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Clare Island is to welcome an influx of adventurous mainlanders to its shores tomorrow (Saturday May 2) for the third annual Clare Island Adventure Race, which starts at 1pm.
TREASURE ISLAND, Robert Louis Stevenson’s iconic story of murder, money, and mutiny is currently running in the National Theatre, London, in a new staging by Bryony Lavery.
If you are single, outdoorsy and looking for an alternative to Lisdoonvarna, the singles adventure weekend on Clare Island might be just the ticket for you. Happening on the last weekend in September, you could actually call it the antithesis to a match-making festival. Because even though it is for the unattached, there will be no cringe-inducing match-making involved. Just a gathering of like-minded people having the craic and making new friends (and possibly more).
Two Mayo companies, Horizon and Go Explore Hostel and Sailor’s Bar and Restaurant, participated at the recent Small Firms Association showcasing event, held in Dublin Castle last week. Minister for Small Business John Perry attended the event which showcases Ireland’s entrepreneurial talent and celebrates the achievements of small businesses in Ireland.
The finalists in the Small Firms Association (SFA) National Small Business Awards 2014 were announced this week by, AJ Noonan, SFA chairman and chair of the awards judging panel. The aim of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of small business in Ireland, and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business sector to Irish industry.
O’Flaherty’s Pharmacy, Athenry Shopping Centre, is now offering a prescription collection service from local doctors’ surgeries in Athenry and the surrounding area. This service will be particularly helpful for patients on regular medicines, who order their prescription from the doctors and then return 24 hours later to collect the prescription.
The sun is splitting the rocks. Above you is an azure sky and stretching ahead is an endless golden sandy beach.
For the first time since Granuaile’s day, a tall ship will moor overnight at Clare Island. Scheduled to arrive on July 23, the barquentine Thalassa is an imposing and seaworthy sailor, rigged according to old tradition but fitted with every modern safety convenience. It is embarking on an Irish tour, leaving Belfast on Sunday July 14 and finishing in Galway on Sunday, July 28.
NEXT WEEK sees the Town Hall host a welcome return visit from Little John Nee’s current touring show, The Mother’s Arms, last seen at the venue in January, which offers up a comic, musical helter-skelter ride through a surreal but frighteningly believable rural gothic landscape.
An impressive group of world yachtsmen will attend a special maritime dinner as part of the Volvo Ocean Race celebrations in Galway.