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One million Aussies to see Mayo on top TV show

Images of Mayo will be broadcast into one million homes across Australia later this year, after one of the country’s most popular travel programmes, Gurus Explore, filmed on location here over the weekend.

Mayo promoted as ideal holiday destination

A new tourism initiative, promoting great value deals for holidays in the west of Ireland, reached some one million newspaper readers around Great Britain at the weekend.

Castlebar master chocolatier appointed World Chocolate Ambassador

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Castlebar businessman and master chocolatier Dirk Schonkeren, who runs Helena Chocolates, the well known Castlebar café, has just been appointed as a World Chocolate Ambassador by the world’s biggest chocolate company, Barry Callebaut. The prestigious Chocolate Ambassador Club has just 70 members and Dirk is the first chocolatier in Ireland to receive the honour. He will attend a two-day seminar in Belgium and will then be called upon to share his master craft with other chocolatiers from around the globe. Dirk also plans to run some practical introduction to chocolate courses locally in the near future.

Galway Airport questions An Bord Snip recommendations

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Galway airport management have said they are hugely concerned by An Bord Snip recommendations that all support, amounting to €17million, to Ireland’s six regional airports and regional air services is cut by 2011.

Keeping Westmeath on the map

A new tourism initiative, promoting great value deals for holidays in Ireland’s Lakelands region, will reach over one million newspaper readers around Great Britain this weekend. 

Putting Mayo in the spotlight ‘Down Under’

The spectacular and dramatic scenery of Mayo will feature in a series of online videos on one of Australia’s top travel websites, encouraging thousands of potential Australian holidaymakers to consider Mayo, the west and the island of Ireland as their holiday destination for 2010. The online videos are being produced by Flight Centre, Australasia’s largest retail travel agency group.

Selling Connemara to the Germans

The beauty of Connemara is being sold to the Germans in a bid to boost tourism in Ireland.

Anglo lent millions to Galway businessmen for New York properties

An investigation into the loan dealings of Anglo Irish Bank during the height of the boom has revealed that hundreds of millions of dollars was provided to some of Ireland’s wealthiest people, including Galway businessmen, to buy luxury apartments in New York.


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