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New documentary captures life in Straide

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A remarkable snapshot of Straide community has been captured on a one-hour documentary film sponsored by the Straide Pride of Place Committee.

From Cavan to Connemara

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Irish language theatre company, Fíbín, launches an exciting new chapter in its story next week with the promenade show Cath na Ceathrún Rua / Battle of Carraroe, written by incoming artistic director Philip Doherty and staged at the company’s new home space in An Tulach, Baile na hAbhann.

From Cavan to Connemara

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Irish language theatre company, Fíbín, launches an exciting new chapter in its story next week with the promenade show Cath na Ceathrún Rua / Battle of Carraroe, written by incoming artistic director Philip Doherty and staged at the company’s new home space in An Tulach, Baile na hAbhann.

From Cavan to Connemara

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Irish language theatre company, Fíbín, launches an exciting new chapter in its story next week with the promenade show Cath na Ceathrún Rua / Battle of Carraroe, written by incoming artistic director Philip Doherty and staged at the company’s new home space in An Tulach, Baile na hAbhann.

Mayo people turn out in huge numbers at Dublin business lunch

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Almost 500 guests attended the annual Mayo Association Dublin Business lunch in the Intercontinental Hotel Ballsbridge on Friday last. Tickets for the event were in high demand and were sold out weeks in advance with a long waiting list registered to attend.

Ring announces €40,000 for Michael Davitt Museum

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Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, this week announced funding of €40,000 for the development of the Michael Davitt Museum which is situated in the historic village of Straide.

Community Diary

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There's lots going on around Mayo in the next few weeks and there's something for everyone, so why not check out what's happening in our Community Diary. 

Addicted to politics? Just wait for the exit poll...

Well, I do not know where to begin this week with all the mayhem we have had in the UK, in the North, here at home, in France and, I am sure, elsewhere. Some of the mayhem was good, but some was bad.

The Galway women who built the bombs

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A LECTURE on the Galway women who built bombs for the British Army in WWI in the Galway munitions factory, and a film screening on the life nad work of Michael Davitt, will both take place in the Galway City Museum.

1879 - a forgotten year of famine and fury

It may not be scorched on the Irish psyche as the Great Famine of 1845-52 is, but the famine of 1879, which affected the west more than any other region, brought suffering and led to an increase in agrarian offences committed by furious and despairing tenants. In 1879 the Great Famine was still a painful memory for a large number of people. Most had witnessed first-hand family and friends die a slow, torturous, death by starvation, and had parted indefinitely with family members who had emigrated in an attempt to escape the living hell of famine. The population of Mayo fell by almost 30 per cent during the Great Famine due to death and emigration, and by 1879 the county was still recovering.

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