• This year's Claremorris Agricultural Show due to be held on August Bank Holiday Sunday has been cancelled due to the current situation regarding COVID-19.

    The Show which celebrated its centenary in 2018 is regarded as one of the leading events of its type in the west and northwest. 

    In a statement this morning to Midwest News, the show committee thank all those who have supported the event down the year's including stewards, sponsors, exhibitors, local political representatives and of course the general public and urge all to stay safe at this difficult time.

    The 102nd Claremorris Agricultural Show is now fixed for Sunday August 1st  2021  

  • The Minister for Community and Rural Development Michael Ring has confirmed that 26 Mayo schools will be enhanced under the Government’s Summer 2020 Works Scheme.

    The work will be focused on three main areas; the upgrading of safety systems, surfacing of play areas and car parks, and to plan for electric vehicle charging.

    The work will be predominately carried out over the summer holidays to avoid disturbance to students and staff.

    With 18 schools benefitting from the scheme in 2019, this marks a significant expansion of the school infrastructural project.

    SCHOOL                             ADDRESS                      TYPE OF SCHOOL           WORKS

    SCOIL NA GCOILLINI       Meelick Swinford            Primary External Environment

    GARRACLOON N S          Garracloon        Cloghans           Primary External Environment

    S N NAOMH FEICHIN       Cross     Claremorris       Primary External Environment

    SN INBHEAR       Inver     Barnatra            Primary Life Safety Systems

    BARNATRA N S   Barnatra            Ballina  Primary External Environment

    S N Dhumha Thuama      Dumha Thuama Béal an Átha      Primary External Environment

    CORCLOUGH NS Corclogh West    Belmullet          Primary External Environment

    ST JOHNS  NS     Logboy  Tulrahan           Primary Life Safety Systems

    KNOCK N S        KNOCK  CLAREMORRIS    Primary External Environment

    MYNA N S           Kilmeena           Westport            Primary External Environment

    SCOIL NA TIGHEARNAIN NAOFA  VIA CROSSMOLINA P.O.  BALLINA            Primary External Environment

    S N REALT NA MARA       MULRANNY        CO MAYO           Primary External Environment

    S N DRUIM SLAOD           Cross Hill           Ballycroy           Primary External Environment

    St Joseph's NS     Rehins   Ballina  Primary External Environment

    S N ACHAIDH AN GHLAISIN         BEAL AN MHUIRTHEAD   CO MHAIGH EO  Primary External Environment

    SN Baile Cuisin   Ballycushion       Kilconly Primary External Environment

    NEWPORT CENTRAL       BAILE UÍ BHFIACHÁIN     CO MHAIGH EO  Primary External Environment

    SCOIL NAOMH FEICHIN   Kilgellia            Attymass            Primary Life Safety Systems

    SCOIL NAISIUNTA THOLA            BOTH THOLA     CLAR CHLAINNE MHUIRIS            Primary Life Safety Systems

    ST PETERS NS    Snugboro           Castlebar           Primary External Environment

    S N UILEOG DE BURCA    LOCHÁN NA MBAN          CLÁR CHLAINNE MHUIRIS            Primary External Environment

    Scoil Íosa           Convent Hill       Ballina  Primary Life Safety Systems

    St. Gerald’s College       Newport Road    Castlebar           Post Primary      Life Safety Systems

    Mount St Michael            Claremorris       Co. Mayo           Post Primary      Life Safety Systems

    Moyne College   Ballina  County  Mayo     Post Primary      Life Safety Systems

    Coláiste Pobail Acla        Achill Sound       Westport            Post Primary      Life Safety Systems

  • St. Colmans College, Claremorris participated in the Swim Ireland Connacht Schools Competition yesterday in Longford. 

    Individual Medal Winners were Michael McNamara, Gold in 100 Breast and Gold in the 100m Fly-stroke and Niall Kelly, Silver in 100m Backstroke. 

    Both Intermediate Relay Teams came third winning Bronze Medals in the Freestyle and Medley Relay. (Peter Staunton, Luke Woolley, James Woolley, Mike Heaney, Eoin Treanor,) 

  • A spokesperson for the Japanese Knotweed Company has confirmed to Midwest News this evening that the application for planning permission for the soil recovery facility at Brookhill, Claremorris has been withdrawn for the moment.

    Ciaran O’Shea from the company told Midwest News this evening that the planning permission application has been withdrawal as gesture of goodwill. Mr O’Shea says the company wants to proceed with the information day on Thursday February 22nd and meet with residents, before the application is lodged for processing.

    He told Midwest News this evening it will allow people to attend the information day without the question of the planning application dominating proceedings.

  • Emergency services attended the scene of a two vehicle collision on the N17 at 6:30 yesterday evening.

    The road was closed for an hour near Boherduff as Gardai and Fire brigade personnel cleared the road.

    Midwest News understands that both drivers and passengers were taken to Mayo General Hospital, but their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

  • Calor Gas Super Cup Quarter Finals


    Claremorris       v           Snugboro Utd

    Ballyglass          v           Straide & Foxford Utd

    Swinford            v           Manulla

    Castlebar Celtic  v           Ballina Town


    Matches to be played on weekend of 27th October 2019

  • Councillors in the Claremorris Municipal District have voted unanimously NOT to lease land in Brookhill, Claremorris to a company  that controls and eradicates Japanese Knotweed.

    At yesterday’s meeting of the Municipal District, councillors were asked to approve a lease of 5 acres of land at Brookhill to the Co Kerry-based Japanese Knotweed Company.

