Search Results for 'Achill Island'

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Lifeboat crew swap boats for bikes in 150km charity cycle

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Ten volunteer lifeboat crew from Ballyglass RNLI, in conjunction with Belmullet Cycling Club, will undertake a 150km cycle from Sligo Bay RNLI in Rosses Point to Ballyglass RNLI in Belmullet on Saturday, April 27.

Cashel group launch petition to get works on Achill bridges

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The Cashel Village Enhancement Group, which is part of the Cashel Women’s Group based on Achill Island, is launching a petition to ask Mayo County Council and the Department of Transport to evaluate three bridges located in the village on the R319.

Play your part to grow tourism for Clew Bay

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Fáilte Ireland is inviting local tourism businesses, tourism and community group members, as well as all other interested parties and individuals, to take part in a series of workshops running from Tuesday, April 9 to Tuesday, April 16 along the Mayo coast.

Space and comfort noted features of family friendly property

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Property: Lakeview House, Coolagarry, Curraghboy, Co. Roscommon, N37 RW82

Achill Island RNLI pays tribute to lifeboat volunteer and friend Mattie Stafford

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Achill Island RNLI has paid tribute to fellow lifeboat volunteer and friend Mattie Stafford, of Slievemore, following his untimely death.

Retired Mayo man wins €100,000 after spinning the Winning Streak wheel

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A retired Mayo man has become the highest prize winner of the season on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV game show, scooping a massive €143,000.

Space and comfort are noted features of family friendly rural property

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Property: Lakeview House, Coolagarry, Curraghboy, Co. Roscommon, N37 RW82

Mayo Farm Family wins the first National Farming for Nature Award

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The Calvey Family from Keel has become the inaugural winners of the National Farming for Nature Award 2018.

Derek Warfield and Young Wolfe Tones to play in Achill

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For over 50 years Derek Warfield has been one of Ireland’s best known ballad singers and now he has teamed up with the new generation to bring an old tradition with a young sound to his legion of fans.

‘Rather than die, the people submitted’

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The Great Famine of 1845 - 49 hit Achill Island particularly hard. Given the poor quality of its soil there was little or no alternative to the potato crop which failed throughout those years. Once the severity of the calamity became apparent, and that help from the government was begrudging and insufficient, there was a sensible coming together of Protestant and Catholic clergy to try to calm and feed the people.

 

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