RTE are Looking for Ireland’s Fittest Family – Are you up for the challenge?

Ireland’s Fittest Family is a competition reality show where families from all over the country compete against each other for the chance to win €15,000 and the title of ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’ all the while being mentored by a panel of respected coaches, Davy Fitzgerald, Derval O’Rourke, Anna Geary and Donncha O’Callaghan. Back for a sixth […]

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Mayo County Council welcomes the news of the Papal Visit to Knock Shrine

Mayo County Council welcomes the wonderful news that Pope Francis is to visit Knock Shrine when he travels to Ireland in August for his first visit as pope. The announcement was made by the Vatican  in a statement outlining his itinerary which spans the weekend of 25th  and 26th August. Cathaoirleach at Mayo County Council Cllr Richard Finn […]

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Lands’ End to John O Groats 1,600km ultra cycling challenge

On Thurs 14th June, a group of like-minded cyclists are under taking this enormous challenge to cycle 1,600km from England’s most southerly point “Lands’ End” to Scotland’s most northerly point “John O Groats” from start to finish, all within 4 days. Whilst doing this tough 4 day, 1,600km ultra cycling challenge, we are using the […]

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Creativity, Heritage and Fun at Castlebar Barracks

It’s been a while since the Military Barracks in Castlebar rang out with the sound of marching boots and shouted drill commands, but the old buildings and grounds will spring into life once more on Saturday, June 23 for Cruinniú @ the Barracks – a festival of creativity, heritage and fun. This flagship Creative Ireland […]

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Operation Cycle Lane for National Bike Week 9th – 17th June 2018

As bike week approaches which is on 10th to 18th June ,there will be more cyclists on Irish roads this summer enjoying the warmer weather with the success of the bike to work scheme, an extending cycle network and a grown interest in people keeping fit. A campaign to remind motorists not to park or […]

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Mayo County Council Anti-Dumping Initiative

In 2017 the Department developed an Anti-Dumping Initiative which aims to tackle the problem of illegal dumping, and has made funds available to support projects again in 2018. Last year’s initiative saw the successful delivery of over 200 projects across all 31 local authority areas. The Initiative encourages a multi-facetted approach to tackling the problem […]

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Public Participation: Identification of Bathing Waters

Local authorities must identify official bathing areas in their area every year so that they can be monitored for safety, water quality and their level of use.  To help with this process, Mayo County Council are asking people who swim at beaches, lakes and rivers to tell them if they think they should maintain existing […]

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€8,000 awarded to Mayo music organisations

THE Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has confirmed that three organisations in Mayo have been successful under the Non-Mainstream Music Education Bursary Scheme 2018 from the Department of Education and Skills. Minister Michael Ring stated: “The principle of this scheme is to provide support by way of a cash grant to smaller […]

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Westport & Knock town centres in Mayo to get free public wi-fi

SEVEN town centres are set to become free public wi-fi zones thanks to a unique initiative which will give locals and tourists unlimited access to speeds of up to 100mps. Supplied by Magnet Networks and supported by local authorities and business groups, the ground-breaking scheme will see free high-speed broadband installed in Carrick-on-Shannon, Sligo, Westport, […]

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