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Scotland’s independence vote will affect us

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With the schools back, the evenings longer, and summer giving way to autumn, focus is switching to the resumption of the Dáil and to what the political environment will be like over the coming months. Are we facing a winter of discontent or are the dark skies starting to give way to brighter days?

Top travel blogger explores Mayo this week

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Hundreds of thousands of people in Scandinavia, and elsewhere around the world, are set to read all about Mayo and the Wild Atlantic Way. Finnish travel blogger Satu Vänskä-Westgarth is taking on the “challenge of her lifetime” – cycling the entire Wild Atlantic Way, or some 2,500km along Ireland’s western seaboard, over the next five weeks.

Business Impact Celebration reveals Mayo businesses contributed more than €450,000 to local charities and community groups in 2013

In Mayo in 2013, businesses donated a total of €458,011 in cash and in kind donations to local charities and community groups. More than 1,295 hours were volunteered by local employees and over 134 community partnerships were supported. This information is being captured by Business in the Community Ireland, on an online interactive map entitled the Business Impact Map which gives a county by county breakdown of how companies such as A&L Goodbody, ESB, Intel Ireland, Diageo Ireland and their employees supported their local community groups and charities during 2013.

Mayo getting international exposure for the Wild Atlantic Way

Tourism Ireland invited a group of top Swiss travel writers to explore Mayo and the Wild Atlantic Way this week. They were here to experience some of what Ireland has to offer, including our newest visitor experience, the Wild Atlantic Way – and to then inspire their readers to come and discover it for themselves.

€360,000 for discovery points in Mayo

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring this week announced €3.2m funding for the next phase of the Wild Atlantic Way development. As part of the overall funding package €360,000 has been allocated to Mayo for works on 24 discovery points and four embarkation points along the route.

The Cloak is set to spread over the Mullingar Arts Centre

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The Cloak, a newly commissioned stage show written and directed by Irish artistic director Pádraig J Dunne is an explosion of Celtic song and dance showcasing the remarkable life of St Brigid of Kildare, which can only be described as spellbinding. Mr Dunne, who is known for his unique visionary techniques, will include a stunning audio visual presentation as part of the production shot in beautiful locations around Ireland including Glendalough, The Curragh, and Brittas Bay.

Galway city to battle it out for ‘Foodie Town of Ireland’

Galway city has been announced as one of top 10 finalists in the search for the ‘Foodie Town of Ireland’ which is being run by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, in association with from An Post.

Top bloggers invited to promote Mayo

Some 800,000 Canadians and others around the world are to read all about Mayo and the Wild Atlantic Way as a couple of top travel bloggers, Dave Bouskill and Debra Corbeil, are travelling around the county and recording their experiences as guests of Tourism Ireland.

A Night In November

IT WAS the ultimate grudge match - the Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland, Windsor Park, Belfast, November 17 1993.

Westport cycle company shows its wears in London

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Electric Escapes, a Westport based company that offers cycling hire and tours on its electric bikes, was part of a seven strong delegation of Irish tourist companies that joined Tourism Ireland at the 2014 Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show in London recently. This was the first time that Tourism Ireland had a presence at the four-day event – the largest exhibition in Britain for adventure and outdoors enthusiasts – which attracts some 55,000 visitors each year. It was an ideal opportunity to highlight Mayo and Ireland to those who want to get away from the stress of a busy life and are interested in active experiences and exciting exploration of the countryside.


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