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Padraic McKeon, a retired primary principal teacher from Mayo has departed for Uganda to begin his third volunteer placement with VSO Ireland, the international development organisation that fights poverty through volunteers. Padraic will use his professional skills and experience to volunteer as a teacher educator in the Karamoja region where he will be involved in capacity building for pre-service tutors and students in preparation for school practice.
This Easter Monday at 10am the Nephin Beggars Hill Walking group and the Wild Nephin Mountains Group will be taking a trip back in time to May 1921 to the aftermath of the Kilmeanna ambush where Michael Kilroy's West Mayo flying column retreated to the safety of the Nephin mountains after an attack on a large force of British soldiers.
Castlebar based band, Jam Shugar, will release their debut single on Friday March 11 in Garbo's music venue.
Connacht head to Italy this weekend to face Zebre, looking for their 10th Pro !2 victory to maintain their push for Champions Cup rugby.
Mayo recorded the larges drop in burglaries in the country between 2008 and 2015 it was revealed. In the seven year period the number of burglaries in the county dropped from 468 to 306 according to the Central Statistics Office, the Chief Superintendent of the Mayo Division told the elected members of Mayo County Council at their February meeting.
After a brief respite, Connacht Rugby return to action with an unusual Thursday (this evening) Pro 12 fixture against Newport Gwent Dragons in Newport (7.30pm).
Louisburgh musician Jillian O’Malley will be among 15 flute and whistle players who will compete for the Seán Ó’Riada Gold Medal this evening, Friday February 5, in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork. The final will be broadcast live on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. Tim McHugh from Newport won the Seán Ó’Riada Gold Medal the last time the competition was open to the flute, in 2012.
Connacht players are taking a well deserved holiday this week after a perfect finish to an exhaustive run of 16 games on the trot. A bonus-point victory over top-of-the-table Scarlets ensured Connacht remain in the Guinness Pro 12 top four, and are level on points with Scarlets, who continue to hold pole position due to a superior win count.
Connacht players are taking a well deserved holiday this week after a perfect finish to an exhaustive run of 16 games on the trot.
Rua Deli, Bakery and Cafe, Castlebar has been awarded Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant of the Year 2016, beating off tough competition from many top establishments across the country.