A total of 1,564 students from Mayo have entered paintings in this year's 57th Texaco children's art competition. Overall, in excess of 30,000 entries were received with students from each of the 32 counties taking part.
Balla-based Cuinneog, producers of Irish farmhouse country butter and buttermilk, have reported exceptional growth in 2010. Sales are up by an impressive 12 per cent and the locally-owned business has begun exporting to the UK and to Italy. "We are very proud of this level of growth in such challenging times," said Tom Butler, founder of the family business.
After much manoeuvring and collective holding of breath, a new highly sophisticated MRI scanner was safely delivered and installed at Mayo General Hospital last week. The completion and commissioning of the unit is now taking place, with a view to accepting the first patients
Fiona King, learning support teacher in Fahy National School, Westport, has won a bursary from the Irish National Teachers' Organisation to help fund education research. Ms. King is studying at the University of Lincoln, UK, towards a Doctorate on developing and sustaining
The countryside of Islandeady parish, nestled between the towns of Castlebar and Westport, has been renowned for its scenic beauty for many years. So much so that the residents of this rural community take great pride in maintaining this scenic beauty and harvesting the economic