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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.

Get Creative at Cruinniú na nÓg

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Sandcastle building in Achill, robot making at the Linenhall, art classes at the Michael Davitt Museum, song writing in Westport, coding in Belmullet, wool craft at Killawala, drumming in Cong, wildcraft in Kilkeeran, virtual artists in Louisburg, a treasure hunt in Ballinglen – these are just a few of the events for children taking place next Saturday for the Cruinniú na nÓg Festival.

Mayo tourism industry pitch to international buyers at Meitheal

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The longest established and most important travel trade event for the Irish tourism industry took place this week at the CityWest Hotel last week.

Ring to unveil new vehicle for Alzheimer’s patients and turn the sod at Castlebar Scout Den

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Michael Ring TD the Minister for Rural and Community Development, will today Friday, January 11 at 2pm officially unveil a new wheelchair accessible vehicle for Foxford and District Alzheimer’s Trust  at an event at the Michael Davitt Museum in Straide.

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.

New Mayo touring trail will explore six thousand years of heritage and culture

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Route Millennia Mayo, a new tourism trail which promotes six of the county’s premier cultural sites, was launched this week in the Jackie Clarke Collection, Pearse Steet, Ballina.

Davitt Museum achieves accreditation award in The Heritage Council’s Museum Standards Programme

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The Michael Davitt Museum, dedicated to the founder of the Land League, and based in his home village of Straide, has been awarded Interim Accreditation in the Museum Standards Programme of Ireland (MSPI), which is run by the Heritage Council. The awards’ adjudication was announced at a ceremony in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin this week by the chairman of the Heritage Council, Conor Newman.

€2 million boost for Mary Robinson Centre

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny this week confirmed that the cabinet had approved €2 millon for the proposed Mary Robinson Centre in Ballina. The centre which will be built in Victoria House in Ballina, Mary Robinson’s birthplace on the banks of the River Moy, will be Ireland’s first Presidential Archive. Mayo County Council had provided an initial €1.5 million package to purchase the house and included the site next door and the construction of a new annex on the site

 

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