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Reader Profiles

Who visits this Site? For a detailed breakdown of our readers' location, age, sex, preferences, etc. read our visitor profile.

What You Think: Read Your Comments on the Castlebar web pages.

Broadband Arrives! Finally it has arrived in Castlebar and Westport. Andrew Fordham business eircom's marketing manager explains the new i-stream broadband service to Peter Jordan.

  Audio Panto: Our selection of RealAudio files - click individual links to get a flavour of Robinson Crusoe 2003 Introduction
- Silly Billy
- Captain Bill Atkins
- Over the Rainbow
- The Lion Sleeps Tonight
- Interview with the Fairies
- Here comes the Sun
- Interviews with the Audience
- Drunken Sailor
- or listen to all of the above as a continuous Selection of Panto Clips (23 minutes in total) - (RealPlayer needed)

Panto Video: Castlebar pantomime 2001 Aladdin - Castlebar's 2001 Pantomime - an archive video.

 Mayo Moments: Featuring a selection of video and audio tracks.

Happy New Year to all our Readers, Volunteers, Photographers and Contributors.

New Years Day 2004!

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A big hug for Santa when he visited local schools unexpectedly just before Christmas
A big hug for Santa when he visited local schools unexpectedly just before Christmas. Click for more from Cornanool, Glenisland and Parke courtesy Ken Wright.

Panto Time: Castlebar Pantomime returns 14 to 18 January with Beauty and the Beast. Tickets €10 and €7 from usual outlets.

Ice ballet: at the TF Royal Theatre all this week Sleeping Beauty on Ice 1st, 2nd and the Nutcracker on 3rd and 4th January.

Caher Island: Join the Mayo Historical and Archaeological Society on a pilgrimage to Caher Island in Clew Bay.

Nostalgia: For convenience we have added an index page to help in navigating through the 7000+ postings on our Nostalgia Board.

The Castlebar Directory: Join the Castlebar Directory a new, secure way to make yourself contactable to other members of the Directory without revealing your email address to the world.

Random Photos: From our extensive photo galleries - a new photo every 60 seconds. Can you identify the photos? Would you like to have your photos included?

Michael Donnelly's Westlife Wedding Photos

Westlife Wedding Photos: Westlife Star Shane Filan and Gillian Walsh at their wedding in Ballintubber Abbey courtesy Michael Donnelly..

Mayo Ancestors: If you're trying to find your ancestors from Mayo try our Roots Board. If you live in Mayo - can you help them to find their roots?

Castlebar Sports

Rugby: Get the latest news from Castlebar RFC.

Mitchels Notes: Read the latest from Castlebar Mitchels.

U20 FIFA World Cup: Check out Emirati's photos Ireland v Ivory Coast - also Ireland v Saudi Arabia - Ireland v Mexico and finally - a real thriller Ireland v Colombia!

Swimming: Read the latest from Castlebar Swimming Club - Aer Lingus 25th Anniversary Open Gala 2003. B+C Backstroke and Breaststroke Results from Sligo.c

GMIT Sports: GMIT@Castlebar sports - read the latest sporting news from GMIT's finest.

Sporting Life: John Mulligan casts his eye on local sports.

Mayo Ladies: All Ireland winners again in 2003 the Mayo Ladies defeated Dublin at Croke Park. Michael Donnelly was there to record the game and their Victorious Homecoming.

Our Second Daily Photo

A group from Baxter at their Christmas Party - 19 Dec last. Click photo for lots more groups from Michael Donnelly.
A group from Baxter at their Christmas Party - 19 Dec last. Click photo for lots more groups from Michael Donnelly.

Höchstadt: Our twin town in Germany. Click for lots of photos and information about exchange visits between Castlebar and Höchstadt. Or visit virtual Höchstadt online.

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