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Hopes high in Killala for major tech investment

Killala Chamber and Development Association say they are convinced a new transatlantic fibre optic cable, landing at Killala Business Park, will attract major technology investors to the town and region.

Excitement building for first ever Mayo Day

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Mayo will become the only county in Ireland to claim a day all of its own tomorrow (May 2), when the first ever Mayo Day celebrations kick off in earnest across the globe.

Inaugural Mayo Day to be celebrated around the world

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Plans are hotting up for the first ever Mayo Day celebrations on May 2.

Achill skywalk could be a world famous attraction

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The Achill Business Network has welcomed plans to construct a glass ‘skywalk’ overlooking Keem Bay at the furthermost westerly point on the island.

Huge tourism targets set in new plan

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Mayo County Council has developed a hugely ambitious five-year tourism strategy which aims to increase visitor numbers to the county by 80 per cent by 2020 and, in the long-term, increase tourism by up to 350 per cent and create 1,000 new jobs.

Ballroom of Romance director revisits Ballycroy

Film Mayo was delighted to have internationally renowned film director Pat O’Connor as its special guest for the launch of Film Mayo, which took place before Christmas. Pat has a very special relationship with Mayo since filming The Ballroom of Romance in Ballycroy in the early eighties. He has very fond memories of his time in Mayo, particularly the warmth of the people in Ballycroy. The reason that Pat agreed to be the special guest at the launch of Film Mayo was because of the affection he holds in his heart for Mayo. During his recent visit Pat talked of how shooting in Mayo was a very special time for him and one of the most fulfilling experiences that he has ever had film-making.

Council budget passed despite Sinn Féin opposition

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The 2015 budget for Mayo County Council was passed at Monday’s reconvened budget meeting of the council after it was put to a vote twice.

Rhode Island link could benefit Mayo’s economy

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Mayo County Council is working to build potentially lucrative links with the US state of Rhode Island.

Jobs announcement a major boost for Mayo

The announcement this week that 150 new jobs will be created in Castlebar over the next three years will be a major boost for the town and for An Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The Taoiseach has come in for some serious criticism from a number of quarters recently in relation to his delivery of jobs and investment in his home town. The announcement by Northgate Information Solutions that it intends to create these new jobs will be seen as a significant success for Mr Kenny following the criticisms laid at him.

Gathering the Mayo genes with National Geographic

On Sunday June 23 the people of Mayo will have an opportunity to explore their roots and to discover the diverse paths which successive waves of wanderers, migrants, invaders, and explorers have followed to reach their home here on the edge of the wild Atlantic.

 

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