Céide Coast

  • Judges in the Pride of Place competition will be visiting Killala, Ballycastle and Belderrig today, as the Céide Coast is representing Mayo in the new Community Tourism category of the IPB Pride of Place awards this year.

    The three north Mayo communities are working together to develop tourism across the area, and all calling on people to come out this morning and show their support and pride in their local community.

    Pride of Place acknowledges the work of local communities across the island of Ireland, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in Cork on 17th November.

    Meanwhile judges will visit the Erris Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association in Belmullet this afternoon - as it competes in the Community and Wellbeing category. And judges will be in Balla tomorrow morning, as it takes part in the Population category. 

  • Judging is taking place today in the Pride of Place competition, with judges visiting two separate communities in north Mayo.

    Pride of Place acknowledges the work of local communities across the island of Ireland, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in Cork on 17th November.

    The judges are visiting Killala, Ballycastle and Belderrig this morning, as the Céide Coast is representing Mayo in the new Community Tourism category of the IPB Pride of Place awards this year.

    The three communities are working together to develop tourism across the area.

    The Pride of Place judges will travel to Belmullet this afternoon, as the Erris branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association is representing Mayo in the Community Well-Being section.

    A community celebration with BBQ and music is planned for the wheelchair association's centre in Belmullet this afternoon.

    The third Mayo community nominated for the Pride of Place awards is the village of Balla, which is representing Mayo in the population category.

    The judges will arrive in Balla tomorrow morning for a 3-hour visit.

     

     

  • The good news keeps on coming for the world renowned Céide Fields in Mayo. The centre, which celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary this year was awarded the prestigious award, The International Carlo Scarpa Prize for Gardens, earlier in the year. 

    On Monday it was announced that the centre would be receiving over €1million in funding from the Fáilte Ireland and the OPW for upgrading the centre - you can find out more on that here http://bit.ly/2IF403C.

    With all of that happening we thought it would be an ideal time to head down and find out more about one of the jewels in the crown of the West of Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way.

    Check out our video now.