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Better airport signage needed as tourists struggle to find IWAK

Fine Gael Deputy Michael Ring, spokesperson for community, rural, and Gaeltacht affairs, has called on Mayo County Council and the NRA to improve the signage for Ireland West Airport Knock.

Westport forms first parish branch of new grandparents organisation

History was made last night when Westport set up the first parish branch of the newly-formed Catholic Grandparents Association.

Castlebar Grandparents Association formed

Grandparents in Castlebar have established a branch of the newly-formed Catholic Grandparents Association in the town.

Gamblers place bets on tomorrow’s predicted appearance of the Virgin Mary at Knock

Thousands of people flocked to Knock Shrine on Sunday October 11 after a Dublin clairvoyant predicted that the Virgin Mary would appear. Some claimed they saw the “sun dancing” or changing colour. However ahead of tomorrow’s (Saturday) next predicted ‘apparition’, the Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary has sought to distance the Catholic Church from the event. He said recent events at Knock Shrine, where members of the public believed the Virgin Mary appeared, are to be regretted rather than encouraged.

Kilkelly petrol station assault decision held over until January

Details of an alleged assault between pilgrims on their way home from Knock Shrine and the owners of a filling station were outlined to Judge Mary Devins at Ballyhaunis District Court on Tuesday.

It is everyone’s responsibility to stop the carnage

In Ireland this year a total of 203 people have been killed on the roads, 43 fewer than by the same time last year. However there has been no reduction in the number of road deaths in Mayo which stands at eight — the same for this time in 2008. In total last year there were 10 people killed on Mayo roads, so the statistics would dictate two more people could yet die in this county this year. Armed with this knowledge let’s prevent this from happening. While figures and statistics give us a broad view of what’s happening, they don’t delve into the human pain and suffering experienced as a result of these deaths.

Increase in eye complaints following Knock ‘apparitions’

People intending to visit Knock Shrine tomorrow (Saturday) in the hope of seeing an apparition of the Virgin Mary are being warned that staring at the sun can be damaging to their eyes.

Spiritual tourism being successfully developed in the west

More than 60 businesses from the west and northwest regions successfully participated in a year-long training and development programme in 2009 specifically aimed at progressing the offering of spiritual tourism experiences for visitors to the area.


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