New floating Pontoon Launched at Ballina’s Quay

THE new floating pontoon at the Quay in Ballina has been launched. The pontoon is located in one of the most picturesque parts of the town on the eastern side of the River Moy in a scenic and peaceful setting.  Performing the official opening, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, said: “This […]

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€53 million Greenway fund is a great opportunity for Mayo

THE Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has said that a €53 million fund for Greenways represents a great opportunity for Mayo. The funding is available for Greenway projects from 2019 to 2021. Minister Ring said: “This is a great opportunity to secure further funding for greenways in our county. In particular, there is […]

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Mayo stores honoured at prestigious awards

A NUMBER of Mayo SPAR stores were awarded one of retail’s highest honours at the inaugural SPAR 365 Standards Customer Care Programme celebration. SPAR and SPAR Express retailers from across Ireland attended the prestigious ceremony, held at Citywest Hotel in Dublin and hosted by BWG Foods, owners and operators of the SPAR brand in Ireland. […]

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Ballycroy National Park Receives €2.1m Funding

Fáilte Ireland has announced funding approval for a €2.1m 56km cycle track through part of the Ballycroy National Park. As well, the National Parks and Wildlife Service announced the renaming of the National Park to the Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park. When completed, the project will see the upgrading of the existing Western Way to […]

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Clubs should register now for Sports Capital Grants

MINISTER Michael Ring has confirmed that €40 million is available to develop sports infrastructure around the country, and he has encouraged clubs and sports organisations in Mayo to prepare for the application process and register online now. The funding is available under the Sports Capital Programme in 2018. The minister explained: “I want to see […]

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Film Mayo Creative Ireland Residency Award Winner Announced

Film Mayo, a Mayo Arts Service, Mayo County Council initiative is delighted to announce that Mayo filmmaker, Fergus Sweeney, is the successful recipient of the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Residency Award in partnership with Ballina Arts Centre. The aim of the Film Mayo Creative Ireland Residency Award is to benefit the successful filmmaker in their […]

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€159,000 for Westport Sports Complex

MINISTER Michael Ring has announced LEADER funding of €159,184 to support the redevelopment of Westport Sports Complex. The project was selected by the Mayo LEADER Local Action Group and the funding will be provided by Minister Ring’s department. Westport Sports Complex CLG has been allocated €159,184 in order to provide a modern facility that provides […]

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