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Mulroy on the move and Other Voices a roaring success for Ballina

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The October meeting of Mayo County Council took place this week and there was plenty of debate in the chamber.

Centenary of Spanish Flu outbreak in Mayo to be remembered

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A special talk exploring the devastating impact of the Spanish Flu outbreak in Mayo 100 years ago, will take place on Tuesday, September 11at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life in Turlough Park, Castlebar, County Mayo.

Museum of Country Life to share travel poster collection online

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The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life has made a fascinating collection of early travel and tourism posters, used to promote Ireland in the infancy of the tourism sector here, available to view online for the first time. The posters form part of the National Folklife Collection and were previously on display at the museum in the exhibition Come Back to Erin: Irish Travel Posters of the 20th Century, which was curated by the late Dr Séamas Mac Philib.

435million-year-old fossil starfish discovered in Maam Valley

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A new species of fossil starfish discovered in the Maam Valley has been found to be 435 million years old, according to the latest issue of The Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, published by the Royal Irish Academy.

Headford regains its sense of lace — Can you help restore this tradition?

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Headford’s proud tradition of lacemaking which dates back to the Middle Ages is set to be restored following an initiative set up as part of the Galway 2020 bid.

West of Ireland Traveller History Project to be launched today in Turlough Park

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Minister of State for Justice at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration, and Integration, David Stanton, is to launch the West of Ireland Traveller History Project at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar today, October 21.

Sean’s Bar voted among the top bars to visit in the world

Athlone’s own Sean’s Bar has received a glowing endorsement by making it onto Lonely Planet’s list of the 25 “most incredible” bars in the world.

Families and weddings Easter 1916

Joseph Plunkett and Grace Gifford were to have a joint wedding with his sister Geraldine Plunkett and her fiancé Tom Dillon, at the Rathmines church, Easter Sunday, April 24 1916. The confusion about the on/off Rising, the rumours about the possibility of Roger Casement being taken prisoner in Kerry, kept the couples guessing as to what would happen. But Joseph, one of the principle organisers of the Rising, probably knew more that what he said to his sister, that Grace ‘did not know the smallest thing about the political situation, and had no idea whatever of such things’.*

Seminar on women's history in Mayo held in GMIT

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, staff and graduates of GMIT Mayo recently held a women’s history seminar in association with the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life. The seminar was chaired by Dr Deirdre Garvey, GMIT Mayo head of campus, and it was designed to showcase research on women’s history that is ongoing in GMIT Mayo.

Republican prisoners in the Town Hall

This remarkable photograph was taken in 1920/21. It shows a group of republican prisoners who are being held in the Town Hall. They are surrounded by barbed wire and are being carefully watched by a soldier you can see standing beside the tin hut. He is wearing a ‘Brodie’ helmet which was a steel combat helmet invented by Englishman John Brodie during World War I. There were probably more soldiers on duty inside the hut watching the detainees, the photographer, and anyone else who might have been was passing. A notice on one of the windows reads “No one is allowed within ten yards of this building.”

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