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Tumble down to Achill for the hilarious 9 to 5: The Musical

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If you are in need of some light relief and entertainment after weeks of election talk, then the hilarious musical - 9 to 5 - will provide the perfect antidote.

McHugh is ready to raise the greens flag in Mayo

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The Green Party in Mayo have never really made a dent when the votes have been counted up in general elections in the past; going back over the past five general elections in the county the party have been able to muster a total of just 3,082 first preference votes - the single best performance by a candidate for the party in those elections came back in 1997 when Ann Crowley got 938 number ones or 1.5 per cent of the total.

Geraldine Mills' poetic trek into her family history

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THE OPENING verse of Geraldine Mills' new poetry collection, The Bone Road, reads: “They’re glad to see the back/of all the wind-crippled whins,/turn their heads from/the rain over Achill Island,/smoor the final fire.”

Is capitalism compatible with saving the planet?

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Insider thinks the answer to this question has to be: probably not. Capitalism is a voracious system forever in search of somewhere to put its money so that it can turn that money into more money.

Hundreds attend Achill meeting on potential emergency accommodation centre

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More than 200 people attended a public meeting in Achill on Wednesday night after it emerged that an emergency accommodation centre might be opened in The Achill Head Hotel at Pollagh. The meeting heard of the unsuitability of the location for the proposed centre, with attendees saying that the people who are seeking the accommodation are not the targets, but the Department of Justice which had failed to liaise with locals on the matter.

Sun shines on Ireland's biggest tradfest in Mayo

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The sun seemed to follow this year’s 2019 Mayo Manchester Tradfest on its tour around County Mayo for the week long seventh annual festival which ran over the first week of the month.

James Kilbane Irish folk shows in The Westport Plaza

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Mayo’s own James Kilbane & Friends will bring their Irish night of Irish song, great traditional music and culture every Thursday night to the Castlecourt Plaza Hotel, Westport for the months of August and September starting at 9pm.

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.

Achill getting ready to take to the skies for Mayo International Kite Festival

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Fun, fresh air and frolics are promised for the 2019 Mayo International Kite Festival taking place on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 at Keel Beach, Achill Island.

Mayo Manchester Tradfest gearing up for return this summer

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The award winning Mayo Manchester Tradfest returns to Mayo to stage its seventh annual week-long festival from Thursday, August 1 to Wednesday, August 7 in Westport and surrounding areas.

 

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