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Clare Island adventure company is tops for a day trip

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A company which provides adventure trips on Clare Island off the Mayo coast was selected by a panel of top travel journalists as one of the best places in the country to enjoy a day out.

Gas still set to flow this year, says Shell spokesperson

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Shell E&P Ireland says it is still on schedule to have gas flowing from the Corrib Gas Field within the next six months.

Ring announces €257,000 for key Wild Atlantic Way sites in Mayo

The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, yesterday announced that funding of approximately €257,000 is being made available to Mayo County Council for remedial works at all the county’s Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Points, totalling 30 sites in all, along the Mayo coast.

People reskilling must be trained in relevant sectors states An Taoiseach

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has commended the work done by Áras Inis Gluaire in developing the centre as a new media training hub in Mayo.

Seeking: Adventurous single men for island escape

Clare Island has issued an urgent call to the mainland for adventurous single men.

Privatising of Seaweed business concerns politicians

The sale of Arramara Teoranta to a private Canadian company, Acadian, is the first step in the privatisation of seaweed and other natural resources found along the seashore according to Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway-Walsh. Cllr Conway-Walsh said: “The sale of this public asset jeopardises the harvesting rights of seaweed cutters and those who have used seaweed along the Mayo coast for generations. In spite of protestations from the Government that there was no intention to sell off the State-owned Arramara it is now clear that I and my colleagues, Senator Trevor O’Clochartaigh and EU candidate Matt Carthy, were correct in relaying information to constituents that background discussions were taking place to push the sale through without consultation. Erris Seaweed Action Group will continue to work with the Connemara Action Group and other communities to provide a strong cohesive voice to protect the rights of seaweed cutters and coastal communities.” Cllr Conway-Walsh concluded saying: “There is no doubt that there is great untapped potential along our coast for greater use of seaweed and for job creation by adding value to the potential harvest there. But it will only benefit our own people if that harvesting and processing is controlled by the communities living there by way of co-operatives or some similar community based approach. Sinn Féin is encouraging land owners to check their land folios to establish their harvesting rights and coastal communities to work together to ensure the rights to cut seaweed and benefits arising from processing this natural resource are held by communities using a fair trade co-operative model.”

The romance of steam

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In late October 1890, Arthur J Balfour, nephew of the Conservative leader Lord Salisbury of the time, and recently appointed Chief Secretary of Ireland, went on a walking tour of the distressed districts along the Galway and Mayo coast. Accompanied only by his sister, and local officials who joined them as they passed through different districts, they travelled without police escort. Remembering that it was only eight years since the Phoenix Park Murders* it was a brave gesture. But Balfour was probably the best of them.** He was genuinely anxious to improve the conditions of the area. He had influence in London, and an imaginative grasp of his brief for Ireland. He met and talked with the local community leaders, listened to what they had to say; and sat by the open fires listening to the mná tí.

Flood damage costs expected to be in the millons

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Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council Cllr Johnny O’Malley has said he expects the cost of cleaning up and repairing storm and flood damage across the county to be many millions of euro.

North Mayo to feature in new Tracks and Trails TV series

A new series of TV programmes titled Tracks and Trails will be transmitted on RTE 1 over the next number of weeks. Building on the success of series one and two, the new series of programmes will feature spectacular walks and cycles in stunning locations all over the island of Ireland.

Jane O’Malley @ Norman Villa

MEMORIES HOME and Abroad, the new exhibition by Canadian-Irish artist Jane O’Malley, will be officially opened in the Norman Villa Gallery, Salthill, this evening at 6pm.

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