Western News

The bank holiday weekend is about to get even sweeter

The recipe for these incredible summer treats had us drooling so much in the Western People newsroom that we thought we should share them with our lovely readers. These Eton Mess Cupcakes are an ideal summer treat and perfect for...

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Department approves extension of south Mayo schools

Two Claremorris primary schools will see their facilities extended following approval for planned developments in each. Local FG TD Alan...

Friday, 30/07/21 - 1:47pm Read More

Exciting Viking archaeological dig experience for local kids

Local kids will be afforded the unique experience of participating in a simulated, controlled archaeological dig at the remains of...

Friday, 30/07/21 - 12:58pm Read More

Mayo street ‘like heading into Beirut’

Walking into a Castlebar street is like ‘heading into Beirut’, according to a local councillor. The issue of rubbish being...

Thursday, 29/07/21 - 4:44pm Read More

Mayo folk encouraged to tune in to new positive ageing podcast

A new podcast, ‘The Old Country’, exploring healthy ageing in Ireland was launched this week. The 12-part series is produced...

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€1million traffic measures for Mayo village

Consultants have been appointed to progress new traffic calming measures at Breaffy Village. It is hoped that the scheme, which...

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Disappointment at delay in €5m Centre of Excellence

Officials from Mayo GAA will be invited to a meeting of Castlebar Municipal District to discuss the proposed Centre of...

Thursday, 29/07/21 - 12:34pm Read More

National News

Post boxes in Skibbereen go gold to celebrate local Olympic heroes

An Post have paid tribute to Irish Olympians Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy following their gold medal performance earlier this week at the Tokyo Games. The pair, who both compete for Skibbereen Rowing Club, took the top spot in the...

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Georgia and Malaysia to be added to hotel quarantine list

The Minister for Heath Stephen Donnelly has confirmed two countries are to be added to Ireland’s list of designated States....

Saturday, 31/07/21 - 4:42pm Read More

Irish woman part of crew that breaks Great Pacific Race world record

Kenneth Fox An Irish woman from Co Mayo has broken a world record along with her two crew mates, after...

Saturday, 31/07/21 - 4:01pm Read More

Bishops tell parishes to hold Confirmations and Communions despite guidelines

Digital Desk Staff A number of Bishops are telling their parishes to flout Government guidelines and press ahead with Confirmations...

Saturday, 31/07/21 - 3:16pm Read More

Customer care operator allegedly signed for package with €40,000 of drugs

Tom Tuite A customer care worker arrested at his south Dublin home after he allegedly took delivery of a package...

Saturday, 31/07/21 - 2:38pm Read More

Western Sport

Emphatic win sees Mayo crowned Rackard champions

Mayo are Nicky Rackard champions for the first time since 2016 after a commanding win over Tyrone in their final meeting at Croke Park this afternoon. A devastating first-half performance, at the end of which they led by 13 points,...

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The Pat Holmes Column: Mayo must hone their defensive setup

Mayo’s 48th time to win the Connacht senior football championship was due to several reasons but probably none so important...

Saturday, 31/07/21 - 12:11am Read More

How lockdown changed O’Shea’s outlook on social media

Aidan O’Shea has spoken about how he deals with his status as one of Ireland’s most-followed sporting stars on social...

Friday, 30/07/21 - 5:36pm Read More

New naming rights deal for MacHale Park announced

Mayo GAA has announced that Hastings Insurance Brokers have secured the naming rights for MacHale Park in Castlebar from 2021...

Friday, 30/07/21 - 3:17pm Read More

What do we want for our young players?

Oisin McConville, speaking on the Second Captains podcast last week, recounted a telling story about his recent stint coaching the...

Wednesday, 28/07/21 - 6:03pm Read More

National Sport

GAA wrap: Tyrone take Ulster crown, Waterford march on to All-Ireland semi-final

Muireann Duffy An admirable second half from Monaghan in the Ulster Football final took the game to Tyrone, but was just not enough to snatch the Anglo-Celt Cup for the first time since 2015. The opening half was a cagey...

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Elaine Thompson-Herah wins women’s 100 metres in Olympic record time

By PA Sport Staff Elaine Thompson-Herah took gold in the women’s 100 metres final to defend her title as Jamaica...

Saturday, 31/07/21 - 2:52pm Read More

Tearful Dina Asher-Smith reveals ‘heart-breaking’ backdrop to injury-hit Games

By Nick Mashiter, PA, Tokyo Tearful Dina Asher-Smith revealed her Olympic heartbreak after her 100 metres hopes were left in...

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Novak Djokovic vows to ‘bounce back’ after missing out on singles bronze

Eleanor Crooks, PA Tennis Correspondent, Tokyo Novak Djokovic vowed to come back stronger as he faced up to more Olympic...

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Dina Asher-Smith misses out on 100 metres final with hamstring injury

By Nick Mashiter, PA, Tokyo Dina Asher-Smith suffered an Olympic shock after failing to make the 100 metres final. The...

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Robbie Henshaw: Lions braced for backlash from ‘massively dangerous’ Springboks

By Duncan Bech, PA England Rugby Correspondent Robbie Henshaw insists the British and Irish Lions are ready for South Africa’s...

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