    The company specialises in the treatment, control and eradication of the invasive plant.

    However, councillors unanimously voted not to lease the lands to the company, for a number of reasons.

  • Claremorris handballer Paddy Murphy advanced to the junior 60x30 finals after an impressive performance in Castlebar over the weekend.

    Paddy defeated Conor O’Gorman by 21-9 to 21-2 in the junior semi-finals.

    He now awaits the Limerick champion in the junior final on the 8th of September in Limerick.

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    The IACT Senior National Squash Championships 2018 are taking place this weekend in Dublin.

    Claremorris Squash Player Brian Byrne is the number 2 seed in the Mens A Championship.

    He had a superb win yesterday evening 11-8 11-2 9-11 11-1 against Conor Moran from Sutton.

    He plays the number 7 seed Sam Olwill at 1pm today.

  • A Mayo man got the Irish riders off to the perfect start yesterday at the Dublin Horse show in the RDS.


    The opening competition of the day saw Claremorris’ Cormac Hanley give partner the Heathman Farm-owned Copain Z to victory in the Speed Stakes.


    The equestrian competition continues until Sunday and the Irish continue dominated the opening day of competitions.

  • Four men are due in court in Castlebar in Co.Mayo later.

    The four were arrested as part of Operation Thor, a Garda initiative tackling burglaries nationwide.

    The four men in their 20's were arrested alongside a teenage boy aged 15 at a property in Ballinrobe on Friday night.

    They have been charged in connection with a burglary at Claremorris also on Friday night.

    Gardai also found a number of items understood to be linked to recent burglary incidents and they seized a high-powered car and a van.

    They are appealing for information, especially anyone who may have seen a black hatchback type car or noticed any suspicious activity in the south Mayo area.

    The four are due to appear before a special sitting of Castlebar District Court later today.

  • In the U21 A Championship Claremorris take on Westport in the final tomorrow evening at 7pm in Elverys MacHale Park, we'll have regular updates of this encounter on Midwest Radio.

    The U21 C Championship semi-finals take centre stage on Sunday as Ballinrobe host Garrymore at 12 noon while Ballyhaunis make the trip to Ballintubber also at 12.

    The U21 D final also throws in at 12 on Sunday as Kilmeena and Ard Moy MacHales meet in Knockmore to battle it out for the titile.

  • The committee that runs the McMahon Park / Clare Lake  facility in Claremorris has decided to lock the front gate of the Park until further notice.

    In a statement to Midwest News they say that “social / physical distancing has not happened to anything like an acceptable level and the Park is continuing to attract large numbers of the public. We are no longer in a position to regulate and control the behaviour of the public.In light of the above the Committee feels in the interest of Public Health that the Park be closed so as to reduce the opportunity for COVID 19 virus to spread”.


  • The Irish Red Cross launched their new ambulances for the Mayo, Tipperary and Laois divisions today at the Claremorris centre, alongside a rescue boat for the Corrib/Mask Search and Rescue unit.

    Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring launched the new vehicles for the first responders which were partly funded by his department’s LEADER programme.

    E98,000 was donated towards the vehicles by the Government this year as well as E45,000 from Irish betting company Lottoland.

    Irish Red Cross Chairman and National Director of Units Pat Carey and Tony Lawler applauded the funding to the first responder units.

    They told Midwest Radio News that the renewal of their fleet is of vital importance to the organisation.

    Minister Michael Ring highlighted the importance of making sure first responder units like the Red Cross are adequately funded.

    He told Midwest Radio News that the volunteers in the Red Cross should spend their time doing their important work rather than fundraising.


    Bohola Moy Davitts       0-3    v        3-16              Westport

    Hollymount-Carramore 0-8     v     4-14   Claremorris

    Castlebar Mitchels   1-12        v    0-13  Knockmore


    Ballinrobe    0-5       v     0-10     Swinford

    Burrishoole   2-11       v     2-10   Crossmolina Deel Rovers

    Shrule/Glencorrib   0-6    v   1-12    Islandeady


    Ballina Stephenites    4-15     v    2-5        Charlestown Sarsfields

    Kilmeena  0-17      v   1-16         Kilmaine


    A spate of break-ins occurred across county Mayo over the weekend.

     Gardai are investigating 8 separate incidents that occurred in the Claremorris/ Ballyhaunis/ Ballindine area, and 4 further burglaries in the Castlebar area.

    The thieves gained entry by forcing back windows or doors in the Castlebar break-ins.

    Two neighbouring houses were ransacked in Rathbawn Drive in Castlebar between 3pm and 6pm on Saturday.

    In one case nothing was taken, in the other cash and jewellery were taken.

    A house in Knockaphunta Park was also broken into over the weekend and another at the Curragh, Castlebar.

    Up to 8 incidents were reported across east Mayo on Friday evening  with burglaries in Claremorris, Ballindine and Ballyhaunis.

    Two cars were broken into at Robeen.

    Gardai in Castlebar and Claremorris are investigating the incidents.

  • Wednesday 29th January 2020

    Venue: Solar 21 Park

    Division 1—Round 11

    Straide & Foxford Utd     3  v  5  Claremorris      

    Fahy Rovers          2  v  7            Ballina Town    

    Swinford ‘B’      3  v  5  Manulla

    Division 2—Round 11

    Castlebar Celtic  12  v  1 Ballyhaunis Town

    Manulla ‘B’        5  v  2           Claremorris ‘B’     

    Achill Rovers      4  v  4        Kiltimagh Knock Utd 

    Conn Rangers    1  v  3               Swinford