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Nora Reilly (née Mullen)

A veil of sadness loomed over Mountdaisy and surrounding areas following the death of Nora Reilly on February 14, 2019 aged 66 years, surrounded by her loving family. Nora passed away peacefully at her home after a long illness. Nora was the daughter of the late William and Mary Mullen, Sheroe, ...

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Playing to a new crowd

BEST FOOT FORWARD GAA All-Star former Mayo footballer Dermot Flanagan (left) at the launch of Battle of the Stars for Breast Cancer Ireland. Pictured with Dermot are, from left: Mr Ireland, Wayne Walsh; Miss Ireland, Aoife O’Sullivan; former Welsh rugby player, Richard Keatley; Teresa ...

yesterday 16:46 open_in_new
Nora Reilly (née Mullen)

 

A veil of sadness loomed over Mountdaisy and surrounding areas following the death of Nora Reilly on February 14, 2019 aged 66 years, surrounded by her loving family. Nora passed away peacefully at her home after a long illness. Nora was the daughter of the late William and Mary ...

yesterday 16:46 open_in_new
Free spirits and frog spawn

AMPHIBIAN ANTICS One of the inquisitive but jumpy frogs in John Shelley’s small pond. Pic: John Shelley Country Sights and Sounds John Shelley I was woken before dawn by the weighty laughter of a pair of ravens at play, and watched them, black shapes in grey light, from the window ...

yesterday 15:43 open_in_new
That was more like it from Mayo

BROTHERS IN ARMS  Mayo’s Jason Doherty, left, deserves credit for kicking his frees last Saturday night while Andy Moran coming off the bench gave the team a big boost in Tralee. Pic: Sportsfile Talking Tactics Billy Joe Padden WHAT a difference two weeks can make following ...

yesterday 14:40 open_in_new
Global greening legacy must have meaning

GREEN DAY Students from Swinford’s Scoil Muire agus Padraig were among the many Mayo students who took part in last week’s global protest against government inaction over climate change. IF there was ever a county in which it was appropriate to celebrate the Christian and cultural ...

yesterday 14:40 open_in_new
A Lyttle launch for new jazz lovers’ group

JAZZ BEAT Drummer extraordinaire David Lyttle. Ciara Moynihan

Following the resounding success of his performance in Westport last November, jazz drummer extraordinaire David Lyttle is set to make a welcome return to the Clew Bay Hotel on Wednesday next, March 27. The Belfast man will ...

yesterday 14:40 open_in_new
A Day in the Life: Henry McGlade

JUDGES iMayoTV presenter Henry McGlade was a judge recently with Jade Clayton and Luke Gibbons at the Foróige’s Got Talent show. Pic: Trish Forde As a morning person, I am up before 7.30am every morning. The first thing I do is open up my laptop and begin answering a few emails and ...

yesterday 14:40 open_in_new
Westport retailers critical of town’s direction

"THERE IS NO PLAN FOR WESTPORT NOW"  Westport businesswoman Sheila O'Donnell. Anton McNulty There is no long-term plan for Westport and all the good work in developing Westport over the years is being washed down the Mall river, according to a Westport retailer. While a meeting held in ...

yesterday 13:37 open_in_new
O’Shea back in the midst of it all

IN THE SPOTLIGHT Aidan O’Shea played his 122nd match for Mayo last Saturday night against Kerry. He was named man of the match by RTÉ. Pic: Sportsfile Reaction Mike Finnerty NO current Mayo footballer generates as much debate and divides as much opinion as Aidan ...

yesterday 13:37 open_in_new
Westport retailers rail against parking charges

Retailers could refuse to stock parking discs

Anton McNulty RETAILERS in Westport could refuse to stock parking tickets for Mayo County Council in a move that represents their opposition to the introduction of on-street parking charges. Over 40 ratepayers and town residents ...

yesterday 13:37 open_in_new
Bono enjoys St Patrick’s Day on Achill Island

BEAUTIFUL DAY  Bono pictured with Gracie Cafferkey of Lourdie’s Pub in Achill during his stay on the island over the weekend. Anton McNulty THE locals in Lourdie’s Pub in Dooagh could not believe their eyes when Bono walked through the door on Saturday afternoon to sit down to watch ...

yesterday 12:34 open_in_new
Motorist’s death sparks renewed calls for work on N5 junctions

‘SPEED LIMIT NEEDS TO BE REDUCED’  Fianna Fáil councillor Michael Smyth. Gardaí currently investigating fatal road collision on N5 Anton McNulty MAYO County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) have been urged to carry out safety work at junctions along the N5 in ...

yesterday 12:34 open_in_new
Give the lawn mower a break this summer – Biodiversity Officer

DIVERSITY RICH  A wildflower patch at Fr Angelus Park, Westport. Anton McNulty Manicured and pristinely kept lawns will have to become a thing of the past if the native Irish bee population is to survive and continue to pollinate, according to the Westport Tidy Towns Biodiversity ...

yesterday 12:34 open_in_new
Walkers should be fined for no high-vis vest

‘FRUSTRATED’  Roads SPC Cathaoirleach, Brendan Mulroy. Ger Flanagan THE Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council’s Roads and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) has reiterated his call for bylaws to be introduced so that fines can be issues to pedestrians not wearing ...

yesterday 12:34 open_in_new
Joe’s father rejects Council’s explanation for memorial removal

TAKEN AWAY  Mayo County Council have said the memorial to Joe Deacy had no planning permission and was a visual distraction to motorists. Ger Flanagan Adrian Deacy, the father of the late Joe Deacy, has slammed the ‘disingenuity’ of Mayo County Council for removing the roadside ...

yesterday 12:34 open_in_new
AUDIO Football Podcast #9 Kerry review

The wind blew hard and the rain came down in torrents at Austin Stack Park in Tralee but Mayo, taking the field in their distinctive new blue away strip, were equal to the conditions not to mention the challenge laid down by high-flying Kerry. James Horan's men carved out a memorable two-point ...

2019-03-18 13:22 open_in_new
Achill TYs uncover the past

MAKING A DIFFERENCE Some of the students from Coláiste Pobail Acla at the local Church of Ireland war graves plot, which they helped to restore with local gardener and landscaper John Sweeney. From left: John McGinty, Eugene Doran, Laoise Conway, Emma McNulty, John Sweeney and Aeryn ...

2019-03-14 16:58 open_in_new
Snack your way fit

SEIZE EVERY OPPORTUNITY   Add a little more movement to your normal everyday activities. Personal Trainer Paul O'Brien

There is a new conversation happening in the world of health and fitness. It’s timely, exciting and it offers a new perspective on exercise that could help ...

2019-03-12 18:46 open_in_new
Decluttering could be good for your mental health

CLEAR OUT  Getting rid of unnecessary items and creating a tidy space can bring multiple benefits. Mental Health Jannah Walshe Spring cleaning has taken on a whole new meaning this year with the Marie Kondo effect taking hold in many a household. For those that have somehow managed to ...

2019-03-12 17:43 open_in_new
The clash in the classroom

County View John Healy The impending stand-off between parents who advocate for the rights of their children with special needs and the teaching profession has been a clash waiting to happen. And what started as a footnote in the newspapers last week has all the potential of growing into a ...

2019-03-12 16:40 open_in_new