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Achill Wheelers launch Tour de Achill

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The second annual Achill Wheelers Tour de Achill was launched on Keel beach recently with this September’s cycle to include three routes around the parish.The expanded Tour de Achill will take place on Saturday September 10 and is hosted by Achill Wheelers Cycling Club and follows the success of their inaugural cycle last year.

Remembering the remarkable Achill men who fought fascism

The extraordinary stories of two Achill men, Pat Burke and Tommy Patten, who volunteered to join the fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War, are to be remembered in two seperate ceremonies on the island on Sunday.

Achill Island agricultural show 2013

The lyrics of “That bonny spot called Keel” should be altered this year to “that Sunny spot called Keel”. On August 31, Keel will claim another adjective. If the Agricultural Show Committee members have their way, busy will be another word to describe the capital of Achill. The committee are currently organising the revival of the old black faced mountain sheep show of the eighties.

Anglo Avenger breached court order over unauthorised Achill roadway works, High Court told

Galway-based property developer Joe McNamara, who was arrested but later acquitted after he drove a cement mixer into the gates of Leinster House, was back in the news on Monday at the High Court about work he is doing on Achill Island.

Anglo Avenger breached court order over unauthorised Achill roadway works, High Court told

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Galway-based property developer Joe McNamara, who was arrested but later acquitted after he drove a cement mixer into the gates of Leinster House, was back in the news on Monday at the High Court about work he is doing on Achill Island.

Achill projects receive proceeds from half marathon 2010

Achill Event Management held a presentation evening within the Achill community which saw nine local projects being awarded with funding raised from the proceeds of the 2010 Achill Half Marathon.

Comprehensive walking guide includes top Mayo routes

This weekend will see the launch of a new guide to the best walking routes in Connemara and Mayo.

Climb a Mayo mountain for good health and charity

Arthritis Ireland is encouraging people from Mayo to Pick a Peak to climb on July 24 next to help bridge the services gap for young people with arthritis. More than 50 teams from all over Ireland are expected to pick a peak in their own area to climb at the same time to raise money for this life changing charity.

Get off your ass and help an ass

The west’s only donkey sanctuary is seeking walkers to take part in a fundraising mountain challenge later this month.

Achill teenager laid to rest

An Achill teenager who died after his car plunged off the edge of a cliff and into the Atlantic Ocean was laid to rest this week.

 

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