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A plan to stage a massive re-enactment of General Humbert’s invasion of Ireland from his landing in Kilcummin through the taking of Killala and on to the capture of Castlebar has been given the backing of the members of Castlebar Town Council. The event which is called “In Humbert’s Footsteps” is being planned as a major event of this year’s Gathering festivities in Mayo. The members of the council were given a presentation on the planned event by Mick Baines and Damien Cashin from the committee who are organising the event, which will be staged over the weekend of Friday, August 16 to Sunday, August 18 starting in north Mayo and finishing off in Castlebar.
A new Irish music, song and drama show about the Titanic was a massive hit, when it was staged during the Crossmolina Festival at Enniscoe House. It was standing room only at the sold out Heritage show by the newly formed Conners performance group for their production of the Titanic themed The Emigrants’ Farewell.
Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane, has welcomed the decision at last week’s town council meeting to erect the Titanic commemorative plaque for the Addergoole Fourteen at Castlebar Railway Station in English and Irish, reversing a previous decision to erect the sign in English only.
The Nephin View Restoration group is holding a fundraising day in aid of the Guide Dogs for the Blind in Leonard’s Field/Lounge, Lahardane, Ballina, on Sunday October 9 from 3.30pm.
Ninety-nine years ago this weekend, 14 young emigrants from a tiny Mayo village under Nephin mountain bid their families and friends a bittersweet farewell. They were off to America, but first they had to walk the 12 miles over the Windy Gap, from Lahardane to Castlebar, before catching the first of many trains in order to reach Cobh.
The Nephin View Restoration group is having an Irish Harvest Day and threshing display, in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind, in Leonard’s field, Lahardane, on Sunday October 3 starting at 3pm.
The road from Castlebar to Lahardane at the Windy Gap is a death trap according to Mayo County Council and Castlebar Town Council election candidate Cllr Blackie Gavin.