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Influential American tour operators eye Mayo

A group of influential American tour operators visited Mayo recently. They followed an action-packed itinerary, which also took in Galway, Sligo, Donegal, Belfast, and Dublin. These tour operators are responsible for making the travel arrangements for a range of large groups across the United States – including choral, pilgrimage, Christian heritage and educational groups. Their fact-finding visit was a fantastic opportunity to showcase what Mayo and Ireland has to offer such groups. They enjoyed a tour of Westport House before visiting the Croagh Patrick Visitor Centre and the National Famine Monument in Murrisk. Carefully selected and invited here by Tourism Ireland in New York, the itinerary for the tour operators was designed by Fáilte Ireland.

Bonniconlon overcome St Lawrence’s of Manchester in Gathering launch

A challenge match between Manchester represented by St Lawrence’s GAA and Mayo represented by Bonniconlon GAA marked the launch of the Manchester Mayo Gathering.


• Fr Griffins Eire Og GAA Club, in conjunction with the GAA, will hold an Easter Camp for seven to 12-year-olds next week. Based on the same lines as the Cúl Camps, this camp will have fully trained and vetted GAA coaches and will provide fun for the young players from the FGEO areas. The Easter Camp will take place in South Park from April 19 to 21, from 10am until 2.30pm. A full packed lunch will be provided for all participants for an all inclusive cost of €10 per participant. Travel arrangements can be made for parents who may have difficulty getting to South Park. Spaces are limited. Contact Vincent Gilmore 086-2700388 for an application form, visit, or email secretary at [email protected]

Let our natural beauty shine through this summer

The summer is upon us if one follows the Irish calendar, or, according to meteorologists, June is the starting point for the three summer months. No matter which is correct, Galway has come to expect a steady stream of tourists wanting to experience Galway’s unique atmosphere and cultural highs.

City hotel signs up to new tourism charter

The Radisson Blu hotel in Galway has signed up to Ireland’s Tourism Industry Visitor Charter which aims to highlight the good practice undertaken by the travel and tourism industry in the wake of the Icelandic ash cloud crisis.

People stranded abroad should know their rights

With uncertainty continuing about travel arrangements following the volcanic eruption in Iceland, it is important that people who are stranded abroad realise their rights.

MEP has written to the Belarus and Irish Government -

MEP Liam Aylward has written to the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin, and the EU Ambassador to Belarus, Senko Vladimir, calling for a long-term agreement to be put in place between the Belarussian and Irish governments to ensure that 200 children from Chernobyl will be able to visit Ireland this coming Christmas and at all other times.

Cruising — for dreamers and romantics

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Long, lazy, evenings, red summer skies, glass of champagne in hand. As your cruise ship departs one of Europe’s most stunning ports and sails languorously into the evening sunset, you know that life is good. With the stresses and strains of everyday life a distant memory as you sail from one historical port to another, this particular holiday is designed to instil deep relaxation within the luxurious confines of your cruise ship.

Mayo athletes getting ready for national 10k championships

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The National 10k championships are just over two weeks away and a number of Mayo AC athletes checked out their form over the weekend. The BUPA 10k in the Phoenix Park attracted 11,000 runners. Among them TJ McHugh finished in 37th place overall in 34mins 10sec and Catherine Conway maintained her consistent current form to finish an excellent third in the main field in 37mins 02sec. Ann Lennon showed that she is back in top gear with a great time of 39mins 23sec to be the first over 40, and Caroline Conway finished in 45mins 14sec. These performances give Mayo AC a big boost of confidence as the 10k championships approach.

Mayo travel agent bucks the trend

The concept of having your own personal travel agent who works from home and who gives you the best possible personal service is clearly proving a great success with customers in Co Mayo as another personal travel counsellor joins from the county.

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