Veteran weatherman has chronicled Mayo’s weather extremes

From his back garden in Straide, Martin Sweeney has been recording central Mayo’s weather for over half a century. Rain, hail, storm or shine, with the help of a few neighbours whenever he was away, Mr Sweeney has maintained a...

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Safety measures pass landslide test in Pullathomas

Kinetic fencing at Pullathomas
High-tech safety measures successfully prevented the recurrence of any major landslides at Dooncarton Mountain in Pullathomas, north Mayo during last week’s torrential rainfall. Mayo Co Council says its €1.5m investment in safety measures on the mountain following the devastating landslides...

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