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When John Alcock and Arthur Brown crash-landed in Derrygilmlagh Bog, near Clifden, at 8.40am on June 15 1919, they had completed the first non-stop transatlantic flight, and ensured thei place in aviation history.
The statue of Alcock and Brown at London's Heathrow airport was this week moved from its home at Heathrow over to Clifden to mark the centenary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight from North America to Europe.
Clifden soared into aviation history when John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown landed in the west of Ireland having completed the world's first transatlantic flight, and the town is set to celebrate again with a spectacular centenary commemoration.
When the shrill of the final whistle echoes around the cauldron that will be Croke Park on Sunday afternoon, will it be back-to-back All Ireland senior hurling titles for the first time in three decades for Galway, or will Limerick have bridged a 45-year gap since last annexing the Liam McCarthy Cup?
We at Blackberry Hearing are delighted to announce Daragh McGowan as the most recent addition to our hard-working and professional team of audiologists.
In 1912, the county of Mayo had been through seven challenging decades of continuous population decline. The reasons for such a plummet in numbers were multiple. High infant mortality, disease brought on by poor diet, a demanding lifestyle, and high emigration tested the people of Mayo’s strength to the limit.
Last Saturday’s Family Fun Day fundraiser for Seamus Meade, held in St Kieran’s Community Centre, was a great success and the committee would like to thank everyone who helped out with organising the day. More than €4,000 was raised from the event.
Canadian rocker Bryan Adams, who wowed audiences at this year’s Westport Festival, is coming back to Mayo and will be taking to the stage in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar next month. Bryan Adams will be bringing his Bare Bones acoustic tour to the stage in Castlebar on Tuesday September 16. Tickets priced at €49.50 including booking fee will go on sale this Monday, August 18, at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and on www.ticketmaster.ie.
THERE WAS a fine turnout The Crane Bar last Saturday afternoon for the launch of Dimitra Xidous’s debut poetry collection, Keeping Bees, published by Doire Press.