A Castlebar councillor wants to see the county town’s main thoroughfare transformed into a vibrant and hip boulevard, dotted with cafés, bars, attractive squares, cobbled laneways, and a lively night time economy under roofed sections.
Cllr Cyril Burke told the Mayo Advertiser yesterday (Thursday) that senior officials in Mayo County Council are open to the idea of tasking an architect to develop a visionary design for the future of Main Street into the next 10 to 15 years.
Mayo County Council, working in conjunction Castlebar Chamber and the elected members, have also now agreed to introduce free morning to lunchtime parking in the Castle Street and Market Square carparks in a bid to make shopping on Main Street more accessible than ever.
The start of the current Women’s National League could not have got off to a worse start for Castlebar Celtic, after four games the Hoops are pointless and rooted to the bottom of the table as the only side without a point to their names. It is still early days but Adrian Carberry’s women will be hoping they can pick up their first win of the season in the Connacht derby against Galway WFC in Eamonn Deacy Park on Sunday afternoon at 2pm.
A number of Mayo companies picked up awards at the All Ireland Occupational Safety Awards in Mullingar recently. Mairead McGuinness, Fine Gael MEP and vice president of the European Parliament, presented the awards. She said the awards mark the achievement of people who day-to-day carry out what are in many ways mundane tasks in detecting risks, training personnel, enforcing and monitoring good practices, and inculcating rather than dictating a safety ethos in the workplace.
Whether we like to think about it or not Christmas is just under 20 weeks away. Every year it’s always the same old story after Christmas, too much food and too many parties have us all feeling like Santa Claus himself.
The Night Finbar Hoban Presents Came Home…Halloween Fancy Dress Ball will be taking place in Castlebar tomorrow night (Saturday).
A field of 39 candidates for the prestigious Continental Irish Car of the Year 2015 awards was announced by the Irish Motoring Writers Association this week.
So, the Seanad survived the chop, the people have spoken or to be more exact around 40 per cent of them have. The right to vote and shape the future of our country is something that was struggled for for hundreds of years, but when two questions to shape the future direction of democracy and the legal setup of the nation was asked, 60 per cent of the people didn't even bother to show up and have their say.
The Connacht Property Auction is expecting strong interest at its upcoming November 11 auction due to the Budget announcement regarding the capital gains relief. The capital gains tax relief means buyers who purchase properties in 2014 will not be liable for capital gains for the first seven years of ownership. This relief will come to an end on December 31, and The Connacht Property Auction is expecting strong interest in properties due to this upcoming change. With expected strong interest in the coming months, the auction team is now inviting entries for its ongoing online auctions and upcoming November 11 auction.