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Westport the big winner in festival funding announcement

A boutique food and music festival, choral celebrations, a recreation of Humbert’s 1798 invasion, and a kitesurfing lake battle are some of the local festival events which will benefit this year from €49,000 announced in grant funding.

Idyllic seaside cottage and Swinford pub for next Allsops auction

The latest batch of Mayo properties to go under the hammer at an Allsops Space auction on May 2 include a Swinford pub, an idyllic seaside cottage in Achill, and a tract of land just a few kilometres away from Ireland West Airport Knock.

Top surfers hitting the waves in Achill for national competition

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Eleven colleges from all over the country are hitting the waves on Achill Island this weekend for the Irish Surfing Intervarsities, hosted by GMIT Mayo.

The story of a fighting man

JOHNNY KILBANE, the Irish-American boxer who remains the longest reigning World Featherweight Champion of all time, is the subject of a film to be shown on TG4.

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Greenway challenge for Mayo Cystic Fibrosis unit

A cycle challenge along the spectacular Great Western Greenway is taking place on March 29 to raise funds for a much needed dedicated cystic fibrosis (CF) unit at Mayo General Hospital.

Kitesurfing festival in Achill

Sun, sand, kites, surf-boards and great tunes are the order of the day when Achill Island plays host to the finale of the Irish Kitesurfing Tour Competition at this year’s Battle for the Lake Music and Kite Festival on September 28 and 29.

Irish Girl Guides delighted with the warm welcome for Achill challenge

Irish Girl Guides members were delighted with the warm welcome they received from the people of Achill when their toughest challenge took place on the island recently.

Activities at Old Head this weekend

As part of the development of the Blueway initiative, watersports activities will be provided for beginners and improvers, adults and children, at Old Head Beach on Sunday August 18 starting at noon and continuing until 5pm.

Festival of the Pirate Queen

It has been more than 500 years since the Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley, commanded the seas from Scotland to Spain from the west coast of Ireland. Can any modern day woman match the determination and bravery of this great Irish legend? The organisers of a new adventure race have thrown down the gauntlet to the women of Ireland. This event will take place on Saturday September 14 on Clare Island. The race course is over 26.6km and involves running, cycling, climbing, and walking the plank. The adventure race is part the Festival of the Pirate Queen which will run for the first time from September 13 to 15.


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