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Crescent Moon over Ballina

The Crescent moon hung over Ballina to the south sinking between Venus and Jupiter both planets bleached out in the creeping light of a new dawn.

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A walk in McMahon Park, Claremorris

The lovely aroma of Meadowsweet filled the air as I wandered through McMahon Park in Claremorris on a beautiful July Saturday.

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Book recalls Mayo’s forgotten miners

Mayo men and women feature in a new book that tells the extraordinary story of the Irish mining community in South Yorkshire in the 20th century. The Forgotten Irish was written by Sean Carney, the son of a Donegal emigrant, who grew up in the Irish mining village of Maltby in South Yorkshire, England. The […]

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Claremorris commemorative stone marks workhouse burial ground

In remembrance of the people from Claremorris that were buried during the pre and post Famine years at the site of the new Link Road from Mount Street to the Railway Station, a special commemoration was held on Sunday 2 June.

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Children’s burial ground remembered at Tobarmacduagh Holy Well

The refurbishment of Tobermacduagh Holy Well in Drum, near Claremorris, was an opportunity for the local community to remember the unbaptised babies buried there pre-1900 with a plaque alongside the Marian Shrine at the well.