Preparing for Status Orange Weather Warning – 11th October 2018

In anticipation of Storm Callum, MET Éireann have issued a Status Orange Weather Warning for Wind, coming into effect for Mayo and surrounding Counties this evening, Thursday 11th October and continuing into tomorrow, Friday 12th  October. MET Éireann classifies a Status Orange Weather Warning for Wind as Mean Wind Speeds between 65 and 80 km/h […]

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Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week

Monday 15th  – Sunday 21st  October www.mayosocialinclusionweek.com The week supports and highlights a series of initiatives that foster connection and equality. Events that are vibrant, diverse and interesting will take place in many towns throughout the county, including Monday’s ‘No Limbs No Limits’ talk and discussion by Joanne O’Riordan in Westport Library at 7.30pm. Joanne […]

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Le Cheile Family Resource Centre Community Notes

Events and Activities at Le Chéile Family Resource Centre, Tucker St., Castlebar – for 22nd – 27th October 2018:   10 Year Celebration for Le Chéile.  We are having an open morning at Le Chéile on 22nd October 2018 from 11am. Breastfeeding and New Mums support meets on Thursday mornings at 10:30am-12pm. We have our […]

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Castlebar student awarded €20,000 scholarship

CASTLEBAR student Thomas McCarthy has been awarded a prestigious Naughton Foundation scholarship worth €20,000 at a ceremony in Trinity College Biomedical Science Institute in Dublin. The award was presented by founding patrons of The Naughton Foundation, Martin Naughton and his wife Carmel who were joined by Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills. A former student of St Gerald’s College, Castlebar, Thomas has accepted […]

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West Mayo business awarded coveted All-Ireland Business All-Star accreditation

A WEST Mayo adventure park has become one of the first businesses in the country to achieve a new quality mark signifying that they meet the highest standards of service and trust. Westport Adventure Park, Knappagh, has been awarded the coveted All-Ireland Business All-Star accreditation – an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based […]

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€1.2 million boost for eleven Mayo communities

MICHAEL Ring, TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, last week announced that eleven rural towns and villages in Mayo are set to benefit from €1,183,615 in funding under his Department’s Town and Village Renewal Scheme. The 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme focuses on projects which can help to enhance rural towns and villages, […]

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New project on River Glore to support future development works

INLAND Fisheries Ireland has announced that it will support a new screening project on the River Glore in Mayo. The project, which will be funded under the Salmon Conservation Fund, will focus on a survey of crayfish at the Glore River weir to inform and support future development works, including the re-instatement of a number […]

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*Road Flooding* – Road Closure / Affected Roads Update

UPDATE – WEDNESDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2018 9AM The R312 Belmullet road is open this morning but drive with extreme care. Loose stone and debris have been washed onto the road. Drivers are advised  to use alternative route  if possible as debris may cause damage to vehicles and road will be slippery.   Further information as […]

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Road Safety Office Advice

The road safety office of Mayo County Council say’s motorists must prepare for challenging driving conditions over the next few days ahead of the potentially stormy conditions landing towards the end of the week. They warned: “Stormy conditions are a real danger as not only do gale force winds make maintaining control of the vehicle […]

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Understanding Weather Warnings

Over the next few months, weather warning will be issued periodically by MET Eireann in response to impending negative changes in weather. According to MET Eireann “The core rationale for issuing Weather Warnings is to protect the lives and livelihoods of all of the nation’s citizens, and to mitigate damage to property and disturbance to […]

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