathering in a private surrounding.

Easter fundraising concert for Westport Town Hall

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Local musical protégée Richard Hughes neatly combines his Westport 250 celebration with the rediscovery of Westport composer Jane Anne MacDonnell in a gala fundraising evening at Westport Town Hall. The programme includes Jane Anne MacDonnell’s Quadrilles, the premiere of Richard Hughes composition celebrating Westport 250 and music by Mozart and Haydn. The entire proceeds of the night are in aid of the Town Hall. This exceptional musical evening takes place on Easter Sunday, April 16, at 8pm.

 

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