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Tributes paid to 'gentleman' Sean Calleary

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Tributes were paid earlier this week to the late TD for Mayo East and former minister, Ballina based Sean Calleary, who died last weekend.

Ballina councillors reject budget proposals

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Councillors in the Ballina Municipal District unanimously decided against accepting the draft budgetary plan presented to them at this week’s monthly meeting of the Municipal District.

Food Fleadh Ballina returns for fourth year and promises to be bigger and better

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Mayo’s most anticipated food festival finishes off a busy summer calendar of festivals and events in the county with a weekend menu of wild Atlantic seafood foraging, outdoor cooking demos, children's cooking classes, craft beer brewing, and Ballina’s own whiskey and poitin distilling as part of this year’s Food Fleadh Ballina 2017 celebrations.

Mayo TDs and the Treaty debates

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This January 7 marks the 95th anniversary of one of the most influential votes to have been taken by Dáil Éireann. The result of the Anglo-Irish Treaty vote continues to shape Ireland’s relationship with Britain and her place within the family of European and global nations to this day, as it does the domestic politics on this island. The Treaty was an agreement between the government of the United Kingdom and representatives of the Irish Republic, signed on December 6 1921, which brought the War of Independence to an end.

Ballina looks for support in bid to host 2018 All-Ireland Fleadh

Mayo businesses are being asked to pledge their support as part of a concerted effort being undertaken by the local Comhaltas in Ballina to bring the All-Ireland Fleadh to the town in 2018.

Blueshirts march on Cooneal

At the January 1933 general election Éamon de Valera’s Fianna Fáil retained power by increasing its seat count to 77. Since its first general election in 1927, the party had increased its Dáil representation at every subsequent contest. In order to halt Fianna Fáil’s march, opponents of de Valera formed a new party in September 1933 by merging the bulk of the membership of the pro-Treaty Cumann na nGaedheal with two smaller conservative groupings, the National Centre Party and the National Guard (a fascist group known as the Blueshirts). Fine Gael — The United Ireland Party was formed and immediately began the process of holding Cumann na nGaedheal’s core support and growing its membership base.

Mayo North tourism expo hailed as a great success

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MayoNorth.ie along with Ballina Chamber and Tourist Office held its first tourism expo, entitled ‘Meet Mayo North’, last week in the Ballina Manor Hotel. The expo was designed to give businesses and community tourism groups operating in the north Mayo/west Sligo region an opportunity to showcase their business to the public, and to network with other tourism operators. The event was a big success, with more than 50 exhibitors taking a stand in the stunning Ridgepool Room to showcase their tourism offering, as well as representatives from Failte Ireland, Mayo.ie, Gnó Mhaigh Eo, Mayo Paradise Possible, and Mayo Chamber in attendance.

Mayo North Heritage Centre traces Vice President Joe Biden’s roots to Garden Street in Ballina

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In advance of the visit of US Vice President Joe Biden to Ireland in June, the Mayo North Heritage Centre has announced that it has traced the origins of the vice president’s maternal lineage, that of the Blewitts of Co Mayo, to the area of Garden Street in Ballina.

Funding approved to keep Mayo North Promotions Office going

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The elected members of the Ballina Municipal District approved the payment of €10,000 to fund the continuation of the Mayo North Promotions Office for a period of three months. The office was set up two years ago, for a two year trial basis which ended at the end of December. The council management are now reviewing the performance of the office over the past two years and director of services, Joe Loftus, said he expects the review to be completed by the end of March this year.

 

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