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3 things we learned from Mayo’s summer

Edwin McGreal Talent found, more needed   James Horan handed out eight debuts this summer and three of them – Matthew Ruane, Fionn McDonagh and James Carr did well enough that they all started the biggest game of the year against Dublin. The question now is can the other five

2019-08-20 15:34
HSE moves to fill Lahardane GP position

SEEKING FIRM PROGRESS  Senator Michelle Mulherin Senator Michelle Mulherin has welcomed confirmation from the HSE that the vacant GP position in Lahardane has been offered to a successful candidate, following the retirement of Dr Paul Nolan in 2018. Public concern had been expressed in The

2019-08-20 14:31
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Chaos on overbooked Westport-Dublin train

Edwin McGreal So crowded was a Westport to Dublin train at the weekend that a toilet had to be opened to allow four more people squeeze in. Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Brendan Mulroy (FF) was a passenger on the 7.50am Westport to Dublin service on Sunday morning and witnessed

2019-08-20 19:46
Feminist feats of marine matriarch

TWO QUEENS MEET Bronach Joyce, who plays Queen Elizabeth I, and Regina McCormack, who plays Grace O’Malley. Áine Ryan WITH gender equality, female empowerment, ageism and the continuing reverberations from the #MeToo campaign still stoking the fires of feminism today, the staging of

2019-08-20 17:40
Achill man’s unique call to arms

HISTORIC The late Michael Callaghan is pictured holding the the 19th-century bugle with his grandson Emmet. Pic: Paul Mealey Achill bugle sounds a clarion call in Croke Park Edwin McGreal For generations it was used to call villagers in Dooagh on Achill Island to the shore when

2019-08-20 17:40
Westival dreams big for 2019

STOP MOTION Among the highlights of last year’s packed Westival programme were the major art exhibitions held in the former Dunnes Stores building on Castlebar Street. Pic: Michael McLaughlin Lots of opportunities for local businesses to get on board and feel the benefits

2019-08-20 16:37
Contemporary echoes of Clew Bay drowning tragedy

On The Edge Áine Ryan AS Westport Quay basks in the booming blitz of visitors during these last weeks of the summer season, it is difficult to contemplate the scenes that must have ensued in the wake of the Clew Bay drowning tragedy of 1894. The 125th anniversary of the horrific event,

2019-08-20 16:37
Keem Bay ranked third in the world

Edwin McGreal Only a beach in the sun-soaked Caribbean and a beach in a Hawaiian paradise stood in the way of Achill’s Keem Bay of being ranked the world’s best beach. The island’s jewel has been ranked third by another prestigious travel magazine mere weeks after a leading travel

2019-08-20 16:37
Mayo football a game of opinions

SHAKE ON IT  Mayo goalkeeper Robbie Hennelly shakes hands with his opposite number, Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton, before the recent All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Pic: Sportsfile Colin Sheridan

“We are all part of the same hypocrisy.” - Al Pacino, Godfather Part

2019-08-20 16:37
40 new jobs for county town

‘FACILITATING FURTHER JOB CREATION’  Pat Hughes of Carraig Donn. Michael Duffy Carraig Donn, the Westport based retailer of fashion, jewellery and giftware, last week announced plans to open a new retail outlet and warehouse in Castlebar. The company, which currently operates 40

2019-08-20 16:37
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