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Government funding of €250,000 to upgrade the existing Achill Island water treatment plant has been described as 'chicken feed' by an Achill-based councillor.
Artist Alexandra Van Tuyll has just published a book on ancient Irish trees that will benefit a number of local charities.
Helping people to stay at home is the new role of Local Link Mayo rural transport services.
The annual garden fête at St Colman’s Care Centre, Keel, Achill takes place on Sunday next, July 28, getting underway at 1pm.
Castlebar-based choir, Carra Singers, directed by Aušra Kvietkut, will present their summer concert in Christchurch, Castlebar, on Wednesday, June 12 at 8pm. Entry is free, with donations to Chernobyl Children International appreciated.
A free concert to officially launch Fáinne Óir - a new and original orchestral music and contemporary dance production by Mayo composer and Musical Director, Kathy Fahey, is to take place on April 28 in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar. The complete 90-minute work, which is being co-produced by Ms Fahey with Diaspora Engagement Specialist, Mike Hannon - will premiere in the Royal Theatre Castlebar on September 20, 2019, before travelling to New York where it will be performed at the Symphony Space Theatre on September 26.
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.
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.
Following the breakout of World War II in 1939 the Irish Government decided to build a series of look out posts (LOPs) along the coast in order to protect our recently declared neutrality.
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has said that the launching of Phase 2 of the Achill Experience represents a crucial development in Achill’s tourism offering. The Achill Local Area Development Company has developed a new indoor visitor attraction on Achill by converting 2,300 square feet of its head office into a visitor attraction. Phase 2 of the Achill Deserted Village project, which Minister Ring launched on Saturday, will feature the development of Boley House in the visitor centre to give visitors an insight into how families once lived and a presentation on the history of the deserted village.