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St Colman’s Garden Fête next weekend

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The annual garden fête at St Colman’s Care Centre, Keel, Achill takes place on Sunday next, July 28, getting underway at 1pm.

Choral music with Carra Singers in Castlebar for Chernobyl

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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.

Free concert in Castlebar to launch Fáinne Óir

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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.

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.

‘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 WW2 Éire Marker Restored

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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.

Minister Ring proud to turn sod on new Phase 2 of Achill Experience

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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.

Achill Community Futures host community day

Achill Community Futures are holding a community day on Sunday, May 28, in Óstán Oileán Acla starting at 4pm. On this day, the results of the recent surveys will be displayed and the people of the parish of Achill are invited to vote for the projects they feel are most important to them.

John B Keane’s The Field in Castlebar and Ballina next week

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The story of The Bull McCabe and his deadly passion for the land he rents will come to Castlebar and Ballina next week. Dooega Drama Group will bring the iconic The Field by John B Keane to Castlebar’s Linenhall and Ballina Arts Centre.

Lorna Quinn recognised for being disabled friendly

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The Mayo branch of Junior Chamber International was toasting the success of one of its own recently at the 2016 National Friendly Business Awards that took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway. Lorna Quinn from Lorna's Mobile Hairdressing, which is based in Achill, was selected as the winner of Disability Access award at the National Friendly Business Awards ceremony.

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