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Fourteen Travellers take their first steps towards higher education

A group of 14 Irish Travellers have been recognised at a special ceremony after completing NUI Galway Access Centre’s first Educational Transition Project (ETP).

Athenry Music School Sinfonietta to give online Culture Night concert

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THE YOUNG musicians of Athenry Music School Sinfonietta will give their debut performance of ‘A Baroque Session (with Carolan & Friends)’ by Raymond Deane online at 7pm on Culture Night, Friday, September 17.

The Currach Races, Salthill

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The Currach Races … An Tóstal … Rásaí na gCurrachaí … 60,000 people plus in Salthill … lines of people four and five deep along the Prom … Every vantage point taken … specially designed currachs everywhere, up on trailers, sitting on grass verges, at the water’s edge … Always a crowd of people inspecting them … The currachs on the sea like tiny insects, indistinguishable in the mist and drizzle … Mountainy men and island men … báinín … Bréidín … beautiful handknit Aran croiseanna … Caps … caps … thousands of caps … women in many different styles of shawl … some red petticoats … stalls everywhere selling minerals, sweets, fruit … many stages erected along the Prom hosting sean nós singers, dancers, traditional musicians … The atmosphere of a massive aeríocht … Programmes written in the old Irish script … strange accents from Donegal … Three-card trick men … canoe races between the currach races … Trawlers marking the race route … Kerry accents … canúint Chonamara … A cluster of bookies at Blackrock … Bottles of stout and lemonade … Gaelinn spoken in lilting Cork accents … Gaeilge spoken by Aran Islanders who had come in on the Dún Aengus … A marquee for food at Blackrock … another for visiting crews … The Joyces of Inis Bearacháin … Bands playing at the Ladies Beach and at Blackrock … Currach men from Mayo, Sligo, and Clare … Commentary on the races blaring from speakers all over Salthill … A festival dance in the Hangar. This was the All-Ireland Currach Racing Championship which was first held in 1953 in the Claddagh and thereafter for several years in Salthill. The Prom provided the ideal viewing stand, the oarsmen provided the excitement, and the crowds provided the atmosphere.

National Museum of Ireland invites Mayo people to take part in memory project

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The National Museum of Ireland (NMI) - Country Life - is inviting people in Mayo with memories of boats and boat building in their community, to submit their stories to an online archive of Irish heritage.

Údarás jobs announcement welcomed

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The announcement of new employment opportunities in Belmullet by leading market research company IPSOS/MRBI, through its creation of a gteic digital hub, has been welcomed by local politicians.

New production of Fáinne Óir to be live-streamed from Claremorris

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The highly acclaimed Fáinne Óir contemporary Irish dance drama which has played to capacity audiences at home in Mayo and also in Broadway, New York, is to stage a one-off live-stream performance on Friday March 26 next, from Claremorris Town Hall, with tickets now available through the Fund It creative arts online fundraising platform.

Let’s get this party startled!

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Make your Halloween fang-tastic with these homemade Halloween treats that are sure to give ‘em pumpkin to talk about.

Halloween family fun at The Charleville Park Hotel

As one of Ireland's best loved family hotels, the four-star Charleville Park Hotel has the perfect fun family staycation for you this Halloween.

Digital Hubs invigorating Mayo Gaeltacht areas – Ring

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Michael Ring, T.D. has given a progress report in relation to the gteic (Gréasán Digiteach na Gaeltachta) network in  Mayo.

Funding approved for cultural tourism project in Mayo Gaeltacht

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The Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin TD and the Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport, Jack Chambers TD, have announced their approval of a grant worth €501,160 in order to develop the tourism hub: Áras Scéal an Atlantaigh Fhiáin in an Eachléim in the Iorras Gaeltacht, in Mayo.

 

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