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Ballyglass lifeboat rescues five fishermen off Mayo coast

Fri, May 07, 2021

Ballyglass Lifeboat in operation (File Photo) Photo: RNLI/Nigel Millard

Ballyglass RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch on Tuesday night by the Irish Coast Guard to go to the assistance of a local fishing vessel in difficulty, 25 nautical miles north of Erris Head.

The volunteer lifeboat crew were alerted by pager at 10pm and rushed to the aid of the vessel, making their way there through heavy seas.

The skipper had called the Coast Guard when a rope had fouled the propeller, making it impossible for them to proceed. There was a strong north-westerly wind force 6-7 and poor visibility, making for challenging conditions for both lifeboat and the casualty vessel.


Mayo given championship opener against Sligo

Tussling again: Kevin McLoughlin tries to shake off Sligo's Charlie Harrison in the last championship meeting between the sides which took place in 2017. Photo: Sportsfile.

James Horan's Mayo senior side who got back to training earlier this week, have been handed a Connacht Senior Football Championship opener against Sligo, at the quarter-final stage, following this week's provincial championship draw. ...


Deer posing a danger to motorists near Kiltimagh

Cllr John Cribben

Motorists in Addergoole near Kiltimagh have been dealing with the dangers of deer crossing in front of them recently. ...


A new chapter has begun for one of Ballina’s oldest family businesses - McKane’s Pharmacy

Dorthy and her team in McKanes Pharmacy who are back in their original premises.

This week, Dorothy McKane and her pharmacy team launched their newly renovated, state of the art pharmacy premises in the centre of Ballina, and are once again “back home”, following a devastating fire in 2019 that forced them to relocate ...

Health & Lifestyle

Move to improve your health

When programming for clients, I always have a look at their overall daily energy expenditure, not just the time that they spend exercising. ...


The Linenhall appoints Elaine Mears as associate artist

In an exciting new initiative, the Linenhall Arts Centre will welcome theatre artist Elaine Mears to the team as an Associate Artist for a period of eight months this year. The goal of this initiative is to offer financial stability and security to an artist during the pandemic so that the artist can focus entirely on their work. Mears will spend her time at the Linenhall developing her practice and working on a theatre project which centres around the Mall in Castlebar. Pictured are the artist Elaine Mears and Bernadette Greenan, Director of the Linenhall Arts Centre. Photo: Alison Laredo.

In an exciting new initiative by the Linenhall Arts Centre, theatre artist Elaine Mears will join the team as Associate Artist for a period of eight months in 2021. ...


Rochford Motors scoop top prize in national car dealership awards

Alan Campbell, CarsIreland account manager, receiving the award on behalf of Rochford Motors in Ballyhaunis

Rochford Motors in Ballyhaunis have received a national award for best online marketing. ...


Ye are Mayo, ye are men of steel

Ye are men of Mayo and much more. Photo: Sportsfile

So here we are again. This time it is is different. The lights are on. It is a darkening Dublin evening. Feel yourself, feel the sheer bulk of you. Look around and hear the power of what lies around you. The terraces and seats normally heaving with ...


Six bedroom dream home with stunning views

Kevin Beirne Auctioneers and Valuers are offering a unique opportunity to acquire this stunning six bedroom dream home. Perched on the top of Shraigh hill, this property is a unique and special place, while overlooking the Atlantic ocean. ...


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