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McDonnell becomes county's first citizen

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Fianna Fáil councillor Al McDonnell was elected as the new Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council for the next 12 months on Monday morning this week at the council's annual general meeting. This is the second time that Cllr McDonnell has been elected as Cathoirleach, having previously worn the chain of office in 1998. The Ballyglass based councillor first became a councillor in 1987 when he replaced former minister and European commissioner Padráig Flynn on the council, and he has been elected to the council in each of the subsequent local elections since.

Knock basilica to be rededicated next month

A special ceremony of re-dedication will take place at Knock Basilica on Saturday July 16 at 3pm to mark 40 years of the original dedication of Knock Basilica on July 18 1976. The Basilica has been completely modernised and transformed into a warm and welcoming sacred space with top of the range technology incorporated to facilitate pilgrims with live-streamed Masses and ceremonies as well as a broader mix of concerts and events, such as the hugely successful ‘Concert for Peace’ which took place in May.

The late Monsignor Horan would have approved

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Some 14 hours before Galway produced a rapturous reception for Connacht Rugby, the squad landed into Knock Airport by charter to an unexpected welcome by some 2,000 fans.

Week of contrast as violence and celebrations erupt

In the past seven days we have had the most contrasting pictures of Ireland. In Dublin we have witnessed the dreadful murders between feuding gangs. Murders it seems carried out without any worry of danger or of being apprehended.

All systems go for Mayo World Convention on Mayo Day

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Muintir Mhaigh Eo Atha Cliath was delighted to see a large attendance of supporters and friends of the association gathered for the official launch of the 2016 World Convention which took place in Ireland West Airport Knock (IWAK), last Friday.

Mayo associations world convention to take place in Belmullet

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Muintir Mhaigh Eo Atha Cliath have announced the 2016 World Convention is scheduled to take place from April 29 to the May 1 at the Broadhaven Bay Hotel, Belmullet. This event which is hosted every two years by one of the Mayo Associations globally provides the network of associations scattered across the globe an opportunity to connect, network and strengthen ties  with each other. The convention will ensure the associations continue to remain strong, vibrant, and purposeful at a time when more and more Mayo people are emigrating and building roots away from their home county and in need of support from the Mayo diaspora. The Association will officially launch the world convention for 2016 at Knock Airport this evening, Friday April 1 at 7.30 pm. Friends and supporters of the Association at home and away are cordially invited to attend the launch.

Have your pooch pampered at Shampooch

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Shampooch is a friendly, gentle, experienced professional dog grooming and home boarding service located at Derrada, Bekan (five minutes from Knock). It caters for all breeds of dog, large or small, and provides a full range of services from simple nail trimming or bath to a full groom with clipping, hand stripping, or scissor styling to suit.

Calleary hits out at Fine Gael over IWAK

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Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary has hit out at Fine Gael for refusing to commit to a long term financial programme for Ireland West Airport Knock. Despite local Government TDs consistently patting themselves on the back, the fact of the matter is Fine Gael has done nothing to secure the long term security of the airport said Calleary.

Black pudding – the new superfood

It is official: black pudding has been declared a superfood for 2016, joining seaweed, black beans, avocado oil and birch water on the list.

Luxury family home in Ballyhaunis

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O'Donnellan & Joyce is offering for sale a prestigious five bed detached family home on 1.5 acres located just a mile from Ballyhaunis town. The distinctive and attractive property is offered for sale by private treaty with joint agent John Higgins auctioneers, Ballyhaunis.


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