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Almost a half a million euro announced for harbours and slipways in North Mayo

Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring has welcomed the announcement of €247,500 which has been allocated to Mayo County Council for development and repair projects on harbours and slipways.

North Mayo Community Diary

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Erris Novena

North Mayo abuzz with business skills at local Student Enterprise Programme final

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Strong entrepreneurial skills were in evidence among the 36 groups contesting the North Mayo Final of the Student Enterprise Programme at Ballina Sports Centre on Thursday, February 1.

The Mayo perspective; experience to see the visitors through

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Mayo take on Galway in the Connacht semi final on Sunday in Salthill in what promises to be a mouthwatering clash to see who will face off against either Roscommon or Leitrim in the provincial show piece on July 9.

Mayo sings again in May

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Mayo will be in full voice at the end of May as more than 1,400 singers will take part in the sixth Mayo International Choral Festival, performing songs and pieces from many genres, including jazz, pop, folk, sacred and gospel music. Mayo in May is the mecca for all music lovers!

Mayo sings again in May

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Mayo will be in full voice at the end of May as more than 1,400 singers will take part in the sixth Mayo International Choral Festival, performing songs and pieces from many genres, including jazz, pop, folk, sacred and gospel music. Mayo in May is the mecca for all music lovers!

Christmas in Mayo, one hundred years ago

This is it, the last Friday before Christmas. Just two days to go, and no doubt you are busy completing Christmas time chores like whitewashing your house or making a three branched tallow candle. The way we celebrate, observe or mark Christmas has changed and will continue to change. That is not a criticism of modern life, that is life. Traditions and customs evolve, they always have done, they always will. How did you mark St Martin’s Day on November 11 last? Did you kill a rooster and sprinkle the four corners of your house with its blood to keep all danger and trouble away? Rightly considered bizarre today, but that was a custom in Mayo some 100 years ago. Recognising that those long established traditions were in danger of being forgotten to an albeit slowly modernising Ireland, the Irish Folklore Commission developed a recording scheme that ran between 1937 and 1938 and which invited Irish Free State primary schoolchildren to compile and submit folklore from their local area. The children responded in their tens of thousands with folktales, customs and crafts, gleaned from their extended families and written down by their own hands. Thankfully, schoolchildren from across Mayo participated and their returns document our county’s not too distant Christmas beliefs and practices. 

Explore north Mayo by night

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A sponsored moonlight walk in aid of Mayo Mountain Rescue Team, on beautiful Nephin will take place on Saturday March 11. You can choose from a 4km walk which should take two hours or a 6km walk which will take in the region of four hours across the Nephin mountains. 

 

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