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Mayo coastal areas get ready for Storm Callum

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Coastal areas in Mayo today are preparing to batten down the hatches for the arrival of Storm Callum.

Marine expedition off Mayo coast collects samples for pharmaceutical research

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Marine scientists from NUI Galway returned home from an expedition recently with some stunning footage of Irish deep-sea waters, as well as samples set to be part of pharmaceutical research.

Six boys and the Achill Mission

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In the summer of 1840 two of London’s most prolific writers and journalists, Mr and Mrs S C Hall, set out from London for an ambitious tour of Ireland. They would later publish their journey and observations in Ireland - its Scenery and Character, a best selling three volume snap-shot of Ireland, sumptuously illustrated by engravings created by the best artists of its time*. It is a treasured collector’s item today.

Céide Fields heritage site brings home the international Carlo Scarpa prize for gardens

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The Céide Fields has won the prestigious Carlo Scarpa international landscape award for gardens. At a ceremony in the Céide Fields Visitor Centre in Mayo, Minister Michael Ring and Minister of State Kevin "Boxer" Moran welcomed the award which is now proudly on display in the visitors' centre.

Community of Erris and Irish Coast Guard honoured at People of the Year Awards

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The community of Erris and Irish Coast Guard were jointly honoured at the People of the Year Awards, with special recognition for the crew of Rescue 116 which was lost off the Mayo coast in March of last year.

Investigation launched following death of Erris Fisherman

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An investigation has been launched after an Inver man died when his boat capsized off the north Mayo coast earlier this week.

Further commitment made by Erris Inshore Fishermen’s Association to tackle marine litter

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The Erris Inshore Fishermen’s Association has announced its commitment to tackling the issue of marine litter through its participation in Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s (BIM) voluntary national programme, Fishing For Litter.

Journey’s end for so many fine people

Well! Where do I begin? So much has happened since we last spoke together. In our conversation last week, we talked about Sr Christopher Mary Callan from the Bower Convent in Athlone, Eamonn Casey and others.

Cloud of sadness over Blacksod

An operation to recover the three missing crew members of the Rescue 116 helicopter, which crashed into the sea off Blacksod in the early hours of Tuesday morning, is continuing this morning.

Recovery mission continues in Blacksod

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An operation to recover the three missing crew members of the Rescue 116 helicopter, which crashed into the sea off Blacksod in the early hours of Tuesday morning, was continuing yesterday afternoon, as this paper went to print. Captain Dara Fitzpatrick (45), who was recovered in a critical condition on Tuesday morning after the crash, passed away in hospital later on Tuesday. Ms Fitzpatrick, a mother of a three-year-old son, was spotted in the sea by the Shannon-based Coast Guard helicopter at daybreak on Tuesday and was picked up by the Achill based lifeboat and brought ashore.

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