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Funeral arrangements for two killed in Ballina crash announced

SAD LOSS Jack O’Hora (21) and Ricky Langdon (28) to be buried on Friday and Saturday, respectively

Michael Duffy

THE funeral arrangements for the two young men who died in a horrific road crash in Ballina on Monday night have been announced. Ricky Langdon (28) and Jack ...

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The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid’ screens in Castlebar

DAVID V GOLIATH The quiet and gentle bachelor Thomas Reid, whose cattle farm became the subject of a very public Supreme Court battle. Award-winning Irish film ‘The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid’ will be screened for one week only at Mayo Movie World, Castlebar, starting this Friday, ...

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Two men killed in Ballina crash

TRAGEDY A section of the R314 Killala Road leading to the bend where the accident took place. Pic: Paul Mealey

TWO men in their 20s were killed in a road traffic accident in Ballina late on Monday evening while a third remains in a critical condition in hospital. The horrific ...

2018-11-13 19:57 open_in_new
A Day in the Life: Angela Faull

RADIO STAR CRCfm Manager Angela Faull, who also hosts the popular Chatroom show on the Castlebar station. I’m up in the morning by 7.30am and one of the first things I would do is check the CRC Facebook page. I manage that with Niamh O’Kelly. I would be sitting at my desk at work for 9am ...

2018-11-13 17:50 open_in_new
Max impact

Westport’s Max Zaska to release much-anticipated new single this week Ciara Moynihan Guitarist-composer Max Zaska is set to release the first single, ‘Cannot Will Not’, from his forthcoming debut album, ‘It Takes A Village’, which he made with his soul-funk collective, the ...

2018-11-13 16:47 open_in_new
Academic eye on offshore islands

On the Edge Áine Ryan ISLANDS induce an elixir that is addictive. Their magic is mesmeric as they sit out there on the edge of the horizon. Or play among the waves of salt-air in the shelter of the bay: here in west Mayo, like hump-backed children sheltered by the ancient holy mountain and ...

2018-11-13 16:47 open_in_new
Hallelujah! – Messiah to be performed in Castlebar

Mayo Concert Orchestra. Pic: Michael McLaughlin Church walls to reverberate with Handel’s rousing oratorio    Handel’s classic and much-loved Messiah will be staged at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar, on Sunday, November 25, at 7pm. Performed jointly by the ...

2018-11-13 15:44 open_in_new
St Anne’s BC celebrates 50th anniversary

FLASHBACK  Peter Mullen of St Anne’s BC is pictured with his collection of boxing cups and trophies in February 1971. Pic: Liam Lyons Ger Flanagan IT was October 1967 when the famed St Anne’s Boxing Club in Westport was established and a return of 102 national titles between then ...

2018-11-13 15:44 open_in_new
Parsons is ‘Personality of the Year’

CROWD FAVOURITE Tom Parsons received a standing ovation from Mayo supporters when he arrived at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick back in June after suffering a serious injury a few weeks earlier. Pic: Sportsfile Awards Mike Finnerty INJURED Mayo footballer Tom Parsons will become the ...

2018-11-13 15:44 open_in_new
Louisburgh’s fallen remembered on Armistice Day

CENTENARY COMMEMORATION  On Sunday, the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the annual Mayo Remembrance Mass, to remember all from Mayo who lost their lives in conflict, took place in St Patrick’s Church, Louisburgh.  Pic: Jimmy Corrigan Edwin McGreal Exactly 100 years to the day ...

2018-11-13 14:35 open_in_new
Bellacorick family living ‘a nightmare’ due to windfarm construction

Anton McNulty A FAMILY living close to the Oweninny Windfarm construction site in north Mayo have described how they are living a ‘nightmare’ since the contractors started using a road leading to their home. Alan and Eileen Mullarkey from the village of Shranakilla, Bellacorrick, have ...

2018-11-13 14:35 open_in_new
Breaffy protest demands speed limit reduction

MAKING THEIR POINT  Local councillors Michael Kilcoyne, Joe McHale, Blackie Gavin and Cyril Burke head a large of group of residents who gathered in Breaffy to protest for a reduction to the speed limit on the main road from 100km/h to 60km/h.  Pic: Keith Heneghan Edwin McGreal A ...

2018-11-13 14:35 open_in_new
Drink-driving laws put pedestrians ‘in danger’

Dark roads and walking a lethal mix Anton McNulty

A MAYO County Councillor believes that the new drink-driving legislation will mean more pedestrians dying on the country’s roads. Ballinrobe-based Fianna Fáil councillor Damien Ryan made the comments at a recent meeting of the Roads ...

2018-11-13 14:35 open_in_new
Roisin Tansey to receive special award for courage

Ciara Galvin KILlASSER girl Róisín Tansey is to receive a Child of Courage Award at a prestigious awards ceremony later this month. Róisín is one of eight children who will receive an award on November 24, in recognition of their incredible courage in the midst of adversity. Confined ...

2018-11-13 13:23 open_in_new
€10,000 worth of bikes stolen in Ballinrobe

APPEAL  A picture of some of the bikes stolen from Western Lakes Cycling Club. Ciara Galvin TEN bikes worth close to €10,000 have been stolen from Western Lakes Cycling Club in Ballinrobe. The exact date of the break-in and thefts is not known for definite, but it is thought that ...

2018-11-13 13:23 open_in_new
Ceremonies in Dublin and US for Ballyhaunis Vietnam hero

RECOGNITION Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring hosted a special reception for the Gallagher family in recognition of naming of the ship USS Patrick Gallagher by US Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer earlier this year. Pictured were General Walter Boomer, United States Marine Corp and Chief of ...

2018-11-13 13:23 open_in_new
Ballina councillor slams ‘doom and gloom’ about the N26

Anton McNulty MEETING with Transport Infrastructure Ireland is all ‘doom and gloom’ when it comes to any updates on the N26 to Ballina, according to a local councillor. A delegation of the Roads and Transportation SPC in Mayo County Council met with officials from Transport ...

2018-11-13 13:22 open_in_new
Councillor calls for hedge-cutting budget to be doubled

Anton McNulty A WEST Mayo councillor has called on Mayo County Council to double their hedgecutting budget for 2019, saying that the problem is getting worse every year. Independent councillor Michael Holmes expressed his frustration at a recent West Mayo Municipal District meeting that the ...

2018-11-13 13:22 open_in_new
Westport councillors told to ‘move on’ after parking-charges decision

DIFFERENCE OF OPINION  Councillors Christy Hyland and Brendan Mulroy have not seen eye to eye on the parking charges issue but have been told by council colleagues to now move on from the issue.  Pic: Michael McLaughlin Anton McNulty WESTPORT-based councillors have been told ‘to ...

2018-11-13 13:22 open_in_new
Breaffy to block road over speed limit concerns

ROAD WORKS Road works taking place in Breaffy village during the summer. However a local campaign to have the speed limit on the nearby main road reduced to 60kmh has been unsuccessful to date. Pic: @BreaffyNS on Twitter Edwin McGreal

A road blockage will take place in Breaffy on ...

2018-11-07 18:43 open_in_new
Discovering hidden history

MAYO'S MARK The Éire 64 marking at Downpatrick Head. Pic: Conor Corbett Belfast man Conor Corbett has spent the last number of weeks photographing the World War II Éire markings in Mayo

Anton McNulty

EARLIER this year, a huge gorse fire in Bray Head in CoWicklow caused ...

2018-11-06 16:28 open_in_new