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Take the ferry from Blacksod to Achill

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Geraghty Charters connect Blacksod (An Fód Dubh) and The Great Western Greenway in only 30 minutes. Every Friday the Noirín Bán will depart the pier at Blacksod at 10.30am sharp and arrive in Doogort, Achill Island at 11am (subject to weather). This service offers people the opportunity to discover Achill Island on foot, by bicycle, or even by pony and trap, which is available for hire once you get there. Spend the day discovering all Achill has to offer. Noirín Bán will return to Blacksod leaving Doogort at 5.00pm sharp arriving at 5.30pm.

Hear the Corncrake’s Call in Belmullet

After a highly successful Corncrake Tour last year, Baile Slachtmhar Bhéal an Mhuirthead (Belmullet Tidy Towns) and Ballycroy National Park will be hosting this unusual event again this summer, as part of the annual Erris Beo Festival. Erris is one of the top five places in Ireland to ‘go wild’, according to The Irish Times. Visitors travel to Erris to experience natural beauty at its best, so it is unsurprising that the corncrake returns to this stunning place year after year, all the way from Africa.

Hear the Corncrake’s Call in Belmullet

After a highly successful Corncrake Tour last year, Baile Slachtmhar Bhéal an Mhuirthead (Belmullet Tidy Towns) and Ballycroy National Park will be hosting this unusual event again this summer, as part of the annual Erris Beo Festival. Erris is one of the top five places in Ireland to ‘go wild’, according to The Irish Times. Visitors travel to Erris to experience natural beauty at its best, so it is unsurprising that the corncrake returns to this stunning place year after year, all the way from Africa.

Guided tours in Belmullet

On Saturday June 2 a three-hour bus tour of The Mullet Peninsula will start at noon. On Thursday June 7, a three-hour bus tour of the Mullet Peninsula will start at 6pm.

Forward planning to make coastal risks a thing of the past

Better coastal planning is required in Mayo in order to protect some of the county’s most attractive beaches and coastline areas which are under threat from coastal erosion, particularly in Clew Bay and along the Mullet Peninsula.

North Mayo waters could facilitate wave energy test site

The Ocean Energy Development Unit (OEDU) of Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) has deployed a weather buoy off the coast of north Mayo to monitor wave and weather conditions. The buoy, which is 10km off Annagh Head on the Atlantic coast of the Mullet Peninsula, was launched last week and will transmit information collected via satellite link to the OEDU at the civic offices in Belmullet. This information is the first of its kind available in Ireland and will facilitate the development of a full scale wave energy test site off the coast of north Mayo. 

Belmullet woman seeks Fine Gael nomination

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If selected at convention this Sunday, Sinead Gaughan will be the first woman to represent the Fine Gael party for the Belmullet electoral area in the Local Elections. “I wish my colleagues all the best,” Sinead has said this week, “but it is a landmark occasion for me personally. Perhaps goodwill will be on my side considering the unique circumstance of my nomination, we can only wait and see.”

Ballina blow chance to draw level at top of table

Ballina Town blew their chance to draw level at the top of the Super League last weekend when they lost 3-0 against Manulla away from home. The north Mayo men were three points behind the league leaders who were not playing last weekend but could not take advantage. Roger Clarke wound the years back with two goals in either half, with Johnny Hennelly scoring direct from a corner just after half time to put the game beyond the visitors. Ballina must now pick themselves up off the ground and hope they can shake off the challenge Straide and Foxford United in Belleek on Saturday evening. The men from green road are battling it out at the bottom of the table and got their second point of the season thanks to a 3-3 draw with Castlebar Celtic last weekend. Shane Burke opened the scoring five minutes before the break after Celtic had lost the services of veteran goalkeeper Declan Kilkelly a few minutes earlier due to injury. Paul Fitzpatrick added a second for United which looked like setting up the win. However Celtic were handed a life line shortly after when Keith Hopkins directed the ball home form the penalty spot after Peter Flatley was fouled. Soon after the game was level through a Terry Maughan free kick from the edge of the area. Things looked to have swung dramatically in Celtic’s favour when Pat Reid was red carded and James McGurran struck his side’s third goal, but it was not over yet as Fitzpatrick grabbed his second goal at the death to level it up again.

Lonely Planet praises Westport as ‘Georgian jewel’

According to the ninth edition of the Lonely Planet Ireland guidebook, which was published this week, many areas in Mayo were highly recommended as places to visit as the county has “pub saturated Ballina, busy Castlebar, and Georgian jewel Westport”.

 

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