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New year-round tourist office very welcome for Ballina — Mulherin

Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, has welcomed the decision to give the green light to the proposal by Ballina Chamber to open a year-round tourist office in Ballina and the awarding of funding of €5,000 to help in its operation. The new tourist office, located on Pearse Street in the heart of the town, replaces the seasonal office which had operated for about six months each year from premises on Cathedral Road which was more off the beaten track.

Award-winning bus driver dies tragically at the workplace

A man who was fatally injured in an accident at work this week has been named.

Let our natural beauty shine through this summer

The summer is upon us if one follows the Irish calendar, or, according to meteorologists, June is the starting point for the three summer months. No matter which is correct, Galway has come to expect a steady stream of tourists wanting to experience Galway’s unique atmosphere and cultural highs.

Yawl Fever Breaks out in Achill

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The legendary Yellow Rose is the new frontrunner in the Cumann Badoiri Acla Yawl racing season which started two weeks ago in Clare Island. This weekend saw Michael the Shore-Patten from Bunnacurry, Achill skipper his late father Sean's famous 26 footer yawl to two great victories in Mulranny, winning both the Mulranny Old Great Southern Hotel Regatta Cup and the Park Inn Hotel Cup in great style. Weather conditions for yawl racing in both Clare Island and Mulranny were good, though the first race in Mulranny was confined to one lap due to the light breeze, which soon picked up for the second race. Michael The Shore in the Yellow Rose has been the one to watch this year. He started the yawl season in fine form with a number two placing in the Clare Island Yawl Race just two weeks ago. He was beaten to the post by a fine perfromance by the well experienced and celebrated Sean Patten Belfarsad and crew in San Telmo who had a stunning victory in Clare Island just the week before. But Michael TheShore was not to be outdone in Mulranny where he robbed Beagnach Neamh of silver in the first race, and then went on to storm ahead of San Telmo in the second Mulranny race. John Dara O'Malley in Beagnach Neamh had to settle for third place on this outing.

An Lon Dubh excels in yawl race but the Ole Fox has his revenge

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The cat is among the pigeons in Achill these days thanks to a truly exciting series of yawl races in Derreens, Achill over the weekend. Indeed everyone agrees that there’s no better location for yawl racing than Derreens where many scores of people watched the weekend races from the Achill and Curraun shores. The panoramic view for spectators was only equalled by the thrills experienced by those who watched the yawls battle it out to be first to the finishing line in the annual Cruinniu Badoiri Acla.

Dragon flys

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By its very nature the 35,000 mile Volvo Ocean Race that started from Alicante on Saturday attracts the hardiest of sailors. They are usually men with tough teak muscles and a hell of a lot of fortitude, capable of withstanding the roughest of seas in temperatures that can range from -5 to 50 Celcius.


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