Western News

Get you and your dress into the movies in Ballina

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MAYO author Kate Kerrigan is inviting Mayo women to don their most fabulous dress and get down to Mount Falcon Estate in Ballina for a film shoot next weekend, April 18. “Every woman has a dress that is really important to...

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Mayo’s abandoned pets find Noeline’s Ark

By Tracey May Halloran   I’d heard she gave away her cooker to people in need, and now she uses...

Monday, 13/04/15 - 3:14pm Read More

Win a designer handbag with All She Wants & Marian Duggan

  Win one of Maypo designer Lisa’s limited edition bags Imagine a beautiful Lisa Ryder piece on your arm this...

Friday, 03/04/15 - 11:24am Read More

INTERVIEW: Gordon Buchanan – heir to David Attenborough

Gordon Buchanan relaxes backstage at the TF in Castlebar.
Hailed as the heir of David Attenborourgh, Renowned Wildlife Film-maker, Gordon Buchanan, takes a break from wild bears, wolves and...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 11:25am Read More

Me and my celtic gene- Haemochromatosis lives in the west of Ireland

  The famine may be a difficult period of Irish history we’d rather forget, but every time I get a...

Friday, 27/03/15 - 10:52am Read More

National News

Union of Students in Ireland launches ‘Shag Week’ at six campuses

Students at six campuses around the country are taking part in “Shag Week”. The annual sexual health drive is being organised by the Union of Students in Ireland. Students are being urged to get themselves tested for Sexually Transmitted Infections....

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Aid organisations to get €60m in Government funding

Irish aid organisations are to receive more than €60m in government funding this year. The money will support non governmental...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 7:10am Read More

Research finds fewer than a fifth of parents check their child’s social media

Less than 20% of parents supervise their children’s use of social media, according to findings contained in research released today...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 7:07am Read More

59,000 young people urged to register to vote in General Election

Some 59,000 young people are being reminded to register to vote. The National Youth Council of Ireland has urged those...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 6:29am Read More

Motorists beware! Storm Imogen brings fallen trees and debris on roads

Motorists are being urged to watch out for fallen trees and debris on the roads this morning as a result...

Monday, 08/02/16 - 7:30am Read More


Tuam musical group to stage Broadway classic

The cast
  Musical lovers are in for a special treat this week as Tuam’s Marian Choral Society get ready to stage the Broadway classic, Hairspray. The show will be performed in St Jarlath’s College Hall at 8.30pm nightly from Tuesday to...

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Olwyn’s star is rising

Olwyn Murray 2014
A recent graduate of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Mayo singer and songwriter Olwyn Murray is to launch...

Tuesday, 20/05/14 - 9:50am Read More

Girls’ Night Out in Claremorris

Ladies, if you’re looking for a fabulous night of fashion and fun, then look no further than the Girls’ Night...

Wednesday, 20/11/13 - 11:50am Read More

Duffys continue to turn on the heat

Adrian Duffy, etc
When they were youngsters, the Duffy Brothers used to spend a lot of time backstage with the likes of Tammy...

Thursday, 17/10/13 - 3:42pm Read More

Brendan Courtney to host Style Gathering in Claremorris

Style guru Brendan Courtney will host the Style Gathering in Claremorris this Saturday night.
Off the Rails star Brendan Courtney will be in Claremorris this Saturday night, September 29, to host a fashion extravaganza....

Tuesday, 24/09/13 - 12:04pm Read More

Western Sport

Connacht ready to march on Russia

Connacht fans will be travelling to Russia to support their team after the draw for rugby’s European Challenge Cup was made on  Wednesday, June 17, and they will fancy their chances of making it into the European Cup  – formerly...

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All Black centurion to start for Connacht

All Blacks legend Mils Muliaina smiles d
100-cap All Black Mils Muliaina  looks likely to start for Connacht when the Pro 12 resumes after a two week break...

Tuesday, 18/11/14 - 1:04pm Read More

McStay and Holmes front-runners to replace Horan

    Kevin McStay and Pat Holmes are in the running to replace James Horan as Mayo GAA manager, the...

Tuesday, 02/09/14 - 10:23am Read More

Historic fourth for Horan’s Mayo

James Horan 8/5/2013
GAA Football Connacht Senior Championship – Final   MAYO 3-14 GALWAY 0-16 Michael Gallagher at Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar  ...

Wednesday, 16/07/14 - 10:26am Read More

Ballina man takes top post at Connacht Rugby

Ballina man and Knockmore resident Willie Ruane has been appointed as the Chief Executive of Connacht Rugby. The Mayo man played rugby...

Friday, 09/05/14 - 12:40pm Read More

Gavin Duffy to leave Connacht

Gavin Duffy 9/12/2010
Connacht have announced they will release eight players from their squad at the end of the season — the biggest...

Monday, 05/05/14 - 2:00pm Read More

National Sport

Celtic return to winning ways against Lowland League opposition

East Kilbride 0 Celtic 2 Celtic eased their way into the quarter-finals of the William Hill Scottish Cup as expected with a 2-0 win over Lowland League side East Kilbride at Airdrie’s Excelsior stadium. Back-to-back defeats against Ross County in...

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Debutant CJ Stander believes Ireland can build on Wales draw

Debutant man of the match CJ Stander insists Ireland can still chase an unprecedented third-consecutive RBS 6 Nations title after...

Sunday, 07/02/16 - 6:06pm Read More

Ireland v Wales: Key moments of Ireland’s opening Six Nations game

Key moment: Johnny Sexton’s late penalty rescued the draw for Ireland six minutes from time after Rhys Priestland had nudged...

Sunday, 07/02/16 - 5:31pm Read More

Stander shines as Ireland and Wales share the spoils at the Aviva

Ireland 16 Wales 16 Injury-hit Ireland belied the absence of 10 frontline stars to grind to a hugely-creditable 16-16 RBS...

Sunday, 07/02/16 - 5:14pm Read More

Fermanagh take home their first NFL Division Two victory against Meath

By Francis Mooney Fermanagh 0-10 Meath 0-6 Fermanagh scored their first NFL Division Two victory, a heroic 0-10 to 0-6...

Sunday, 07/02/16 - 5:34pm Read More

Tyrone hold strong to make it back-to-back wins in Division 2 of the Allianz league

By DARAGH SMALL, Tyrone 1-11 Galway 1-9 Tiernan McCann’s first-half strike was the difference at Pearse Stadium as Tyrone withstood...

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