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It's Lights! Camera! Action! in Bonniconlon as the Dramatic Society prepares to take to the stage with Wigs on the Green from tonight to Sunday. The curtain in the Grove Hall is up at 8.30pm nightly as the clock is turned back to the 1950s and the story of widow Betty Smith (Margaret Devine) and her daughters Kitty (Laura McShane) and Maureen (Deirdre Doherty) – two young ladies desperate for romance, excitement and fun. If they are to secure such wanton happiness, they need to succeed in rubber-stamping their mother’s blessing to go the dance.
Property: Land at Dooeigney, Sligo Road, Ballina, Co Mayo
A bloody episode during the War of Independence will be the subject of a talk in Ballina Library on Wednesday next September 7. On Thursday March 4 of 1920, two young RIC constables, returning from patrol, called to Fanning’s public house at Bouladuff (knows as The Ragg), near Thurles to buy some provisions. Unknown to them, also in the same public house were three prominent officers of the Mid Tipperary Brigade of the IRA. In an attempt to disarm the policemen, a melee ensued in which Galway born Constable John Heanue was fatally wounded.
Mayo will see an influx of some 40,000 people this weekend with both the annual Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage and the Bonniconlon Show seeing thousands come to the county to take part in the events.
All roads will be leading to Bonniconlon this August Bank Holiday Monday (August 3) when the small village is transformed into one of the biggest showgrounds in the country for the annual show and gymkhana.
One of the longest walking routes in Ireland, the Western Way, is being upgraded, rebranded, and relaunched in a bid to attract more visitors to the rural communities through which it passes.
The announcement by Minister for Environment, Alan Kelly that he has sanctioned Mayo North East Leader Partnership to approve funding for four projects in the area, was welcomed by Government TDs this week. The three projects are: €301,499 to Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile Eachleim Teoranta to renovate Naomh Bhreandain Community Hall in Eachleim, Blacksod. €177,350 for the development of a commuity centre in Attymass. €167,635 for the completion of phase two of the Bonniconlon Community Centre, and €150,334 for the Swinford community recreation centre.
Bonniconlon residents are expected to have a safer, cleaner water supply by the end of the year.
A Ballina man was fined in the local district court on Tuesday for trespassing at a building site at Quignalecka.
Ballina man Sean O’Donnell scooped one of the most prized accolades in the farming sector in Ireland on Tuesday night.