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The Mayo Association Dublin has opened up the submission process for the Mayo Person of the Year and its Meitheal awards. The Mayo Person of the Year has been awarded to a number of well known Mayo people over the years, including last year Ballina’s John Walkin, the well-known angling enthusiast, who played a major role in turning Ballina into the salmon capital of Ireland, and the year before Castlebar’s Michael Feeney, founder of the Mayo Peace Park.
Galway’s Oscar Wilde Festival returns for its second year on the weekend of September 5 to 7, the festival will provide a host of insights into Wilde’s life and work with speakers from Galway, the UK, and the US as well as supporting new Irish writing inspired by Wilde.
Leading columnist and social commentator Kevin Myers is to speak in Castlebar on Sunday at a special ceremony in the Mayo Peace Park to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.
A concert to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One will take place in Christ Church, Castlebar, on May 11 at 8 pm.
Mayo is preparing to mark the centenary of World War I with events taking place across the county throughout the year.
The founder of Mayo Peace Park, Mr Michael Feeney from Castlebar, has been named as the Virginia Gallagher Mayo Person of the Year 2013 by the Mayo Association Dublin.
Hurling is said to be older than the recorded history of Ireland and to predate Christianity. In Seamus King’s remarkable book The History of Hurling, there is a reference from Irish verbal history of hurling being played as far back as 1,200BC in Tara, County Meath. The earliest written references to the sport in Brehon law are from the fifth century.
Balla No Name Club held the lighting ceremony of their Emigrants’ Light of Hope on Tuesday November 15 in the youth centre in Balla.
Nora Barnacle left Galway early in 1904. She was 20 years old, a strong-willed girl running from a tyrannical uncle who disapproved of her latest boy friend. Within weeks of her arrival in Dublin she would become the muse and lover of James Joyce and the inspiration of some and his greatest works — Greta Conroy in The Dead, Bertha the common law wife in Exiles and Molly Bloom in Ulysses — all share some of Nora’s character and experiences. In October of that same year Nora and Jim would elope to Europe and in due course step on to the pages of literary history. She would return to her native city only twice during her 47 years of exile before dying in Zurich in 1951, having lived 67 tumultuous years.