Since The Maine Valley Post opened its digital doors in August 2013 we’ve got so many messages of encouragement and support from both home and abroad.
Dealing almost exclusively with news items from this and neighbouring parishes means that we also curtail our potential appeal to a broader pool of advertisers.
Even so we work away on the basis that the area deserves to have the achievements and the needs of its residents highlighted as much as any other. And we’re glad to be able to help in that regard.
The idea in the early autumn of 2013 was to provide a free and reliable source of local news, paid for by advertising and promote our small corner of the world both within and without its own modest borders.
Since then, we’ve played our part in uniting and reuniting long lost family members – and more often than not behind the scenes and away from the printed page when the situation demanded that approach.
We’ve helped promote local events, find keys and dogs and bitches and cats and, in my own case and with the help of An Garda Siochána, a van I lost in Galway a few years ago.
We may be the smallest online news outlet in the world but even the giants of this crazy way of life are now appealing to their supporters for help to ‘keep the light on’ and the presses turning.
Since we quietly launched this campaign a few weeks ago, friends have been coming out and supporting us in our €5 per month appeal and for that we’re very grateful.
We know that the current climate is one of the most difficult in which to throw the cap on the ground and strum the strings but we’d like to keep doing what our readers and supporters tell us is keeping them up to date with the goings on in the locality – most of it anyway.
Since the world has fallen into the grip of the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve lost the ability to rely solely on advertising to power our efforts and are forced to turn to our ever increasing audience.
A subscription to The Maine Valley Post costs a mere €5 per month, significantly less than the price of a weekly newspaper.
June 2020 saw us hit our highest monthly readership, clocking up over 91,500 views.
We know we have the readers.
We’ve been at your service since August 2013 and now, while thanking sincerely those who have already stepped up, we need your support.
Please click on the Subscribe button at the top of the page or use the direct debit details below (in branch or through your online banking) and help keep the Maine Valley in the news.