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Moorehall's fascinating Louisa to be recalled at Ladies of the Gentry event

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Today, it is a fading ruin, an eerie sort of a place in a clearing in the woods, where the ivy has had its own way creeping across the facade for many years now.

US Ambassador remembers Westport grandparents during Mayo visit

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Of all of the many hundreds of treasures and interesting artefacts on display in the Museum of Country Life, Turlough, it was a simple, scuffed, tin teapot that most enthralled the United States Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin F O’Malley, when he visited the museum on Monday.

Huge tourism targets set in new plan

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Mayo County Council has developed a hugely ambitious five-year tourism strategy which aims to increase visitor numbers to the county by 80 per cent by 2020 and, in the long-term, increase tourism by up to 350 per cent and create 1,000 new jobs.

Love is in the air at the Museum of Country Life

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The curators at the Museum of Country Life, Turlough, are inviting people to ramble down memory lane in Turlough Park, Castlebar, this Valentine’s Day and see how love was expressed by our ancestors in days gone by.

All things Kelly to be celebrated at Westport clan gathering

A gathering of Kellys from all over Ireland and beyond are to descend on Westport this May.

All things Kelly to be celebrated at Westport clan gathering

A gathering of Kellys from all over Ireland and beyond are to descend on Westport this May.

Influential UK tour operators pay a visit to Mayo

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Twenty-two leading UK inbound tour operators visited Mayo and the west of Ireland last week, as guests of Tourism Ireland. These tour operators are all based in Britain and are responsible for putting in place arrangements for visitors from long-haul markets. The aim of their five-day visit to Ireland last week was to help grow Mayo’s share of the huge, worldwide, tourism market – with a particular focus on increasing business from new and emerging markets, like India, China, and Russia.

Castlebar’s tourism officer says future looking bright

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A host of new events and festivals in Castlebar this year has helped to boost visitor numbers to the county town.

Cash strapped museum board considering its options

A spokesperson for the Board of the National Museum of Ireland, says it is considering a number of options to address the “serious funding challenges” it is facing.

Five for the weekend

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Trad music, Tour of Champions

 

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