Contributors Policy

We always welcome guest writers who we will support to help us cover more and more about County Mayo and the West of Ireland.

What Can You Submit and How?

If you would like to submit an article in the topical areas we cover on the Mayo Ireland website please email the text, in an editable document format accompanied by a brief biography, your Twitter username (if you have one) and high-resolution pictures of yourself and potential co-authors to Please don’t use footnotes, endnotes or references. Instead, please supply hyperlinks (embedded links) for any references where you think this helps.

We only consider articles that are offered to us first and are not under consideration elsewhere. Furthermore, we also reserve the right to make editorial changes before publication. Please be also aware that if your article is accepted for publication you grant us a royalty-free license (including for commercial purposes) to use the article on the Mayo Ireland website and in other Mayo Ireland products worldwide. 

As the amount of submitted articles has increased significantly, we ask for your understanding that we cannot provide individual feedback for rejected articles. We would like to encourage women in particular to submit articles as we are aware of the challenge to ensure an adequate gender balance in our publications.

Full Editorial Policy

By submitting material to Mayo Ireland you warrant to us that any texts, photos, videos, audio material and any other content you submit (1) is your original work, (2) is submitted to Mayo Ireland first and is not under consideration elsewhere, (3) does not infringe or violate any law, rule or regulation or the rights or intellectual property rights (including but not limited to copyright, trademarks, design rights, database rights, whether registered or unregistered, or any similar rights recognised anywhere in the world) of any person (or encourage anyone else to do so), (4) is not objectionable, inaccurate or inflammatory, (5) is not obscene, defamatory, libellous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, (6) is not an advertisement or solicitation of business or contributions, (7) complies with all applicable law and policy in the territory of publication.

You own your submissions, but we can still use them. You own the copyright in your content but by submitting any content to Mayo Ireland, you grant us a worldwide, royalty-free licence for the full period of copyright (as defined by Irish law) to exercise all rights under copyright with respect to such content, which Mayo Ireland may use and exploit (along with your name and identifying features) on its website and other properties and those of our business partners, as well as for marketing and promotional purposes. This includes authorising the translation and publication of your content elsewhere. You waive all moral rights in the content you submit and/or agree never to assert them.

By submitting material to Mayo Ireland you agree that we can store any text, photos, videos, audio material and any other content you submit on our server or third party service providers indefinitely.

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