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Six boys and the Achill Mission

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In the summer of 1840 two of London’s most prolific writers and journalists, Mr and Mrs S C Hall, set out from London for an ambitious tour of Ireland. They would later publish their journey and observations in Ireland - its Scenery and Character, a best selling three volume snap-shot of Ireland, sumptuously illustrated by engravings created by the best artists of its time*. It is a treasured collector’s item today.

‘There is no place outside Hell, that enrages the Almighty more…’

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A sort of panic obsessed the Archbishop of Tuam, John MacHale, when he realised the extent of the foothold gained by the uncompromising Church of Ireland evangelist Edward Nangle. Achill Island after all, was the very backyard of his immense diocese.

‘A Shaking of the Dry Bones’ - Achill Island in the 1830s

On the eve of the Great Famine there was a terrible scandal in Kinvara, Co Galway. William Burke, who had served as a Catholic priest for 13 years, announced to his congregation that he was leaving the church and becoming Protestant. The people were so angry that about 2,000 pursued his carriage and hurled abuse at him. Two other clergymen and police protection were required to keep him safe.

Achill gets ready for Sheep Dog invasion

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Excitement is the air in Mayo following the announcement that the The Irish National Sheep Dog Trials are scheduled to take place for the first time in the county, on Achill Island from Thursday, July 19 to Saturday, July 21.

People of the Tribes : Meet Jackie.

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My name is Jackie Meenahan form Ballina Co.Mayo. I'm at this job most of my life, I had a fish shop in Ballina which I retired from many years ago, I was fed up doing nothing so I decided to go on the road around the country selling seaweed and I've never looked back since. Its great for my mental health, I come to Galway every Friday to the Moycullen market, make a few bob selling the ol dillisk which comes from Achill Island and make new friends along the way.

Wonders of the Wake to bring a treat to Achill

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Lovers of Irish music are in for a treat this coming May Bank Holiday Sunday, May 6, in Achill, with the world premiere of a new trad arts show Wonders of the Wake.

Startup Weekend West comes to Achill

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In the age of the Internet of Things, urbanisation and Elon Musk… what lies in store for our cities, towns, and villages?

Mayo Stages a roaring success in Achill

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Conditions were perfect for the return of the Mayo Stages Rally to Achill Island. After the success of last year’s event, clerk of the course Trevor O’Connell and his team rose to the occasion to make an every bigger and more spectacular event.

Quay Bar and Brasserie at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Situated on the outskirts of the charming village of Cong, The Lodge at Ashford Castle is the ideal destination for those seeking a cosy hideaway retreat which is still close to the heart of everything the region has to offer. Only 40 minutes' drive from Galway and neighbouring Westport and Connemara, the hotel is superbly located for an adventure of exploration or an opportunity to simply sit back, relax, and completely unwind.

A 'positive and uplifting' book about death

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DEATH IS one of the very few experiences everybody will have. It is looked on with fear and suspicion, and is rarely, if ever, welcomed as a subject of conversation.

 

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