• The County Mayo Foundation, based in New York, has partnered this Christmas with Safe Home Ireland, to raise awareness among the Irish diaspora, and to raise funds for the Mulranny-based organisation.

    Safe Home Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation, which assists Irish emigrants across the globe who wish to return to Ireland.

    Since its foundation 18 years ago, Safe Home Ireland has helped over 2,000 people to return home to live in Ireland.

    The County Mayo Foundation connects Mayo emigrants across the world with community development initiatives back in Mayo, and Safe Home Ireland hopes the new partnership with the County Mayo Foundation will enhance their profile in the United States.

  • The death has taken place of well known musician Tom Molloy from Mulranny.

    Part of the Molloy family, the Molloy Brothers have been in the music business for at least 50 years.

    They have recorded and toured all over the world.

    Tom also had a long involvement with his beloved Mulranny United who along with the Mayo League have expressed their sadness at his passing.

    He was also a passionate Golfer and a vintage car enthusiast.

    He will repose at his residence in Mulranny tomorrow (Saturday) evening from 4 o'clock until 8pm.

    Removal will take place on Sunday morning to Mulranny Church for funeral mass at 11.30am.

    Burial afterwards in Murrivaugh Cemetery.

    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam díilis.

  • Funeral arrangements have been confirmed for the Mulranny man who died in a road collision on Sunday evening.

    64-year old Padraig Doherty from Géata, Mulranny died in the single-vehicle crash on the N59 close to Mulranny, when his car left the road and entered the water at about 7pm.

    The married father of two was pronounced dead at the scene, while his 12-year old son, who was a passenger in the car, sustained minor injuries.

    Padraig Doherty's remains will repose at his residence tomorrow (Wed0 evening from 4.30 until 8.30.

    Funeral Mass takes place at 12 noon on Thursday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Mulranny followed by burial in Murrivaugh Cemetery.


  • Judges in the Entente Florale competition are visiting the Co Mayo village of Mulranny today.

    The international competition promotes a greener and more pleasant environment in European towns and villages.

    The judges are due in Mulranny for a flag-raising ceremony at the promenade at 11.30 this morning, and  will inspect a number of different aspects of the village this afternoon - visiting 13 different locations in Mulranny.

    This is the last of 14 days of judging in the European competition, with the judges moving onto Mulranny from Listowel yesterday - they're the only two Irish competitors this year.

    Maureen Molloy, secretary of the Entente Florale committee in Mulranny, told Midwest News that there's great excitement in the village that this day has finally arrived, after months of preparation....

  • The man who died in yesterday evening’s road collision near Mulranny has been named.

    Padraig Doherty of Geata, Mulranny, who was in his 60s died in the single vehicle collision on the N59 between Mulranny and Ballycroy yesterday evening.

    A 12-year old boy who was a passenger in the car sustained minor injuries and was also brought to Mayo University Hospital.

    Westport Gardai are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them on 098-50237.


  • Mulranny was awarded a silver medal at the Entente Florale Awards in Austria yesterday evening.

    The village also received a special certificate and awarded for the environmental approach of Mulranny's Green Plan team and the Old Irish Goat Project picking up the Best Practice Award.

    A delegation from Mayo County Council attended the awards.

    Last July, the community and Mayo County Council welcomed a team of international judges who inspected a number of different aspects in the village, including planning and development, sustainable environment, built environment, landscape, green spaces, planting, environmental education, effort and involvement, tourism and leisure, and communications.

    Entente Florale Europe is a social, cultural and environmental competition for towns and villages.

  • Westport was named Ireland's Tidiest Large Town - for the 2nd year running  at the 2018 National Tidy Town Awards in Dublin today.

    This is the 60th year of the awards, which involve hundreds of towns and villages across the country.

    Castlebar has secured a Gold Medal award- for the first time.

    Five communities in Mayo received a special recognition in this year’s awards. They are:

    Castlebar and Westport €900 both received a Gold Medal and with it a prize of €900.

    Mulranny won a Bronze Medal (and €400) and was highly commended in county category for Mayo.

    Binghamstown won the Endeavour Award for Mayo and a prize of €500.

    Béal an Mhuirthead was a Highly Commended Winner in the Gaeltacht award and received €1,000.

    Westport also won the Young Tidy Towns Committee award and €500

     Liam Campion of Westport Tidy Towns told Midwest News that the 30 strong group that travelled up to the Helix this morning from Westport were thrilled at their achievements again this year.

  • A woman was taken to Mayo University Hospital  this evening following a two vehicle collision close to Mulranny.

    The collision between a car and a van occurred shortly before 4pm on the Mulranny to Ballycroy road at Bellacrogher bridge.

    Emergency services attended the scene.

    The road was closed for a time but has since reopened.