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Mayo man to take up top post in Defence Forces

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Castlebar native Rear Admiral Mark Mellett was announced this week as the new Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.

Tributes follow passing of former councillor Fintan Cooney

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A Claddagh family, one hundred and fifty years ago

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The title of this photograph is “A Claddagh Family” and it dates from c1865. It is from an album discovered some time ago in Chetham Library in Manchester in which all of the photographs are of locations in Galway city or county. It is interesting to note that a photograph of this exact group in a different pose, almost certainly taken on the same day, is in a different album in the National Library of Ireland. This second  image is titled “The King of the Claddagh” but we do not know his name.

Fish cookery demonstrations at Mary’s Fish Shop next week

To celebrate the very successful opening of Mary’s Fish Shop there will be a party on Holy Thursday. Go along and see some great chefs cooking fish to perfection and also demonstrating how to make a great chowder. Everyone loves chowder and it is pretty easy to make, however it really helps to see it done in front of you or to be able to ask a chef for advice.

New play by Seán Lysaght Achill takes to the stage

Theatreworkswest is staging three performances of Seán Lysaght’s new play, Achill, on November 13 and 14 at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, and on November 18 at the Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina.

Love is all You Need opens new film season in Castlebar

The Linenhall Film Club opens its doors for another season of films from beyond the land of Hollywood. Kicking off the autumn season is Love Is all You Need, on Tuesday, September 17 a warm and affectionate Danish cocktail of love, loss, absurdity and humour starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm. Philip, an Englishman living in Denmark, is a lonely, middle-aged widower and estranged single father. Ida is a Danish hairdresser, recuperating from a long bout of illness, who's just been left by her husband for a younger woman. The fates of these two bruised souls are about to intertwine, as they embark for a trip to Italy to attend the wedding of Patrick and Astrid, Philip's son and Ida's daughter. Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier has created a film that will leave only the hardest heart untouched. It is a film about the simple yet profound pains and joys of moving on - and forward - with your life.

Construction under way on multi-million Joyces superstore in Headford

Joyces Supermarket Headford has been a hive of activity the past few months as construction is underway on a new multi-million store that promises to not only provide more quality, value, and range for its customers but also boost the local economy by providing more employment and helping to turn the town into a shopping destination.

Derby date for Mayo schools in semi-final showdown

Tomorrow afternoon the townland of Bekan will see the meeting of some of the best schools’ footballing talent in the county when St Gerald’s College, Castlebar, and St Colman’s College, Claremorris, come face to face in the Connacht Colleges Senior Football Championship A semi-final.

Go ‘Fort young men

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The 2011 Leinster and All Ireland Championship has been a historic one for Danesfort GAA Club, with an unprecedented three players from the club playing in all three championship matches to date.

Council pays tribute to the late Myles Staunton

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The members of Mayo County Council paid tribute to the late Myles Staunton at the beginning of their AGM this week. Before the order of business of the meeting, Fine Gael whip Cllr Joe Mellet asked the members to have a minute’s silence in honour of the former councillor, TD and senator. Cllr Michael Burke who was chairing his last meeting of the council also passed on his sympathies to the family of the late Mr Staunton as did county manager Peter Hynes on behalf of the staff of the council. Cllr Mellet also indicated that the council would pay a fuller tribute to Mr Staunton at its July meeting.

 

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