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Colourful characters of Erris in TG4 series

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A new TG4 series is to tell the story of some of the colourful characters who live and work on one of Ireland’s most barren but beautiful patches - the Erris peninsula.

Castlebar history tours

The summer season of guided tours of Castlebar will be held each Saturday in July and August led by Brian Hoban, local historian and Fáilte Ireland approved tour guide.

Achill Island and Louisburgh longlisted as Best Place to Holiday in Ireland

Achill Island and Louisburgh have made it on to the longlist in The Irish Times’ competition The Best Place to Holiday in Ireland. It will join 23 other holiday hotspots in the race to be named as Ireland’s best place to holiday. The other finalists include Dingle, Inis Meain and The Shannon River. Every county in the country was represented in the competition, with over 1,400 entries submitted in total by members of the public. The winning place will be announced in The Irish Times on Monday, May 27. To view the longlist and to read the full submission for Achill Island and Louisburgh, visit

Gort literature festival forges ahead

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THE FORGE at Gort Literary Festival begins on Friday March 29 with a reception in the Gallery Café, Gort, at 5.30pm to which all are welcome.

Joyced! – a new odyssey through Ulysses

FEBRUARY sees the 131st anniversary of James Joyce’s birth and fittingly enough it also sees the Town Hall Theatre hosting the award-winning stage show, Joyced!

Mayo man to embark on trip of a lifetime

Mayo man Derek Reilly embarks on a trip of a lifetime with Francis Brennan and 15 other tourists as they travel from Barcelona to Rome in a new RTÉ TV series called Francis Brennan’s Grand Tour.

New Reduced VAT rate due to start from next week

As part of the Jobs Initiative outlined by the new Government earlier this year, a second reduced VAT rate of nine per cent is to be introduced from  July 1 2011 to December 31 2013 to help the economy grow and increase job creation, especially in the tourism sector.  

Jobs for Mayo’s tourism and construction industries in jobs initiative

Mayo’s tourism and construction industries are set for a jobs boost due to a number of schemes announced in the Government’s jobs initiative this week. There has been a general welcoming of the initiative which sees some bonuses for County Mayo.

A positive and charitable journey, one step at a time

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Fittingly I meet Matt Loughrey under the backdrop of Croagh Patrick; the 2507ft mountain, nestled close to Clew Bay, which draws thousands each year to climb it for spiritual and scenic reasons. For Matt, climbing the Reek has been his daily ritual for almost a year now — all in aid of a charitable cause, but the climb is also generating a message of positivity and goodwill, which is needed in society at the moment.

Marchers head for Leinster House

Eight Mooncoin men are marching from south Kilkenny to Leinster House to protest at the scarcity of job opportunities for young people in Ireland.

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