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Talk on pension reform for women in Claremorris

‘My father would have been very proud,’ says Colm Doyle

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A Moate farmer has expressed pride at the legacy of his late father’s generosity after travelling 6,500 miles to be reunited with a cow donated by him to a destitute African family a decade ago.

Mayo on a Winning Streak on TV game show

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It was a lucky week for Mayo on the Winning Streak game show, as one lucky woman, Marian Connell from Kilmaine, spun the wheel and won a whopping €61,000 while playing for her mum. During the game the name of another Mayo man - John ‘Murt’ Hunt, from Ballyhaunis was pulled out to appear on the show this Saturday, November 25.

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Ultimate Agri Christmas Party hosted by West Women in Farming

Mayo entrepreneurs join nationwide celebrations for National Women’s Enterprise Day

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Open doors to new markets was the theme for this year’s National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED), which was celebrated by local entrepreneurs at an event in the Lodge at Ashford Castle.

Bafta winner among experts to talk at Connemara Sea Week

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Connemara Sea Week which runs from October 22 to 30, is a multi-disciplinary festival, celebrating the wonderful marine heritage of Connemara. The festival will celebrate its 33rd birthday later this month, and has grown to be a wonderful and unique event with something to interest all age groups. Highlights include art exhibitions, concerts, talks, walks, children’s activities, and sports events, combined with lots of great music and buckets of fun for all the family. A special highlight for the last few years has been the wonderful ‘After the Light’ parade, a spectacular night full of myth, magic, madness and mayhem.

Troy calls for immediate review of inspections regime

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford-Westmeath, Robert Troy, has called on Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, to carry out an immediate review of the current inspections regime.

Burke welcomes significant funding for farmers

Westmeath farmers are set to benefit from €4 million in funding under the Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme, Fine Gael Deputy Peter Burke has confirmed.

On being King Of The Castle

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SEAN MCGINLEY, a stalwart of Druid’s early days, makes a welcome return to the company for the first time in eleven years, when he takes the lead role in Eugene McCabe’s powerful drama, King Of The Castle.

North Mayo’s flax growing industry

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The success of the early linen industry in Mayo is often overlooked, especially in terms of the numbers it brought into regular employment. The growing of flax in Ireland for the production of linen was encouraged by English monarchs from the 17th century in order to reduce the Irish woollen industry which was competing with its English counterpart. The Crown's chief governors in Ireland supplied flax seed, sold looms at cost to farmers and employed linen experts from the continent to instruct the Irish in how to get the most from their flax harvest. The industry exploded as a result, and by the end of the 1700s, linen accounted for almost half of Ireland's total exports. Mayo benefited greatly from the linen boom. The Binghams of Castlebar and Brownes of Westport developed massive linen markets in both towns. Castlebar catered for all linen trading from the south of the county. By 1834, 30,000 people were employed in the linen industry in Mayo. That equated to over eight per cent of the county's population which had increased in tandem with the growth of the linen trade.

 

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