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A visit to the Céide Fields rekindles interest in Mayo’s rich heritage

I revisited the Céide Fields Visitor Centre near Ballycastle last week for the first time since it opened in 1994 and was delighted to rekindle my interest in North Mayo’s fascinating history of human settlement – one of the earliest settlements by humans on the island of Ireland. The pyramid-shaped Céide Fields Visitors’ Centre now […]

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Mayo minors win All Ireland title

The Mayo Minor football team are All Ireland champions 2013 after defeating Tyrone by 2-13 to 1-13 in an exciting final in Croke Park. Mayo, who last won the All Ireland Minor title in 1985, got off to a shaky start, but by halftime had nudged ahead by one point (1-4-0-6) after a terrific Tommy […]

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The story of the Mayo football team and the ‘curse’ on TG4

TG4 will be showing a new documentary on Sunday next, September 15th, at 8 pm, telling the story of the Mayo football team and the ‘curse’. Entitled ‘Mayo God Help Us’ the TV show will feature interviews with two of the team from ’51 along with Anthony Finnerty who played in the 1989 All-Ireland Final. […]

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Mayo poet and Abbey Theatre director remembered in new book

Arlen House, in partnership with Poetry Ireland and the author’s relatives, is celebrating the poetry of F.R. Higgins with the publication of his ‘Father and Son: Selected Poems’, to be launched in his birthplace, Foxford, on Tuesday, 10th September. There will also be book launches in Dublin and Meath and a copy is also being […]