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Wise up to water safety this Bank Holiday weekend

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As we head into the busiest holiday weekend of the year, Michael Gavin, Mayo County Council’s water safety officer, is advising everyone to take personal responsibility for their own safety while in or near water.

Ballycroy National Park Visitors Centre celebrates its sixth birthday

Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre has announced its schedule of events for the summer of 2014. Now in its sixth year of greeting visitors and enthralling the public, the visitor centre, which is located in Ballycroy village, is a hive of activity. Open daily from 10am to 5.30pm, the team are delighted to offer this varied selection of activities which cater for all ages and abilities. All events are free of charge, but prior booking may be required for some. Contact on (098) 49888 or e-mail [email protected]

The Weekend in Mayo

Your guide to some of what’s available in Mayo this weekend on the entertainment scene.

Busy midweek of racing around Mayo

There was a brilliant turnout at Brickens on Tuesday for the second running of their 5k which was the fourth race in Mayo AC Summer series.

Achill’s German connection highlighted

Achill Island has been included on a new, downloadable app celebrating Ireland’s German connections. The island was included in the 20 locations highlighted across Ireland because of its link with Nobel laureate Heinrich Boll. The world renowned author spent alot of time on Achill, in his cottage in Dugort Village, and penned much of his work there, including his famous Irisches Tagebuch (Irish Journal).

Ballyhaunis singer launches music video

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A young, up-and-coming, singer and songwriter from Ballyhaunis has launched her first music video.

Kiltane prepare for National Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta Finals

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Kiltane GAA club are priming with confidence ahead of the National Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta Finals in Moycullen over the June Bank Holiday weekend after the clubs double success at the Mayo Comórtas Finals held recently on Achill Island. The Bangor club strode to victory over Kilcommon in the Mayo Senior final on a score line of 4-12 to 1-08 with man of the match Ultan Corrigan, Barry Mc Andrew and Tommy Conroy all finding the net over the hour.

Big names set for Boll weekend on Achill

Leading literary figures are Achill bound this weekend as the island celebrates its strong links with famous Nobel Prize winning novelist Heinrich Boll.

The weekend in Mayo

The Wild West, German novelists, an Electric Cave, and a country music extravaganza are just some of the entertainment offerings from around the county for this Bank Holiday weekend.


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