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Billy Lawless: A Former Emigrant Senator’s Musings

It has often been said that you don’t miss something until it’s gone.

Under lockdown, I can imagine that there are many ‘at home’ reminiscing fondly about their last pint in the local or harkening back to a time, when their daily activities had not been curtailed by a global pandemic. It’s only human nature, as they say.

National Famine Commemoration Day

National Famine Commemoration Day

Today, the third Sunday in May, is our National Famine Commemoration Day. County May was one of the worst affected by the events of 1845-1850 in terms of deaths, emigration, evictions and lost communities.

Foundation launches campaign that aims to have far-reaching benefits for Mayo

New York, N.Y.—The County Mayo Foundation officially launched its “Be a Part of the Start” campaign in New York City May 16, a geographically-targeted crowdfunding platform that is the first such initiative outside of Ireland to target County Mayo’s 2.5 million diaspora in the United States.