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A entrepreneur with the Travel Bug, a skin care expert and a Westport GP were named as Mayo's Businesswomen of the Year at a recent awards luncheon by the women in business networking group, Network Mayo.
A young Castlebar robotics entrepreneur has really impressed the people over at Nissan.
In 1960 Mary Hanley forced open the wedged shut door of the cottage at Thoor Ballylee. She walked into the large damp room. For 12 productive and happy summers, the cottage and its adjoining Norman tower had been the home of WB Yeats , his wife George Hyde Lees, and their two children Anne and Michael. Now, however, the floor was covered with manure. For years it had been used as a cow barn. Pulling aside stones that had blocked exits to keep the cattle enclosed, Mary walked into the dining room, with its magnificent enlarged window overlooking the Streamstown river as it races under the four-arched bridge.
In August 1896 WB Yeats and his friend Arthur Symons went on a tour of the west of Ireland. The poet was 31 years of age. They stayed with Edward Martyn at Tulira Castle, Ardrahan, visited the Aran Islands, and Yeats made his first visit to Lady Gregory at Coole Park.
Teaching English as a foreign language, or TEFL, is an attractive option for recent graduates, for people who want to change career, for those who are approaching retirement, or for anyone thinking of teaching English here in Ireland or anywhere in the world. But there is a bewildering number of course options out there.
Two executives from Opensparkz, the company which is looking to purchase the old Volex plant in Castlebar from Mayo County Council for €700,000 to set up a technology hub in the town, faced a grilling from the elected members of Mayo County Council this week.
Love Lannagh, the county’s newest adventure festival, has been deemed a huge success by organisers, after more than 2,000 people attended the event on Saturday April 24, at Lough Lannagh in Castlebar.
Some 300 people are now employed at iconic Ashford Castle in Cong, just four years after the former summer residence of the Guinness family went into receivership.
Who needs settling in time when you have an ambitious and open-minded owner? — It has only been open for a little over a month but already The Village Theatre in Carrabane, Athenry is spreading its wings and offering a diverse choice of entertainment options to the people of East Galway. Following two sold out concerts by Sean Keane and a night of sporting memories featuring some of Galway's hurling All-Stars, The Village Theatre will host a free seminar for Leaving Certificate honours maths students this week.
The Galway International Arts Festival will present a special edition of its popular First Thought talks programme in Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, on Sunday April 12.