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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.

"Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!"

Castlebar.News - Online Forum

Playing the Nasty Sisters in Castlebar Pantomime's Jan 2004 Beauty and the Beast, Mary Lavelle as Caroline Pelf and Stephen Guthrie plays Marilyn Pelf.
Playing the Nasty Sisters in Castlebar Pantomime's Jan 2004 Beauty and the Beast, Mary Lavelle as Caroline Pelf and Stephen Guthrie plays Marilyn Pelf. Click for photos of the Panto Principals.

Beauty and the Beast: Castlebar Pantomime continues tonight 16th Jan at the TF and runs right up to Sunday the 18th. This year it's Beauty and the Beast a fairytale with a Castlebar twist. Tickets €10 and €7 from usual outlets. Nightly at 8.30pm Matinee Sat 17th Jan, Sun 18th Jan at 3.00pm

Local Papers: Commentary on some snippets from the Mayo News, Western People and the Connaught Telegraph.

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

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?

2003 Review: A review of the topics discussed by contributors to our Online Forum - 20,000 posts were made in 2003 so this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Michael Donnelly's Westlife Wedding Photos

Romantic Castlebar: Westlife Star Shane Filan and Gillian Walsh kiss after their wedding in Ballintubber Abbey. Pic courtesy Michael Donnelly..

Musical Memories: St. Josephs put on Maritana 50 years ago and Eileen Holden (nee McGreal) was on stage. In 2003 she attended the 150 year anniversary production of The Sound of Music. Read her account of the two productions.

The Sound of Music at St. Josephs

Castlebar Sports

Snugboro United: Snugboro United’s annual dinner and presentation night was a resounding success.

Racquetball: Castlebar Junior Racquetball Medal Winners at the All Ireland Junior Racquetball Championships.

Badminton: Another update from the Badminton Club -lots of new photos and reports.

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.

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Castlebar ICA Guild visit the European Parliament
Castlebar ICA Guild visit the European Parliament. Click for more details and photos from Castlebar ICA.


Mayo Moments
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Today's Poll:

Should we drop "Guaranteed Irish"
"Made in the EU"?


Results so Far for Poll 799


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Friday 16th Jan 2004

Old Front Pages:
On this day: 3 - 2 and 1 Years Ago - plus:
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Our Photographs

The West - from Addergoole to Windy Gap: Over 2000 photographs for you to browse through with a West of Ireland emphasis.

Galleries: Because we add 20 or 30 new photos every day we now have many thousands of photos on the Castlebar site.

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Clare Island
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