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Cathal Hughes named Mayo Person of the Year 2019

HONOURED Mayo Person of the Year Cathal Hughes with President Michael D Higgins when an Uachtaráin visited Westport in 2016. Award to be presented to Westport businessman at gala night in Dublin on February 9

Michael Duffy

WELL-KNOWN Westport businessman and ...

2019-01-17 19:55 open_in_new
Songs from the Heartland

Musician Jack Lukeman teams up with author Pat McCabe for a unique night of songs and stories Anton McNulty When fans of Jack Lukeman show up to the Mayo leg of his Irish tour in The Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar at the end of the month, they will witness a gig unlike any other the ...

2019-01-15 18:35 open_in_new
Down with diets

DITCHED PROCESSED FOODS  Nature provides us with all we need to maintain a healthy system and weigh Health Paul O'Brien It’s a new year, a chance to make a fresh start. For many this partly means taking some form of exercise and – that dreaded phrase – going on a diet! It almost ...

2019-01-15 17:31 open_in_new
Classical trio bring eclectic show to Castlebar

HIGH NOTES Katherine Hunka, Malachy Robinson and Dermot Dunne of the Far Flung Trio. The dazzling Far Flung Trio are set to bring their musical brilliance to The Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday, January 24, at 8pm. Leader of the Irish Chamber Orchestra violinist Katherine ...

2019-01-15 16:28 open_in_new
Campaign launched to help Regina’s fight for her life

BATTLE Teacher Regina Duffy is having treatment for a rare form of cancer in New York. She is pictured on her wedding day last year. Áine Ryan FOR these newlyweds a New Year trip to New York should have been a second honeymoon, a romantic getaway, a precious time to reflect on their ...

2019-01-15 15:26 open_in_new
Flynn returns to the political fray

BACK IN THE FOLD  Peter Flynn is hoping to secure a seat for Fine Gael on Mayo County Council. O’Mahony will not run in the European election Edwin McGreal Five years after stepping away from politics, Peter Flynn was the big winner at last Friday night’s Fine Gael selection ...

2019-01-15 15:26 open_in_new
Ballindine farmer dies in farmyard tragedy

TRAGIC ACCIDENT  The late Gerard Naughton. Michael Commins IT was with profound shock and sadness that news of the tragic death of Gerry Naughton was received throughout the Ballindine area last Wednesday evening. He died from injuries sustained in the farmyard at Killeen while carrying ...

2019-01-15 15:26 open_in_new
Leahy: ‘panel is closed now’

Mayo ladies to move on without 12 who left fold Ger Flanagan MAYO Ladies football manager Peter Leahy has revealed that there has been no contact between him and the 12 players who left the county senior squad last summer regarding their possible return to the Mayo fold — and says the ...

2019-01-15 15:26 open_in_new
Hynes claims karma came back to haunt Durcan

ISSUED STATEMENT  Mayo County Council Chief Executive Peter Hynes issued a statement at yesterday's monthly meeting before leaving the chamber while the SIPO report was being debated by councillors. Chief Executive launches scathing attack on Cllr Frank Durcan following SIPO report ...

2019-01-15 15:26 open_in_new
Famous Achill beach returns once again to the Atlantic

GONE AGAIN  The sand from the beach at Dooagh in Achill is no longer on the shore. Anton McNulty The Achill beach which was the centre of international media coverage when it reappeared after 30 years has once again returned to the sea. High tides and large rolling waves over the ...

2019-01-15 14:22 open_in_new
Ring announces €800,000 for Greenway developments

ON THEIR BIKES  Pictured cycling on the Castlebar Turlough Greenway after last week’s funding announcement was Minister Michael Ring with Orla Carroll, Director of Strategic Development with Fáilte Ireland and local children from Scoil Raifteirí, Tegan O’Reilly, Joseph Mandel and Emma ...

2019-01-15 14:22 open_in_new
Tributes paid to Westport native and Athlone council official

FONDLY REMEMBERED The late John Walsh, a native of Westport who was Town Clerk in Athlone for 28 years. Tributes have been paid to the late John Walsh, a Westport native who served as the top council official in Athlone for 28 years, after his death earlier this month. Mr Walsh was ...

2019-01-15 14:22 open_in_new
Sixteen Men’s Sheds benefit from Government funding

Áine Ryan SIXTEEN Men’s Sheds in Co Mayo are set to benefit from funding allocated by Minister Michael Ring’s Department of Rural and Community Development. Under the Community Enhancement Programme the funding tranche of €21,728 will go towards the upgrading of facilities and the ...

2019-01-15 14:22 open_in_new
Gardaí renew appeal for assistance after Breaffy hit and run

Anton McNulty GARDAÍ investigating a hit and run incident in Breaffy, which left a 14-year-old girl in hospital, are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the driver. The incident occurred on Monday night, January 7, some time between 8.30pm and 8.50pm when the injured girl ...

2019-01-15 14:22 open_in_new
AUDIO Football Podcast #2 Galway review

It turns out that penalty shootouts in Gaelic football are like buses - you wait forever for one to come along and then two arrive together. And so it was yesterday at Tuam Stadium where, just seven days after the novelty of seeing a spot-kick tie-breaker against Leitrim in Carrick-on-Shannon, a ...

2019-01-14 23:40 open_in_new
Clonbur was Colm Burke’s Paradise


Colm Burke was remembered as 'a quiet and unassuming young man with a gentle demeanour' at his funeral mass on New Year's Day in Clonbur.


Willie McHugh

“We drank a toast to ...

2019-01-11 12:43 open_in_new
Teen hospitalised following Breaffy hit and run

GARDAÍ in Castlebar are appealing to the public for information on a hit and run in Breaffy that has left a 14-year-old girl hospitalised. The incident occurred on Monday night, when the teenager was struck by a car while walking her dog along the Cottage Road, Breaffy, sometime between ...

2019-01-09 16:37 open_in_new
Island’s last lighthouse keeper passes away

LIGHTHOUSE MEMORIES The late Jackie O’Grady on Clare Island’s Green Road. Áine Ryan THE light may have been quenched on the life of Clare Island native and longtime Clifden resident Jackie O’Grady but as his funeral takes place today (Tuesday) the lyricism of his 2008 memoir, ...

2019-01-08 18:34 open_in_new
New Marie Wood show opens in Westport

‘Looking Back’, a retrospective exhibition of painting, sculpture and drawing from the past two decades by Westport-based artist Marie Wood will be officially opened in the Westport Town Hall Theatre this Friday, January 11, at 6.30pm. Darren Madden, co-owner of the Clew Bay Hotel, will ...

2019-01-08 18:34 open_in_new
Horan walks the line again

THE FAMOUS FIVE Mayo’s penalty takers, from left, Brian Reape, Jason Doherty, Evan Regan, Ciarán Tracey and Fergal Boland watch on during Sunday’s penalty shoot-out victory over Leitrim in the FBD Connacht League. Pic: Sportsfile Overview Edwin McGreal A LOT of water has passed ...

2019-01-08 16:28 open_in_new
Give Grace a chance, her mother pleads

HAPPY TIMES Grace O'Malley with her brother Mark in Disneyland with the Make-A-Wish Foundation earlier this year. Minister responds at last, but child’s health is failing fast

Áine Ryan

WHEN a mother has to tie her nine-year-old daughter’s pony-tail to the head-rest of ...

2019-01-08 15:25 open_in_new