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Lucky Kilmaine Euromillions player wins €500,000

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While there was no winner of last night’s record equalling €190 million EuroMillions jackpot, the residents of the small rural village of Kilmaine are celebrating this morning after it emerged that a local shop sold a €500,000  EuroMillions Plus ticket.

Taoiseach presents gift featuring Kilmaine Church to Pope

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny presented a gift of a Harry Clarke printed canvas of the beautiful nativity window from St Patrick’s Church in Kilmaine, to His Holiness, Pope Francis, during a private audience at the Vatican on Monday. The framed canvas was inscribed as follows: "From the Nativity Window by Harry Clarke, St. Patrick's Church, Kilmaine, Co. Mayo. Presented to His Holiness Pope Francis by Enda Kenny, TD, Taoiseach of Ireland, November 28, 2016."

Schoolchildren making 'forty six mile return trip' to get to school

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Schoolchildren in parts of south Mayo are making a 46 mile return trip to get to school each day, according to one local councillor. Ballinrobe based Fianna Fáil councillor Damien Ryan told the Mayo Advertiser this week: "In The Neale in one area, it was a mile trip to bring the children to school, it's now 11 miles. I know of other villages where they have to go out 23 or 24 miles to school and back.

Elite eight now known in senior and intermediate grades

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The contenders and pretenders have been sorted out in both the Mayo senior and intermediate championship after last weekend's third round of action in the group stages of both competition.

Five spots in last eight still up for grabs in senior championship

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As the last weekend of action in the group stages of both the senior and intermediate championships gets ready to throw in for action this weekend, there are still an awful lot of things to sort out. The only certain things are that Castlebar Mitchels, Knockmore and Breaffy will be in the last eight of the competition when it recommences later this summer, leaving five more places still up for grabs from three of the groups.

Only two weeks to go until the next Connacht Property Auction

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With only two weeks to go until the next Connacht Property Auction, the auction team are inviting entries for the event which will be held on Thursday April 23 in the Menlo Park Hotel, Galway. After a busy start to 2015, the auction team are expecting strong interest in the properties on offer. The auction will offer some 30 properties across Mayo, Leitrim, Galway, Roscommon, Sligo and also Clare. After a very successful auction in February where 21 out of 24 properties were sold, the auction team are encouraging people who are thinking about selling to contact them. The company is the only auction provider in Ireland which does not charge admission or marketing fees to enter the auction, making it very appealing to property owners. Furthermore the company also offer an online auction system where all bids are made visible on its website

Road fatality in Kilmaine

A 73-year-old man was fatally injured after being struck by a car at Kilkeeran, Kilmaine, on Sunday evening at approximately 8pm.

Cylo-cross cycling league is back

After a successful debut league in 2013 the Connacht Cylo-Cross League is back for a second running this year. This year the league will kick off in Ballinrobe with round one being hosted by Western Lakes CC. The five event series is open to all Cycling Ireland licence holders, you can also use any type of bike with the correct tyres, but it is recommended to use a cylo-cross bike. There will be two categories of races for seniors, with a novice race getting underway before the main race.

Intermediate quarter-finals pulled days before throw-in

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The four Egan Jewellers Intermediate Football Championships quarter-finals that were down for decision over this weekend were postponed on Wednesday evening by the county board following discussions with Mayo senior team manager James Horan.

Second round showdowns to decide the future

There will not be an inch given in any of the eight games in the second round of the Mayo GAA Intermediate Football Championship this weekend, with a number of exciting battles in store over the two days of action.


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