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Surf lifesaving nippers in Achill this weekend

The sport of lifesaving is not very well known in the county, but it is one that is becoming ever more popular and one that competitors in Mayo are good at. Over the years the Mayo Senior Lifesaving teams have won numerous national titles both in the pool and at the beach (surf), while also having their fair share of international representatives.

Wise up to water safety this Bank Holiday weekend

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.

Achill Island agricultural show 2013

The lyrics of “That bonny spot called Keel” should be altered this year to “that Sunny spot called Keel”. On August 31, Keel will claim another adjective. If the Agricultural Show Committee members have their way, busy will be another word to describe the capital of Achill. The committee are currently organising the revival of the old black faced mountain sheep show of the eighties.

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 at the Galway Film Fleadh.

Out & About

Castlebar Gospel Choir to perform for two nights

Achill Island and Louisburgh longlisted as Best Place to Holiday in Ireland

Achill Island and Louisburgh have made it on to the longlist in The Irish Times’ competition The Best Place to Holiday in Ireland. It will join 23 other holiday hotspots in the race to be named as Ireland’s best place to holiday. The other finalists include Dingle, Inis Meain and The Shannon River. Every county in the country was represented in the competition, with over 1,400 entries submitted in total by members of the public. The winning place will be announced in The Irish Times on Monday, May 27. To view the longlist and to read the full submission for Achill Island and Louisburgh, visit

Mayo bathing waters meet EU standards

Twelve out of 15 beaches in Mayo were found to have good bathing water quality according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and all 15 were found to meet the mandatory values as set out by the EU.

Achill Half Marathon launched

The popular Achill Half Marathon, with a new 10K race added for 2013, was officially launched last Friday April 26, in Pieta House, Dublin. “Pieta House is our charity partner for this year,” explained Pauric Corrigan of Achill Events Management, the organisers of the event “and we are delighted to be able to raise awareness of the vital service the voluntary organisation provides for its clients.”

An Taisce welcomes council support of Greenway

The Galway branch of An Taisce has welcomed the commitment of Galway Council Council, and the support shown by many county councillors, to the development of the proposed Connemara Greenway and other “worthwhile” greenway projects which will not only provide vital amenities for local communities but also boost tourism and create jobs in hospitality.

Achill student wins design award

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Morphic Opulence design from Mona Sweeney from Achill Island, who studies at GMIT, won the student design award at the Student Design Award 2013 at the Vodafone DIT Fashion Show in Vicar Street this week.


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