€3.2 million boost for Mayo’s Great Western Greenway

HE Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has announced that the government has allocated a further €3.2 million to Mayo County Council to support the extension of the Great Western Greenway. The investment is to extend the route from Achill Sound to Bunnacurry as well as from Westport to Murrisk, developments that will […]

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Top 10 Things to Do in South Mayo – Claremorris

Claremorris sits in a valley, surrounded by rolling drumlins and hills. The town was established during the 18th century and is named after a Norman who came to Ireland in 1169. 1. Discover the oversized, fun handcrafted wood features in the Land of the Giants (McMahon Park). Enjoy a stroll around the Clare Lake Loop […]

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Mayo Manchester Tradfest returns to Achill Island

After its sell-out concert during last year’s August Bank Holiday weekend, the Mayo Manchester Tradfest returns once more to the Achill Head Hotel to stage an evening of Irish Music song and Dance on Friday, August 2, which will feature a host of its performers. The special evening will be hosted by Alan Keegan – the Voice of Old Trafford and Manchester United Football Club. […]

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‘Watch out for chips’

A “Watch out for chips” warning has gone out to drivers in Co. Mayo as an €18.8m million roads surface dressing and strengthening programme gets under way. Over the next four months, Mayo County Council’s machinery yard and municipal districts crews will be treating around 410km of regional and local roads in the county as […]

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Weatherproof Me! – Weatherproofing Galway for 2020

Announcing an international design competition to celebrate Galway’s unique weather as part of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture If ever a European Capital of Culture needed to be prepared for all weathers it’s Galway. HOPE IT RAINS | SOINEANN NÓ DOINEANN is a flagship European Capital of Culture programme which will put our weather […]

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Pupils of Ballintubber National School launch Mayopoly board game enterprise

Students from Fifth and Sixth class Ballintubber NS, launched their Mayopoly board game. Pic: Michael McLaughlin THE Fifth and Sixth class pupils of Ballintubber National School had a very successful launch of their Mayopoly Board Game enterprise with Minister Michael Ring, TD, at the Ballintubber Community Playground opening recently. With over 50 orders received on the day, the board game has been received […]

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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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