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Féile Iorrais ‘08 continues

Tomorrow, Saturday July 26, a guided tour of Inis Gé with archaeologist Michael Gibbons will depart from Blacksod at 10am (pre-booking essential).

Kilkenny boy takes to the skies to see Santa

A seven-year-old Kilkenny boy recently took to the sky in a special flight from Dublin to see Santa in an exciting mystery location.

Ó Cuív meets Belmullet GAA officers

Éamon Ó Cuív, Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, visited Belmullet on Friday last to launch the three-day Island Culture and Arts Programme.

Rally races into town this weekend

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One of the more popular events among nationwide rallying enthusiasts, The Safety Direct Galway International Rally, takes place this weekend.

Campaign to reduce the voting age to 16

With the local and European elections on the horizon teenagers in Ireland will be watching proceedings from the outside, wondering why their voices can't be heard. A campaign is mounting to allow 16 and 17-year-olds vote, and it’s one which the Mayo Advertiser supports. At the ages of 16 and 17 you can pay taxes, get married, work full-time, leave school, or be detained at a detention centre, so why not have the right to vote?

Next leg of Mayo AC road race league coming up fast

The Vodafone C& C Cellular Mayo AC Open Road League continues on Sunday October 11 with race seven of the nine race series. The Terry Fox four miler takes place at Ballina and is a one lap course starting and finishing near the track at Belleek Park. The Terry Fox run takes place annually at venues all over the world in support of the Terry Fox Foundation which raises funds for cancer research in memory of a brave young Canadian. The race will not have a prize fund as all money raised on the day will go towards the Terry Fox Foundation. The race starts at 3pm. Entries will be taken from 1.30pm at track clubhouse. Local man Michael Rice and his team of helpers have organised this race at Ballina for the past 17 years. Mayo AC is happy to support the great work done by Michael in his fund-raising effort. Enquiries to Michael Rice 087 6611975; Michael McGrath (Mayo AC) 086 8534729, further details next week.

Chasing the girls, and hunting the wren

Even though mistletoe is not native to Ireland it has long been associated with Christmas here. The tangled green plant, with its soft white berries, has been introduced in some Irish counties (grafted onto apple trees), and was being sold in basket fulls at the Galway market last December.

Aer Arann flights disrupted during traffic controller strike

A number of Aer Arann flights were either cancelled or delayed due to the strike by air traffic controllers at airports across the country yesterday.

 

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