t is jam-packed with 120 pages of fantastic articles from some of the best-known writers in Mayo and beyond.
There is something for all the family in the Western Star, including 10 pages of children’s puzzles and stories, as well as recipes, crosswords, and festive fashion.
Nostalgia is one of the over-riding themes of previous editions of the Western Star and this year is no different. There is a wonderful selection of articles about life in Mayo in bygone years, including some evocative pieces by former Ballina residents Aubrey Maloney and Bernadette Craughwell (nee Allen). Castlebar native Tony Galvin looks back on a Christmas childhood in the county town while Kiltimagh writer Terry McDonagh takes a poetic trip through Mayo.