The Western People is the biggest selling newspaper in the North West, and one of the largest regional newspapers in Ireland. With the highest circulation in the region, the Western People reaches out to 50,000 readers every week.

In Mayo, the Western People outsells the combined totals of all other Mayo-based newspapers and boasts extensive penetration in counties Sligo, Galway and Roscommon.

The paper brings the most comprehensive coverage of local news and sports events in the region, delivered by a top-class team of award-winning journalists. In addition, leading columnists deliver their own opinion on matters of public interest throughout the paper.

It’s not surprising then that the Western People is THE MOST POPULAR MEDIUM IN THE NORTHWEST for classified advertising such as PROPERTY, RECRUITMENT, MOTORING, and ENTERTAINMENT.

And hundreds of regular advertisers now recognise that they can help grow their business by advertising in our extensive news section.

A professional advertising team, led by Advertising Manager Aidan Mc Nulty guarantees a top class service from initial contact right through to the delivery of the final product.

Our team can advise you on how to gain the maximum benefit from promoting your service or product in the Western People, using a range of options such as series packages, prime positions, sponsorship, etc. Or you can become a member of our very successful annual Business Clubthrough which hundreds of our advertisers have seen an outstanding benefit in recent years.

Office Opening Hours: 

9.15am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

The Team:

Aidan McNulty:: Advertising Manager/Commercial Director

email: [email protected]


Dymphna Harkins: Advertising Consultant



Kathy Armstrong: Advertising Consultant



Seamus Smyth: Advertising Consultant



Elaine Arthur: Advertising Consultant



Patrick McNicholas:  Advertising Consultant


Dermot Rice: Advertising Consultant (Castlebar office)



Andrew Wilson: Advertising/Front Office


Claire Spellman: Advertising/Front Office (Castlebar office)



Head Office (Ballina): Telephone 096-60900.
Castlebar Office: Telephone 094-904-9600

E-Mail: [email protected]