Unexpected treasures uncovered as Ballina preserves its historic past

By Orla Hearns With two areas designated for architectural conservation, the town of Ballina boasts a colourful built heritage dating back several centuries. The preservation of this unique asset has benefited from an unprecedented boost in the last two years...

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Council accepts ‘sad and painful truth’ of its role in Tuam Home

Mayo County Council has apologised for its role in the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. Up to 200 babies who died in the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam are documented as being born to mothers from Mayo....

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Terry compiles roll call of Ballina greats

Intriguing revelations about some of Ballina’s most famous sons and daughters are set out in the latest publication from revered...

Monday, 01/02/21 - 6:27am Read More

Amazing Grace: Legendary Mayo shop revived during lockdown

By Marian Duggan In 1950, John and Noreen Hopkins turned down an opportunity to work in India to open a...

Friday, 22/01/21 - 10:17pm Read More

Council’s part in running Tuam home to be scrutinised

Mayo County Council’s part in the running of the Tuam Mother and Baby home will be discussed in two weeks’...

Tuesday, 19/01/21 - 4:15pm Read More

Tubbercurry’s ‘Night of Terror’ recalled in thrilling new drama

This week will mark the one-hundredth anniversary of one of the most shocking events in the history of Tubbercurry. The...

Sunday, 27/09/20 - 11:47am Read More

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