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Westport is getting ready for Westival

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Westport Music and Arts Festival is delighted to announce Westival, the festival’s new brand and identity.

Westport gets ready for a weekend of folk and bluegrass

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It’s that time of the year again when the pubs, hotels, restaurants, churches and streets of Westport come alive with the sound of old-time and bluegrass music

€96,000 funding for heritage projects in Mayo

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, welcomed the the announcement that €96,000 will be invested in heritage projects in Mayo as part of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Structures at Risk Fund for 2018.

Winter Wonderland at Westport House

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Winter Wonderland at Westport House is a magical family experience brimming with Christmas cheer that will leave the children starry-eyed and the whole family believing in fairy-tales.

Winter Wonderland at Westport House

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Winter Wonderland at Westport House is a magical family experience brimming with Christmas cheer that will leave the children starry-eyed and the whole family believing in fairy-tales.

Ó Cuív condemns vicious attack on Church of Ireland church

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Deputy Eamon Ó Cuív has expressed his shock at the attack perpetrated on Holy Trinity Church in Errislannan, Clifden.

The Protestant enclave of Inishbiggle

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In the 1650s, Catholics were uprooted from their productive, arable, lands in several Irish counties by Oliver Cromwell’s Protestant army and forced at musket point to desolate, barren, Connacht. Their confiscated lands, the better holdings in Ireland, were distributed to Protestant settlers, Cromwell’s army as pay, and carved up to pay debts. Maps of Ireland, pre and post Cromwell, detailing the regression of the predominantly Catholic associated Irish language and customs point to a culture that was deliberately and officially forced to areas thought of as being so inhospitable they would not survive. County Mayo was included among these religious and cultural ghettoes. The living standards of the banished Catholics fell dangerously low and remained so for centuries. Christian duty led some within the Protestant clergy to later establish evangelical missions in the wild Irish west to give relief to the descendants of those very same Catholics. Salvation and, dishonourably, food were offered through conversion to Protestantism. Whereas 17th century Protestants believed it was God's will that godless Catholics be sent to suffer and perhaps perish in Mayo, 19th century Protestants believed it was His will that these (still godless) Catholics be reclaimed so that they might be saved. The Rev Edward Nangle's Achill Island Mission set out to do just that in 1831.

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.

Westport Chamber Music Festival is ready to entertain

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his year’s Westport Festival of Chamber Music takes place in Westport House on Friday September 9 at 8pm, and on Saturday September 10 at 12 noon, 8pm, and 10.30pm in the Town Hall Theatre. It will come to a close on Sunday September 11 at 3pm in Holy Trinity Church.  The three venues are ideal for chamber music, providing intimate acoustic experiences. Artistic director Hugh Tinney said: “Our Westport Festival has grown in the past three years into a cultural event that fits seamlessly into the Westport autumn, yet with an atmosphere and a following all of its own. Everything plays its part in this collaborative sharing between musicians, audience members, venues, organisers and other local supporters.”

Fab fortieth Westport Arts Festival starts next week

The 40th Westport Arts Festival kicks off next Wednesday, September 30, and this year’s festival features an eclectic mix of events for all ages across all art forms. The literary programme for this year’s festival includes the award-winning writer, John Banville, whose novel, The Sea, won the Man Booker Prize. There will also be readings from Donal Ryan, Martin Dyar, Geraldine Mills, and Orfhlaith Foyle. Dr Eimear O’Connor, art historian and author and curator, will give a presentation on Seán Keating and the Art of the Rebellion. The winners of the festival’s Poetry Competition will be announced at a special prize-giving evening of poetry and music in The Creel, featuring writer and singer-songwriter, Orlagh de Bhaldraithe.

 

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