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Mayo residents encouraged to visit Coillte Forests for National Walking Day

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Coillte is encouraging people in County Mayo to participate in National Walking Day this Sunday, September 27, by visiting one of their local Coillte forests.

Final eight go to the post in Junior championship

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The group stages of the junior championship panned out as expected - this is the first year for many, many years the competition was exclusively contested by junior clubs with no B teams involved in the competition.

The economics of maintaining the Mayo Gaeltacht

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In 1851, the Mayo Gaeltacht stretched west across the county from a line between Kilasser and Ballindine, excluding the town of Ballina. The official census figures for that year record that 65.8 per cent of the county’s population could speak the Irish language. By 1926, that figure had plummeted to 36.8 per cent and today, 47.2 per cent of the Mayo population claim the ability to speak the language, though to vastly different standards. Statistics for where the language is living and in everyday use are more important and telling. In that regard, the Mayo Gaeltacht is now confined to the Erris region, the eastern half of Achill Island, the Corraun Peninsula and a pocket around Tourmakeady on the western shore of Lough Mask.

 

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